Thursday, 7 December 2017

Recipe: Slow-Roasted Korean Lamb Shoulder

One of my favourite ways to cook lamb is slow roasting - long and very gently until the meat falls off the bone, deliciously tender and full of flavour. This recipe for lamb shoulder with a Korean-inspired marinade is a real feast but requiring very little effort, as the glorious slow-cooked meat does the hard work and all you have to do is prepare a few simple accompaniments. Make time to marinade the lamb shoulder overnight and cook it slowly until it pulls apart at the touch of a fork. The delicious result is well worth the wait: soft juicy pulled lamb with Korean sauces soaking into sticky sushi rice, topped with sweet hoisin sauce and a hit of chilli from sriracha, all wrapped up in a little gem scoop with a crunch of cucumber and spring onion in each mouthful. It is messy, but very tasty, and a real crowd pleaser. My recipe serves four greedy people. Get stuck in...

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Recipe: Sausage, Fennel + Mushroom Ragu

This sausage ragu is some serious autumn comfort food just waiting to be mopped up by a big slice of bread. It is also a real one-pot wonder: easy to prepare, despite the rather long ingredients list, and leaving minimal washing up. It is also incredibly delicious and makes fantastic leftovers, too. I use a combination of plain pork sausages and a more herby variety, or Italian-style seasoned sausages from the butchers for this. Make sure you get it on the hob with a good two hours' cooking time ahead of you - it is so worth the advance planning... 

Recipe: Aubergine + Bean Chilli

Winter's on the way, comfort food is on the menu, and I'm BACK! The Blog has been rather neglected this summer but I'm *all* about warming one-pots and big batches of cosy curries and stews so I promise to make a proper return to blogging my favourite recipes once again this winter. Let's start things off with this feisty little weeknight number: Aubergine and Bean Chilli with Tomatoes and Red Pepper. It's a good 'un (and it is also vegetarian - vegan without the soured cream - if you happen to be into that kinda thang)... 

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Recipe: Oat + Fruit Snack Bars

Here's another nice recipe to chuck together using mainly store cupboard ingredients. I originally made these oat bars to use up some fruit and to try out on my toddler as a healthy snack, and they were such a hit that I made another batch soon after! They are pretty virtuous: very little butter, and big on the dried and fresh fruit, so if you feel they need a bit more 'treat' in them whack in a couple of handfuls of chocolate chips or up the golden syrup... 

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Recipe: Lemon Lamb Curry

This curry is so quick and easy that the recipe fits on a scribbled sheet of tiny notepaper, one which was stuck into my scrapbook of recipes* by my sister so I'd stop asking her for the recipe every week. We really do make it that frequently - it's a delicious curry, really simple to make, and perfect for a midweek dinner. For a bigger feast we serve it with rice and another curry - such as the aubergine one in the picture from Rick Stein's Far Eastern Odyssey book - or garlic and chilli lentils, but more regularly just piled on top of chapatti or naan, with yoghurt and fresh coriander.