Category: 12. December

Duck breast with beans and Marsala – Nigel Slater

Serves 1. Score the fatty side of a duck breast and fry in butter for 3 minutes or so until golden and rendered. Add a tin of Cannellini beans from a can (not completely drained). Toss in a good sprig of rosemary, aa pinch of salt and plenty of…

Grain Mustard in Beer

Add 175 g yellow mustard seeds and 175 g brown mustard seeds to 500 ml of a good hoppy local beer (I used Proper Job) and sit overnight in the fridge. The next day add 160 g runny honey (around 8 Tbsp), 1 Tbsp sugar, 225 ml white wine…

Kleftiko

Feeds around 4-6. Based on the Felicity Cloake recipe in the Guardian. Rub a whole 2 kg shoulder of lamb on the bone with: 2 Tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp each of cinnamon, oregano and salt, a roughly crushed half a head of garlic and the juice of 1 lemon. Cover and leave for…

Pea, Broad Bean and Sweetcorn Veggie Burgers

This is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe with a few alterations. Original recipe is here… With a blender I like to use the ‘grind’ setting, which uses the blunt end of the blades and makes less of a paste. The original mixture was very wet so…

Vegetable Tempura

Serves 4 people as a starter. Mix 150g plain flour with water, little by little, until the consistency of thickish double cream. Season with salt. In a separate bowl whisk two egg whites until stiff. Combine the two by folding the eggs into the batter. Place the vegetables into…

Cauliflower with Onion and Tomato – Madhur Jaffrey

This may be the best thing you will ever eat. Especially with stuffed parathas. Ingredients 1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped A piece of ginger, 2 inches long and 1 inch wide, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 Tbsp…

Goan-Style Dal – Madhur Jaffrey

Taken from this: http://food52.com/recipes/25705-goan-style-dal-curry. The only issue is it is way too salty. Half it. So maybe 3/4 tsp or 1 tsp but no more. Apart from that it tastes great. Serves 4-5 1 cup masoor dal (red lentils), washed and drained 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and…

Groundnut Stew (Peanut chicken stew)

This is originally an African dish, however, I have changed how it is made. Now, rather than having chopped onions, I puree them with the garlic, chilli and a little water and then cook that off – this is more like how you would make an Indian curry,…

Traditional Baked Glazed Ham / Christmas Ham

Ingredients Waitrose Unsmoked English Gammon Joint, about 4kg 6 black peppercorns 6 whole cloves 15g pack fresh thyme 1 fresh bay leaf, torn 1 onion, cut into quarters 500ml bottled stout, such as Guinness 2 x Cooks’ Ingredients Bouquet Garni for Poultry 3 tbsp Dijon wholegrain…

Cranberry Sauce – Christmas Recipes

Adapted from Jamie Oliver Ingredients • 500g fresh cranberries or frozen ones, thawed • 2 bramley apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunks • 125g golden caster sugar • 1 cinnamon stick dressings / sauces | serves 6-8 This is a simple sauce that goes very…

Bread Sauce – Christmas Recipes

Adapted from © delicious. magazine Ingredients Half an onion 6 cloves 600ml full-fat milk 2 fresh bay leaves 8 black peppercorns A very small pinch of nutmeg 150g fresh white breadcrumbs 25g butter 4 tablespoons creme fraiche – optional METHOD How to make bread sauce 1. Halve an…

Turkey and Trimmings – Christmas Recipes

  Turkey (legs removed, boned and stuffed with sausagemeat) http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/roastturkeyandstuffi_71053 Stuffing Do not food process except to cut the onions, breadcrumbs and sage, well you can but make sure you dont puree Kilo of Sausage meat, 4 medium onions (blanched maybe), good handful of sage, loaf…