Monkfish is superb on the grill,which ever way you choose to prepare it. It holds up to stong flavours well so you can use BBQ rubs or powerful spices with it and it is meaty enough to sear at a hight temperature to develop a lovely crust. The monkfish tails … More Monkfish & Chorizo Kebabs
It goes without saying that step one is to buy the best meat you can find. There are a number of cuts that make for great grilled steak and this is down to personal preference.
I’m cooking a couple of small 28 day dry-aged sirloins this evening. It’s a good balance of flavour and tenderness. There’s a decent amount of marbling in the meat which Continue reading The Perfect Grilled Steak – In Detail!
A super quick and easy recipe that uses my favourite fish – Gurnard with a sprinkling of piri-piri seasoning. Continue reading Piri Piri Gurnard
I love asparagus, and surely there’s no better way to cook it than slinging some on the grill? Continue reading Grilled Asparagus
Baked a great loaf this evening and thought I’d share the details and a few of the tips and tricks I’ve picked up. Continue reading A Crusty, Golden, Spelt & Rye Loaf
Sand sole is a new one for me. Never cooked one and don’t remember having eaten it in a restaurant, but, as Neal the head fishmonger at Rockfish pointed out, it’s roughly 1/3rd of the price per kg of dover sole and every bit as tasty. I chose one of … More Great Grilled Sand Sole
If you have a mandolin, you can make up this salad in minutes. Looks fabulous, absolutley PACKED with goodness to boost the immune system. A terrific lunch on its own or great served with fish or chicken as a side dish. It’s based on a cucumber recipe I saw in … More Ultimate Salad to Boost The System!
First of all – sorry about the photo. The beans were half eaten before I’d even fetched my camera so this is a quick camera phone shot.
One of my best friends is a huge JD and Coke fan and I came up with this recipe when she visited recently. I’d cooked bourbon BBQ baked beans before and figured the coke would give it a neat twist. It works really well – the flavours of the JD and Coke just melt down into the background and give terrific depth of flavour. Of course all the alcohol disappears within seconds so perfectly fine for kids too. It’s really quick to prepare and very low maintenance once the cooking process starts.
I cooked these on my BBQ smoker underneath a few slabs of spare ribs that were slow smoking. Continue reading Jack Daniels & Coke Barbecue Baked Beans
I’ve just returned from spending a week by the sea in Woolacombe Bay, North Devon. Stunning scenery, terrific weather, great surf and a notable cream tea. I had the pleasure of sampling several cream teas during the course of the week. Mainly thanks to my sister who has a bit … More A Proper Cream Tea
I love to eat good Mexican food but to be honest, the Cotswolds is not famed for it’s enchilladas or guacamole. I’ve tried all manner of shop and deli bought packet and jar sauces to cook up at home but even the better ones have left me disappointed. A little … More Home Made Enchillada Sauce – So Easy You HAVE To Laugh!
I posted this at the start of the year but thought it worthwhile reposting again as I am knocking up a batch today for some friends. So here’s a little bit of my summer for you to cook up – also of course can be cooked indoors, but really – … More Best Home-Made Burgers. Guaranteed.
You really can’t argue with Pythagoras – he had a point….
Such a quick and easy dish to knock up. Step 1 – Buy good fish. Any chunky white fish will do – haddock, pollack, cod etc. I work a couple of doors down from Mitch Tonks‘ new restaurant and fishmongers, Rockfish, in Bristol and rate them very highly. Get your … More Lovely Fish Parcels With Shredded Leeks, Carrots & Fennel
Montevideo, Uruguay: 12 metric tons of beef, a mile long grill and 1,250 grill masters later a Guinness world record is set!