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…

Spiced Duck Breast with a Soy Sauce, Honey and Ginger Sauce

Happy new year let’s hope 2019 is good to us. Over Christmas I really did eat what I wanted so I’m ready for some healthy food. I had an urge for some Asian flavours but something really simple. This duck dish worked perfectly with the spiced crispy skin. I had broccoli with mine which worked…

Juicy Cod on Lentils with a Red Wine Sauce

I have seen fish with a red wine sauce and lentils when we’ve been holiday in France. I don’t think you can get more french than lentils and wine so I thought I would give it ago myself. Cod works so well in the dish as it is chunky and meaty. This dish is so…

Twice Cooked Sticky and Tender Chinese Pork Belly

What’s not to like about this recipe, soft tender pork meat it’s caramelised crispy fat bits and a delicious sauce that the rice can soak up. I’m not keen on the chewy skin on pork belly in Chinese recipes as it isn’t cooked like crispy crackling. Removing it still leaves a fat layer that you…

Homemade Tomato Sauce and Cheese Nachos

As the summer was late and hot this year I still have some tomatoes left. They aren’t as sweet as they are in the height of summer so cooking them is a good idea. I had some tortilla wraps left over from my work lunches so decided to have a go at my my own…

Pan Fried Sea Bass with Cherry Tomato, Wine and Thyme Sauce

Tomatoes are so amazing this time of year we are having them in salads, oven bakes and in sauces. Sea bass is another great summer ingredient so I combined the two together. This is a fresh tasty summery dinner. The fish, tomatoes and thyme really compliment each other. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 sea bass fillets,…

Gammon Steaks with Leek and Celeriac Mash and Apple Sauce

When we had a buy up from the Devon butcher he had some delicious gammon steaks that I couldn’t resist. I forgot how much I like gammon steaks and haven’t had them for years. They are such a pub classic that I didn’t want to go down the egg and chip route so I searched…