Arancini.

As promised in my last post here is a clever idea for using up leftover risotto, arancini. This is an absolute treat, a dish I have served in various different ways, stuffed with different cheeses, meats or ragu it is fantastic every time. Arancini are stuffed deep fried balls of risotto rice, I have seen…

Saffron Risotto.

Risotto, the versatile savory rice dish, amazing. Another Italian dish that can be done in so many ways and paired with many meats, fish and vegetables. The first one I ever made was a vegetarian risotto of goats cheese and butternut squash, the sour goats cheese worked in harmony with the sweet honey like squash…

Parmesan and herb crusted Salmon, Potato Gnocchi and Pesto.

I often put this little number on the menu at the pub, simple and elegant yet very tasty. The lemon in the pesto works perfectly with the rich salmon, the gnocchi beautiful and fluffy like little pillows of joy as they say and the sharp parmesan all mingle in harmony. Cook time 1 and a…

Stuffed Focaccia.

A lot like pizza dough this bread is wonderful alone as a snack or great as a side dish to accompany an array of meals. I haven’t made it for about 3 years, I used to serve it with tapas accompanied with a handful of dips and other bits and bobs to nibble at. Today…

Steak with Triple Cooked Chips and Proper Peppercorn Sauce.

Steak is always a treat to eat and today I thought I would make it extra special by making a proper peppercorn sauce with brandy and green peppercorns accompanied with some amazing triple cooked chips. I saw the chips made by a chef called Tom Kerridge you might have heard of him, lovely bloke. He…