Chilli Tiger Prawns with Ginger Rice

Who doesn’t like prawns? I saw these tiger prawns on offer today and couldn’t pass up the opportunity. I doused these beauts in lime juice, chilli flakes, and salt before grilling on a cast iron skillet, until perfectly pink. For this you’ll need… tiger prawns, shell on 1 tsp chilli flakes juice of 1 lime…

Pulled Pork Fillet

Pulled pork is an iconic slow cooked dish, traditionally using pork shoulder, but I’ve used pork fillet. I served this with home made guacamole, mole sauce (recipe here), soured cream, shredded lettuce, coriander and tortillas. The basis for the dry dry rub that I used is paprika, salt, and sugar. I used a slow cooker…

Wheat Free Pancakes

Wheat free and FODMAP friendly! These pancakes are a refinement of a recipe I came across on the web, you can use them for sweet or savoury, I’ve done both. My wife raves about these pancakes, and my eldest cannot get enough of them! I served these with mole sauce, mozarella (the closest thing to oaxaca that…

Mexican Inspired Corn on the Cob

Wheat Free! The Mole sauce is FODMAP friendly! This was inspired by Rick Stein’s Road to Mexico, during which he encounters a revelation of street food. You might be used to corn on the cob, covered with melted butter, maybe some pepper and salt. Simple is good after all. Once you have corn on the cob…

Chicken & Pesto Puff Tart

In my view of the world there are those awful sadomasochistic people that either do million mile long iron man triathlons, or who make their own puff pastry. Pre-rolled puff pastry is one of the best things ever. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I can’t make it, I can, but there are lots…

Cheat’s Flammekueche

Flammekueche comes from Alsace, more commonly known in French as tarte flambeé, but I think flammekueche sounds more badass. There are several different spellings for both of those, so please don’t write to me complaining, blame two neighbouring states who fought over the region for years and years. I fell in love with this dish…

Bacon Salad With Roasted Red Peppers

I love summer time. In the heat there is nothing better than a hearty salad. Hearty? Salad? Are you mad? Not at all, salads can be wonderfully elegant and light, but on late evenings you might want something just a little bit…more. This is one of those salads. Grilling peppers can be tricky, you want…

Home Made Pot Noodle

These have been around for some time, but people have asked me how to make these delightful lunchtime treats, so here goes. These only require a kettle, rather than a microwave, and if like me, you’re often out and about, needing only hot water is a massive bonus! I’ve done this as a basic breakdown…

Oeufs en Cocotte with Parmesan & Parsley

Eggs are one of the most versatile ingredients ever used in a kitchen. If you want a really elegant, lazy weekend breakfast, this is for you. Cocottes are little heatproof dishes with handles, not many people have them, so ramekins work perfectly. A cocotte is also another term for a fashionable prostitute. Please don’t confuse…

Cajun Style Chicken Salad

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, don’t snub the kebab, they are a wonderful way of cooking. I recently moved house and wanted to try out by new griddle plate on my super amazing double range. The origin of Cajun food is worth reading up on, and has is origins in Louisiana,…