Category Archives: carrots


banh mi muffuleta

banh mi muffuletaGive me an excuse to do a posh sandwich, and I'm there. Inspired by a recipe in a recent issue of the Jamie magazine, this recipe crosses the Vietnamese baguette with the New Orleans superbap. Truth be told it's only a little of both, but gives you an idea where it's heading. One of my colleagues came round for lunch and I had to make this for him. He loves Asian inspired flavours so it was right up his street. This also … Continue Reading ››

smokey BBQ beef hash

smokey BBQ beef hash | Big Spud I think I'm due a badge: I'm the last person in the UK to never have eaten at Nando's. If I walk past a branch around dinner or lunch there's always a queue around the block. I'm not sure why. It seemed to creep into the public consciousness out of nowhere. I'm sure it's wonderful, but I've just never felt the compulsion to try it. Therefore I was nonplussed when a bottle of Nando's Smokey BBQ sauce dropped through my letterbox. But I … Continue Reading ››

simply sausage ragu

simply sausage pasta ragu Here's a dish perfect for this time of year, but still doesn't feel like stodge-o-rama thanks to the amount of veg involved. The star ingredient is the sausage, a meaty banger from Simply Sausages. I used their No.1 Recipe Smithfield Original, a relatively unadorned sausage which gives the pork plenty of space for flavour. Mrs. Spud and I thought it was quite simply the best sausage we've ever eaten. The … Continue Reading ››

chicken katsu curry

chicken katsu curry wagamama style Whenever my son is offered a treat out to a restaurant, say for a birthday or good school report, before I've even finished the question he replies "Wagamama". And he always orders the same thing: chicken katsu curry. I've hard arguments with people on Twitter about Wagamama in the past; that it is lowest common denominator stuff, that it's Westernised muck... they are aiming at global appeal to be sure. I can't speak to its … Continue Reading ››

lemon chicken on crispy noodles

lemon chicken on crispy noodles student-survival-guideNot having money sucks. Worse still, not having money and really enjoying food sucks. The time you most notice this is when you're a student. Most Wanted, the magazine for has asked me to come up with some recipes that are frugal but hopefully don't feel like it! The first of these is lemon chicken on crispy noodles. It's inspired by a Ken Hom recipe that's … Continue Reading ››