A good burger is a thing of great beauty and my veal burger is a thing of great beauty, in many ways real simple but also really indulgent. Just like most food I think greatness lies in attention to detail, so the Parma ham for this veal burger is cooked between two baking sheets so that it does not shrivel up. It isn't just because it looks better but it eats better too, you don't get one piece of shriveled up ham in the middle but a single layer in every bite.
Sometimes meals really are just beautifully steaming pile of flavour packed food, there is little point in trying to dress up this beef dopiaza as anything other than a wonderful solution to the bitter and biting cold we have at the moment and I would have it no other way. My love of the great Anglo Indian Curry is well documented here and this dish is the first Indian 'Fakeaway' I have cooked in my InstantPot and boy is it good.
This Smoked Mackerel Fusilli With Chili is a super simple, frugal and incredibly quick pasta dish that I see as a winter dish as it contains ingredients that are largely neutral in their seasonality but flavour wise it really screams winter for me. The vibrance of the lemon and chili combination sits so well along side the smoky, salty mackerel and screams the Mediterranean to me.
Yes I know Osso Bucco is traditionally made with Veal and that osso bucco is usually made with white wine, however even in Hungary where Veal is relatively easily available the shin of veal is nigh on impossible to find, so this recipe is a sideways glance at a traditional recipe but one that the InstantPot deals with beautifully and one myself and my wife really love.
I am the first to admit that many of my dishes are far from simple, but this chicken with chicory braised number really is incredibly simple and it is all cooked in one pot so next to no washing up, so a dish that makes my wife happy on flavour and on work. The flavour of chicory is amazing, I have a massive weakness for flavours that err [...]
Regular readers will know I am rather fond of a bowl of soup and like many of my soup recipes this beef minestrone soup is one I cook in bulk for myself and my wife to munch on for lunch through out the week. It will last 4-5 days if refrigerated, although it rarely lasts that long.
Back at the start of Autumn I used or first Cabbage of the year to BBQ up a cabbage steak, well now my favourite winter vegetable is being harvested I had to make a roasted cauliflower steak, this really is hands down my favourite way to cook cauliflower.
Those of you that follow me on Facebook will notice that Santa bought me an InstantPot for hexmas, well when I say Santa I mean me and when I say Christmas I mean in the Black Friday sales...
Beef and Broccoli stir fry is one of the most popular takeaways and as I have spent the downtime between Christmas writing a new eBook to thank those of you that sign up for my email list, I figured it was time to dust off my recipe for this family favourite. Now if you have already signed up for my email list don't feel left out, leave me [...]
This pumpkin risotto recipe is the second exploring similar ingredient and flavour profiles that create different dishes, both hail from Italy, well kinda and both of them rely on pumpkin puree as their foundation.
Hey, hey, hey folks, so we have done it, Christmas day has gone and if you are anything like me you have gorged on meat for the last few days and have more of the same heading your way over New Year. Well my recipes over the Christmas lull are vegetarian and focus on pumpkin and more specifically pumpkin puree...
Ho, ho, holy crap it appears to by Christmas, not sure how that happened but it kinda did and my latest recipe whilst great at any time of the year is a great option for a mid Christmas special meal that can be rustled up for as many as you like.