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Chicken Liver Ragu with Pappardelle

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Chicken livers, it has to be said, aren’t everybody’s cup of offal. My wife, case in point, positively hates them and has even threatened divorce if I ever fed them … Continue reading

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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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Kid Goat Tikka with Pistachio Sauce and Coriander Chutney

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Have you tried goat? It’s one of the world’s most popular meats but it is relatively rare in the UK. I had to ask my butcher to get hold of … 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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Tom Kerridge’s Sticky Chicken

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This recipe is inspired by Tom Kerridge’s Sticky Drumsticks in his ‘Best Ever Dishes’ cookbook. I didn’t have any drumsticks, but thought it could also work with chicken thighs – … 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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Roast Satay Chicken with Sour Chilli Jam

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A Saturday night salad to die for, inspired by the great god Tom Kerridge. Such an amazing chef that I named my son after him: Kerridge Kendrick. Has a certain ring … Continue reading

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Sous Vide Poached Egg and Smoked Bacon Carbonara

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Purists will tell you that the only way to cook an authentic Roman carbonara is with bacon and eggs. But I’ve never been a purist: it strikes me as telling … Continue reading

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Crispy Spatchcocked Quails

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I love a game bird, and these beauties come from my good friend Bob The Butcher. They’re wonderfully succulent, but to tenderise them even more, as well as infusing them … Continue reading

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Chicken Kiev with a Smoky Bacon Twist

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Here’s a wonderful twist on the classic chicken Kiev: add crispy bacon bits to the garlic butter filling. Any you have leftover, melt it in a pan and pour over … 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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Jamie Oliver’s Insanity Burger

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My friend Danny and I are on an endless quest for the perfect burger. Not just those you can get at the myriad of trendy burger joints that have sprung … 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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Tom Kerridge’s Ginger-Braised Ox Cheeks with Spiced Lentils and Watercress Yogurt

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  I’m proud to report that this is one of the best dishes I have ever cooked. Not my words – but those of my very discerning wife. Top-end restaurants … Continue reading

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Tom Kerridge’s Cottage Pie with Blue Cheese Mash Topping

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If you ever doubt your ability to cook an amazing meal, let me tell you about my friend Ray. A few months ago, he could barely make beans on toast. … 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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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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Sous Vide Duck Breasts with Chinese Spiced Rub

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  Sous Vide is a fantastic way to cook duck breasts because it keeps the meat as pink as you prefer while heating it all the way through. This means … 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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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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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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Smashed Cheeseburger Toastie

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I thought I’d nailed the perfect burger until I read this post from the great Dan Toombes aka the Curry Guy. He’s been on a burger tour of his native … 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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Goat’s Cheese and Beetroot Tartlets with ‘Spice Tailor’ Papaya Chutni #National Curry Week 13-17 October

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  It’s National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014) and I’m getting involved with a week of Indian recipes inspired – and facilitated – by TV chef Anjum Anand’s Spice Tailor chutnis (which is the … Continue reading

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Game on! Tandoori Grouse and Venison Curry (National Curry Week, October 13-19)

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    Game on! Yes, a play on words. That’s the kind of shed this is. We toy with the language, we play with the nuance. We are a shed … Continue reading

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‘Spice Tailor Mint Chutni’ Tandoori-style Chicken and Minty Coleslaw: National Curry Week (13-19 October 2014)

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  It’s National Curry Week from tomorrow (13-19 October 2014) and I’m getting involved with a week of Indian recipes starting with these inspired – and facilitated – by TV chef … Continue reading

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Australian Wagyu Rib-Eye Steak

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Wagyu steak. It is, beyond doubt, beyond compare.  Such a bold statement would suggest a denigration of other breeds, but this isn’t the case.   A Longhorn, a Shorthorn, a … Continue reading

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Ginger Pig Roast Beef Salad with Wagamama Coriander and Chilli Dressing

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Ginger Pig roast beef: the gift that keeps on giving. This week, I wrote about my experience at the Ginger Pig Butchery Class and the magnificent Cote de Boeuf joint … Continue reading

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