Recipe: Indian Chilli Chicken Naan

A humble warming dish this is a type of ‘open’ sandwich using a Naan Bread as the base and a spicy chilli chicken curry. It’s really easy to make with just a few store cupboard spices and is a recipe I turn to again and again. (serves 2) Ingredients 1 Large skinless chicken breast, cut…

Recipe: Zesty Lamb Fillet Tacos

These zesty tacos offer all the pleasure of comfort food without any of the guilt. The lean lamb loin is complimented by fresh zingy salad ingredients and their an absolute treat for the summer and work brilliantly on the BBQ too. (serves 4) Ingredients 2 lamb loins (4-500g combined weight) 8-10 small tortilla wraps (I…

Recipe: Pork Ramen with a spicy miso broth

To me a well balanced Ramen is the comfort food of the 21st century, like a modern day chicken soup! I’m slightly addicted. The problem with cooking a ramen at home is that recipes often call for ‘overnighters’ and a lot of pre-preparation. I make this recipe on a weeknight and as long as the…

Recipe: Warm Apple Lattice

This refined apple pie is scarily easy to make yet very impressive when entertaining. It’s a brilliant Sunday dish as can be made ahead and there’s only a few ingredients required for a show stopping end to your Sunday roast. (serves 6-8) Ingredients 3-4 large bramley cooking apples, about 750g 50g caster sugar 25g butter…

Recipe: Sausage and Egg Welsh Rarebit Breakfast ‘Mc’Muffin

Weekend breakfast treats don’t get much better than this. Taking little effort but delivering maximum satisfaction these homemade sausage and egg muffins will knock spots off the fast food alternatives, plus you don’t have to leave the house! (Serves 2) Ingredients 4 cumberland pork sausages 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely diced 1 Tsp finely…

Recipe: A Crayfish Party

I’m going to share this family secret with you, a dead easy yet theatrical recipe that creates theatre in your own home. Crayfish (or crawfish) are absolute taste gems. They need little cooking, you just twist off the head, crack the tail and unearth a taste sensation by dunking and eating the tails. They can…

Recipe: Poached Trout with a Warm potato salad

Trout often loses out to it’s more readily available pink mate the ‘Salmon’, but, if you’re lucky enough to know a fisherman then they’ll happily catch you a beautiful spotty fresh rainbow trout which will knock your socks off. Failing that Trout is commonly available in most supermarkets now and all good fishmongers. This dish…

Recipe: Pulled Pork and Pineapple stir fry in Black Bean Sauce

Spicy, sweet and salty. This tongue tingling Pork and Pineapple stir fry makes maximum use of leftover pulled pork or Sunday roast pork and is ready in less than 10 minutes. Ingredients 300-500g pulled pork or roasted pork 1 small tin of sliced pineapple rings in pineapple juice, drained, juice reserved Half an onion Half…

Recipe: Ultimate Pulled Pork

This pulled pork recipe cooks for 12 hours and rests comfortably for at least another 2-4 hours. Plan ahead and place in the oven at midnight the day before you’re due to serve the pork, that way if you’re serving it on a Sunday it will be perfect removed from the oven at midday on…

Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara

The most requested pasta in our household is without doubt Spaghetti Carbonara. Make this and you might find yourself in the same situation! Next to no ingredients, done in 15 minutes and whisks you straight to Italy. Bellissimo. (serves 2) Ingredients 240g dried spaghetti 1 free range egg and 3 yolks 8 rashers of streaky…