Recipe: Prawn Saganaki

This Greek staple has been enjoyed by many before me and no doubt many after me. Nothing beats the Greek islands, saganaki and wine. It’s so pipsy to make too! Enjoy. (serves 4 as a starter or 2 as a main) Ingredients 10 whole shell on King Prawns 1 tin chopped tomatoes Half an onion,…

Recipe: Seared Steak and Eggs, Sauce Vierge

This is a simple one dish hit for those nights when cooking for one seems like a pointless task. With a little motivation it’ll always beat freezer food or a takeaway. This steak and eggs for one is a classic. (serves 1) Ingredients 1 thick cut Sirloin steak 2 eggs 1 finely diced and deseeded…

Recipe: Venison Sausage and Puy Lentil Casserole

This heart warmer uses a store cupboard ingredient with a long shelf life and a multitude of uses. They also go a very long way, puy lentils! This casserole is so easy to prep ahead and so satisfying with hunks of warm buttered bread. (serves 4) Ingredients 8 Venison sausages (you can substituteΒ these for pork…

Recipe: Indian Chilli Chicken Naan

A humble warming dish this is a type of ‘open’ sandwich using a Naan Bread as the base and a spicy chilli chicken curry. It’s really easy to make with just a few store cupboard spices and is a recipe I turn to again and again. (serves 2) Ingredients 1 Large skinless chicken breast, cut…

Recipe: Zesty Lamb Fillet Tacos

These zesty tacos offer all the pleasure of comfort food without any of the guilt. The lean lamb loin is complimented by fresh zingy salad ingredients and their an absolute treat for the summer and work brilliantly on the BBQ too. (serves 4) Ingredients 2 lamb loins (4-500g combined weight) 8-10 small tortilla wraps (I…

Recipe: Pork Ramen with a spicy miso broth

To me a well balanced Ramen is the comfort food of the 21st century, like a modern day chicken soup! I’m slightly addicted. The problem with cooking a ramen at home is that recipes often call for ‘overnighters’ and a lot of pre-preparation. I make this recipe on a weeknight and as long as the…

Recipe: Warm Apple Lattice

This refined apple pie is scarily easy to make yet very impressive when entertaining. It’s a brilliant Sunday dish as can be made ahead and there’s only a few ingredients required for a show stopping end to your Sunday roast. (serves 6-8) Ingredients 3-4 large bramley cooking apples, about 750g 50g caster sugar 25g butter…

Recipe: Sausage and Egg Welsh Rarebit Breakfast ‘Mc’Muffin

Weekend breakfast treats don’t get much better than this. Taking little effort but delivering maximum satisfaction these homemade sausage and egg muffins will knock spots off the fast food alternatives, plus you don’t have to leave the house! (Serves 2) Ingredients 4 cumberland pork sausages 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely diced 1 Tsp finely…

Recipe: A Crayfish Party

I’m going to share this family secret with you, a dead easy yet theatrical recipe that creates theatre in your own home. Crayfish (or crawfish) are absolute taste gems. They need little cooking, you just twist off the head, crack the tail and unearth a taste sensation by dunking and eating the tails. They can…

Recipe: Poached Trout with a Warm potato salad

Trout often loses out to it’s more readily available pink mate the ‘Salmon’, but, if you’re lucky enough to know a fisherman then they’ll happily catch you a beautiful spotty fresh rainbow trout which will knock your socks off. Failing that Trout is commonly available in most supermarkets now and all good fishmongers. This dish…

Recipe: Escalope of Chicken with Truffle Mayonnaise

A perfect light lunch this dish is beautiful on it’s own or with a crisp green salad or some steamed french beans. If you can’t find the truffle it’s optional but don’t skip the truffle oil in the mayonnaise of you can help it. (serves 2) Ingredients 2 skinless and boneless chicken breasts 2eggs 100g…