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 Irish Soup Recipe and Meal Ideas
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Traditional Irish Balnoonan Skink Recipe

This is a recipe for Traditional Balnoonan Skink. Skink is a very old fashioned term for soup or broth and is used both in Scotland and Ireland.

Balnoonan Skink

3 sticks celery, trimmed and finely chopped
6 lettuce leaves
4 oz green peas
4 spring onions, trimmed and diced
1 level dessertspoon copped chives
1 & 1/2 pints to 2 pints of chicken stock
3 fl oz double cream
1 egg yolk(only)
Seasoning (Salt & Pepper)
Bouquet garni of: 4 sprigs parsley, 1 sprig thyme, bayleaf


Place all the vegetables, herbs and seasoning in a saucepan. Pour in the stock. Bring the soup to the boil, then cover and simmer for approx. 30 minutes until vegetables are tender. Remove the bouquet garni, then blend (in a seperate bowl) the cream and egg yolk at the same time. Add this to the soup.

Heat the new mixture thoroughly but do not boil. Add more seasoning if required according to taste.

Serve with warm bread/rolls and garnish with chopped Parsely

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