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
A rare free weekend at home meant I had the chance to roll out the Mac’s ProQ™ Excel 20 and give it the time it deserves with a lovely leg of lamb.
The Excel 20 is very versatile and in addition to being a grill and a smoker, it’s easy to replicate the cooking style of very expensive (and trendy) steam ovens which produce beautifully moist roasts of meat.
Here’s what I did… Continue reading Slow Cooked BBQ Leg Of Lamb With Rosemary & Mustard Crust
I cooked up a hearty batch of pomodoro sauce on Saturday afternoon and as always there was a bit left over so into the fridge it went. Spotting a few left-over sausages in the fridge I went for a Jamie Oliver trick and make super-quick meatballs out of them. If … More Left Over Pomodoro Sauce……
Damn, there’s nothing like a good pizza. And most pizzas you see ARE nothing like a good pizza. Sorry for the cheesy opener. It’s true though. The crap served up by most pizza chains is a million miles from a good authentic Italian pizza. I’ve tried to emulate the real … More Perfect Pizza Dough Recipe
I’m very lucky to work just a few doors away form the excellent Rockfish Grill in Clifton, Bristol. I swung by yesterday to see what looked good on the fish counter and picked out a lush looking monkfish tail. Here’s why I love Rockfish so much. First and foremost the … More Rockfish Rocks My World
Now, when my friend Jon asked me if I would add a post on his blog site I was a little scared, if I’m honest. I’ve never blogged before and as far as my culinary skills go, well, let’s just say I might get a quarter star one day, if I’m lucky. However, the reason I wanted to do it is because I really want to show other people that exciting, exotic dishes do not have to be complicated and scary and they can turn out pretty yummy too! Continue reading Chana Aloo
A couple of weeks ago I happened to be mooching around Cirencester farmer’s market. It’s not a regular haunt despite only being ten mins away from home as the award winning Stroud market is generally so much better in every respect. That was until Cirencester pulled out their secret weapon. … More Buying Smoked Back Bacon From Elizabeth Hurley
Our roving reporter Beth jets off to sumptuous Tuscany on saturday for a week at the award winning Torre Del Tartufo cookery school. She’ll be posting daily reports and photos of her trip and hopefully we’ll get a few authentic hints and tips along the way. Keep checking back for … More Coming Soon – A Week At Cooking School in Tuscany