Category: Easy

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Asparagus in Miso Dressing

Like sesame sauce, miso ends up in sauces and dressing for many classic Japanese salads. Here I’ve combined miso with asparagus to make a rather exotic salad – wasabi on the side adds piquancy and a touch of jeopardy to the dish.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Gnocchi with Tosi Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

Here’s a really easy way with gnocchi. Add to a quick cheese sauce made with Gorgonzola, add a few chives and that’s it. Use a good Gorgonzola (I’ve used the excellent cheese made by Tosi),

Saturday, June 22, 2019

A Simple Sharer of Asparagus with Butter and Lemon

Most cooks agree that when you have an amazing ingredient it is best to prepare it as simply as possible. And they are not wrong: this must be the very best way to eat asparagus. Steamed and presented in a big stack to share. Butter, salt and lemon are optional extras…

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Asparagus and peas braised in butter with herbs, hazelnuts, kasha and lemon

It’s the British asparagus season – make the most of it with this very simple combination: fresh asparagus from local fields and fresh peas from a pod, boiled and then quickly braised in butter, with lemon herbs and hazlenuts and kasha for a bit of crunch.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Steak Haché, Sauce au Poivre et Frites

Leo and his partner took Mr and Mrs WDC to Brasserie ZĂ©del. As so many people have commented, the highlight is the steak hachĂ©. Here’s my version.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Spinach, Tofu, Avocado

This recipe is all about tofu and how well it partners avocado, spinach, sesame and ponzu dressing. I’ve been rather fastidious in presentation – but don’t let that put you off. Just try the combo, however its presented.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

CĂ´te De Boeuf with BĂ©arnaise and Chips

A cĂ´te de boeuf is a basically a monster steak with a bone in, or a French version of a rib of beef. But however you want to describe it, it is a wonderful piece of beef. Cook it simply and serve with chips and salad – and my no-split, light and easy bĂ©arnaise sauce.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Bao Buns with Char Sui Pork and Pickled Vegetables

Bao buns seem to be the latest thing. But don’t just make them to be trendy – they’re fun and good to eat.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Yaki soba in 30 Minutes

Yaki soba is a Japanese noodle stir-fry. Soba noodles are made with buckwheat, but yaki soba are uses egg or wheat noodles.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Watermelon and Prawn Salad with Chilli Dressing

Make the most of watermelon season and the hot weather with a watermelon salad. It’s make a perfect starter – especially for a Mexican meal.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Hake in Green Sauce

This is a staple of the Basque region of Spain. It seems in every way a bit foreign or difficult. But it’s basically fish in a parsley flavoured sauce. It’s a good recipe to learn as you can swap around the ingredients endlessly to suit your taste and budget.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

A Cake for Easter

Inspired by the ricotta tarts made in Naples at Easter.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Five-Spice Glazed Gammon with Five-Spice Sauce

Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara

A simple 30 minute Italian Classic.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Chipotle Meatballs

These Mexican-style meatballs in a smoky chipotle sauce are a great antidote to the coming Christmas fare.

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