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barbecue beef feijoada

barbecue beef feijoada with spicy sweetcorn

As World Cup fever threatens to take over the globe, we turn to the host nation to provide us with inspiration to get us in the mood. I just love these streets that have been painted to get everyone excited! But one of the most important things is the food: things in bowls where people help themselves are always going to work. Here's a way of feeding a crowd and keeping with the Latin American theme: my barbecue beef feijoada, made with brisket. barbecue beef brisket feijaoda I've eaten feijoada a … Continue Reading ››
incredible chicken sandwich

incredible chicken sandwich

what to eat next He takes a lot of flak, but I like Valentine Warner. I certainly like his recipes, which are usually easy to make, easy to eat and make you think "I think I'm going to give that a go..." His latest book, What To Eat Next, is packed with these types of recipes. Duck legs with cucumber, spicy cracked crab claws, deep-fried hotate scallops... all eagerly plastered with post-it notes ready for the to-cook pile. Lots of these are interesting and comforting, with plenty … Continue Reading ››
crunchy polenta shepherd's pie

crunchy polenta shepherd’s pie

All the years I've been blogging, and I've never entered Belleau Kitchen's random recipes challenge. It's been running for a long old time, and I met Dom over three years ago during a Sainsbury's campaign, for which I blogged a cottage pie. I decide to enter his challenge this month, and what do you know, I turn out a similar recipe for this as I did for that campaign - a crunchy polenta shepherd's pie! The power of random, eh? Continue Reading ››
sous vide pork osso buco with crispy polenta

sous vide pork osso buco with crispy polenta

I've been mucking about almost constantly with my Sous Vide Supreme since unpacking it the other week. Pretty much every day the old silver box has been silently ticking away, gently cooking dinner. I'm starting to get the hang of it. sous vide lamb shanks with sticky port wine sauceFollowing on from steak and gammon, I read just about every post by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt on sous vide and attacked a battery of different … Continue Reading ››
roasted vegetable chilli

roasted vegetable chilli with parmesan wedges

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: roasted vegetable chilli video 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 ››