Category: Meat

Beef Madras

  This is a stunning, rich, flavoursome  curry, made slightly more robust by adding chunks of cooked potato and some green beans. It can be made without the added vegetables but this way saves me making a vegetable side dish. It works just as well made with lamb.   Ingredients: 800g stewing beef, cut into…


Pork & Lemon Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

    This is mid-week dining at it’s finest: quick, easy and economical and delicious. Serves 4 Ingredients: 8 large pork sausages Finely grated rind of 1 lemon 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated (plus extra to serve) 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1 tin of anchovy fillets in olive oil, drained & finely chopped 1…


Lower fat pasta carbonara

  I’ve been asked for this recipe quite a lot, so here goes. It’s a bit of a ‘think a number’ one, like most of my recipes are but it’s very easy to adjust for a different number of portions. The sauce is made from egg yolks, Parmesan and cooked pasta water rather than cream….


Roast Lamb with Parmesan Dauphinoise & Minted Pea Puree

Lamb used to terrify me. I either cremated it or it was still bleating – there didn’t seem to be a happy medium – until I invested in an electronic meat thermometer. Now I just set the temperature, pop the meat in the oven and wait for the alarm to sound. Genius. Today’s lamb was…


#MorrisonsMum Bank Holiday Lunch

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Dinner a Deux 6

ON THE MENU TONIGHT: Pan-Fried Scallops with Crunchy Apple Salad; Slow-Roasted Pork Belly with Fennel; Vanilla Cheesecake with Berry Compote I’ve always loved strong flavours: aniseed balls and liquorice featured heavily in my childhood sweet habits.  Now I’ve grown out of sweets, I get my fix from star anise and fennel.  And what better way…


Slowly does it…

Sunday dinner: six hungry people; a post-skiing bank balance in need of a rest; and a request for roast lamb. Not a great combination. But, forget the traditional leg of lamb, that is jolly expensive and ends up as a shrunken lump of meat on the end of an enormous bone.  Look instead at shoulder…


Dinner a Deux 3

ON THE MENU TONIGHT: Smoked Salmon tartlets with a Parmesan crust; Pan-fried Pork Chops with Pepper Relish & Celeriac Mash; Baked Figs with Cinnamon & Honey. Now then, this is a good one.  By good, I mean cheap, tasty, easy and impressive looking. Good with a capital G. It’s a good old Gordon recipe, taken…


Dinner a Deux 1

ON THE MENU TONIGHT: Smoked salmon tartlets with Parmesan crust: Duck with Ginger Sauce; Cinnamon & Honey Baked Figs…


Spanish Chicken


#FoodyFriday April 5th

God bless Gordon.  This is my new mantra.  Gordon of the Ramsey variety, not the Brown one.  Following much angst, persuasion and foot stamping, I am (eventually) the proud owner of Gordon’s Ultimate Cookery Course.  Since watching his programme of the same name in the autumn, and popping him straight onto my Christmas list, it…


Waste Not Want Not…Left-over lamb tagine

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