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pork and lamb ragu

slow cooked pork and lamb ragu

I had a great big clear out of the freezer and unearthed heaps of lamb and pork. Great big lamb shanks and chunks of pork all solid as rock and crying to be used up. I couldn't resist the opportunity to make a slow cooked pork and lamb ragu. Kinda traditional style, but I used a few Knorr flavour pots to kick things along. If you don't have stock pots, add about 6 cloves of crushed garlic and a tablespoon of dried Italian herbs such as oregano, basil, or parsley. I didn't even have an … Continue Reading ››
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 ››