Bubble and squeak is a great way to use up all those Sunday roast or Christmas Day leftovers. The dish’s name supposedly derives from the noises made when the ingredients are fried. In Cockney rhyming slang, bubble and squeak means a Greek, usually shortened to just a bubble. Monday’s dinner would not be complete without […]
The best chips you will ever taste are triple cooked. Use Maris Piper potatoes if you can, they will be light and fluffy inside with a lovely crispy shell.
Easy braised leeks tossed with a little olive oil and a blend of herbs called Herbs de Provence. Made up of herbs that grow abundantly in southern France including rosemary, marjoram, thyme, and sometimes lavender buds. You can buy the blend or combine some of your favourite herbs instead. inspiredtaste.net finecooking.com
Finely sliced leeks quickly deep fried for crispness and flavour. These frizzled leeks make the perfect topping for soups or as a garnish for lamb.
Sauce for Roast Pork It’s traditional to serve apple sauce with your Sunday roast pork, but have you tried rhubarb and apple sauce or even all rhubarb? They make a good pairing and this twist on the classic apple sauce goes great with pork. Rhubarb History Rhubarb seems to have gone in and out of […]
Tartare sauce is the classic accompaniment for fish and shellfish. Here in the UK we add capers, gherkins, lemon juice and dill to the base mayonnaise. greatbritishchefs.com
Grandads onion gravy is a legend in my family. It goes great with Sunday roasts, sausages and pork chops. Making this gravy takes a bit longer than usual, so I only tend to make it when we have the family round for dinner, but it is well worth the effort. Red or White? No, I’m […]
Potatoes Dauphinoise or gratin dauphinois is a French dish of sliced potatoes baked in milk or cream, using the gratin technique. Origins It originates from the Dauphiné region in south-eastern France, situated between the Alps and the Rhone valley. Cheese? English speaking countries like the USA or here in the UK assume that anything gratin […]
Sometimes less is more, and this really simple Portuguese tomato salad is much better than the sum of its ingredients. This simple but delicious salad makes a great accompaniment for meat or fish. Make it in advance to let the flavours mingle and you will be delighted. It reminds me of warm summer evenings on […]
An easy apple sauce needing just four ingredients which goes great with pork or duck. Bramley apples are best for cooking and are widely available.