Seasonal

Hot Smoked Salmon Pate

In my previous blog I showed you howto take the centre choice cut from a side of salmon and turn it into a beautiful Salmon Wellington. The question is then what to do with the trimmings that are left over. This recipe is a God send because it takes care of the off-cuts and is […]

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Salmon Wellington

Salmon Wellington (Salmon en croûte) is a worthy centre-piece or alternate to adorn any table over the Christmas season. This recipe is take from Nigel Slater’s larger version, which uses 2 whole sides of salmon stacked one on top of the other with a cucumber filling. This smaller variety requires a 1.2kg centre cut piece […]

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Maple Mustard Marmalade Ham

This ham is an absolute stunner! I have cooked this at events the last few weeks since developing the recipe and it is a sure fire crowd pleaser! I love the intense orange flavour from a good marmalade, the balance of a savoury mustard note and the sweetness from the maple. During my years in […]

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Smoked Brined Turkey

Smoked turkey is a mainstay of BBQ joints in the US and until I began my career in the food industry I always thought that brines were a typically American technique too. That was until I started seeing what goes on behind the scenes in restaurants and at food festivals where white meats such a […]

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Chocolate Orange Bread & Butter Pudding

As we near towards the Festive season tastes begin to change and classic combinations make their return – turkey and cranberry, sage and onion, red wine and mulling spices, and in this case chocolate orange! Most people will have at one time or another received the classic blue and orange square box in a stocking […]

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Old Fashioned Bonfire Night

I love parties outdoors, whatever the weather – especially when they involve delicious food. Bonfire night is the perfect excuse to enjoy the company of friends and family and cook up a feast. Here are my favourite 3 classic bonfire night dishes sure to warm the hearts and souls, whoever you’re sharing the evening with! […]

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Lamb Curry

In honour of National Curry Week I’ve recreated one of my favourite curry dishes using the barbecue. As the mercury drops here in the northern hemisphere I’m using my barbecues for more roasting / indirect cooking meaning I can largely leave the coals, gas or pellets to do the work for me while I’m off […]

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Watercress & Beetroot Salad

October is a time when watercress and beetroot enjoy a very narrow window of being in season at the same time. Watercress is coming to a natural close, and beetroot (beets for the N American readers) is in it’s prime at the moment. I love the pepperiness of the watercress and how it makes a […]

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Butternut Squash with Ricotta, Pine Nuts & Sage

After a summer of salads the Autumn crop of colourful vegetables are here and it seems that the colours match the foliage! Butternut squash certainly reminds me of the Canadian burnt oranges and is a beautiful introduction into the pumpkins that are being carved in pumpkin patches across the country. This little dish is a […]

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Moroccan Spiced Hogget Lamb

Recently I was given half a leg of hogget (lamb) by a farmer who farms lambs for my good friends at Honeywell. Paul Keyes and his son Richard farm in the Salwick area of Lancashire’s Fylde coast and they produce some of the tastiest lamb I’ve had! If you’re wondering what hogget is, it’s an […]

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