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Review: The Kitchen Counter at Neil Borthwick’s Merchants Tavern

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The Kitchen Counter at Hoxton’s Merchants’ Tavern is the ultimate experience for foodies: sitting in close proximity to chefs who have skills and knowledge you can only fantasise about while … 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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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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Indian Lamb Koftas in ‘Spice Tailor’ Peanut and Tamarind Sauce (National Curry Week October 13-19)

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It’s National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) and I’ve been inspired by TV chef Anjum Anand’s Spice Tailor chutnis (which is the Hindi word for ‘lick’). This recipe uses The Spice Tailor Peanut and … 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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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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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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A week of living Bart-ishly! Bart’s New Range of World Spice Blends Tried & Tasted

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  I’ve been sent Bart’s new range of world spice blends to try because, as it says in their press release, I like to think of myself as an ‘adventurous … Continue reading

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Lamb Cutlets with Grana Padano and Herb Crust

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I’ve been asked to take part in a challenge to create a recipe using Grana Padano cheese.  But first, some facts about Grana Padano cheese: it originates in Italy’s Po … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver-inspired Leftover Lamb Biryani

Jamie Oliver Lamb Biryani

My food shopping bills have gone through the roof lately, as I’m sure yours have, too. So I’m on a mission to save a few quid by making meals stretch … Continue reading

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‘Bart’s Smokey Chipotle’ Lamb Cutlets

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I’ve got my hands on a few of Bart’s new Smokehouse Barbecue meat rubs to review over the next few weeks. Now, I’m quite a fan of Bart- my spice … Continue reading

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Lamb Shank Vindaloo

Lamb Shank Vindaloo with Dhal

This lamb shank vindaloo recipe is adapted from Simon Cave’s magnificent Manly Food cookbook. If your fella’s a foodie, then I urge you to have a look at it. Could … Continue reading

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Atul Kochhar’s Sumatran Lamb Kurma

Sumatran Lamb Korma

I’ve adapted this recipe from Atul Kochhar’s wonderful ‘Curries Of The World’ book. His introductory note to this very mild, but tasty, Sumatran Lamb Kurma, goes: ‘The korma, or kurma, … Continue reading

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Moroccan Lamb Neck & Nectarine Tagine

Moroccan lamb neck & nectarine tagine

I’m not sure if I’m technically allowed to call this recipe ‘tagine’ because a tagine is actually a type of Moroccan cooking pot. However, ‘slow cooker lamb neck’ doesn’t sound … Continue reading

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Thai Lamb Yellow Curry

Thai Lamb Yellow Curry

When my kids are old enough to do the grocery shopping, I want them to know that meat comes from animals, not from plastic-and-polystyrene packaging. I want them to know … Continue reading

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Lamb Breast with Candied Lemon Cous Cous and Wild Garlic Pesto

Lamb breast with wild garlic pesto and candied lemon cous cous

I bought these lamb ‘laps’ at the indoor market in the North East last week. I didn’t have a clue what they were – and neither did the butcher, come … Continue reading

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Cooking For Kids: Lamb, Spinach and Mint Kebabs

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Don’t send the kids down to the kebab shop – make them at home. And chuck in some spinach and mint for added nutritional value. These Lamb, Spinach and Mint … Continue reading

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Cooking For Kids: Sweetcorn and Pepper Fritters with Slow Cooked Lamb Steaks

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Colour and crunch. Crunch and colour.These are my buzz words for kids’ food. Colour = healthy ; crunch = texture, which in turn = good for teeth. Of course, these … Continue reading

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Thai Lamb Pasties

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  These Thai Lamb Pasties are a fantastic twist on the traditional variety. The pastry is light and crisp and the filling fragrant and delicately spicy. Make them nice and … Continue reading

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Scrag End of Lamb Biryani

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Scrag end is an ugly but incredible piece of meat – but you have to work to reap the benefits. It’s the clump of vertebrae immediately behind the lamb’s skull. … Continue reading

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Lamb, Orange & Mint Keema Curry

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When I first read this recipe on John Clayton’s Files and Records blog I wasn’t convinced that the combination of lamb, orange and mint would work, but I was spectacularly … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Burns’ Night Haggis-Stuffed Potato Cakes with Pan-Fried Chicken Breast and Whisky Cream Sauce

  The simplest way to make a Burns’ Night supper is to boil or gently fry a haggis and crumble it over a pile of Tatties and Neeps. But we … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Burns’ Night Haggis-Stuffed Mushrooms with Whisky Cheddar

I love the peppery savoury flavour of haggis and it goes brilliantly with the earthiness of mushrooms. This recipe has only got 4 ingredients and is about as easy as … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Slow cooked lamb neck with flageolot beans

This is a real winter warmer – and very economical. Lamb neck is quite a tough and fatty (and cheap) piece of meat so it lends itself wonderfully to slow … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sous Vide Lamb Rump with Cous Cous

Cooking meat in a water bath is a fantastic way to make tough, cheaper cuts of meat incredibly tender. The long, slow cooking process at a very low temperature breaks … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Nigel Slater’s Mushroom Ketchup

This is my adaptation of  Nigel Slater’s recipe for mushroom ketchup, which he published in the Observer magazine last week. Nigel said it’s a fantastic accompaniment to steak or lamb … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Lamb Neck Tikka with Pistachio Cream Sauce and Coriander Chutney

This is simply a stunning way to cook Indian lamb. The resulting meat ends up soft and melting and infused with garlic, ginger and spices. The pistachio cream tempers the … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Roast Loin of Lamb with Feta & Chilli Cous Cous

This is a fabulously tasty midweek or weekend ‘impress-your-partner’ roast. Incredibly quick and simple to prepare; incredibly quick and simple to cook. Incredibly quick and simple to eat. Lamb fat … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Mint and Coriander Chicken Curry with Keema Potato Patties

This is one of those recipes that came together via the blessing of leftovers. I had some leftover onion/garlic/ginger puree, some leftover bolognese sauce, some leftover mashed potato – and … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Rescue Recipe Crispy Hoi Sin Lamb with Chilli Cous Cous and Cucumber

I’ve been clearing out my freezer drawers this week, digging out hunks of frozen meat that I’d long forgotten existed. How I wished I’d used a proper labelling system! Anyway, … Continue reading

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