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Banana Recipes — “Be Bold With Bananas”


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Kiwithrottlejockey
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« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2009, 03:05:27 pm »

BANANA OAT COOKIES

BANANA OAT COOKIES

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • ¾ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1¾ cups oats
  • 1 cup mashed banana (3-4 bananas)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts

Procedure

  • Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda andsalt together.
  • Cream the butter or margarine and sugar, and add the egg.
  • Beat thoroughly.
  • Stir in the oats, bananas, and nuts.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients.
  • Place the dough using two teaspoons about 4 cm (1½ inches) apart on an ungreased baking tray.
  • Bake for 15 minutes in a hot oven 200°C (400°F).
  • Remove the cookies from the tray and let cool on a cake rack.

Makes about 24 cookies.
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« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2009, 03:05:41 pm »

BANANA JAM

Ingredients

  • 12 fairly ripe bananas, approximately 1120-1345 grams (2½-3 lbs) when peeled
  • 4 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Procedure

  • Peel and slice the bananas.
  • Arrange alternate layers of bananas and sugar in a preserving pan.
  • Sprinkle over with lemon juice and salt.
  • Leave for about 1 hour to form a syrup.
  • Heat very slowly to prevent burning.
  • Boil for approximately 20-25 minutes.
  • Test as for jam.
  • Bottle when hoiling hot, in sterilized jars.
  • Seal/screw the lids on immediately.
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« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2009, 03:05:52 pm »

BANANA CRUMBLE

BANANA CRUMBLE

Ingredients

  • 18 sweet plain biscuits, crushed
  • cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup sugar

Filling Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 18 marshmallows
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2½ tablespoons castor sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla essence

Procedure

  • Mix all the ingredients and press firlyinto a pie dish.
  • Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator.

Filling Procedure

  • Slice bananas and sprinkle with lemon juice.
  • Cut marshmallows into small pieces.
  • Whip cream with sugar until stiff and stir in the vanilla.
  • Fold banana and marshmallows into the cream.
  • Spoon into the pie crust and decorate as desired.

Yields 12 portions.
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« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2009, 03:06:04 pm »

BANANA CHUTNEY

Ingredients

   Banana Chutney (1) —

  • 12 bananas, peeled
  • 225 grams (½ lb) sultanas
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (or to taste)
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 large onions
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

   Banana Chutney (2) —

  • 12 bananas
  • 225 grams (½ lb) dates
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder (or to taste)
  • ½-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 medium-sized carrots, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, skinned and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 cups vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

   Banana Chutney (3) —

  • 36 bananas
  • 3 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 green peppers
  • 225 grams (½ lb) sultanas
  • 1 bottle vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon mace
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon

Procedure

  • Mince fruit and vegetables.
  • Cook together with the remaining ingredients until it forms a thick pulp.
  • Stir frequently to prevent burning.
  • Spoon the mixture, boiling hot into jars and seal.
  • The chutney should not come into contact with a metal lid.
  • Place wax paper between lid and jar.
  • Delicious served with cold meat, curries, or as a sandwich filling.
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« Reply #29 on: February 16, 2009, 03:06:20 pm »

PRESERVED BANANAS

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6-8 bananas

Procedure

  • Dissolve sugar in water and bring to boil.
  • Stir in the lemon juice and salt.
  • Peel bananas and slice into rounds or lengths.
  • Place the bananas in boiling syrup and cook without lid for 5-7 minutes - depending on the ripeness of bananas.
  • The bananas must not disintegrate.

   Meanwhile sterilize the jars and lids as follows —

  • Place the clean jars and lids in a cold oven.
  • Turn oven on to 125°C (250°F) and leave for at least 15 minutes to heat thoroughly.
  • Use new rings and sterilize by pouring boling water over them.
  • Use a dry cloth to remove each jar from the oven.

To Finish

  • Fill jar with bananas, pour on syrup until it overflows.
  • Place a ring on jar and screw tight.

Makes about 1200 ml (2 pints) of preserved bananas.
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« Reply #30 on: February 16, 2009, 03:06:39 pm »

BANANA MERINGUE TART

BANANA MERINGUE TART

Meringue Shell Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon cream of tartar

Filling Ingredients

  • 1 packet instant caramel pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 ripe bananas, sliced
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt

Procedure

  • Using a pencil, raceon grease-proof paper a circle of 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter.
  • Do not use butter or wax paper, as it sticks.
  • Grease the paper with oil and dredge with flour.
  • Beat the egg whites until frothy.
  • Add salt and cream of tartar and beat again.
  • Add the sugar gradually, beating all the while.
  • Beat until stiff.
  • The last of the sugar will have to be folded in, since the mixture will now be too stiff to beat further.
  • Spoon the mixture into a forcing bag with a star tube at the end and squeeze the meringue over the pencil line.
  • Fill the inside with a meringue layer 1.5 cm (½ inch) thick.
  • Pipe a wreath of continuous stars all along the edge over the first layer to form the edge of the shell.
  • Bake 2-2½ hours in a very cool oven 125°C (250°F)  until the meringue shell has dried out all round.
  • Place on a plate and fill with the filling.

Filling Procedure

  • Make the caramel pudding, using the milk, according to the instructions on the packet.
  • Fold in the banana and salt.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Spoon the filling into the shell when required.
  • Decorate with banana slices, green and red cherries, and cream rosettes.

Yields 8 slices.
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« Reply #31 on: February 16, 2009, 03:06:53 pm »

MARSHMALLOW & BANANA TART

Ingredients

  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • cup soft butter
  • 225 grams (½ lb) marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 1 cup cream
  • 2 cups banana slices
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Procedure

  • Crush the corn flakes to crumbs and mixevenly with sugar and butter.
  • Press crumbs evenly over sides and bottom of a greased 23 cm (9 inch) pie dish.
  • Cool thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  • Heat the marshmallows, instant coffee and hot water in the top of a double boiler.
  • Boil slowly until marshmallows have dissolved, stirring constantly.
  • Allow to cool until mixture begins to set.
  • Whip cream and fold it, together with banana, into the coffee mixture.
  • Pour into pie crust.
  • Allow to cool thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  • Decorate with banana slices and whipped cream.

Yields 12 portions.
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« Reply #32 on: February 16, 2009, 03:07:05 pm »

BANANA & GINGER TART

Ingredients

  • 4 cups corn flakes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • cup soft butter (for pie case)
  • 4 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter (for filling)
  • ¼ cup castor sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • ¼ cup chopped crystallised ginger

Procedure

  • Crush the corn flakes to crumbs and mixwith sugar and butter (for pie case).
  • Press crumbs evenly over sides and bottom of a greased 23 cm (9 inch) pie dish.
  • Cool thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  • Place the banana, lemon juice, butter (for filling) castor sugar and eggs in the top of a double boiler.
  • Heat and stir constantly until the mixture thickens.
  • Remove from stove and fold in the ginger.
  • Fill a pie shell with the mixture.
  • Decorate with whipped cream.

Yields 12 portions.
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« Reply #33 on: February 16, 2009, 03:07:18 pm »

BANANA & CONDENSED MILK TART

Ingredients

  • ½ tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 baked pie shell, 7 inches (approx 18 cm) diameter
  • coconut

Procedure

  • Mix together sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, beaten egg yolk and mashed banana.
  • Stiffly beat the egg white and fold it into the mixture.
  • Spoon into baked pie shell.
  • Bake for approximately 20 minutes in a medium oven, 180°C (350°F).
  • Remove the pie from the oven, sprinkle with coconut and brown under the grill.

Yields 10 portions.
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« Reply #34 on: February 16, 2009, 03:07:31 pm »

BANANA PANCAKES

BANANA PANCAKES

Ingredients

  • 8 tablespoons plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter

Filling Ingredients

  • 4-6 bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons mashed canned apricots or apricot jam
  • 4 tablespoons whipped cream

Procedure

  • Sift together the dry ingredients.
  • Beat egg and milk together and stir in the dry ingredients.
  • Make a thin smooth batter.
  • Stir in butter and beat thoroughly.
  • Cook pancakes in the usual way and keep warm on a plate placed over boiling water.

Filling Procedure

  • Mix the bananas, lemon juice and apricot jam or mashed apricots.
  • Fold in the cream.
  • Place one tablespoonful of this filling in each pancake.
  • Fold over, dust with castor sugar or icing sugar and serve immediately.

Makes 15-20 pancakes.
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« Reply #35 on: February 16, 2009, 03:08:01 pm »

BANANA JELLY CUSTARD

Ingredients

  • 1 packet lemon jelly
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam

Procedure

  • Dissolve the jelly in boiling water andcool.
  • Prepare a custard, using milk, egg yolk and sugar.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Mix the jelly, custard, mashed banana and apricot jam.
  • As soon as the mixture is partially set, fold it into the stiffly-beaten egg white.
  • Serve with cream or custard.

Serves 6.
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Kiwithrottlejockey
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« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2009, 03:08:16 pm »

BANANA BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING FOR ONE

BANANA BREAD & BUTTER PUDDING FOR ONE

Ingredients

  • 2 thin slices bread, buttered
  • 1 banana, cut into thin slices
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

Procedure

  • Make a sandwich with the bread and banana slices.
  • Cut the sandwich into cubes and arrange in a greased casserole.
  • Beat the egg, sugar, milk and vanilla essence and pour it over bread.
  • Sprinkle with the ground nutmeg.
  • Put the vasserole in a pan of bot water and bake 30 minutes in a moderate oven 180°C (350°F).

Serves 1.
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Kiwithrottlejockey
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« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2009, 03:08:27 pm »

BANANA MILKSHAKE FOR ONE

Ingredients

  • cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon honey or sugar

Procedure

  • Pour all ingredients into a jam-jar or shaker.
  • Cover with lid and shake throughly.
  • Serve ice-cold.
  • Decorate with a dash of nutmeg.

Serves 1.
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« Reply #38 on: February 16, 2009, 03:08:41 pm »

BANANA MILKSHAKE FOR TWO

Ingredients

  • 1 portion ice-cream
  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 cups milk

Procedure

  • Place all the ingredients in a liquidiser.
  • Allow the machine to run for 10 seconds.
  • Serve in glasses.

Serves 2.
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Kiwithrottlejockey
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« Reply #39 on: February 16, 2009, 03:08:51 pm »

BANANA SAUCE

Ingredients

  • 3 medium onions, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon mustard, prepared or dry
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 bananas, quartered

Procedure

  • Brown onions in butter.
  • Add 3 cups boiling water and cook gently until the onion is soft.
  • Blend flour, curry powder, mustard, sugar, ½ cup of water and vinegar to form a smooth paste.
  • Stir it into the boiling onion mixture.
  • Cook for approximately 3 minutes until done, stirring constantly.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the quartered bananas.
  • Serve with meat, fish, or hard-boiled eggs.

Serves 6-8.
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« Reply #40 on: February 16, 2009, 03:09:02 pm »

SPICED BANANAS (1)

SPICED BANANAS

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cups vinegar
  • cup sugar
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 3 bananas

Procedure

  • Boil vinegar, sugar, cinnamon and cloves together until the syrup thickens slightly — approximately 5 minutes.
  • Cut bananas into quarters and add to the syrup.
  • Boil slowly for a few more minutes.
  • The bananas should not disintegrate.
  • Remove bananas and place on an attractive glass dish.
  • Serve with roast beef, with or without the sauce.

Serves 3.
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« Reply #41 on: February 16, 2009, 03:09:22 pm »

SPICED BANANAS (2)

SPICED BANANAS

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup pineapple juice
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 14 cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 6 bananas

Procedure

  • Bring to the boil all the ingredients except bananas.
  • Cook slowly for 8 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Cut bananas into 2.5 cm (1 inch) slices and add to the syrup.
  • Cook 5-7 minutes.
  • Serve with grilled chops, roast meat, or curry dishes.

Serves 4.
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« Reply #42 on: February 16, 2009, 03:09:32 pm »

BANANA & APPLE COFFEE CAKE

BANANA & APPLE COFFEE CAKE

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¼ cup walnuts, halved
  • 3 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • -1 cup milk
  • 1 cup raw grated apple
  • 1 cup sliced banana
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon-sugar

Procedure

  • Mix the brown sugar with a ¼ cup of thebutter and spread evenly on bottom of 23 cm (9 inch) cake tin.
  • Press the walnut halves into this, to form a pattern.
  • Sift together the flour, the baking powder and the salt and cut in the remaining butter with a knife.
  • Rub it in lightly with finger-tips.
  • Cut in the milk, using a knife, to form a soft, pliable dough.
  • Roll the dough into an oblong on a floured pastry board, approx 50 cm (20 inches) long and 25 cm (10 inches) wide.
  • Arrange the fruit on the dough and sprinkle with cinamon-sugar.
  • Roll up like a jam roll.
  • Press ends together and cut the roll into 20 2.5 cm (1 inch) slices.
  • Place the slices flat on the sugar and butter mixture in the pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in a warm oven 215°C (425°F), until golden-brown.
  • Turn out and serve warm with coffee.

Yields 20 slices.
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« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2009, 03:09:45 pm »

BANANA SALAD MOULD

BANANA SALAD MOULD

Ingredients

  • 1½ tablespoons gelatine
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup sliced banana
  • ½ cup cooked green peas
  • ½ cup canned pineapple cubes
  • ½ cup grated apple

Procedure

  • Soak the gelatine in the cold water anddissolve over boiling water.
  • Stir in the lemon juice, salt and sugar.
  • Let it cool.
  • Fold in the remaining ingredients as soon as the gelatine mixture begins to thicken.
  • Pour into a wet mould and allow to set in the refrigerator.
  • Turn out onto lettuce leaves.
  • Decorate with tomato wedges, banana slices dipped in lemon juice and sprigs of parsley.

Serves 4.
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« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2009, 03:09:57 pm »

BANANA & FISH SALAD

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • ½ cup pineapple cubes
  • 1½ cups tinned fish, flaked
  • 4 tablespoons chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon chopped gherkins
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Procedure

  • Mix the fruit, fish and vegetables.
  • Season with salt and moisten with mayonnaise.
  • Spoon onto lettuce leaves and garnish with banana sprinkled with lemon juice and tomato slices.
  • Serve as a lunch or light supper dish.

Serves 3-4.
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« Reply #45 on: February 16, 2009, 03:10:06 pm »

RICE & BANANA SALAD

Ingredients

  • 2 cups minced, cooked rice
  • ½ cup banana slices
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, green sweet peppers
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, red sweet peppers
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons chutney
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs, coarsely chopped

Procedure

  • Mix all ingredients together and place spoonfuls on whole lettuce leaves.
  • Arrange in a shallow salad bowl.

Serves 2-3.
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« Reply #46 on: February 16, 2009, 03:10:17 pm »

BANANA SAMBAL

BANANA SAMBAL

Ingredients

  • 3 apples
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 4 bananas
  • 1 cup sultanas
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Procedure

  • Grate the unpeeled apples, using a coarse grater.
  • Sprinkle each apple with lemon juice after grating.
  • Slice bananas, mix with grated apple and the rest of the lemon juice, sultanas and salt.
  • Serve with meat and curries, and baked potatoes.

Serves 2.
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« Reply #47 on: February 16, 2009, 03:10:33 pm »

STEWED BANANAS

Ingredients

  • 6 firm bananas
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves

Procedure

  • Peel the bananas and arrange in a casserole greased with butter.
  • Pour over the wine and stew for 25 minutes.
  • Blend butter, flour and spices with a little water and slowly pour it over the bananas.
  • Cook for a further 3 minutes.
  • Serve as a vegetable.

Serves 3.
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« Reply #48 on: February 16, 2009, 03:10:50 pm »

SWEET POTATOES (KUMERA) WITH BANANAS

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1½ cups sliced banana
  • 4 cooked sweet potatoes (Kumaras) cut into strips
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup boiling water

Procedure

  • Pour the lemon juice over banana slices.
  • Grease a casserole with butter and arrange alternate layers of sweet potato (kumara) and banana.
  • Sprinkle with sugar, season with salt, and dot with butter.
  • Top with a layer of sweet potatoes (kumaras).
  • Pour over the boiling water and bake 35 minutes in a moderate oven 180°C (350°F).

Serves 4.
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« Reply #49 on: February 16, 2009, 03:11:04 pm »

PORK CUTLETS WITH BANANAS

PORK CUTLETS WITH BANANAS

Ingredients

  • 4 pork cutlets
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 sweet potatoes (kumaras), peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Sauce Ingredients

  • ¾ cup tomato purée
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • salt to taste

Procedure

  • Mix together all sauce ingredients.
  • Marinate the cutlets in the sauce for 1-2 hours.
  • Insert a clove into each cutlet.
  • Place the cutlets in a casserole, greased with oil.
  • Cover with the bananas and sweet potatoes (kumaras).
  • Sprinkle with sugar, dot with butter and bake in a moderate oven 180°C (350°F) until the meat is brown and tender.

Serves 4.
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