Jamie Oliver’s Lamb Shoulder Tikka Masala

If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know that I have a thing for slow cooked lamb such as this soy and garlic braised lamb shoulder or this slow cooked lamb pasta but this recipe by Jamie Oliver is the daddy of them all. Talk about a lot of bang for your buck! First you have … Continue reading

Classic Beef Stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff has been around a long time, and by long, I mean since the 1890’s. The dish originated in Russia but quickly became popular in the West, especially in the 1970’s when it was a dinner party standard. It seems to have gone out of fashion since then which is a shame because it’s … Continue reading

Spicy Prawns with Angel Hair Pasta

This recipe is a bit of a mish-mash of cuisines; it’s part South-East Asian, part Indian and with the pasta element, part Italian. A little confused I admit but it’s quite addictive. You could limit it’s culinary passport somewhat and replace the angel hair pasta with noodles or rice but Italian pastas have a different, … Continue reading

Plum Cake Tatin

This recipe is a little spin on the traditional tarte tatin and comes courtesy of the Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten.  Instead of shortcrust pastry  being used to cover the caramelised fruit, in this case plums, a small amount of cake batter is made – literally just enough to spread over the top of the fruit … Continue reading

Zuni Cafe’s Roast Chicken

A while ago I published a post titled Thomas Keller’s Perfect Roast Chicken. I love it for it’s ease and simplicity and it’s been my go to roast chicken recipe ever since. But I decided I needed to do some further testing to see how Thomas Keller’s roast stood up to other hot contenders for … Continue reading