Anchovy is a well-known flavouring for lamb. It melts away into the meat seasoning it inside and out (check out Heston Blumenthal's recipe for roast lamb with anchovy
). I'd managed to get myself some excellent English lamb leg from Sainsbury's
. British lamb is bang-on season at the moment so should be enjoyed now. But come Sunday I couldn't decide what to season it with. Then it struck me that I had some nori seaweed sheets
in the cupboard. Seaweed is salty and rich and chock-full of umami so sounds a … Continue Reading ››
This recipe is a take on a boulangere, potatoes simmered in stock. Made with leftover roast lamb coated in Lea & Perrins what else could I call it but "L&P", lamb & potatoes. It could be made just as well with beef and slipping a few bits of veg in there wouldn't go amiss. I served mine with peas in mint butter, and a blob of pickled red cabbage.
I'm not sure I don't ever have a bottle of Lea … Continue Reading ››
For all the different things I make on this blog, I do still love a roasted potato as often as I can. Usually fluffy varieties are the ones, but a new potato can be a great alternative if treated right. Although to be honest slathering anything in rosemary, garlic and thyme is often a good idea.
Really though, I made these as a vehicle for ranch dressing. When relatives … Continue Reading ››
It's been something of a duck week. I nearly picked up two duck breasts at the weekend, but when they cost £7 and a whole duck cost £8, it seemed a false economy (as buying meat portions almost always is). So after enjoying some lovely roasted duck breasts with red wine sauce and sauté potatoes, what to do with the rest of the duck?
Heston had a bloomin' good suggestion in Heston at Home
: potted duck. … Continue Reading ››
I was coming home on the train and decided it would be pie or nothing for dinner. Luckily all the ingredients were on hand. Patchwork for two reasons: I had some squares of puff pastry to use because I'd absent-mindedly cut loads more than I need when making sausage rolls; and ended up using a hodge-podge of all odds and ends things I like.
Patchwork pie (serves 4 - 5):
500g beef mince
100g mushrooms, sliced
1 sprig rosemary, leaves picked
1 … Continue Reading ››