Ethnic Meals
Recipes and meal time ideas


The site concentrates on British recipes from Scotland, England and Wales with a few recipes from Ireland, India and France "thrown in". Primarily designed to provide ethnic recipes and meals, whether you are looking for an unusual meal, a straightforward meat, fish or poultry meal dish or even a sweet pudding recipe then hopefully you will find it here.

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Traditional Scottish Balmoral Steaks Recipe

prime Aberdeen Angus steaks are known throughout the world. This steak recipe uses this meat along with other rich and tasty Scottish ingredients. Named after the famous area of Scotland frequented by the Queen, it is indeed a meal fit for royalty. The recipe should serve four. If cookign for two simply halve the ingredients.

Balmoral Steaks


  • 4 Aberdeen Angus steaks.
  • 4 tablespoons Scotch whisky
  • Half pint double cream
  • Quarter pint beef stock
  • 4 oz sliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon coarse grain mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 oz butter

Method: A simple dish, you shoudl start by pan frying the steaks, remove and keep warm. Add the whisky to the pan and CAREFULLY set it alight (bear in mind you may also have some fat in the pan which may "spit"). Once the whisky has reduced, add the cream, stock and mushrooms and bring to a boil. Place the steaks back in the pan and simmer gently until the sauce has reduced by half, stirring from time to time.

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