Showing posts with label Stellar Cookware. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stellar Cookware. Show all posts

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Pork and Pepper Smoked Paprika Tray Bake

Tray bakes are so very simple to make and a great way to feed a crowd.  There's no real recipe since you can add whatever takes your fancy, although of course I'll tell you how I made this.  
Peppers, oh we love peppers and of course a tray bake is a brilliant way to get your 5 a day too.  You can add courgettes or aubergine and you can use chicken if you want to. 


 If you are vegetarian just leave the meat out altogether.
  Armed with stuff I already had in the fridge and a nice tray of pork steaks a tray bake came to mind.
Now you will of course need a nice big non-stick roasting tray or dish.  
    Having fallen in love with my James Martin Roasting Tin from his new Barkers Dozen collection by Stellar Cookware this tray bake was waiting to be made.  You can see my review here.
 As I said this is very easy to make, just pile all your nicely seasoned vegetables and pork or chicken into your roasting tin and cook.

 
 Print Recipe
https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/pork-and-pepper-smoked-paprika-tray-bake

 To serve 2 greedy people or 4 (not so greedy as we are) you will need:
olive oil
sea salt and black pepper
a good amount of smoked paprika
4 nice lean pork loin steaks although a bit of fat round the edge is good
4 medium potatoes washed and sliced to about 1cm - don't bother peeling them (Maris Piper since they're great for roasting)
1 yellow, 1 red and 1 green bell pepper - cut into big bite sized pieces
1 large red onion - cut into wedges
2 fat cloves of garlic - flattened with the bake of a knife
a good pinch of dried oregano
1 lemon - sliced
a few sprigs of thyme 
flat leaf parsley - chopped

How to do it:
Preheat your oven to 200C/400F or Gas 6
Throw your sliced potatoes into your roasting tin and drizzle with olive oil, season well with sea salt and black pepper along with a good sprinkling of smoked paprika.
Mix with your hands to coat the potatoes well and pop into the heated oven for about 20 minutes.  Remove from the oven and turn them over.  Add the peppers, onion and garlic and season with sea salt and oregano.  Rub each pork loin with olive oil and a good helping of smoked paprika and coat well.
Add the pork to the tin (on top of the peppers) along with the lemon slices and the sprigs of thyme.  
Pop back into the oven uncovered and leave to cook for about 20 minutes before jiggling everything about a bit.  Return to the oven to cook for a further I dunno, 25-30 minutes.  
I won't give an actual time as all ovens are different and it depends on the thickness of your pork and potatoes.  All I know is you need to make sure the potatoes are cooked though as well as the pork.  Sprinkle over the parsley and serve straight away.  

   
For more information on James Marin's Bakers Dozen and other lovely products,
 pop over to Stellar Cookware.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Giveaway - Roasting Tin from James Martin Bakers Dozen

You may have seen my recent review a rather nice roasting tin from the Bakers Dozen (a new range of bakeware from James Martin) by Stellar Cookware - if you didn't see it you might want to pop over and take a look here.

Stellar have kindly offered to giveaway five of the Large Roasting Tins to 5 lucky winners.


 The Bakers Dozen bakeware range is proper sturdy and will look the part in any kitchen but never mind all that more to the point, they are fantastic quality, non-stick and do the job they say they will.


Now for the Giveaway!
FIVE lucky readers will each win 1 Large Roasting Tin from 'The Bakers Dozen' by James Martin - kindly supplied by Stellar Cookware.

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Good Luck Everyone! 
  

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

The Bakers Dozen James Martin Bakeware by Stellar - Review

Stellar Cookware have recently launched a truly lovely range of bakeware by James Martin 'The Bakers Dozen' consists of 13 essential bakeware essentials.
 

 A spring form cake tin
2 good sized baking sheets
2 baking trays
 2 roasting tins
2 loaf tins
a square loose base cake tin
a Swiss roll tin
a fluted flan tin 
and a muffin tin

Having been sent the Large Roasting Tin to try (which was perfect for a Sunday roast) I must say I'm seriously impressed.  I've tested many roasting tins over the years but so far this has to be the best.   Made from heavy grade carbon steel which gives it even heat distribution.  All surfaces of this sturdy roasting tin are double layer non-stick too.  It's dishwasher safe, although having cooked a roast chicken and then roast potatoes in mine I found all it needed was to be washed by hand in nice hot sudsy water -  it was effortless.
Oven use up to 240C 475F or Gas 9 but can also be used on the stove top on a low heat making it great for making the gravy.

The RRP of Large Roasting Tin  is £26.00 - okay at the time of writing I've only used it a couple of times, but I really believe this product will stay perfect for ages.  All products in the range come with the Stellar lifetime guarantee and 5 year non-stick guarantee.     


You'll find a James Martin recipe printed on each pack of Bakers Dozen products too!
For more information on this and other products including a list of stockists pop over to Stellar Cookware. 


Disclaimer:  Many thanks to Stellar Cookware and Pam for sending me this to review.  Although I'm already a big fan of Stellar products, all thoughts are my own and I wasn't required to write a positive review.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Easy Chicken Casserole - Stellar Cookware Induction Hob and Pan

 Here in this video I make a really easy chicken casserole - it's nothing fancy but it's tasty and is the very thing for this horrid weather we have here at the moment.  All you need to serve is either mashed potatoes or you could have some nice crusty bread.
I'm using an induction hob from Stellar Cookware and the pan I used is the Stellar 5000 induction saute pan which is suitable for all hob types.  I wanted to use the timer function on the hob which I did and it works a treat.  I stirred the casserole from time to time and to check how it was going.


About the Pan and Induction Hob:
The Teflon Platinum Pro triple-layered non-stick.  Mirror polished high quality 18/10 stainless steel, Cast stainless steel riveted handles, with anti-slip, stay cool, soft grip handles. Dishwasher and oven safe up to 180Âșc, Stellar lifetime pan guarantee, with a 10 year non-stick guarantee. 

I absolutely love this pan and have used it a good few times now.  The pan I was sent it 28cm and is a good size.  So very easy to clean and although it is dishwasher safe I have so far just needed to wash in hot soapy water, rinse and dry.  Nothing seems to stick to it, it's brilliant.  Although it is a little heavy I found it easy to lift due to the extra helper handle.  The glass lid allows you to see what's happening to your cooking and is ventilated too. The pan is available in 24cm too if 28cm is too big for your needs.  There are 12 items in the Stellar Induction 5000 Cookware range, saucepans, frying pans and a stock pot and casserole.   

For anyone that hasn't already seen my review of the Stellar Touch Control Portable Induction Hob you can see it here.

Where to Buy:
Available at Harts of Stur, all good cook-shops and Amazon


Many thanks to Stellar Cookware for sending me the Induction hob and pan.  All opinions and thoughts are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.  I only ever post reviews on products I like the look of, and therefore would buy myself.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Stellar Portable Induction Hob - Video

Regular readers would have already seen my review of the Stellar Portable Touch Control Induction Hob.  But here, in this short video I'll show you how fast is at getting to a high temperature.  And how to make a nice Toasted Cheese Sandwich, without the need to buy a fancy sandwich toaster, so this is indeed a Money Saving Tip too!

If you look at it like this, take the cost of a sandwich toaster off of the price of this Induction Hob and what's already a good price, becomes a real Billy bargain!


Where to buy:
Harts Of Stur, Amazon and all good cook-shops.  
  

Many thanks to Pam and Stellar Cookware for sending me this induction hob model SEA22
All opinions and thoughts are my own.  I was not required to write a positive review.  I only ever post reviews on products I like the look of, and therefore would buy myself. 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Stellar Portable Touch Control Induction Hob - Review

This is just the first of a few posts on this rather stylish Portable Touch Control Induction Hob from Stellar Cookware (model SEA22) In the coming weeks I'll be doing a recipe or two and even a video (when I've had my hair cut)! to prove just how easy and efficient this hob is to both use and clean. 
 

Fast, efficient heat up:
This 2000W induction hob is fast to heat up and reaches 240°C fast!  You can start frying in a matter of seconds.
With 8 accurate temperature settings from 60°C to 240°C (60°C, 120°C, 140°C, 160°C, 180°C, 200°C, 220°C and 240°C) 


Saturday, 28 September 2013

Stellar SEA31 Glass Kettle - Review

This is a very stylish and attractive kettle I must say.  The clear sides have cup markers making it easy to see just how much water you're about to boil. 
 A large 1.7l capacity with a special heating element that enables you to boil just 1 cup (250ml) of water without damaging the heating element.
Both saving you money and reducing emissions.  
 

 The push-button lid makes it easy to fill and the metal limescale filter is a great idea - most kettles don't have a metal filter which never seem to last long if you're in a live in a hard water area.  Since we do live a hard water area, I'm just a bit concerned about how often it will need descaling to keep it looking this good.  That said I am a one for descaling our kettle quite often anyone so can't see it as being a big deal.

Monday, 27 May 2013

ColourTone Knives from Stellar Cookware - Review

Stellar Cookware have recently added these Colourtone Knife Sets to their existing product range.  They're not only good-looking and stylish, but importantly, the knives are sharp just as you'd expect.  The steak knives cut through steak effortlessly. 

 
Good Sharp Knives are Essential in the Kitchen:
You are far more likely to slip and cut yourself if using a blunt knife.

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