Category Archives: lemon

chimichurri chicken with patatas bravas

chimichurri chicken with patatas bravas

England may be out of the World Cup, but there's still lots of excuses to throw a football party. For people who enjoy a cooking challenge, it presents opportunities to burrow through the regional cookbooks and get inspired. Will you serve the Nigerian jollof rice? German Bratwurst? Australian shrimp? Ghanaian fufu? Here's a pair of great Latin-flavoured dishes in celebration of Argentina and Spain. First up is a butterflied chicken breast bursting with vibrant lemon and garlic, partnered with a herby, sharp chimichurri sauce. And as a foil for for that, some fiery patatas bravas made with … Continue Reading ››

lemon and black pepper olive pork

lemon and pepper olive pork steaks

My family can't get enough of olives. So when Olives from Spain sent me a bunch of ingredients to try to create a marinade for olives I set to it right away. There was an almost embarrassing selection of things to try, but I kept going back to, of all things, the lemon. Paired with it's old friend, black pepper and just a hint of clove to reinforce the spice this works lovely with fatty … Continue Reading ››

pinot grigio potatoes

image Shock, horror! Another roast potato recipe on this blog. What an anomaly. Of course it isn't, I've got roast potato recipes here, here and here for starters. But this was another twist, derived from cooking Heston's perfect chicken (again). The chicken there is treated with a boozy butter baste. I'd gone a bit crazy and made too much, so decided to slather it on the potatoes. And with a little lemon and garlic to … Continue Reading ››

turkey and courgette meatballs

turkey and courgette meatballs student-survival-guideIn another one of my recipes for students, I've taken inspiration from the wonderful Ottolenghi. In his latest book (Jerusalem by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi (Ebury Press, £27)) he and long-time collaborator Sami Tamimi return to their home town of Jerusalem to reminisce on the food gems of their youth. It's full of wonderful recipes and ideas, and generally speaking most of the recipes are thrifty and homely in nature. This recipe … Continue Reading ››