Category: Lunch

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Caponata with Cinnamon Basil Flowers

Caponata is a Sicilian specialty. I’ve adapted the recipe to include basil flowers scented with cinnamon.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Asparagus Niçoise Salad

The exact constituent parts of an authentic Niçoise salad is a matter of contentious debate. There must be as many points of view as there are cooks. So I am throwing my hat into the ring and offer up Niçoise with asparagus!!

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…

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Asparagus Fondue

Asparagus goes well with Parmesan cheese. Asparagus also goes well with Taleggio and Gruyèr. It seems we can assume that asparagus works with cheese generally – so why not a fondue?

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Asparagus Mini Wellingtons

These are outrageously delicious. Serve warm as an hors d’oeuvre.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Côte De Boeuf with Béarnaise and Chips

A côte 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 béarnaise sauce.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Crispy Roast Pork Belly

This is the style of pork that you see hanging from the windows of Cantonese restaurants.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Yaki soba

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

Monday, July 9, 2018

Really Easy Mexican Meatballs

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one takes as long as the rice does to cook. It’s perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Quick Lasagne with Tuna and Sliced Vegetables

This is one of the best things I have made. A moment of serendipity, just when you can’t imagine what to cook, something rather good comes out of nowhere…

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.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Nduja Crostini

I was blown away by a nduja pizza I had in London. So naturally, I bought some the next time I was in my Italian deli…

Friday, June 16, 2017

Healthy Sweetcorn, Rice and Chicken Salad

Here is a very grown-up way to use sweetcorn. The salad starts life as a herb and sweetcorn pilaf. So if you like sweetcorn make the pilaf and use it as part of a hot meal – or use it in this salad.

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