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Oven-Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Normally when I see the words "Oven Baked" in front of Sweet Potato Fries I'm prepared for disappointment. They're rarely crispy and usually a little overcooked or seriously undercooked. Trouble is that I don't like…

Glazed Crispy Chicken

I'm a big fan of crispy, coated chicken pretty much however it comes. I don't really mind whatever flavours it's paired with - it's the texture contrast between the tender chicken and its crunchy exterior.…

Paprika & Lemon Basa

I think I've mentioned before that I'd never seen Basa fillets until I found them pre-marinaded in a "tikka-style" sauce. I admit that I was a little reluctant to buy a fish that I'd never…

Ratatouille Pasta Gratin

No cute little rats were harmed in the making of this dish... Well, you couldn't expect me to to start a recipe about Ratatouille without making some kind of reference to the Disney/Pixar film, could…

Tex-Mex Chicken

I don't know whether my decision to call this Tex-Mex Chicken could be considered contentious, as I have no idea if you'd find this sort of food along the American/Mexican border. I chose the name on…

Pizza Frittata

Every now and then Michael goes out for Afternoon Tea with his colleagues. It's a lovely thing to do, but it inevitably means an afternoon is spent gorging on cakes and sandwiches to accompany a…

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Baked Fish with Homemade Salsa

As well as having a "meat-free day" every week, Michael and I are also trying to have a "fish and/or seafood day" too - partly to mix things up in our diets but also because…

Chicken Pesto Puff Pastry Tart

This really is a quick crowd-pleaser that requires next to no effort or preparation. Pre-cooked chicken, pre-made pastry and pesto from a jar. All you really need to do it chop up a few things…

Spinach & Artichoke Dip

My first memory of Spinach and Artichoke dip involves eating it aboard the Queen Mary at Long Beach with a nice cold drink and the every delightful company of my parents. It was served warm and…

Baked Coconut Prawns

I'm a creature of habit. Whenever I travel to the USA if there's a Bubba Gump restaurant nearby there's a very strong chance I'll end up in it at some point. I'm sure that many people…

Goats Cheese Chicken

Yet another entry into the "quick sauces for Chicken" collection - this time made with goats cheese and cherry tomatoes, for a sweet-yet-sharp hit of flavour. This can be done from start to finish in…

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Parmesan Pork Chops

Part of our honeymoon was spent on a cruise ship bobbing around the Caribbean - successfully avoiding Hurricanes Irma and Maria, but certainly being aware of their impact on many people and their communities.  It…

Cod with Chorizo and Potatoes

Sometimes I like to be a little bit "chef-y" and make a bit more effort with the presentation of the food I make. Tonight I found my old set of cooking rings in the drawer…

One Pan Baked Salmon

I often find that the hardest part of experimenting in the kitchen is knowing when to stop. Admittedly there are plenty of occasions where adding one or two more ingredients will make an average dish into…

Parmentier Potatoes

  Parmentier Potatoes Ingredients450 g Potatoes, I use Maris Piper or King Edward2 tbsp Olive Oil2 cloves Garlic, crushed2 tbsp Fresh Rosemary, chopped1 tsp Sea Salt0.5 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper MethodPreheat the oven to…

Oven-Baked Breakfast Hash

  Oven-Baked Breakfast Hash Ingredients6 Good Quality Sausages, skins removed6 large Free-Range Eggs100 ml Semi-Skimmed Milk1 tsp Sea Salt1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper400 g Potatoes, grated150 g Extra Mature Cheddar Cheese, grated6 Spring Onions,…

Toad in the Hole

Everything tastes better when it's covered in batter isn't too far from the truth. Fish and Chips, Tempura Prawns, Deep-fried Ice Cream and Deep-fried Mars Bars are wondeful things that are enhanced by a crispy…