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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Crispy Roast Pork Belly

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Really Easy Chicken Korma

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one takes not much longer than the rice does to cook. It’s perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

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.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Really Easy Mexican Ranch Style Eggs

There are more authentic versions of the classic Mexican Heuvos Rancheros elsewhere on this site, but this is for knocking up in flash on a weekend morning.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Really Easy Chicken and Pesto Pasta

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this one only take as long as the pasta does to cook. They’re perfect for a quick supper after work or lunch or tea with the kids.

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.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Pappardelle with Parma Ham

Another ‘leftover’ from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.

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…

Friday, March 23, 2018

Kohlrabi Asian Salad

Kohlrabi has a faint taste of coconut. It’s crisp and crunchy, so I thought it would be perfect in an Asian salad.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Monk fish and Prawn Methi, Marsoor Dal, Lemon and Chana Dal Pilaf with Paratha and Chutneys

I happened across an unusual fresh herb at the market: ‘Fenugreek!’, the stall holder calls out. I asked if I could taste some – definitely interesting. I then asked the man how he cooks with it. ‘How would I know,’ he said, ‘we don’t cook with it, we’re from the Middle East – only Indians cook with it – they call it methi.’ And so, my cooking everything methi phase begins…

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Roast Haunch of Venison with Roast Vegetables

Venison is a rich, lean, healthy and very tasty meat. A small haunch cooks very quickly and is a great alternative to beef.

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.

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