recipes

My recipes/cooking blog. I don't update it anywhere near as often as I should, but that's probably because I don't get creative in the kitchen anywhere near as often as I should!

  • Beef Stroganoff

    Pretty much every Stroganoff recipe out there seems to contain mushroom, this is a minor issue in a household that contains no mushroom eaters! It's easy enough to just strip out the mushrooms, …

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  • Sea Bass parcels with asian flavours

    This recipe is based on one by Donal Skehan, tweaked to account for what I had in the fridge and rustled up solely on the desire to use some Sea Bass fillets I had, but not to go for my usual 'go …

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  • Five Cheese Macaroni Cheese

    The only reason this ended up being a five cheese Macaroni Cheese was the simple fact that I had that many different cheeses in the fridge, the Iberico and Mozarella were both left over from …

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  • Potatoes Dauphinoise

    I like my potatoes dauphinoise strongly flavoured with garlic, tending more towards dry with most of the cream absorbed by the potatoes and a crunchy top layer of potatoes that have been …

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  • Slow braised leg of lamb

    Unfortunately, I neglected to capture a picture of the lamb in all its cooked and tender glory before it was served up for dinner on Sunday and then promptly dismembered ready for use in  …

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  • Steak and Guinness Pie

    This is based heavily on a Beef Carbonnade that I've been making for many years, but instead of being topped with slices of baguette slathered with wholegrain mustard, it gets turned into a pie. …

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  • Broccoli and Cheddar soup

    This is a tweaked version of a recipe I've been cooking for several years. I decided to spruce it up today by serving it with some croutons, made using slightly stale tiger bread fried in some …

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  • Soy, Honey and Garlic Chicken

    Based quite heavily on Monica Galetti's recipe for Soy and honey chicken with coconut brown rice, but dispensing with the coconut brown rice, this is a wonderfully sticky dish which doesn't so …

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  • Beef Stew with Horseradish

    With colder nights, more rain, leaves turning brown and Strictly Come Dancing back on saturday evening television, stew once again becomes one of the staple meals of the menu. It's also a …

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  • Breakfast Pizza Bagel

    It does seem a bit OTT to call this a recipe, but as a Gin & Tonic is technically a cocktail, I guess I'm ok with calling this a recipe. Of course, I've used white grapes and sliced cajun chicken …

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