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Winter Warming Recipes

By admin | May 29, 2018

Winter is here and its time to enjoy some hearty meals.

Here are some recipes to keep you warm.

Slow-cooker Beef Ragu

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 600g Coles Australian No Added Hormones Gravy Beef
  • 6 pancetta slices, finely chopped
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled, finely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 cup (250ml) dry red wine
  • 2 x 400g cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped oregano
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped thyme
  • 500g Coles Potato Gnocchi
  • Shaved parmesan, to serve

Method

Step 1

Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Add the beef and cook for 2 mins each side or until brown all over. Transfer to a slow cooker.

Step 2

Add pancetta, onion, carrot, celery and garlic to pan. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Add wine. Bring to the boil. Cook for 2 mins or until liquid reduces by half. Pour the mixture over the beef in the slow cooker. Add tomato, bay leaves, oregano and thyme.

Step 3

Cook, covered, for 4 hours on high (or 6 hours on low) or until the beef is very tender. Use tongs to transfer the beef to a bowl. Coarsely shred. Return the beef to the slow cooker. Season.

Step 4

Cook gnocchi in a large saucepan of boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Drain. Divide among serving bowls. Spoon over ragu. Sprinkle with parmesan

Recipe Source: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-ragu-2/ejnqduwm?r=recipes/winterrecipes&c=98d446c4-cf38-4ad0-a19a-3f077a677fe5/Winter%20recipes

 

Apple Tarte Tatin

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Ingredients

  • 4 small Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, halved
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1/3 cup (75g) caster sugar
  • 40g butter, chopped
  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry
  • Créme fraîche, to serve

Method

Step 1

Place the sugar in an 18cm (base measurement) ovenproof frying pan over high heat and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, for 5 mins or until the sugar melts and is golden brown. Remove from heat. Sprinkle the butter over the melted sugar and swirl the pan to combine. Arrange the apple, cut-side up, over the butter mixture in the pan. Drizzle with any juices from the bowl.

Step 2

Place 1 pastry sheet on a clean work surface. Top with the remaining pastry to make a stack. Using a plate as a guide, cut a 25cm disc from the pastry. Place over the apple in the pan and quickly tuck the pastry edge into the side of the pan with a spoon.

Step 3

Bake for 20-25 mins or until pastry is puffed and golden brown. Set aside for 2 mins to rest. Place a serving plate over the top of the pan. Carefully invert the tart onto the plate. Cut into wedges and serve immediately with créme fraîche.

Recipe Source: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/apple-tarte-tatin-3/5yx5dzxs

 

Chunky Winter Vegetable and Chicken Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 dried bay leaves
  • 3 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 swede, peeled, chopped
  • 1 turnip, peeled, chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled, thickly sliced
  • 1 litre chicken stock
  • 3 baby white potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled, chopped
  • 2 chicken breast fillets
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1/2 cup lentil, quinoa and bean mix
  • 2 Coles bakery Turkish rolls, thickly sliced lengthways
  • 2/3 cup grated tasty cheese
  • 12 large fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves

Method

Step 1

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add garlic. Cook, stirring for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add bay leaves, cardamom, swede, turnip and carrot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until vegetables start to soften. Add stock and 2 cups water. Bring to a simmer. Add chicken. Cook for 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Using tongs, transfer chicken to plate. Cool 10 minutes.

Step 2

Meanwhile, add sweet potato and lentil mix to soup. Cook for 12 to 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

Step 3

Shred chicken. Stir into soup with kale. Cook for 1 minute to heat through.

Step 4

Preheat grill on high. Line a baking tray with foil. Place bread on prepared tray. Sprinkle with cheese. Top each with one parsley leaf. Grill for 2 minutes or until cheese is bubbling. Serve soup with croutons.

Recipe Source: https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/chunky-winter-vegetable-chicken-soup/g8ERMMyq?r=recipes/winterrecipes&c=98d446c4-cf38-4ad0-a19a-3f077a677fe5/Winter%20recipes

 

Looking for a winter escape ULTIQA Hotels and Resorts has 6 fantastic options to choose from including:

  • ULTIQA Little Collins, Melbourne CBD
  • ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, Brisbane CBD
  • ULTIQA Shearwater Resort, Caloundra, Sunshine Coast, QLD
  • ULTIQA Freshwater Point Resort, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • ULTIQA Air on Broadbeach, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
  • ULTIQA Beach Haven on Broadbeach, Broadbeach, Gold Coast

 

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