Author Archives: headchef

RoxBurger review

A welcome addition to Lee High Road in Lewisham, London SE13: a new upmarket burger place called RoxBurger. It’s small but nicely-decorated inside, with a ‘lounge’ upstairs that you can use for larger groups. The menu is pretty short, but … Continue reading

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Spicy pork goulash

This was perfect meal for a wet and not-at-all warm half term supper. Adapted from Jamie at Home. Serves 4 hungry young hippos. 1kg pork shoulder, skin-on, seasoned with salt & pepper 1 or 2 onions, thinly sliced some fresh … Continue reading

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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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