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Dinner Recipes For Two!

Over 500 main or side course recipes specifically developed for two people.

Everything from quick & easy meals to fancy fodder built to impress.

Hi, my name is Brian and I’m here to show you that ALL cooking is simple!

All you need are the right ingredients, a bit of time and good instruction. I help out with everything but the time.

You will get no gimmicks, no trends, no dietary advice and no life advice here. Just great food designed for two, the occasional story and maybe a spattering of sarcasm!

My recipes are a combination of the food I loved growing up and the food I have discovered as I continue to try and be as good a cook as I can be.

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British Influenced Recipes.

Growing up in the centre of one of the most multicultural cities in the UK influenced my food greatly.

Our love of big and “exotic” flavours is epitomised by the fact that the first Indian Restaurant in the UK predates the first fish and chip shop.

British food is often maligned or thought of as bland! But the nation responsible for Worcestershire Sauce, Cheddar & Stilton Cheese and chicken tikka masala has far more to offer than roast beef.

Portrait image of a slice of meat and potato pie served with garden peas on a white plate with the pie out of focus behind

Traditional British Meat and Potato Pie

When it comes to comfort food it is hard to beat a pie, this classic British Meat and Potato Pie takes a while but it is a glorious simple slice of old fashioned cooking.

Close up portrait overhead image of Canned Mackerel fish cakes with pickles on a white plate against a dark backdrop

Easy Canned Mackerel Fish Cakes

I am often to be found here bemoaning the seriously limited access I have to great fresh fish and sea food, so these canned mackerel fish cakes are my way of dealing with that.

Indian Fakeaway Recipes.

I adore Indian flavours but my nearest Indian takeaway is over 60 miles away! So when I get a hankering for a curry I have to make it myself.

You will be surprised how quick, easy, cheap, and tasty you can fake up your takeaway favourites!

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Kachumber Salad Indian Onion Salad

Kachumber salad is a refreshing Indian salad that features onions, tomatoes and cucumber, my version adds a little chilli and also mint!

Portrait close up image of a chicken pathia or patia curry served on a plate with rice, chilli slices and fresh coriander

Chicken Pathia Sweet & Sour Curry

A chicken pathia or patia is a spicy, sweet & sour curry that has origins in Persia but it is now a favourite in British Indian restaurants.

Portrait overhead image of a chicken balti curry in a copper coloured curry bowl served with a naan bread

British Indian Chicken Balti Curry

A Chicken Balti is the pride of Birmingham and a curry not of Indian but Anglo Indian heritage dating from the late 1970’s and went global!

Portrait image of a spinach and mushroom curry served in a copper bowl on a rustic wooden table with red linen and a vintage fork

Quick Vegan Spinach and Mushroom Curry

When it comes to cooking vegan food you have to look long and hard to find a better source of recipes than the Indian subcontinent. This spinach and mushroom curry is inspired by a rich culture of plant based cooking and it tastes fantastic!

A chicken saag or saagwala is a popular dish on the British Indian Curry restaurant menu, simple and medium spiced this has your spinach requirement covered!

Chicken Saag or Saagwala Curry

A chicken saag or saagwala curry one of my favourite Indian dishes and my recipe makes it really easy to make at home!

Overhead Nargis kebab or Indian Scotch eggs with one cut open to show jammy yolk served with cucumber raita

Nargis Kebab or Nargisi Kofta

The Nargis Kebab, the Indian origins of the ever-popular British Scotch egg, my version wraps spiced beef around a jammy yolked boiled egg.

My Favourite Recipes.

Quite often my favourite recipes are not necessarily the most popular recipes on my site.

The obscure little recipes are the ones that I am most proud of much of the time, here are just a few!

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Beer Roasted Crispy Pork Knuckle

My crispy roast pork knuckle recipe or Schwienhax has the most incredible crispy crackling and an insanely tasty onion gravy!

Portrait close up image of spicy Thai tuna fish cakes served with a cucumber and peanut salad

Spicy Thai Tuna Fish Cakes

These Thai tuna fish cakes hit all the right flavour sensations, hot, sour, sweet & salty and they come with a delicious easy dipping sauce

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