Roasted Cod Loin with Prawn, Chorizo and Butter Beans

I can’t resist using chorizo with in a fish dish sometimes, it just seems to compliment it perfectly! This is a very simple and quick dish, ideal for a light lunch or dinner. Serve also with a side of steamed broccoli. – Preparation Time:  10 Minutes                     … Continue reading

Pan Fried Duck Breast, with Spinach & Orange Salad & Tahini Dressing

There’s a legendary debate that I often have with my flat mate, also a chef, about how to cook a duck breast. I say cold pan, he says hot pan, I (of course) always win this debate! A duck breast should be started skin down in a cold pan to allow the fat to render gradually, rather … Continue reading

Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, with Whiskey Cashew Cream

With Burns night tomorrow night, I’m sure you’re all rushing out to buy some haggis! So here’s a healthier alternative to this Scottish classic, even though I’m sure most Scotsmen would consider this version sacrilege: “Ye cannae use sweet tatties ‘n nae cream!!” – Preparation Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 90 Minutes Serves: 3 – … Continue reading

Smoked Salmon Salad

A nice light & nutritious lunch. I just love the way salmon & egg compliment each other, and for me, the runnier the egg yolk the better, and that’s all about perfect timing. – Preparation Time:  20 Minutes                            Cooking Time: 5-8 Minutes       … Continue reading

Pan Fried Pheasant with Celeriac & Bacon

You can’t get any better free range meat than eating game. I was lucky enough to have a friend shoot me this pheasant (thanks Frank!), which isn’t an opportunity that comes by very often. Thankfully I didn’t have to pluck it etc myself! Pheasant is the sort of game that has that nice gamey taste … Continue reading

Gratinated Turnips with Cashew Cream

We received many turnips of all sizes in our excellent seasonal veg delivery service from Abel and Cole, we often roast them with other winter veg, or throw them with some swede to mash, but I felt the need to try something a little different….. – Preparation Time:  10-15 Minutes             … Continue reading

Lamb & Winter Veg Curry with Spiced Cauliflower Rice

The curry menus are always the first that I go for when we’re having a lazy night in with a takeaway, and although we have a great curry house near us, it’s always so much tastier (and of course healthier) to make your own if you can spare the time. Just make sure you’ve always … Continue reading

Low-carb-onara

After asking the members of my Facebook page what I should cook, even if it was unhealthy, this was my first challenge set! In my opinion this spawned something legendary. This one’s for you Roshan! – Preparation Time:  40 Minutes                              Cooking Time: 10 Minutes … Continue reading

Roasted Jerusalem Artichoke in a Mediterranean Sauce

Artichokes are fantastic at this time of year, and I like to use this dish as an accompaniment to Christmas dinner, it’s nice to get some different flavours on the plate. Just beware of the extra vibrations around the room, we call them fartichokes in my house!! – Preparation Time:  20 Minutes         … Continue reading

Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Chestnuts

There’s a lot of people out there who don’t like sprouts, but my theory is that this is only because people don’t cook them right. Don’t overcook them and try some other ingredients to boost the flavour and they taste great! – Preparation Time:  8 Minutes                     … Continue reading