Family Favourites

Family Favourites

  • You can go down to any British high street and get fish and chips to takeaway. But cook this iconic British meal at home, complete with a side dish of mushy peas.

  • sizzling prawns

    Simple authentic Spanish sizzling prawns with garlic. This has to be one of the most popular tapas dishes ever.

  • meatballs in onion gravy

    Swedish style meatballs in onion gravy, all cooked in just one pan. Perfect for a mid-week evening meal. If you are craving meatballs in gravy but don’t need to buy anything from a certain Swedish retailer found in large blue and yellow buildings? Save yourself the journey, get some beef mince, and try this straightforward

  • irish bacon mash andcabbage

    Bacon mash and cabbage has always been the meal of choice for “a taste of home” for people of Irish descent. This is the most popular meal on St Patrick’s day in Ireland. Both of my wife’s parents are Irish so I have a lot of experience with bacon and cabbage.

  • seafood pasta

    This traditional Portuguese dish of seafood pasta is an excellent choice for lunch or dinner. In my seafood pasta, I particularly like the clams, very typical of Portuguese cooking

  • home baked white loaf

    There is nothing like the smell of fresh home baked bread straight out of the oven. I have been (trying to) bake bread for most of my adult life and with our recent home confinement under Covid, I have found the time to experiment once more with bread recipes. I know classic bread making requires

  • bread pudding

    A firm favourite in my family, served warm or cold, my wife’s aka Nanny’s bread pudding is the best.

  • beef stracetti

    The secret to great straccetti (literally, “little rags”) is using good olive oil, very thin slices of beef and just the right amount of salt and pepper.

  • spanish chicken tray bake

    It’s been a long day and you want to make something that’s easy and needs very little washing up afterwards. What you need is a Spanish-style one-pan chicken bake made with juicy chorizo, chicken and vegetables.

  • beef goulash

    This classic Hungarian dish is warming and delicious. I made this for my children, and they loved it. My niece Cara when she stayed with us liked it with mashed potato and named it Goumash.

  • Pimientos de Padron

    Pimientos de Padrón are small, bright green peppers that come from the municipality of Padrón in Galicia, in the northwest part of Spain.

  • seafood linguine

    This quick and easy seafood linguine pasta dish is perfect for dinner in a hurry. A tender mix of prawns, mussels and squid are cooked with garlic, chilli and sweet tomatoes for a zingy sauce to coat the long ribbons of pasta.

  • pie and mash

    If you would like to try this cockney treat then my recipe for a family-sized pie version will give you a taste of this classic meal.