Simon Hopkinson’s Parmesan Biscuits

I can’t tell you the number of recipes I’ve made from Simon Hopkinson’s recent television series the Good Cook. Somehow I’m much more tempted to try recipes after watching someone cook it than I would be from just reading the same recipe in a cook book. Hence the popularity of cooking shows I guess. That … Continue reading

Mustard Roasted Fish

My husband recently went on a fishing trip with some friends and came back proudly bearing four enormous kingfish fillets. Thankfully they scaled, gutted and filleted the fish they caught before bringing them home otherwise I might not have been as happy to have them. It’s the first time I’ve eaten fish that’s been caught … Continue reading

Khoresht Karafs – Persian Lamb & Celery Stew

I don’t cook nearly as much Persian food as I’d like to. Unfortunately it’s not food that can be whipped up quickly and needs the better part of an afternoon to prepare and cook – it’s slow cooking at it’s best. The saving grace to all those hours is that khoresht freeze and reheat beautifully … Continue reading

Apple Tart with Salted Caramel Glaze

This is such an easy dessert yet it looks so impressive and tastes wonderful. The hardest part is slicing the apples thinly but if you have a mandoline even this is a cinch. Store bought all butter puff pastry – and it does need to be a really good quality all butter one, is placed … Continue reading

Tandoori Lamb Cutlets with Bombay Potatoes

   Next time you feel like firing up the barbecue and want a break from the same old steak dinner I can highly recommend these tandoori lamb cutlets. I needed to provide a barbecue meat and salad dish to take along to a family gathering and I was trying to think of something a little … Continue reading

Simon Hopkinson’s Baked Red Peppers

This recipe by Simon Hopkinson, sometimes referred to as Piedmontese Peppers, has been around for a very long time. Delia Smith even featured it in her hugely successful Summer Collection cook book published back in 1993. Somehow though the recipe never really grabbed me until I saw Simon Hopkinson make it on his recent TV … Continue reading

Hot Crab Dip – A Great Snack for Super Bowl

This is another appetiser that’s very quick to throw together and with Super Bowl just around the corner a perfect snack to add to your party table. Hot, gooey and cheesy this dip is a real crowd pleaser. I normally serve this with thinly sliced and toasted baguette but any firm cracker will do. It’s quite rich … Continue reading