Tag Archives: coriander

Osso Buco Bianco

I came across another bargain this week – 2 organic rose veal shins for £2, something that’s considerably more expensive normally. I decided to cook the classic calf’s shank dish, osso buco, which is typical of Lombard cuisine. Osso buco … Continue reading

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Carrillada de Ternera (Ox Cheek)

I noticed a rather forlorn and lonely organic ox cheek in the butcher’s shop window towards closing time, on special offer. “Cook it or freeze it today – you can have it for £1.80”, he said. It was quite substantial, … Continue reading

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Pork with Aubergine and Peppers

I had some leftover roast pork in the fridge, along with aubergines (eggplant) and peppers that needed using up. To make something new (nextovers, as Karen eloquently put it), I threw a slice of ‘nduja and fresh coriander (cilantro) into … Continue reading

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Pheasant Chilli

It is said that chilli con carne (chilli with meat) comes from Texas and is most definitely not Mexican, however, if you check the history books, you’ll see that Texas was settled by the Spanish and later became part of … Continue reading

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Lentil Casserole

With the decrease in temperature this week, I wanted to cook something hot, spicy and filling. I was reminded of Aladass, a Moroccan lentil dish, that I often buy when visiting Goldborne Road in West London. I scoured the internet … Continue reading

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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

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Moorish Lamb and Chickpeas

February 29th, 2012 I had some leftover roast lamb from Sunday and fancied something a bit more exotic than the usual shepherd’s pie. I wanted something hot and spicy with a distinct Moorish, Spanish flavour. What I’m getting at by … Continue reading

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Fried Rice

February 11th, 2012 I had dinner with Niko and Kiki this week – we all took it in turns to chop and stir things. Bacon was fried with chopped onions until it went crispy, before adding green beans, mushrooms and baby … Continue reading

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Steak and Black Truffle

November 27th, 2011 The morning after Homage to Cataluña we were a bit tired to say the least. I rummaged around the fridge looking for something fortifying to cook for brunch and came across a black truffle, quail eggs and … Continue reading

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Rolled Marinaded Lamb

November 5th, 2011 I went to a dinner party at Amaia’s last weekend. She bought a boned leg of lamb and marinaded it in a mixture of chilli, coriander, garlic, lemon and olive oil, for several hours. I bought two … Continue reading

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