Monthly Archives: March 2014

Cheesy Chicken Baked Enchiladas

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Transform a couple of chicken breast, a couple of peppers, half an onion, a lump of Cheddar, a few tortilla wraps and a packet of Mexican spice mix into this … Continue reading

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Chorizo and Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

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This was a triumph – not my words, but my wife’s – both as a midweek meal and for my wife’s lunch the next day (using the leftovers). In fact, … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal’s Slow Roast 42-Day Aged Lincoln Red Beef

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I was walking past a butcher’s window the other day when I saw the most magnificent display of purple, almost black, aged foreribs of beef hanging in the window. At … Continue reading

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Dexter Burger with Spiced Honeyed Bacon and Portobello Mushrooms

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It’s hard to improve on perfection. Actually, it’s impossible, or it wouldn’t be perfect. So what I give you here is a different kind of perfection: the burger is the … Continue reading

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Parmesan-crusted Lamb Medallions with Feta Salad

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This is a beautiful light and tasty dish with a great marriage of textures: moist, juiciness from the lamb; crunchiness from the coating; crispness from the salad; creaminess from the … Continue reading

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Fillet Steak with Wasabi Butter and Triple-Cooked Chips

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Friday night is Steak Night in Housedad Towers. It might sound boring to do the same thing every week, but when one reaches a certain age, routine keeps you sane. … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Butter Chicken

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Saturday Kitchen. One of life’s great joys, one of existence’s simple pleasures, one of the reasons I don’t take my kids to the park on Saturday mornings, and thus one … Continue reading

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Iberico Pork Presa Steaks with Paprika Cream Sauce

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Don’t let your eyes deceive you: this magnificent cut of marbled meat isn’t beef – but pork. Yes, that animal you normally associate with pinkiness.   But this is no … Continue reading

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60-Day Aged Rump of Dexter Beef

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This is a truly magnificent hunk of beef. So hunky, in fact, it could have its own female fan club. The breed: Dexter. The cut: Rump.   The age: 60 … Continue reading

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Baked Portobello Mushrooms with ‘Barber’s’ Cheddar & Onion Stuffing

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As a cheese fiend, I’ve been keen to get my hands on some Barber’s 1833 Vintage Reserve Cheddar ever since in won last year’s gold medal at the World Cheese … Continue reading

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Deep-Fried Piri Piri Chicken Wings with Dolcelatte Dip

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If there is anything more more-ish than chicken wings, I am yet to meet it. In this Piri Piri recipe, I’ve slow-cooked them in stock, milk and spices for a … Continue reading

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Time To Die: The Best Burger Ever….’Turner & George’ Dexter Beef with New York Steak Rub and Aged Blue-Vein Cheddar

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When I texted a couple of these photos to my foodie friend Danny, he had two words, and both were in block capitals: ‘JESUS CHRIST!’ And he’s not even religious. … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Lamb Breast with Chorizo Stove Top Potatoes

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Lamb breast is an amazingly cheap cut, dead easy to cook, with an intense ‘lamby’ taste (well, it is lamb, after all!). A 500g piece, rolled and tied, is enough … Continue reading

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White Park Bone-In Fillet Steak

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Bone-In Fillet Steak has been a holy grail pursuit of mine for some time. The only time I’ve tried it before was on the ‘other’ side (to the sirloin side) … Continue reading

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