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Sunday, June 16, 2019

San Joaquin Battered Asparagus

In San Joaquin County, at Stockton California they stage an Asparagus Festival in April. Stockton is the centre of asparagus growing in California so it makes sense to celebrate the crop…

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.

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Creamy, Buttery Asparagus Risotto

‘Risotto is my favourite dish, ever.’

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.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Dad’s Unctuous Braised Pork Belly

There’s a big culinary issue at stake here. Is pork belly skin and fat best when its crispy or when it is soft and unctuous? I like it both ways – here’s how to do soft and unctuous.

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

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 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.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Really Easy Chicken Korma

This is part of a series of really easy dishes – this quick chicken korma recipe 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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Salmon en croûte

Salmon en croute are brilliant – part pie, part pastie, part Salmon Wellington – what’s not to like?

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.

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