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‘Ginger Pig’ Roast Beef Masterclass

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If you’re a beef lover (and if you’re not, what are you doing here?), I have a few questions for you: 1. What’s the difference between a fore-rib and a … Continue reading

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Can you cook fillet steak from frozen? Yes…here’s how…

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Have you ever thought of cooking a steak from frozen? It sounds like madness, doesn’t it? Sheer lunacy. But according to this article, the results are better than if you … Continue reading

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A glut of garlic? Make garlic confit

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I returned from our family holiday in France recently with a string of garlic bulbs bought from an artisan market. These were young bulbs, still a bit green at the … 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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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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Pistachio Crusted Chicken

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Pistachio nuts are healthy. And not just because you work up a sweat cracking them and peeling them before launching then into your mouth. They are full of loads of … 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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Review: Aldi Wagyu Sirloin Steak, £6.99

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When I read in a newspaper that Aldi was selling Wagyu beef for just £6.99 for an 8oz steak, I fell off my chair. This just couldn’t be true, could … Continue reading

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Boucherie Roulière, Paris: Where the steak is so blue it moos!

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  @recipeshed How would you like your steaks cooked? Oh, just knock its horns off, wipe its nasty ass, and chunk it right here on this plate. — John Clayton … Continue reading

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Paris-inspired Crispy Skin Roast Chicken with Fries and Dressed Lettuce

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My wife took me to Paris for a birth treat recently and we headed for the highly recommended Le Coq Rico – a sensational chicken restaurant in Montmartre. It uses … 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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Brazilian Rump Steak Kebabs

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You may have noticed that the World Cup 2014 will soon be upon us. And thus, hours of TV is being dedicated to that faraway land with its exotic climes, … 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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Italian Chicken Traybake

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This delicious midweek meal is so simple I might get sued under the Trade Descriptions Act for calling it a recipe. All you need is pack of bone-in, skin-on chicken … Continue reading

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Vietnam Pho Bo (Spicy Beef and Noodle Soup)

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Time and effort-wise, Vietnam Pho Bo is not for the faint-hearted. It involves several processes and a lot of ingredients, but the results are well worthwhile: spicy and fragrant from … Continue reading

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Chicken, Chorizo and Roast Tomato Risotto

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The key to a good risotto is to watch it like a hawk and keep adding stock until the rice is to your desired texture. Although this takes a little … 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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35-Day Aged Cote De Boeuf Cooked Sous Vide

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Nothing in the world makes me happier than when my wife’s happy. And that saying about ‘the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ equally applies to my … Continue reading

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Indian-Spiced King Scallops in Lurpak Clarified Butter #FoodAdventures

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I’ve been a fan of Lurpak butter (slightly salted, for me) since long before the adverts featuring Douglas, the little trombone player, made us smile with his attempts to steal … 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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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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Heston Blumenthal’s Slow Roast 42-Day Aged Lincoln Red Beef

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I was walking past a butcher’s window the other day when I saw the most magnificent display of purple, almost black, aged foreribs of beef hanging in the window. At … 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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Parmesan-crusted Lamb Medallions with Feta Salad

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This is a beautiful light and tasty dish with a great marriage of textures: moist, juiciness from the lamb; crunchiness from the coating; crispness from the salad; creaminess from the … Continue reading

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Fillet Steak with Wasabi Butter and Triple-Cooked Chips

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Friday night is Steak Night in Housedad Towers. It might sound boring to do the same thing every week, but when one reaches a certain age, routine keeps you sane. … 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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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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60-Day Aged Rump of Dexter Beef

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This is a truly magnificent hunk of beef. So hunky, in fact, it could have its own female fan club. The breed: Dexter. The cut: Rump.   The age: 60 … Continue reading

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