Ox cheek can be an acquired taste. A great big slab of meat that can be quite irony and offally. Someone that doesn't need convincing is our Kavey, who can wax on the subject for hundreds of words
. If you haven't joined the army of converts, maybe this sous vide ox cheek recipe will change your mind.
As the English weather warms up we turn our attention to grilled and barbecued food. A strong, charred piece of meat, … Continue Reading ››
Those lovely people at Vouchercodes.co.uk
asked me to come up with a family-friendly money-saving recipe. Just for them I made roasted vegetable chilli with parmesan wedges. They filmed it to boot. Watch the whole recipe below on YouTube:
Fun fact: I wasn't going to make wedges, it was supposed to be polenta fingers. Unfortunately the wrong ingredients were delivered! Disaster. A quick rummage around the store cupboard and I settled on (what else) potatoes instead.
Make sure you pop along to … Continue Reading ››
A turkey isn't just for Christmas. It's for all year round.
That was the message put out by the British Turkey board. Headed up by Paul Kelly - a good Essex boy - me and a bunch of others were entertained as a guest of Cyrus Todiwala to help promote the use of turkey throughout the year. Cyrus was an affable host, preparing dinner and chatting away. We were … Continue Reading ››
I've cooked a few whole birds on the barbecue before, such as southeast spatchcock
and slathered with BBQ sauce
. But with getting a drum-style barbecue this year I could try grilling a whole one for the first time.
This chicken came about from trying Sainsbury's new chicken roaster. It's a metal stand which holds the bird in a vertical position while it roasts. Assembled … Continue Reading ››
I found myself in GBK
at the weekend. It was supposed to be family lunch at Las Iguanas, but a few seconds of appalling customer service had me trundle a few steps down Lakeside's Boardwalk to the burger parlour.
I was surprised how much I enjoyed it - a tasty "Capital" cheeseburger with standard accompaniments, a choice of brioche or regular sesame seed bun and all the monkey nuts you can eat. But the shoestring fries were great, particularly when you shake … Continue Reading ››