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…

Crispy Duck Breast with a Cider, Mustard and Orange Sauce Recipe

Nothing beats a crispy skin duck breast. We usually have five spice duck breast and fancied something different. The classic combination or duck and orange works well in this dish with added flavour of mustard and cider. We love sauce so even though my recipe serves 2 the sauce serves 4, crushing the new potatoes…

Duck with Homemade Plum and Ginger Sauce Recipe

This was delicious and the plum sauce was so tasty. It tastes so much better than the jarred version. It reminds me of a posh sweet and sour as you get spice, heat, sweetness and sourness. The peppery and aniseedy rub made for a nice change from five spice powder. The meat was juicy and…

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza Base and Tomato Sauce Recipe

There is something satisfying about making your own pizza as you can add your favourite toppings and have the comfort that there are no preservatives in the pizza base. I like salami, mushrooms and artichokes on mine. The homemade tomato sauce makes such a difference there are only 4 ingredients, in a jar there are…

Melt in the Mouth Asian Brisket Recipe

This was so yummy and extremely tender. The asian flavours worked so well and baking it made it so sticky and sweet. The sauce you get is so moorish and tasted so good over the rice. The brisket just melts in your mouth and the aromas while it was cooking made my tummy rumble ….