Monthly Archives: February 2014

How to re-create ‘Heston Blumenthal Dinner’s’ Sous Vide Chicken Breast with Braised Lettuce

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My wife treated me to the astonishingly stupendiferously incredimazeballs restaurant that is Heston Blumenthal’s ‘Dinner’ in London’s Knightsbridge last week as part of an ongoing birthday present experience. I’m not … Continue reading

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Perfect Cauliflower Cheese Bake with Cote de Boeuf Steak

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My wife’s favourite accompaniment to a roast dinner or juicy steak is cauliflower cheese. She claims hers is better than mine – but (whisper it) she’s wrong! THIS is the … Continue reading

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One-Pot King Prawn and Chorizo Spanish Rice

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Here’s a fantastic use for leftover cooked rice. The key to the flavour is to get good quality uncooked chorizo sausages. Mine were from Spanish emporium Brindisa, a birthday present … Continue reading

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Pyrenees Milk-Fed Lamb with Chorizo Roast Potatoes

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  Ever tried milk-fed lamb? It’s the meat from an unweaned lamb, typically 4-6 weeks old and weighing 5.5 to 8 kg, and is almost unavailable in the UK because it is … Continue reading

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USDA Prime Striploin Steak with Bone Marrow Butter and Lard-Fried Triple-Cooked Chips

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  Ever since my wife treated me to a birthday night at Wolfgang Puck’s The Cut restaurant in London’s Park Lane, I’ve been keen to try USDA Prime Striploin at … Continue reading

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Ching-He Huang’s Fried Sweet Chilli Chicken

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  This dish has become a mid-week staple for my three kids. It’s crisp and crunchy, succulent and moist, served with a sauce that has a hot-sweet-sour hit. Finger lickin’ … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day dinner…delivered to your door!

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I would rather stick rusty pins in my eyes than go out on Valentine’s Night. All those coo-ing couples and rip-off roses. No thanks. My ideal February 14 involves putting … Continue reading

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Duck Liver, Heart, Kidney, Black Pudding and Haggis Brunch

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What do you do with the giblets from a duck you’re planning to roast? Brown them off and make a stock? That’s an option. Or chuck them together with some … Continue reading

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Spanish Chicken, Chorizo, Lemon and Potato Bake with Umami Dust

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For my birthday recently, my (literally) oldest friend Mark bought me a hamper from the Spanish food aficionados, Brindisa. It was packed with Iberico ham, charcuterie, cheeses and piccante (hot) … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Chicken Breast Stuffed with Haggis, Black Pudding and Umami #5 Taste Paste

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I’ve gone umami-daft in the Recipe Shed just lately. As you foodies know, umami is the fifth taste sense (after salt, sweet, bitter and sour) that identifies savoury notes in … Continue reading

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Fillet Steak with Bone Marrow Melt and Gentleman’s Relish

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I had my friends Ray and Sara over for dinner at the weekend and wanted to treat them to something extra special. Sara, in particular, loves her steak, so the … Continue reading

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