Easy Asian Style Spicy Chicken

You’ll remember that a couple of weeks ago I made the Korean dish bibimbap which included gochujang paste. Since, I’ve had the tub of it sitting in my fridge and I’ve wondered what else to use it for. So in the last few days I’ve made a spicy chicken dish and a spicy version of […]

Posted on: 9th Sep, 2015by frenchie Read more

Spicy, Fruity Chicken

This is a very easy and crowd-pleasing chicken dish – it has sweetness and little sourness and as much or as little spiciness as you like. I used whole chicken legs but whole thighs with bone in would be good also. Ingredients (for 4) 4 whole chicken legs 2 carrots, peeled and sliced diagonally 1 […]

Posted on: 25th Aug, 2015by frenchie Read more

Chicken, Olives & Rhubarb Tagine

I was reading the International New York Times last week and came across a tagine recipe which combined chicken and rhubarb. It sounded intriguing so I took the idea of it and came up with my own version. I used fresh turmeric which Jason sells most weekends. I think it really adds something in a […]

Posted on: 23rd Jun, 2015by frenchie Read more

Roast Chicken with red wine & mushroom sauce

On a cold winter’s night there’s something very comforting about roast chicken. Usually I just roast it and maybe make gravy but the other night I decided I wanted more of a sauce. Inspiration came from one of my Spanish cook books. The resulting sauce added a different dimension to the roast chicken.      Ingredients […]

Posted on: 18th May, 2015by frenchie Read more

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

Butterflied BBQ’d Chicken with Apricot and Nectarine Salsa

On Tuesday night I decided to barbecue a chicken and try a fresh fruit salsa to go with it. I had plenty of apricots and nectarines that I’d bought from Cherry Brothers.   Butterfly a whole chicken. In a food processor or using a mortar and pestle make a fairly liquid paste with a head […]

Posted on: 14th Jan, 2015by frenchie Read more

Beer Can Jerk Chicken

  This is a great Summer recipe that’s both easy and delicious. Cooking the chicken with a half full beer can in the cavity ensures the flesh is very moist. The hot beer evaporates and steams the inside of the bird. Our chef Lou and I were talking about beer can chicken recently and possible […]

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

Spicy Chicken with Saffron Vegetables & Chickpeas

I really like this Moroccan inspired recipe because everything’s in one dish and you don’t need to serve it with anything else. You can make it as spicy (or not) as you like. If you wanted to you could also add peas or green beans near the end of the cooking time. An easy dish […]

Posted on: 24th Nov, 2014by frenchie Read more

Harissa & Preserved Lemon Roasted Chicken

This is another recipe from Persiana by Sabrina Ghayour. It takes about 5 minutes to prepare, 45 minutes to cook and tastes really good. The first time I made this dish I bought a well-known brand of harissa and was a bit disappointed as it had too much vinegar in it. That affected the overall […]

Posted on: 2nd Sep, 2014by frenchie Read more

Winter Paella with Chicken, Meatballs and Sausages

When most of us think about paella and what’s in it, we think rice with seafood and perhaps pieces of chicken and chorizo cooked in a pan of the same name. With a little reading I found that Valencians claim that they invented the dish and according to traditionalists their version is the only one […]

Posted on: 4th Aug, 2014by frenchie Read more