Speedy Steak Stir Fry

You want a quick, tasty, healthy dinner, you could do much worse than a stir fry. Roasting the red peppers is genius, it really changes the flavour and makes this stir fry all the better for it. Lemongrass, I have never really thought about lemongrass before. I have used it in cooking, I enjoy the [...]

Thai Spiced Stargazer

This is a great meal, the stargazer is a fantastically flavourful fish. If you can't find it you could substitute it for monk fish. The other flavours are strong so you need a fish that can handle its own on the plate. In the wild the stargazer is an amazing fish that can be venomous [...]

Beef Meatball Goulash With Rice

Originating from medieval Hungary, Goulash is a deep, rich, belter of a dish. Back in the 9th century goulash was eaten by Hungarian shepherds. They would take cooked, seasoned meat and dry it in the sun to preserve it. Then they would store it in bags made from sheep stomachs. When they wanted to eat [...]

Crispy Sea Bream with Braised Fennel, Parsley Mash and Zesty Crumbs

A simple dish that is made great by a fantastic crumb that lifts the flavours from the other ingredients. The main component of this meal, the fish, was as you would expect fresh and tasty. The skin was nice and crisp and gave a nice texture to the dish. I loved the fennel. I have [...]

Cheats Lamb Moussaka

Lamb, just using it instead of beef gives you such a rich flavour. Soft aubergines and a mouthwatering creme fresh and Parmesan topping will have you wishing you made enough for thirds. When I think of Moussaka I think of Greece. It does however, like most dishes, have many variations. Across the Balkans for instance it [...]

Jamie’s Traybaked Chicken with Smoky Peppers, Onions and Tomatoes

Before making this I thought it was missing something, potatoes, couscous, anything. There didn't seem to be enough food for a dinner. I'm wrong again. It was satisfying, fresh and super tasty.  Maybe I have conditioned myself that the bigger the plate of food the better, or the more satisfying. In my head your [...]

Jamie’s South East Asian Chicken Curry with Fluffy Rice

Now I am slightly biased, I would eat anything Jamie Oliver put in front of me. I have nearly all his books, dvd's, eaten in his restaurants and had a cooking classes at his recipease store. I can honestly say he is the reason I started cooking and growing. His Jamie at home book is [...]

Lamb and Chickpea Curry

In previous posts when I said you only need a few ingredients to make a great meal you know, keep it simple.. scrap that, because this little beauty took my opinion, chewed it up and spat it back in my face. I will go as far to say this is in my top three meals [...]

Treat Day tomato, Chorizo and Mozzarella Orzo

Just looking at these ingredients you know what this is going to taste like, and this really does live up to the expectations. Great flavour combinations literally stuck together with soft stringy mozzarella.  For a while now I've been banging on about big pasta, you know the Rigatoni', tortellini they carry more flavour and feel [...]

Bacon Chilli and Butternut Squash Risotto

This risotto is light, fresh and so tasty I nearly didn't share it with my wife. (her portion may have been slightly smaller than mine.. no more than a couple of tablespoons..three max.. and a few extra bits of squash.. whats four tablespoons when you love someone) So once you have chopped your onion, garlic,parsley, [...]