Recipes

Hot Cross BBQ Buns

The majority of my cooking demonstrations and masterclass include some form of baking and/or dessert and there are 2 simple reasons. The first is that when you bake something like a brownie, a cake or a meringue on a BBQ it really does draw a line in the sand that it’s possible to control the […]

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Perfect Easter Lamb Recipe

Lamb and Easter go hand-in-glove and there’s something beautifully fresh and delicious about this roasted leg of lamb with fresh herbs, garlic and a spot of mustard. Set your BBQ up for an indirect roast between 180 and 200c, put the lid on and be sure to have the vents full over on a kettle […]

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Flat Iron Steak with Herby Cous Cous Salad

It’s no secret that one of my favorite steaks of the last 12 months has been Flat Iron. A relative newcomer to the UK shores, this steak has been popular in N America since the early 2000’s. An unconventional cut this steak is off the forequarter of the beef animal and traditionally was considered too […]

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Sausage Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

This is a cozy wintery comforter, or a brilliant flavoursome dish to enjoy alfresco with some fresh pasta and crusty bread on a beautiful summers eve. Get down to your local butcher and select a flavour of sausage that suits you and your family. Let the butcher do the flavouring for you and then claim […]

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Roasting A Turkey on the BBQ!

In my parents’ generation people talked about entertaining whenever they had guests at the house for a dinner or special occasion. That definition may sometimes be a little lost, but with the Christmas decorations in-place, I can’t think of a more theatrical stage setting for such a special time with loved ones. With any production […]

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Grilled Halloumi Pitas with Mediterranean Vegetables and Hummus

Vegetarian food doesn’t need to be boring and lacking in flavour. Give this simple but very tasty recipe a try for grilled halloumi with marinated mediterranean vegetables and hummus. The squeaky cheese can be a little bit like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, but with all of the freshness going on with […]

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Carrot & Banana Cake

Who doesn’t love a nice slice of cake, especially when it’s loaded with goodies. Well this Carrot and Banana cake has 2 for the price of one! I chose to forgo a classic sweetened cream cheese frosting but should you wish it’s simply a pack of Philly cream cheese with sufficient icing sugar to sweeten […]

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Porchetta

Here’s a recipe I put together to go on an Easter recipe card for my local butcher Robert & Edwards, Reigate. Typically Easter is about lamb but we wanted to do something a little different so chose a pork belly wrapped with lots of fresh herbs, crushed fennel seeds, lemon and seasoning. It’s something you […]

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Guinness & Chocolate Cake, Why Not? Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I’ve seen the fridge magnets that say, “I love to cook with wine, and sometimes a little even ends up in the food!” In this recipe that’s very much the case with 250ml of Guinness helping to keep the cake beautifully moist! Think of your classic chocolate sponge and intensify the depth of flavour from […]

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Dessert On A BBQ? Because You Can!

Dessert On A BBQ? Because You Can! Picture the scene, it’s a beautiful warm summers eve, you’re sat in the garden enjoying the company of friends, you’ve had a beautiful meal and you want something sweet to finish things off with. In the fruit bowl you just happen to have a pineapple, there’s a pot […]

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