This is a light chicken stew with amazing summer vegetables ideal for a summer lunch.
First prep the vegetables, finely chop the onion, dice the carrot and yellow pepper, cut the broccoli into smallish florets, pod the broad beans if you’re using them and take the peas out the freezer! Continue reading Chicken with summer vegetables
This recipe for slow roast pork and the nickname is stolen from River Cottage meat book, if you like meat and really want to know everything about cooking it then I advise you buy it Its called Donnie Brasco on the basis that you stick it in the oven and fugeddaboutit Continue reading Slow roast pork (Donnie Brasco Style)
This is a really simple chicken recipe which captures Tuscan flavours and is ideal for using up old bread, in this recipe it was a focaccia which was just too hard to eat!
First make the croutons, heat the oven to 150 and toast whatever bread you are using in the oven for ten minutes or until golden. Continue reading Chicken and Tuscan bread salad
Heat the oven to 160C. Mix the soy, vinegar, honey, spices and rice wine (or sherry). Tip into a shallow baking dish that will hold the pork snugly. Add the pork and cover with foil.
Cook for 2 and a half hours, adding a splash of water if it starts looking too dry. Remove the foil, turn up the oven as hot as it will go and crisp the skin for about 20-30 minutes – keep an eye on it!
Serve with steamed greens drizzled with sesame oil and sesame seeds and rice.
The main flavour of this Mexican dish is the chipolte chilli, a dried and smoked jalapeno, available from most supermarkets.
Preheat the oven to 150C. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole and brown the meat over a high heat in batches. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside. Continue reading Mexican beef stew
Soak the sultanas in hot water and put a pan of water on to boil for the pasta. Once boiling, add salt and then the linguine.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the shallots over a low heat for a few minutes until soft. Add the Marsala and let it bubble for a minute before adding the mackerel, the sultanas (after squeezing out the water), capers and a few drops of red wine vinegar. Add the dill and pine nuts and stir well to heat through. Continue reading Pasta with mackerel, Marsala and pine nuts
Put the curry powder, crushed coriander seeds, chilli and oil into a large bowl along with some salt and pepper. Mix well then add the prawns. Toss to coat them in the marinade then cover and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Continue reading Curried prawns with cucumber relish
This recipe for Cajun turkey burgers will work just as well with chicken or beef. First get a large bowl mix the chopped onion, fresh garlic, egg, turkey and Cajun spice mix, you need to make sure that the onion is very finely diced and that everything is well mixed together, it is best to use your hands to do this. Continue reading Cajun turkey burgers