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…

Making use of scraps.

When preparing broccoli I sometimes save the stalks to make a delicious soup or veloute otherwise they would be thrown out. They are full of flavour and you wouldn’t know the florets themselves hadn’t been used. Today I made broccoli and Stilton, one of my favorites and very warming on a chilly day. Broccoli and…

World Pasta Day?

Ok apparently its world pasta day today, I never realised there was such a thing and why didn’t anyone tell me? I only just missed national curry week recently! So anyway after a long day I came home and decided to do a post about some basic pasta shapes to celebrate this spaghetti fest. With…