Miso marinated Pork, sweet and sour Aubergines with a Miso Foam.

I think its fair to say, a simple but unusual marinade can transform the simplest of meats into a mouth watering centre piece. I found from the supermarket miso paste in a jar. It was brown miso. I don’t know a great deal about them but its all I could find. I tasted it, as […]

Meat Fruit

I decided to give a Heston classic a go at home. Obviously it’s not just a big Orange! A chicken liver parfait encased in an orange jelly, which acts as the balance to the rich but moreish parfait. It does take some time to make. but for a special occasion it will certainly be worth […]

Pork Fillet,Sage and Onion Pesto, Smoked almonds.

This dish has a great visual impact but is very straight forward. There are numerous variations on the pesto, mash and purée to tailor make it to your preferences. Plus it can all be made in advance with just the pork left to cook at the last minute. I actually brined the fillet for one […]

Garlic and Thyme Chicken, buttered Jersey Royals with Gorgonzola and pear salad.

A nice midweek dinner. There’s a lot of ingredients but not generally alot of cooking, just an assembly job. If you get time to marinade the chicken great, if not it won’t ruin the dish. Difficulty 1/5 Tomato Sauce: 400g chopped tomatoes 100g Olives Handful basil Splash of vinegar Couple of thyme sprigs Clove of […]

Rose Infused Polenta Cake, Pistachio Ice Cream.

Ok, ok so I didn’t make another cake especially, but transformed another half of the polenta cake I had made a few days earlier. This time I made a rose syrup to moisten the cake even more, sat it on a pomegranate molasses syrup and topped with pistachio ice cream. If only there were some […]

Beef Rendang with Asian Salad.

I have to say that Beef Rendang is my favourite Thai/Malaysian curry. I also believe its the easiest to make. Just a few ingredients blended together, slowly cooked in coconut milk and a humble piece of beef becomes something to die for. Never again will we be having a boring beef casserole! Difficulty 1/5 Curry […]

Sake marinated Tuna, Tempura, Harusame Aubergine and Nam Prik.

After all the standard food I like to cook, I do crave some spice from time to time. Thai and Japanese being my favourites. Today I tried to mix my favourite things from Yo Sushi and turn them into a restaurant standard meal. Marinated rare tuna to resemble sashimi, sushi rice obviously, marinated grilled aubergines, […]

Chicken Liver Parfait Brulee.

Normally you have toast and chutney with any chicken liver pate. Unfortunately we are gluten-free in the house at the moment so I wondered how I could create the missing crunch from the bread. The brulee was the answer, it was understandably very sweet so complemented beautifully with the sour marmalade. It’s actually very easy […]

Orange Polenta Cake with Ricotta and Honey ice cream

This delightful little orange syrup drenched cake is a hit at any time of day. The fairly sweet cake is matched with a less sweet almost cheescake taste of the ricotta ice cream. Plus the ice cream is simple to make. I married it together with a basil and mint syrup. Dificulty 2/5 Cake:  200g […]

Chilli and Cornbread.

Like spag bol, I assume everyone has their “own” chilli recipe. I tend to like Heston’s theories on most things, but he tends to take everything too far. Like he did with a humble chilli. I do find some strokes of genius from him though, and have adapted the recipe to my style. The new […]