LAMB SAUSAGE ROLLS WITH PEA AND MINT DIP

This is one way to add a bit of finesse to a sausage roll! Perfect for a summers day picnic or on a platter at a buffet; spoon on a little bit of that fresh pea and mint dip to add another dimension of fresh and zingy to your pallet. They work so well and…

CRISPY BRAN FLAKE CHICKEN GOUJONS

At first this was just an experiment, but it turned into a really great idea! Who would have thought that bran flakes could turn something so crispy and delicious, coating those tender chicken fillets like it was born to do so! Using oat flour as a first coating worked just as well as using regular…

MUSCOVADO ROASTED PORK BELLY WITH SALSA VERDE

This meal is where it’s at – the comfort of a lovely roast with a fresh and zingy Salsa Verde, bringing summer to life! We soaked our pork overnight in a brine of Muscovado sugar, sea salt and a few more additions which created a fantastic dark crackling with the perfect crunch. This saltiness with…

SWEET AND STICKY MEATBALL CURRY

This recipe brings together two types of sauces that us British love: a rich onion gravy and a spicy curry sauce. You can choose to serve this up with mash if you prefer, but we enjoyed it with rice – soaking up that sweet and sticky caramelised onion curry sauce. Using meatballs in this curry…

STILTON AND BRAMLEY APPLE PULLED PORK SLIDERS

Melted Stilton is just to die for when melted on a rich meat such as beef or this fantastic pulled pork and the apple is the perfect sweet company. This is ideal to serve up to your mates to enjoy with a few beers. It’s totally worth the wait! Ingedients makes 10 Pork shoulder joint…

SPICY BUTTER CHICKEN WINGS WITH BALSAMIC GLAZE

Sometimes, getting in a mess with finger food can make it all the more fun! These tasty chicken wings are the spicy, succulent kind that you won’t be able to stop yourself from going back for more. They’re smothered in a beautiful butter and the sweetness from the balsamic is just the icing on the glaze……

BEER CAN CHICKEN WITH MUSTARD AND THYME MASH

Using a beer can to cook a chicken in the oven really does cook it to perfection! Just like you would buy a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket, it cooks it so evenly that the skin is crisp and the meat is tender and juicy. Even better, you can use the beer in the can…

STICKY CHICKEN THIGHS WITH SLOW ROASTED VEGETABLES

After a long weekend off for Easter, I think we’re all feeling a little bit glum and a tiny bit heavier from indulging in drink, food and a lot of chocolate. Some of you may even of have had too much of all three. Not us of course… So now is the perfect time for a meal…

STUFFED CHICKEN WRAPPED IN PROSCIUTTO HAM WITH SPAGHETTI

This weekend it was all about simplicity for me. I had some left over cream cheese and caramelized red onion chutney in the fridge, so I decided to stuff a chicken breast with the two and wrap it in some lovely salty prosciutto ham. I crisped that up in the oven and served it with…

SWEET AND SOUR CRANBERRY AND TURKEY STIR FRY

This was something completely experimental that turned out to be a quick, easy and tasty stir fry. Cranberry and turkey is a classic combo which usually resonates around the Christmas period, but this oriental twist makes it an any day meal to enjoy. Sweet and sour go so well together, it’s the ‘ying and yang’ – a…

PULLED BRISKET TAGLIATELLE

Beef that melts in the mouth, a rich pasta sauce, yummy tagliatelle – this dish is to die for! It is also very easy to prepare. All I had to do was pot roast a brisket with some vegetables and boiling water, leaving me with beef ready to shred and a beautiful stock for the sauce. Then…

SWEET AND SPICY SPATCHCOCK CHICKEN WITH RICE

Last Saturday I was at the supermarket and fancied chicken with rice (as you do) so I decided to buy a whole free range and good quality chicken. I don’t care what anyone says, the free range variety does taste a lot better! I decided to spatchcock it and baste it in a marinade using…