With Espelette

BBQ Grilled Salmon

BBQ Grilled Salmon

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

As the weather slowly starts to get warmer and we begin to use our BBQ more, we’ve been trying a variety of things on the new Emile Henry grill pieces I showed in last week’s email. A couple of nights ago we cooked on a fillet of salmon on the fish grill. This recipe is […]

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Grilled Octopus

Grilled Octopus

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This week’s recipe was inspired by a great lunch I recently enjoyed at Paul Bert’s Epicere in Paris – grilled octopus on caponata. Sorry I know this might sound too messy or you might feel funny about handling octopus but it’s easy and I can assure you the results are delicious. I had to buy […]

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Pork Belly in Saffron

Pork Belly in saffron and almond sauce

Posted on: 13th Feb, 2014by frenchie

It’s difficult to take a photo of this dish but I can assure you it tastes much much better than it looks. It’s another easy Spanish inspired recipe. The sauce would work equally well with chicken pieces or even a firm meaty fish such as monkfish. I bought the pork belly from Churchill Meats. It […]

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Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

This recipe really reminds me of the flavours of Provence in summer where you often find a selection of summer vegetables stuffed and baked. As well as tomatoes, try this mixture with courgettes, aubergines and onions. If you’re using other vegetables apart from tomatoes, after scooping out most of the flesh, half cook them in […]

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Rice with Fish Saffron Espelette

Rice with Fish, saffron, espelette, peppers and Alioli

Posted on: 12th Feb, 2014by frenchie

I’m still on a bit of a Spanish thing in what I’m cooking at the moment and this week is about using Spanish rice in a dish other than paella. The inspiration came from a Rick Stein recipe. You can see that I’ve cooked this in a cazuela again and I’ve also used espelette which […]

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Crumbed Sweetbreads

Crumbed Sweetbreads

Posted on: 10th Jan, 2014by frenchie

Last week I bought a pack of frozen lamb sweetbreads from Deidre at our market. The ones she sells are export quality obviously destined for France – the packaging is all in French. I know many people get confused about from which part of an animal sweetbreads come. They’re glands either from the throat (thymus […]

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Mediterranean Lamb Meatballs

Posted on: 10th Jan, 2014by frenchie

I’m not quite sure why I came up with this recipe this week but maybe it was because last Friday I noticed lamb mince as Churchill Meats were setting up for the weekend. That prompted me to start thinking about making meatballs for dinner one night. Rather than stick to a pretty standard sort of […]

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Chickpeas and Cavolo Nero

Posted on: 8th Jan, 2014by frenchie

Last weekend in my cooking demonstration in our Kitchen Shop this very simple quick recipe proved to be a hit. Everyone who tried it loved it. It’s great as a lunch dish or as a meal when you don’t feel like meat or chicken or is a good accompaniment to either of those. If you […]

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