Chicken and Pea Aubergine Green Thai Curry

We went to our big Chinese supermarket to stock up on asian essentials while we were there we saw these pea aubergines. The only place we have ever tried them is in bali and they served them in a red Indonesian duck curry. They have quite a slightly bitter citrus flavour. This curry is simple,…

Fresh Crab and Asparagus Risotto

As I originally come from Torquay I have always liked crab as we had the famous brixham crab. Luckily up here in the southeast they have really good fish and shellfish so I’m still enjoying it. I’m funny with food as I go off an ingredient have a break and then like it again, asparagus…

Pan Fried Gnocchi, Mushrooms and Chard with Goats Cheese

So for meatless Monday this week I opted for gnocchi. Also my local farm shop had gorgeous bunches of Swiss chard. For the meaty part I used mushrooms. This recipe is quick, healthy and tastes delicious. Perfect for w weekday dinner. Ingredients (serves 2) 1/2 packet of gnocchi (175g) Knob of butter 1 banana shallot,…

End of Season Game, Ale and Mushroom Pie

So the game season has finished and I still had some knocking around in the freezer. I had some pheasant breasts, venison and a rabbit so I decided to cut off the meat and chuck them altogether in a pie. It was delicious and a nice nod to the end of the season until it…

Fake Away Friday Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

I love all the crispy Chinese dishes such as crispy chilli beef, crispy duck and pancakes, pancake rolls, sweet and sour king prawn and the list goes on. We have a new butchers that has opened in our town so we went to check it out and I noticed they had some pork stir fry…

Easy Leftover Roast Lamb Ragu and Pasta

Lamb is the only meat I don’t like cold in a leftover salad and as it isn’t the cheapest meat in the world it is satisfying to get another meal out of it. This recipe is simple but really tasty as I used spices and herbs on the slow roasted lamb. Perfect for Monday or…

Chicken, Pancetta, Mushroom and Kale Topped Jacket Potato

I find jacket potato a nice comforting weekday dinner, I also fancied a nice healthy comforting topping and this ticks all the boxes. Chicken, bacon and mushrooms is one of my favourite combos. it’s jazzed up with the sage and kale to add that final flourish. Ingredients (serves 2) 1 packet of smoked pancetta or…

Lamb Chops with a Zesty Redcurrant Gravy

I love all food but lamb has to be one of my favourites. Rather than waiting for the weekend to have a roast I fancied a mid week fix so opted for chops. It worked a treat. I don’t think I can eat lamb without rosemary and you can probably see from my posts I…

Pan Fried Gurnard on a Fennel and Parmesan Gratin

Keeping the healthy new year kick going I’m trying to cut out some of my carb intake. If you like liquorice or better still a shot of Pernod then you’ll love fennel as it have a lovely aniseed flavour. I always think Gurnard are such a pretty fish as they are red with yellow and…