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Japanese Crispy Pork Chop with Tonkatsu Dressed Salad

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You can’t beat a pork chop. Well, you can – and you MUST with this recipe. Just a semi-beating with a rolling pin or a meat hammer will suffice. This … Continue reading

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Pork Ribs Baked with Beer and Tamarind

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Is there anything more, er, more-ish or satisfying than a big plate or ribs? This recipe is a winner: marinating baby back pork ribs in beer and tamarind – know … Continue reading

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Smoked Iberico Pork with Puy Lentils and Feta Cheese

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Look at this pork steak, carved  into 1cm-thick tranches to exposes a perfectly cooked interior. A PINK interior! Yes, that’s right – pork cooked pink. Medium-rare, to be precise. What … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Sticky Chinese Ribs

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This cooking method – courtesy of Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food cookbook – is simply the best way of cooking ribs I’ve ever come across: time after time  the results are … Continue reading

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Iberico Pork Rack with Smoked Paprika

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It is wrong to cry over spilt milk. This much we know. We were taught this as children and now hardy any of us drink milk as a result. But … Continue reading

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How to cure bacon at home

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I’ve just eaten the best bacon in the world – because I made it myself. It contained no water that makes supermarket bacon more of a boil-up than a fry-up … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Have you tried…Iberico Pork Chops

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Here’s a pork chop unlike any other pork chop you’ll ever taste. These come from the loin of the magnificently marbled Iberico pig – that incredible porker that grazes on … Continue reading

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Have you tried…Iberico Pork Presa?

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Look at this glorious, beautifully marbled piece of meat. Do you know what it is? OK, a rather large clue is in the header, but if you hadn’t see that, … Continue reading

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Have you tried…Iberico Pork Secreto?

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Pork, for me,  is only worthwhile if the tougher cuts of the animal are used (shoulder, belly, cheeks, the leg, at a push), which are then slow cooked.  It’s the … Continue reading

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The Stag’s Root Beer Pork Ribs with Shaved Fennel Salad

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The Stag in Hampstead, NW3 is a great boozer, with great beers, great staff, great food  and the best ribs I’ve ever eaten in a pub – so I attempted to … Continue reading

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Miso Pork Belly

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Granted, this isn’t my finest effort on the looks front. In fact, it looks positively inedible, doesn’t it? In double fact, I almost threw it in the bin because it … Continue reading

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Sticky Chinese Pork Spareribs

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Fancy something to gnaw on this weekend? You will not find a finer grawing opportunity than these magnificent sticky Chinese pork spareribs – guaranteed. I’ve tried many recipes for ribs … Continue reading

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Cheesy Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce and Linguine

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These meatballs are brilliant for all the family. In fact, I got my two sons, aged nine and six, to make the meatballs while I got on with making the … Continue reading

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Suckling Pig Vindaloo

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I recently had the most astonishing Suckling Pig Vindaloo at a restaurant called Gymkhana in London’s West End.  It was nothing like the mouth-singeing vindaloos of my youth: this had … Continue reading

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‘Brixton Village’ Moo Ping with Roasted Chilli Sauce

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This blog has never pretended to be ahead of the trend, but I do now this for a fact: street food is where it’s at right now. Why pay over … 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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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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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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Twice-Cooked Ham with Dr Pepper Glaze

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This is a wonderful Christmas ham: sticky and sweet, flaky yet moist. A real winner. It was originally a recipe for glazed ribs, but I’ve adapted it for gammon. And … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal’s Braised Pork Belly with Crackling

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Weekends are for cooking. This is a fact. So what better way to take up the entire weekend than by cooking a Heston Blumenthal masterpiece: Braised pork belly with crackling. … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Leftover Pork Ragu

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This recipe comes from Jamie Oliver’s ‘Money Saving Meals’. I’ve cooked it a couple of times because the kids love it. It’s spicy, rich and very tomatoey. It’s a great … Continue reading

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Lemon-Pepper Pork Chops with Panko Black Pudding Balls

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There’s something very Marmite about black pudding. Some people can’t stand the thought of cooked blood with lumps of fat in it; others love the savouriness and crumbly texture. I’m … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Gammon studded with Stem Ginger

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Stem ginger in syrup is a wonderful thing. Spicy and sweet, it is a fantastic ingredient in cakes, and chopped up, mixed with vanilla ice cream. But I prefer my … Continue reading

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Slow Food Pork Belly Squares with Sticky Apple Glaze

Pork Belly Squares with Sticky Apple Glaze

  I was inspired to cook this dish by the Slow Food movement, which has just celebrated Slow Food Week. I must confess I thought ‘slow food’ meant slowly-cooked food, … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Spare Ribs with Broccoli & Black Bean Sauce

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As I wrote here previously, I have had the good fortune to come across a Thai lady called Nitsa, who works at my local supermarket. She makes her own curry … Continue reading

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Pork Fillet Stuffed with Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Pork Fillet Stuffed with Olives and Sun-dried Tomatoes

This is my second recipe to plug this weekend’s Open Farm Sunday (on June 9), organised by LEAF (Linking Environment and Farming). It’s a great chance to see for yourself how our … Continue reading

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Simon Cave’s Manly Slow Roast Pork Belly

Slow Roast Pork Belly with Fennel Seeds

Unless you’e got a big baseball bat, you can’t beat a pork belly. And I’m here to tell you that you most definitely can’t beat this particular recipe, which I’ve … Continue reading

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