Monthly Archives: November 2012

Recipe Shed: Confit Chicken Thighs with Red Chillies and Moong Dhal

This recipe uses no fewer than 8 long red chillies – but fear yet not: remove the seeds, confit (slow cook in ghee/oil/ fat) the flesh, becomes incredibly soft and … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Half Roast Chicken with Pesto Stuffing

If you fancy a change from the traditional roast chicken with a lemon shoved up its jacksie, this recipe is worth a go. The pesto stuffing  is wonderful and fragrant … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Pan-Fried Goose Breast with Plum & Mulled Wine Sauce

This is a marvellous dish for a dinner party to get you in the Christmas spirit. The goose breast is tender and juicy, with crispy skin and a delicious layer … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Mark Hix’s Beef Ribs in Barbecue Sauce

My foodie friend Simon got to meet super chef Mark Hix recently and came away with a signed ‘Hix Oyster & Chophouse’ cookbook from the great man. OK, he spelled … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: 48-Hour Sous Vide Bavette Steak with Hoi Sin Noodles and Pak Choy

I’ve called this cut of meat by its French name, Bavette, because it sounds sexier than ‘flank’ or skirt’ – its English titles. Its an incredibly tough piece of meat, … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Crispy-Skin Saddle of Lamb with Puy Lentils

Puy lentils are one of those cheffy ingredients I’ve never quite got to grips with. In the past, I’ve attempted to cook them from scratch and have ended up with … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Five-Spice Goose Legs with Squash and Baked Plums

If your oven isn’t big enough to hold a whole goose, then goose legs, cooked long and slow, confit-style, in the slow cooker are the answer. The meat becomes meltingly … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Southern Fried Rabbit Nuggets with Creamy Coleslaw

  2 rabbit back legs Half onion, sliced 4 garlic cloves, roughly crushed 1 tbsp fennel seeds 1 tspf ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 1 star anise 1 litre … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Crispy-Skin Chicken with Parmesan Lemon Cream & Courgette Pakoras

A very simple and satisfying midweek meal. The star of this dish are the fried courgette pakoras, which are deliciously crisp with a juicy interior. The Parmesan sauce is a … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Simple Gammon Salad with Mozzarella and Basil Oil

  I’ve used leftovers from this recipe for Simplest Cooked Gammon Ever to make this delicious salad. There are so many different flavours and textures going on that you can … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Slow Cooker Beef Brisket in Stout with Dauphinois Potatoes

  These dark, cold, miserable November nights require something that makes you feel warm and toasty inside – and this is just the dish to do it. Gorgeous, tender slices … Continue reading

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Sponsored Post: 5 Fab kitchen products for the housedad who (thinks he) has everything!

My kitchen is fit to bursting with all the equipment, utensils and gadgets I’ve built up over the years, which makes present-buying for my wife a bit tricky. I am … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Sweet Bacon and Mushroom Cream Sauce

The recipe for this sauce was given to me by Drogo Montagu, owner of Fine Food Specialist. He used it to complement pan-fried halibut (check out the video I shot … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Classic Pasta Carbonara

I’ve adapted this from James Martin’s Penne Carbonara which he cooked on a recent episode of Saturday Kitchen. James used 6 egg yolks but I thought that would make it … Continue reading

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Homemade Sausage Rolls with Sweet Chilli Sauce

  You could, of course, go to Gregg’s. Or you could show your kids how much you love them by making these super sausage rolls for them. Even better, if … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sausage, Pepper & Courgette Farfalle #BritishSausageWeek

Wondering how to get some veggies into your kids during British Sausage Week? It’s easy – just add some sausages and cream to them! This recipe is so simple to … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Cream Cheese-Stuffed Spicy Meatballs with Tomato Salad

Creamy cheese encased in spicy meatballs! Mmm! Just don’t tell the Diet Police. Fortunately, it’s offset with a delicious tangy tomato salad and a herby green salad, so you’re five-a-day … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: My Best-Ever Chicken Curry

I have made many chicken curries in my time, going back 20 years when I really fell in love with Indian food on a backpacking trip around the Golden Triangle … Continue reading

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