Monthly Archives: January 2015

Sara’s Vietnamese Pork Curry

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The great thing about having friends who love to cook is that we not only share recipes, but we also share leftovers! This fantastic flavoursome sauce was given to me … Continue reading

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Old El Paso Mexican Inspired Eggs

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  Start the day by giving the Great British Breakfast a Mexican makeover with this super-savoury Old El Paso Roasted Tomato & Pepper spiced omelette recipe. Every weekend morning, we … Continue reading

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Lamb Meatballs with Fig Sauce

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When my friend Debbie of TheLifeEdit blog recommended this recipe, I was sceptical. After all, a meatball’s a meatball, heavens to betsy? Nope. These take meatballs to a whole new … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Super Schnitzel

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There are so many flavours on this plate I hardly know where to start: sour and tart, sweet and hot, salty, oniony, fishy, jammy, fruity, meaty. The works! It should … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Ultimate Ham and Cheese Toasties

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You will never have had a ham and cheese toastie like this, I guarantee it. It’s a cross between Welsh rarebit and a Croque Monsieur. A Croque Rarebit, if you … Continue reading

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Chicken Kiev with a Smoky Bacon Twist

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Here’s a wonderful twist on the classic chicken Kiev: add crispy bacon bits to the garlic butter filling. Any you have leftover, melt it in a pan and pour over … Continue reading

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Nitsa’s Thai Lamb Yellow Curry

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I’ve given up making Thai curry pastes from scratch because my friend Nitsa creates her own and they simply can’t be surpassed. She works full-time at Marks and Spencer but … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Beef Wellington

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There are a few dishes I have been scared of trying because of the potential for disaster. This is one of them. Beef Wellington has always struck me as putting … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Insanity Burger

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My friend Danny and I are on an endless quest for the perfect burger. Not just those you can get at the myriad of trendy burger joints that have sprung … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Slow-Roasted Duck with Potato Pancakes

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A butcher friend of mine – let’s call him Bob, for that is his name – has been raving about the virtues of Gressingham ducks. ‘The best ducks in the … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Ginger-Braised Ox Cheeks with Spiced Lentils and Watercress Yogurt

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  I’m proud to report that this is one of the best dishes I have ever cooked. Not my words – but those of my very discerning wife. Top-end restaurants … Continue reading

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Daioni Flavoured Milk

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Only a quarter of boys and 10 per cent of girls between the ages of nine and 13 are getting enough calcium – at just the age when their growing … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Cottage Pie with Blue Cheese Mash Topping

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If you ever doubt your ability to cook an amazing meal, let me tell you about my friend Ray. A few months ago, he could barely make beans on toast. … Continue reading

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How to cook…Iberico Pluma

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Are you one of those January Detox Types? If so, move along: you’ll find nothing to interest you here. The Recipe Shed is a proud exponent of the Whatever Doesn’t … Continue reading

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