Pork and Veal

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Pork Belly with Sherry Vinegar & Quince Paste Glaze

At the end of the last long hot weekend at work I wanted something easy and delicious for dinner that didn’t need much thought. I grabbed two pieces of pork belly from our freezer of ready meals at La Cigale. Lou comes up with all sorts of things to go into the freezer ready to […]

Posted on: 1st Feb, 2016by frenchie Read more

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Marinated Pork Belly Tacos

Pork belly is easy to cook and can be used in a large variety of ways. Here I’ve marinated the pork belly, roasted it and then pulled it and made tacos but it other times I’ve served it roasted and about 45 minutes before its ready, I add small potatoes to the roasting pan. I […]

Posted on: 22nd Dec, 2015by frenchie Read more

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BBQ Pork

It may sound odd to be doing a recipe for BBQ pork in the middle of winter but this is Chinese style BBQ pork cooked in the oven. Way back in my mid 20s a friend and I went to Chinese cooking classes every Friday night. We learnt to cook a big selection of Chinese […]

Posted on: 17th Aug, 2015by frenchie Read more

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Roasted Pork Belly with Radicchio, Watercress & Hazelnuts

  The inspiration for this recipe came from ‘Polpo’ a recipe book by Russell Norman. Pork belly is very easy to cook and it’s always delicious. The bitterness of the radicchio and the pepperiness of the watercress work as counters to the richness of the pork.   Ingredients 1 piece of pork belly – allow […]

Posted on: 7th Apr, 2015by frenchie Read more

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Turkey and Chicken Liver Terrine

I used to make terrines regularly but somehow making one went off my radar until just before Christmas. Now I’m back on them. A terrine is so easy, particularly the following recipe. I made this with pork mince, turkey mince, speck and chicken livers but you could use any mix minced and cubed cured meats […]

Posted on: 16th Feb, 2015by frenchie Read more

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Pork with Port, Plum & Apricot Sauce

This is an easy recipe which can be cooked in the oven or on the BBQ. Ideally marinate the pork overnight. I used to make this dish regularly years ago and recently Emma reminded me to make it again.   Ingredients 1 piece of pork – loin or scotch fillet allowing about 250g per person […]

Posted on: 16th Dec, 2014by frenchie Read more

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Slow Cooked Pork with Fennel & Onions

  On my day off on Monday I had intended to cook the piece of pork loin I’d bought from our stallholder, Pleased to Meat You, outside on the BBQ. As you know the weather was horrible so I ended up cooking the pork very slowly in the oven. This isn’t an elegant looking dish […]

Posted on: 17th Nov, 2014by frenchie Read more

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Gypsy Style Pork Slow Cooked Pork with Vegetables

Ingredients 150-180g free range pork shoulder per person, cut into 3cms cubes 2cms wide piece of spec cut into very small cubes 1 packet of Cumberland sausages (5 in a pack) 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 2 leeks, halved lengthwise and finely sliced 2-3 stalks of celery, cut […]

Posted on: 21st Jul, 2014by frenchie Read more

Cassoulet

Cassoulet

There are many versions of cassoulet in Southwest France in the same way that there are lots of versions of bouillabaisse in the South of France. Every village thinks its way is the correct way. This is my own version which I think is closer to a Toulouse cassoulet than others. I bought the duck […]

Posted on: 8th Jul, 2014by frenchie Read more

Slowcooked Pork Belly

You don’t need to be very precise with what goes into this recipe. Pork belly, chorizo, tomatoes and white beans are the main ingredients; vary the quantities of each as you wish. Method Cut a large piece of pork belly into cubes approx 4-5cms square allowing approx 2 per person. Cut up chorizo into 2 […]

Posted on: 5th Mar, 2014by frenchie Read more