Category: Comfort Food

Szechuan pepper fried chicken

Serves 2 hungry people…. Marinade 2 chopped chicken breast in 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar and 1/8 cup sugar for 2 hours. Dredge in a thick batter made from 1/2 cups rice flour, 1/2 cups cornstarch and 1/3 cup fizzy water. Drop piece by piece into hot oil (160C is…

Beef Short Ribs – Ginger Pig meat book

Recipe by Fran Warde, from the Ginger Pig Meat Book. Serves four For the ribs 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 8 individual Jacob’s ladder ribs Vegetable oil for baking tray…

Thai Fried Chicken Bites

In a large saucepan, combine 300 grams salt, 160 grams granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, 10 hot Thai chilies, 6 bruised sticks of lemongrass, 2 handfuls of kaffir lime leaves, 1 handful of chopped galangal, 1 handful of cleaned cilantro root, 1 handful of garlic, 1…

Ottolenghi’s slow cooked brisket for cheese steaks

For this recipe I have changed two things. Firstly I have doubled the water in the glaze/sauce, as when I tried it had all but gone after cooking. Secondly, it seems 6 hours at 120c works perfectly, rather than 10 hours at 110c. Recipe Oil and season a 720g…

Kiymali Ispanak – Spinach with Ground Beef (Turkish)

Serves 4 Using a medium size casserole, sweat 1 chopped large onion, before adding 500g beef mince, a chefs pinch of salt and a small pinch of sugar – cook until lightly browned. Next, stir 2 Tbsp of tomato puree and fry briefly to remove any bitter flavour before adding 2 chopped tomatoes and 100g long grain rice. Stir everything together then…