I was fortunate enough to be sent some lovely bits and bobs by the Welsh lamb board, and asked to write up a recipe. It was an easy 'yes' from me, as I am a massive fan of Welsh lamb, with it's rich meatiness and deep savoury grassy notes. And this lamb was truly delicious, some of the best tasting lamb I've ever had. I've … Continue Reading ››
I fancied something a little special for our anniversary and it had been a long time since we'd had duck. We also fancied some beetroot so I put the two together, along with a variation on the mash I did for the fish pie recently to make a delicious dinner.
Duck breast with pomme purée and roast roots:
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Jamie Oliver's latest turn is to ratchet up the speed and get us making 30 Minute Meals. It's always great fun watching Jamie when he's enthusiastic, and there's a real purpose to what he's doing. The one that caught my eye was the roast beef dinner. After much pleading from a pregnant Jools after a late finish, he worked up a method … Continue Reading ››
During his TV series In Search of Perfection Heston Blumenthal crafts his perfect fish pie. I love a good fish pie, and I'm sure this one is superb although as with many of his recipes it requires oddities, not limited to oyster juice (?), hay-smoked haddock and agar-agar powder. I don't quite fancy this level of faff, but recall that during the TV programme the potato topping he made sent him quite giddy. His face said … Continue Reading ››