Red Thai curry fishcakes

red thai curry fish cakes

A Thai twist on the classic fishcake, these make an excellent starter or part of a main course with salad Continue reading “Red Thai curry fishcakes”

Italian meatballs

Itlalian meatballs

Are there any other kind of meatballs apart from Italian ?  The answer is obviously yes but these are still the best, this is a classic Italian recipe. Continue reading “Italian meatballs”

Chinese beef with noodles

beef with dan dan noodles

Chinese beef with noodles is a great stir fry recipe, the cooking time is due to the need to marinade the beef, the actual cooking time is about 10 mins Continue reading “Chinese beef with noodles”

Madras prawn curry

This is a hot Madras prawn curry recipe, the tamarind gives it a great hot and sour flavour Continue reading “Madras prawn curry”

Thai turkey burgers with pineapple salsa and sweet potato chips

An Asian twist on the traditional burger. Healthier too but no compromise on flavour.  Pineapple is an amazing food and has so many health benefits and makes a great salsa, if you want to know more then read here  Continue reading “Thai turkey burgers with pineapple salsa and sweet potato chips”

Focaccia breaded chicken with salad

foccacia chicken

This is an excellent twist on a simple breaded chicken recipe using an old foccacia to give it an Italian twist.  Its better if you can make your own focaccia. Continue reading “Focaccia breaded chicken with salad”

Greek turkey meatballs with flatbreads

greek turkey kebabs

This is a super healthy kebab, aka Greek turkey meatballs, served with flatbread and a hot sauce its  great main or starter Continue reading “Greek turkey meatballs with flatbreads”

Pork belly with minestrone

minestrone with pork belly

This is a twist on a classic minestrone using pork belly, its a Jason Atherton recipe and really stunning topped with a poached egg. Continue reading “Pork belly with minestrone”

Smoked mackerel sushi

smoked mackerel sushi

This is a really easy smoked mackerel sushi dish and requires hardly any cooking.  You’ll need a rolling mat which you can buy from a Chinese supermarket or specialist (ahem) tobacconists! Continue reading “Smoked mackerel sushi”

Hake with chorizo and potatoes

Hake is a member of the cod family but has a more subtle flavour and slightly firmer texture than its more well-known fishy relation. It is the perfect foil for strong, punchy flavours such as chorizo here, and indeed it is a popular fish in Spain. Continue reading “Hake with chorizo and potatoes”

Gnocchi with tomatoes, pinenuts and blue cheese

Ok, so this is a bit of a cheat as the gnocchi aren’t homemade but it’s still damned good and let’s face it, sometimes needs must! It’s such a quick and easy dish and the soft pillowy gnocchi with the garlicky sauce and oozy cheese are the perfect comfort food after a busy day. Glass of red wine mandatory. Continue reading “Gnocchi with tomatoes, pinenuts and blue cheese”

Pesto stuffed chicken with parma ham

chicken stuffed with pesto

This is a straightforward recipe, chicken is amazing when stuffed with this pesto and wrapped in the salty Parma ham,  you might want to use toothpicks to keep the stuffing inside Continue reading “Pesto stuffed chicken with parma ham”

White bloomer bread recipe

White bread

This is a very simple bread recipe to follow to make a white bloomer – don’t do what i do and play with measurements until you get used to things otherwise it might go wrong. Continue reading “White bloomer bread recipe”

Coq Au Vin

coq au vin

A classic Sunday dinner, Coq Au Vin is unusual in the fact that the chicken is cooked in red wine, alot of red wine! Continue reading “Coq Au Vin”

Texan beef brisket

beef brisket

This is an amazing recipe which uses a Texan barbecue recipe but doesn’t require sunny weather, basically its a slow cook beef dish using one of the cheapest cuts, brisket.  It’s also really simple which is an added bonus Continue reading “Texan beef brisket”