Tag Archives: nigel slater

perfect jacket potato

perfect jacket potato I quite like jacket potatoes, but the observant among you will note I'm more of a roast potato man. To my mind a jacket should be crisp and earthy on the outside, yet fluffy and yielding inside. Is there any other way? Mrs. RP is an absolute fiend for the jak pot however, and could have them every day. Something else that divides the Roast Potato household is BEANS. BAKED BEANS. I have a rabid, horrific hatred of them. It's the one … Continue Reading ››

aromatic rice

This is the rice from the chicken tikka masala recipe. I've broken it out to it's own page otherwise I have trouble finding it! Aromatic rice:

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, peeled and bashed

1 cinnamon stick

3 cloves

4 cardamom pods

1 cupful rice per person

  1. Fry the onion gently until softened, then add the garlic.
  2. Add the spices and stir, allowing them to warm.
  3. Add the rice and a generous sprinkle of salt, stir will to coat the rice in the spiced oil. Top up the pan with three … Continue Reading ››

sausage and mustard rigatoni

sausage and mustard rigatoni Nigel Slater. What a deity of food writing. No-one can conjure more poignant or vivid portraits of cooking that can transport you to the moment of being mid-mouthful. He has pretty much sewn up the childhood nostalgia food writing market, and we love him for it. I have a couple of his books and they are invaluable. I don't often cook directly from them, but I use them sometimes just for the joy of reading about food, or to jumpstart … Continue Reading ››