Recipes

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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Chinese New Year – Hong Kong Char Sui

With Chinese New Year upon us it seemed like a great opportunity to cook this incredible quick and simple Char Sui Pork from Jeremy Pang’s new cookbook Hong Kong Diner. Jeremy gifted me a copy of this beautiful book at the official launch and last Autumn and I have to say it’s an awesome read with […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day

So it’s Valentine’s day and the really simple way to cook up a treat for your loved one is to use the BBQ. Guaranteed to impress, and you won’t have a mess in the kitchen to clean-up; what’s not to love!? Each course took me no longer than 20 minutes to prepare and cook, apart from […]

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Jamie Oliver’s So Easy Fish Curry

Week 4 of my Christmas Cookbook series takes a recipe from Jamie Oliver’s 5 Ingredients book. The book was pretty huge over the Christmas season, with the TV series running alongside it, and when the days are short it’s nice to have one of the quick and simple recipes to fall back on.

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Pork Ribs

People often ask me what my favourite thing to cook is when I’m feeding a crowd, and without fail I have to say it’s ribs! Ribs may be seen as one of the peaks of outdoor cooking because you have to master the art of controlling the temperature for a prolonged amount of time, get the […]

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s Rolled Pavlova with Plums, Kiwi and Blueberries

For part 3 in the Christmas cookbook series I’m reminded of some of your BBQ New Years resolutions. Becky Coup and Dominic Black mentioned on Facebook how they would like to cook more desserts on the grill, so I think this one is pretty spot on! For this weeks’ cook I’ve chosen the deliciously soft and pillowy […]

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John Whaite’s Lamb & Black Olives in Rosé Wine with Wholewheat Pasta

My second cookbook adaptation from kitchen to BBQ is a recipe from John Whaite’s latest book – Comfort, Food to soothe the soul. Food fulfils many roles in our lives, whether it’s fuelling us, putting a halt in our hunger, satisfying some of the deepest cravings, or in the case of comfort food it can take […]

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