It has taken me the guts of a year to perfect my fakeaway sweet and sour chicken dish and tonight I finally did it so I rushed to write it down straight after dinner with my belly smiling . When I'm told by the family its better than the Chinese I know its a good... Continue Reading →
Beef Bourguignon with Crispy baby potatoes
What I love about my beef bourguignon is the fact that it tastes better as the days goes on. You can batch cook and freeze this or have it on day one and three like we tend to do here. Serve with baby potatoes or roasted sweet potato wedges on the first day and rice... Continue Reading →
Lemon and garlic crab claws and prawns tagliatelle
IngredientsCrab clawsPrawns deveined Lemon (zest of and juice of)One onion choppedTwo courgettes choppedRapeseed oilTagliatelle pastaThree garlic cloves gratedTwo chicken stock pots ( mixed with 1 l.5itre of water and 1 with 250ml of water)Tin of plum tomatoes ( cherry would be lovely too)Garlic granulesmediterranean herbsLemon pepperSaltMethod Defrost your fish if required in cold water and... Continue Reading →
Griddled sesame prawns and courgette in a sticky oyster sauce
I cook this in the griddle pan as I love the texture of the courgette and prawn in this dish but its as easy to cook in a wok or pan. IngredientsPrawnsSesame seedsSesame oilGarlic oilchinese five spicegarlic powderonion powdersoy sauce 3 tablespoonsginger choppedoyster sauce 3 tablespoonsfish sauce 1 tablespooncourgettesasparagustenderstem brocollionionHalf a lemons juice MethodPart steam your... Continue Reading →
Why I am hanging on to the slow life
As I sat in my empty house for the first time on my own in over seven months and wiped the tears from my eyes whilst simultaneously enjoying the silence , I sat back and inhaled a deep breath and as I let my breath go my mind kicked into overdrive, not quiet used to... Continue Reading →
Creamy crab and prawn tail risotto
Well I can only say this dish is an absolute beauty which can be tailored for a mid week dinner or pushed to the next level for a dinner party special and all in all takes approximately forty minutes to cook so looks impressive compared to the ease of cooking. I know some see risotto... Continue Reading →
Griddled Seasbass & prawns with a lemon and garlic sauce ,courgette cakes and rice.
IngredientsOne large seabass fillet per personOne packet of prawnsTwo chicken stock potsMediterranean herbs mixGarlic cloves ( I used three)Garlic granulesOne Lemon ,zest and juice ofOne eggOne courgetteTwo shallots or one onionPanko breadcrumbsBasmati riceBlack pepperFlourSaltMethodGet your rice on first, one cup of rice to one and a half cups of cold water, with one chicken stock... Continue Reading →
Patatas bravas and crispy chicken strips bowl.
INGREDIENTS AND METHOD Chicken strips Panko breadcrumbs 1 egg Onion granules Garlic granules Paprika Tumeric Chicken thighs Mix all the dry ingredients into the Panko breadcrumbs. Flatten the chicken slightly with a meat mallet or whatever comes to hand and then cut into strips. Dip the chicken into the egg, then the breadcrumb mix, spray... Continue Reading →
Who doesn't love Paella, it immediately reminds me of sunny Spanish days or indeed rainy days like today in Ireland during the Covid 29 lockdown. We were due to fly to Majorca yesterday but thar wasn't meant to be so instead I decided to bring a little Spain to our dinner table. It's a dish... Continue Reading →