Ingredients

Top Tips for Grilling Vegetables

Back in January I asked what BBQ New Years Resolutions people had and one of the popular responses was to cook more side and vegetable dishes on the BBQ. It’s a trend that is ever increasing and we want to have side dishes that are more interesting that the classic iceberg lettuce, chopped tomato and […]

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Grilled Padrón Peppers

Padrón peppers take their name from the region where they originate in northwestern Spain. While typically green in colour they can be red or yellow, and depending on how much water they have as they grow they can be spicy or not. Customarily fried in oil and served as tapas this little taste of sunshine […]

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Mexican Elotes Corn on the Cob

Corn on the cob is a perennial barbecue favourite but sometimes it’s good to mix things up a little and this Mexican street corn is the perfect antidote. Usually topped with crumbled Cotija cheese a Mexican dry grated cheese made with cows milk often referred to as Mexican Parmesan, I’m substituting with a salty Feta […]

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Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

With asparagus season almost at an end in the UK this quick and easy dish is perfect either as a sharing starter enjoyed with a glass of wine, or as a side for a larger dinner. So simple to do and no special equipment really required, what’s not to love?! Ingredients 20 asparagus spears 10 […]

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Slow Cooked Brisket Pie

British Pie Week is here again and this slow cooked brisket pie with a puff pastry is just the ticket, especially given the cold snap we’ve experienced the last few days. The filling can be made in advance if you don’t have time to make these beauties all the way through on the same day. […]

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Cauliflower Steaks with Harissa & Roasted Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower often has quite a lack-lustre reputation. You might have been forced to eat it as a child, boiled within an inch of its’ life, or parboiled and blanketed with a very tasty, but nonetheless thick coating of cheese sauce. More recently though cauliflower has enjoy a resurgence for it’s integral flavour, which is often […]

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Lamb Chops with a Pea & Bean Salad

Whenever I’m asked about my favourite food, I always talk about lamb chops. It’s the way the fat on the tail end of the chop goes all crispy and sweet, and I know I’m not alone from the way members of many an audience have reacted. It may be a British thing but there is […]

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Nigella’s Flash-Fried Squid with Tomato and Tequila Salsa

So Part 5 of my Christmas cookbook series had to go to Nigella Lawson, and a recipe from her brilliant book At My Table. I know so many people who watched the TV series that accompanied the book, which was brilliant by the way, and as always Nigella can do no wrong. My only fear with writing a […]

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Skirt Steak with Roasted Root Veg Salad

Reading previous recipe blogs you’ll know I enjoy the flavour of the lesser known cuts of steak such as Flat Iron and Bavette, and in this recipe the Skirt steak falls into this category nicely. These steaks cost a little less than your typical sirloin, fillet and rib eye, but eat like a million dollars! […]

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Product Review – Sherwood Wholesale Foods

I’m always humbled whenever a company gets in-touch to say they want to send me product to test. Recently I received a parcel of meat from Sherwood Foods who specialise in supplying butchers shops across the UK with tradition cuts of meat, as well as the more modern US inspired BBQ cuts like Boston butts, […]

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