Amazing Seaweed Butter for Steak

For me the best way to finish off a great steak is to slather it with a delicious compound butter as soon as it comes off the grill. A good piece of meat needs nothing more done to it and whilst I’m partial to a Bernaise sauce as an accompaniment, I don’t like to mess … Continue reading

Oven Baked Chicken Parmigiana Sliders

I think you could put anything in the middle of a bread roll and it would taste great and one of my favourite sliders, apart from the usual burger of course, is chicken parmigiana. Parmigiana is delicious as is but put it in the middle of a bun and it tastes even better. This is a … Continue reading

Marinated Fried Zucchini with Mint

I am always on the look out for new and different side dishes. Even though a side dish is the supporting act in a meal and never the star of the show, a really good side can turn an ordinary or plain main into something very special. I guess that’s why side dishes in steak restaurants … Continue reading

Persian Baked Chicken with Saffron & Barberries

I must confess that this baked chicken is not a traditional Persian dish but rather my own invention.  When I’m cooking a Persian meal for a large crowd I like to serve a variety of Khoresht (meat based stews) along with Persian steamed basmati rice and I often feel that a poultry dish of some description would … Continue reading

Marinated Eggplant

This is another winner of a recipe from Yottam Ottolenghi. If you have a fondness for eggplant you’re going to love this dish. I normally find eggplant that has been baked rather than fried a little on the dry side. It’s great that it’s healthier but it lacks the silky soft quality that eggplant has … Continue reading

Nigel Slater’s Garlic Crumbed Chicken

This is one of those very fast and simple mid-week meals that looks and tastes like it took a  lot of time and effort to create. It reminded me somewhat of chicken Kiev, but with a healthier fresher approach. Don’t be too mislead by the title, whilst there is enough garlic in the dish to … Continue reading

Chinese Braised Eggplant with Garlic, Ginger & Chilli

I adore eggplant and can’t get enough of it in any shape or form. A particular favourite is this Szechuan side dish which is normally referred to as eggplant with fish fragrant Sauce. Not the most appealing of titles but rest assured the recipe does not include any seafood; the term “fish fragrant” referring instead … Continue reading