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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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Nutty Pork Meatballs with Five-Veg Pasta Sauce

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This recipe is inspired by something I cooked for my children from the new Ella’s Kitchen cookbook. It’s packed with great recipes for children, aged from the baby years to … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder with Fennel and Star Anise

Pork Shoulder stuffed with Fennel and Chilli

This astonishingly tasty slow cooked pork shoulder is stuffed with fennel seeds, star anise, lemon and chilli. It is superb for Sunday lunch, but also delicious cold the next day … Continue reading

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Sichuan Pepper & Miso Pork Belly

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There is nothing like using totally authentic ingredients in your cooking and this one comes with a hallmark of quality. The key ingredient is Sichaun pepper. It is not actually … Continue reading

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Pippa Middleton’s Toad-in-the-Hole with Onion Gravy

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I nabbed this recipe from Pippa Middleton’s much-maligned Celebrate book. If you ignore all the drivel about party planning and hosting, some of the recipes are really quite nice – … Continue reading

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Twice-Cooked Gammon with Clementine & Honey Glaze

Twice-Cooked Gammon with Satsuma & Honey Glaze

Very simple, very effective, very cheap – and very delicious hot or cold. That’s the Verdict on this fantastic  Twice-Cooked Gammon with Clementine & Honey Glaze recipe. The rolled gammon … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Slow Cooked Bacon with Potato Cake and Colcannon Sauce

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Boiled bacon and Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish and perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day – but you can make it extra special by giving it a gourmet twist. … Continue reading

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Classics with a Twist: Theo Randall’s Spaghetti and Meatballs

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  My wife bought me Theo Randall’s magnificent ‘Pasta’ book for my birthday to add to the Imperia pasta machine she bought me for Christmas. I‘ve used his basic pasta … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Pork Fillet Stuffed with Sage and Stilton with Curly Kale and Roast Squash

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  This Sous Vide pork fillet a seriously impressive dish to present for a dinner party. Stuff the pork with Stilton and sage, wrap in thinly sliced pancetta or Parma … Continue reading

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Chiang Mai Pork Curry with Green Beans, Peppers & Cashew Nuts

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  I wish I could share with you the ingredients to this unbelievably delicious aromatic curry (sometimes called Burmese Curry) but I don’t actually have the recipe. Instead, all I … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Sous Vide 50-hour Pork Belly with Chinese Spices

Fifty hours? Fifty! Hours? Yep, fifty. In a Sous Vide water bath, set to 65C – and then left alone for a couple of days. The results are nothing short … Continue reading

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Recipe Shed: Slow Cooked Coffee & Chocolate Chilli Ribs

My friend Rob has just returned from a business trip to Colombia and brought me back a packet of the best coffee I’ve ever tasted. But coffee isn’t just for … 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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Recipe Shed: Iberico Pork Presa with Lime and Tandoori Spices

Iberico pork is a stunning piece of meat – the wagyu of the porcine world. It comes from the black Iberian Pig and what makes it so special is that for … Continue reading

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