Friday, 11 December 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
2 Heaped tablespoons mild smoked paprika
280g jar of grilled peppers, chopped
Oh, so simple. Oven on at 200oc. skin and de-bone the fish.
Monday, 2 November 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Friday, 11 September 2009
Monday, 7 September 2009
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Monday, 17 August 2009
Tuesday, 11 August 2009
1 Stalk lemongrass, bruised
What can I say, this was the most delicious dish ever, I was sorry when it was finished. Definitely a dish to be remembered and tried out for a dinner party - certainly has the wow factor.
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
Monday, 20 July 2009
An indulgent Sunday morning brunch dish. I came across so many different versions of this recipe, the one I remember from my childhood had sultanas in, but this recipe from The Good Food Magazine is light, non-sticky or stodgy and very tasty.
10oz Smoked Haddock fillet - preferably undyed
2 bay leaves
4 eggs - boiled for 4 1/2 mins then cooled.
Handful Chopped Parsley
Handful Chopped Coriander
2 tbs Vegetable Oil
1 Large Onion, finely chopped
1 tsp Ground Coriander
1 tsp Turmeric
2 tsp Curry Powder
10oz Easy-cook long grain Rice - previously rinsed thoroughly in water
Heat oil in a large pan, gently fry the onion until softened. Add the spices and season and a pinch of salt, fry for a few minutes until fragrant and changing colour to brown.
Add the rice and stir well, add 600ml water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and leave to stand with the lid on for a further 10 minutes.
Put the haddock and pay in a frying pan, pour over the milk and poach for 10 minutes. Remove from milk and peel off skin and flake into chunks.
Peel the eggs and quarter length ways. Mix the rice, fish, eggs, coriander and parsley, serve warm.
Thursday, 2 July 2009
So after a rather hot and
clammy day in the office I shamelessly stole this recipe from Girl Interrupted Eating. and went to enjoy the early evening in the garden. This is not so much a recipe as a different way to cook an expensive bit of meat.
All the juices had poured out of the meat and it had relaxed making carving like cutting through butter. A lovely crisp caramelised outer with rare tender succulent meat in the middle - perfect.
Monday, 29 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Pan Fried Pork & Mushrooms
2 Pork Loins - Sliced in strips
A couple of large handfuls of sliced closed cap mushrooms
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tbsp Flour
1 Chopped clove of garlic
200ml Vegetable stock
1 tbsp Oil
Place the flour, pork, rosemary in a large poly bag add salt and pepper, shake up to fully coat the meat.
Heat half the oil in a large frying pan, add the pork and cook for 5 minutes, turning once until they are golden brown with crispy edges - remove from pan.
Add the remaining oil and sliced mushrooms, fry for a couple of minutes then add the chopped garlic and return the meat to the pan along with any flour remaining in the bag.
Add the stock and simmer away for 5 minutes.
I served with runner beans and crushed new potatoes.
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
Thursday, 16 April 2009
Wednesday, 15 April 2009
To go with the ribs I made a simple potato salad with a finely sliced shallot & parsley and a beef tomato, mozzarella and basil salad.
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Big dollop tomato puree
Monday, 6 April 2009
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Wednesday, 1 April 2009
I have recently taken to baking cakes, something that I have not done for more than a decade. For some reason I had it in my head that it was fiddly, tricky and tiresome to do, how wrong I was.
It started off with me mooching in the kitchen for something sweet to eat - a rare occurrence as I think my sweet tooth had fallen out years ago and pretty much all the cravings I ever get are for savoury dishes. I found that I had the ingredients for a simple orange sponge cake, but I failed at the icing stage as I had never stuck icing on anything before, luckily Hubby with his GCSE in Home Ec came to the rescue. A couple more lemon sponges followed, Hubby taking one to work to share with his colleagues and a Lemon Drizzle Cake.
I then remembered seeing a fab recipe for Nuria at Spanish Recipes for Bizcocho con Chocolate - Chocolate Cake a delicious 2 tone orange chocolate & cinnamon leaf cake (maybe this was what peaked my interest in baking!)
190g Self raising Four
3 Tbsp Orange Liquor - I used Cointreau
1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
3/4's tsp C Ground Cinnamon (Nuria's recipe called for 2 tsp, but I felt it was too much for my tastes)
Handful of chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven 180oc.
Whisk the softened butter and flour, gently add the eggs and whisk one at a time. gradually add the sifted flour and whisk.
Divide the mixture in two. Add cocoa powder and Cointreau to one and cinnamon to other half, mixing them well.
Pour the cinnamon mixture into a greased loaf tin, sprinkle a handful of chocolate chips on top then pour the cocoa/orange mixture over the top.
Bake in oven for 50-60mins.
For future recipes I think I will add some grated orange zest to make the choco/orange layer really pop out.