Monthly Archives: January 2014

Ching He Huang’s Peking Duck for Chinese New Year

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I’ve modified this recipe from Chinese cook Ching He Huang’s ‘Chinese Food in Minutes’. You need to take great care not to burn the sticky honey glaze so constantly monitor … Continue reading

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Longhorn Fillet Steak with Nobu Umami #5 Mushrooms

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I have enjoyed some formidable steaks in my time, but this one was right up there with the best of them. The breed: Longhorn (sourced Tori and Ben’s Farm, which … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Chicken Dhansak with Pineapple

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Pineapple in a curry? Are you mad? That was the reaction of my wife when I told her what was on the menu in midweek.  Yep, guilty as charged. Trust … Continue reading

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Farmhouse Breakfast Week: Umami Breakfast with Bacon, Mushrooms and Lancashire Cheese

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Aside from the weekends, I never eat breakfast. It takes me all my time to get my three kids up, washed, packed and walked to school – but only after … Continue reading

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Prawn Tempura with Dodo Chilli Dipping Sauce

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Here in the Recipe Shed we (aka ‘I’) love to give a helping hand to small food producers whenever I can – but only if what they’re producing is top … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Chinese Deep-Fried Quails

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I bought these little beauties in Aldi near where my dad lives in Manchester, although he wouldn’t eat them because the fiddly bones would stick in his false teeth! I … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style King Prawn Bhuna

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This amazing tasty King Prawn Bhuna is inspired by The Curry Guy, using his magnificently authentic British Indian-style curry sauce as a base. What you get is a sweet and … Continue reading

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Crispy Soft Shell Crab with Garlic and Chillies

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I first had soft shell crab at the Asian-fusion restaurant Roka in London’s Charlotte Street. It was sensational. Crisp and savoury on the outside, moist and almost fruity on the … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Methi Chicken (or Chicken with Fenugreek)

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This is a very quick, authentic-tasting after-work curry , inspired by The Curry Guy – BUT you do need to make up a batch of the great man’s British Indian … Continue reading

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The Curry Guy’s Super-Authentic Indian Restaurant Curry Sauce Base

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How many of us have come home from our favourite Indian restaurant and thought: “I wish I could cook, a curry like that?’ I’ve done it many times – and … Continue reading

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Sirloin Steak Marinated in Beer and Brown Sugar

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Of all the cuts, sirloin steak is my favourite. In this recipe, I’ve marinated it in beer, teryaki and brown sugar. The results were savoury and sweet. Very nice. And … Continue reading

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