Author Archives: headchef

Middle Eastern medley

Just made the most delicious chicken to go with a small Middle Eastern medley… made with some spices from Jerusalem. Serves 2 2 chicken breasts, cut into strips 2 or 3 tsp of zatar (a mix of thyme, marjoram, oregano, … Continue reading

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Goan fish curry

This is adapted from a recipe in Rick Stein’s Fruits of the Sea – only we didn’t have conger eel or tamarind – though if Waitrose do a line of ‘ESSENTIAL conger eel’, I wouldn’t be entirely surprised. This is … Continue reading

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Turkish lamb wraps

Adapted from Quick & Healthy Dinners Guardian leaflet by Marcus Wareing. lamb, cut into 2cm chunks, fat trimmed off 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 tsp ground cumin garlic clove, crushed & chopped 1 tbsp golden syrup finely chopped fresh rosemary … Continue reading

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Summertime suppertime

It feels like summer is almost here, so while I was tidying up the garden I got a lamb stew on the go. It’s a bit like this one that I made a while back, with a few twists. For … Continue reading

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Chicken escalope

I’ve never made chicken escalope before – I’ve hardly ever eaten one, except once or twice when I ended up in Bush & Fields (the sandwich bar that used to be in the Bush House arcade) and was so hungry … Continue reading

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BLT with cheese

Ok – not a recipe, but this was so tasty I had to share. A BLT with melted cheese. Slice crusty bread in half, spread with a little mayo. Add ketchup & American mustard to one side. Slice sweet small … Continue reading

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Velveting the chicken

No, not a novel by Sarah Walters, not a euphemism… velveting is a great way of cooking chicken when you’re making a stir-fry. It doesn’t affect the flavour so much as the texture – in fact it seals the chicken … Continue reading

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Spicy Slaw

@gwithiansunset made this to go with our eldest son’s birthday Mexican feast. Beyond awesome. Half a white cabbage 5 carrots 4 spring onions 6 radishes half a red onion 3 small apples 1 clove of garlic 1 large fresh green … Continue reading

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Devilled kidneys

I was hungry, working late, in need of a filling breakfast – and I was all out of chollah bread for the perfect ironic bacon sandwich. So I took my devilled mushroom recipe and used kidneys instead. Serves 1. 2 … Continue reading

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Burgers on chollah bread

Praise be to @ginandting for alerting me to the savoury possibilities of chollah bread. I couldn’t find chollah buns locally, but Waitrose in Beckenham sell delicious big chollah loaves. Chollah is a sweet, soft bread, almost like brioche but a … Continue reading

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