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The Perfect Grilled Steak – In Detail!

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!

Jack Daniels & Coke Barbecue Baked Beans

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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

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Home Made Enchillada Sauce – So Easy You HAVE To Laugh!

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!

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Lovely Fish Parcels With Shredded Leeks, Carrots & Fennel

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