Category Archives: Recipes

Merluza con Garbanzos y Chorizo

Hake with Chickpeas and Chorizo I really enjoyed a bacalao with chickpeas and chorizo dish recently in Barcelona and thought I’d cook something similar at home. Hake is quite a good substitute for bacalao, since it’s from the same fish … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona, Drink, Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Pollo alla Cacciatora

I had half a large chicken, which had been languishing in the freezer and some good tomatoes and mushrooms in the fridge, so Chicken Cacciatore was an obvious choice for supper. Chicken Cacciatore is an Italian classic – the word … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

Lamb Shanks

I went to the butchers to buy a cornfed chicken and immediately noticed a pile of lamb shanks in the window, priced £1.50 each. Steve the butcher said, “At thirty bob – we’re going pre-decimal this week.” I laughed and … Continue reading

Posted in Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Black Bean Stew

Black Turtle Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) are thought to have originated in Southern Mexico and Central America, where they have been used in cooking for about 7,000 years. The beans have an almost meaty texture and contain a lot of flavour … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 18 Comments

Lamb and Broad Bean Stew

Lamb and Broad Bean Stew with Harissa I had some leftover British Lamb from the weekend and lots of seasonal vegetables from Perry Court Farm, so I thought I’d combine them with harissa and preserved lemons to make a Moorish stew. … Continue reading

Posted in Drink, Fish, Food, Meat, Recipes, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 25 Comments

Cocido de Habas y Chorizo

Broad Bean and Chorizo Stew Broad Beans are a particular favourite of mine and since the season for them in England is quite short (June – September) I tend to buy a kilo per week during the summer, from Perry … Continue reading

Posted in Barcelona, Drink, Food, Meat, Recipes, Shopping, Spanish | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

Lepre in Porchetta

14th October, 2015 Some time ago I saw a recipe for coniglio in porchetta – a rustic Tuscan dish of rabbit cooked like stuffed, boned pork. I thought it looked marvelous, somewhat like a mini suckling pig …and who could … Continue reading

Posted in Food, Game, Meat, Recipes, Shopping | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments