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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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Shichimi Duck Breast with Soba Noodles

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This is one of the simplest meals I’ve cooked for a long time: just a handful of quality ingredients, a cheat’s spice blend and a bit of marinating. But it … Continue reading

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Roast Coquelet with Fig and Cranberry Stuffing

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Have you tried a coquelet? Quite possibly. It’s simply another term for ‘poussin’ – or young chicken to ordinary folks like us.  They’re widely available but I sourced these from … Continue reading

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Smoked Crispy Chicken and Watermelon Salad

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This is a very impressive dinner party starter: light and refreshing, smoky and sweet. I got a smoker for my birthday so I’m like a kid in the toy shop … Continue reading

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Hickory Smoked Chicken Breasts

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I am so privileged – and undeserving – to have the wife I have. Men of a certain age tend to get socks or hankies for their birthdays, but I … 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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Le Poulet Fermier Jaune d’Ancenis…a chicken to compare with Poulet de Bresse?

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  Poulet de Bresse is, of course, beyond compare. The queen of chickens; empress of poultry; grande dame des poulets. Its dense, gamey flesh is a taste beyond anything you’ve … Continue reading

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The Lockhart Southern Fried Chicken

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I am forever in pursuit of the perfect Southern Fried Chicken recipe and on  Saturday Kitchen recently, the head chef of a restaurant called The Lockhart claimed to have created THE … Continue reading

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Christmas pies from Pieminister

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  As much as I love a nice pie, pastry isn’t my forte. Even the ready-made, shop-bought stuff can be too much of a faff. So I was delighted to … Continue reading

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Chinese Chicken Wings in Black Bean Sauce

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I am in possession of a brand new wok, purchased from the sensational Wing Yip supermarket. If you’ve never been to one of these extraordinary Chinese food emporiums, seek one … Continue reading

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KFC-style Chicken Nuggets

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According to my wife, the search is over. This is THE best recipe for chicken nuggets she has ever tasted, and who am I to argue with she Who Pays … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken, Beansprouts, Mango and Watermelon Salad with Wagamama Salad Dressing

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Because I live in a cave on the Moon, Wagamama has never been on my radar. Aside from that, sharing tables with complete strangers ain’t my thing. But when you’ve … Continue reading

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‘Spice Drops’ Chicken Masala with Chick Peas and Rocket

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Are Spice Drops the next revolution in Indian cooking? Sorry, what’s that you say? What are Spice Drops? Yes, good question. I’d never heard of them either until contacted by … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken Thighs with Danny’s Satay Sauce

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Oh the joy of somebody who really understands flavour doing all the work for you so you can have a night off. That’s what I’ve got here: this fantastically nutty, … Continue reading

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Rapeseed Chilli Oil Chicken with Rapeseed Mayo Potato Salad

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  Being an altruistic sort, little gives me more pleasure than to plug the wares of small producers – but only if those products cut muster. There’s no point posting … Continue reading

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Cheesy Chicken Baked Enchiladas

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Transform a couple of chicken breast, a couple of peppers, half an onion, a lump of Cheddar, a few tortilla wraps and a packet of Mexican spice mix into this … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Butter Chicken

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Saturday Kitchen. One of life’s great joys, one of existence’s simple pleasures, one of the reasons I don’t take my kids to the park on Saturday mornings, and thus one … Continue reading

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Deep-Fried Piri Piri Chicken Wings with Dolcelatte Dip

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If there is anything more more-ish than chicken wings, I am yet to meet it. In this Piri Piri recipe, I’ve slow-cooked them in stock, milk and spices for a … Continue reading

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Ching-He Huang’s Fried Sweet Chilli Chicken

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  This dish has become a mid-week staple for my three kids. It’s crisp and crunchy, succulent and moist, served with a sauce that has a hot-sweet-sour hit. Finger lickin’ … Continue reading

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Spanish Chicken, Chorizo, Lemon and Potato Bake with Umami Dust

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For my birthday recently, my (literally) oldest friend Mark bought me a hamper from the Spanish food aficionados, Brindisa. It was packed with Iberico ham, charcuterie, cheeses and piccante (hot) … Continue reading

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Ching He Huang’s Peking Duck for Chinese New Year

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I’ve modified this recipe from Chinese cook Ching He Huang’s ‘Chinese Food in Minutes’. You need to take great care not to burn the sticky honey glaze so constantly monitor … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Chinese Deep-Fried Quails

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I bought these little beauties in Aldi near where my dad lives in Manchester, although he wouldn’t eat them because the fiddly bones would stick in his false teeth! I … Continue reading

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Indian Restaurant-Style Methi Chicken (or Chicken with Fenugreek)

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This is a very quick, authentic-tasting after-work curry , inspired by The Curry Guy – BUT you do need to make up a batch of the great man’s British Indian … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Christmas Turkey Roll with Sage & Onion Stuffing (adapted for Turkey Breast)

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This recipe comes from Tom Kerridge’s magnificent book ‘Proper Pub Food’, which my friend Danny bought me for Christmas. Unfortunately, I couldn’t wait until the 25th to get stuck in … Continue reading

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Michel Roux Jr’s Recipe for Confit Turkey, Goose or Chicken Legs

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Last week, I wrote about Phil Truin’s free-range chickens and cooked a spectacular crown roast, reserving the legs to confit and have for Sunday lunch the following week. Which is … 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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Fancy a change from turkey this Christmas? Try Phil Truin’s Slow-Grown Super Chicken

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  Over the last couple of years, I have been searching for the chicken equivalent of wagyu beef. I’ve had Sutton Hoo (delicious) and Poulet de Bresse (incredible) and Label … Continue reading

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Pat Chapman’s Tandoori Pigeon Breasts

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This recipe comes from curry king Pat Chapman’s ‘Indian Restaurant Cookbook’, one of the first cookery books I ever bought. It is so stained and splashed with spices and crusted … Continue reading

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Review: Higgidy Chicken Pot Pie with Ham and Leek

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It pains me to say this, but this Higgidy Chicken Pot Pie with Ham and Leek is better than anything I’ve made. In the past, I’ve cooked several chicken pies, … Continue reading

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Melt-in-the-Middle Pesto Chicken in Filo Pastry

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This lighter twist on the chicken Kiev is packed with just as much flavour. The pesto oozes out as a lovely surprise when you break through the crispy filo. I’ve … Continue reading

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