Tag Archives: Mushrooms

Porcini Mushroom Butter for Steak, Chicken or Jersey Royals

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Why do mushrooms like parties? Because they’re fungi(s)! OK, the joke doesn’t quite work for grammatical reasons and, dare I say it, there’s mushroom for improvement, but it makes me … Continue reading

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Galician Sirloin Steak

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Kitty Fisher’s restaurant in Mayfair serves what the food writer Tom Parker Bowles describes as ‘an aged mooer’ – aka Galician steak. Galicia, in case you’re not familiar, is the … 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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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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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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Thai Massaman Curry Chicken and Squash Pie

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My friend Nitsa makes astonishingly good Thai curry pastes. She started off by giving them to (lucky) friends to sample, but word of mouth soon spread that she now makes … Continue reading

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Ulltimate Umami Breakfast: Haggis and Porcini on Sour Dough with Lurpak, Grana Padano and Black Truffle

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Some of the best breakfasts are those that haven’t been planned for.  This one was inspired when I was sent a pack of Lurpak’s new Slowly Churned Butter to try. … Continue reading

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Penne with Chanterelles, Mascarpone, Lemon and Truffle

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Husband and wife team Raff and Ren, who own  Giacobazzi’s Italian deli in Hampstead, North London, are intensely passionate about finding the best possible ingredients and treating their customers to … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Beef Fillet with Pappardelle and Porcini Mushroom Cream Sauce

Sous Vide beef fillet with mushroom pasta

I find that when you only pan-fry an especially chunky piece of meat – such as this fillet of beef – the temperature at the centre of the meat is … Continue reading

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Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge #5 Australian Wagyu (with tagliatelle, ceps and truffle oil)

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It’s stage five of the Rare Breeds Steaks Challenge. The breed up for the challenge this week is my benchmark steak….AUSTRALIAN WAGYU The Breed: Wagyu translates as ‘Japanese cow’, the … Continue reading

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Theo Randall’s Tortellini with Portobello Mushrooms, Porcini, Ricotta and Sage

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Meat eaters look away. Actually, no, don’t. This tortellini dish tastes as meaty as a rump steak – except it’s vegetarian. The tortellini are packed with super-umami mushrooms: gently cooked … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sirloin Steak with Miso Mushroom Sauce

    Miso is a thick paste made with fermented soybeans. It is incredibly savoury and goes fantastically with umami-rich ingredients, such as beef and mushrooms. I’ve used a sachet … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: King Oyster Mushrooms on Sour Dough Bread

My local supermarket has started selling these big, meaty mushrooms which are perfect for a hearty vegetarian breakfast. Also known as trumpet mushrooms, they are fantastic thickly sliced, fried in … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Pork Tenderloin Medallions with Sweet Bacon and Mushroom Cream Sauce

The recipe for this sauce was given to me by Drogo Montagu, owner of Fine Food Specialist. He used it to complement pan-fried halibut (check out the video I shot … Continue reading

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Homemade Sausage Rolls with Sweet Chilli Sauce

  You could, of course, go to Gregg’s. Or you could show your kids how much you love them by making these super sausage rolls for them. Even better, if … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Heston Blumenthal’s Ultimate Beef Burger with Parmesan Mushrooms

I’ve made some fine burgers in my time but while out shopping the other day the words ‘Ultimate Beef Burger’ caught my eye, not least because it was preceded by … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Vegetable Tagliatelle with Oven-Dried Cherry Tomatoes and Lancashire Cheese

Lancashire cheese? LANCASHIRE CHEESE? In an Italian pasta dish? Well, it was all I had to hand – and it worked a treat. I used the Extra Tasty variety, which … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Steak & Chips with Marmite-Stilton Mushrooms

The secret to the success of this recipe was to not tell my wife there was Marmite in it – she hates the stuff. But for me the oozing black … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Meat-free Monday..Herby baked mushrooms and sour dough bruschetta

I had this for breakfast this morning. It doesn’t look much and  is probably the easiest thing I’ve cooked for a while – but also one of the tastiest.  Serves … Continue reading

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