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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Soup Recipe and Meal Ideas
Scottish Soup Broth Food and Drink Ideas
Corn Chowder recipe

This is a traditional recipe for a hot soup or chowder. This recipe has many variants and is often handed down from generation to generation. Try to use fresh vegetables where available.


  • 25g (1 oz)margarine
  • l large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 125g (4 oz) bacon, roughly chopped
  • 25 g (1 oz) flour
  • 1.1 litres (2 pints) vegetable or chicken stock
  • 225 g (8 oz) potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 cm dice
  • 325 g (11 & 1/2 oz) can sweetcorn, drained
  • 150 ml (5 fl oz) Elmlea Single
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Parsley, to garnish


Melt margarine in large saucepan and saute onion with bacon until onion is soft. Stir in flour. Gradually add the stock and bring to the boil stirring continuously. Add the potatoes and simmer for about 15 minutes until tender.

Stir in sweetcorn and cream. Season well and heat through without boiling. Serve garnished with parsley.

  • Servings 6-8
  • Preparation Time 10 mins
  • Cooking Time 20 mins

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