Posts tagged cooking
Posts tagged cooking
Wow. I cut this recipe out of a magazine a while ago and finally got round to making it last week. Really very tasty. The recipe recommended putting these into buns and serving like traditional burgers, but I served with lattice chips and with Imam Baildi (see my previous post for the recipe).
I think these would be delicious on the BBQ.
This made 6 small burgers. I wish I had made more!
And they are ready to serve! Enjoy.
This makes enough for 3 or 4 portions as a side dish (or enough for 2 if you’re eating it with some feta and fresh bread for lunch!)
Et voila! Perfectly delicious. I served it with Blood Mary Burgers (recipe to follow soon).
Rustic cooking, and Keith Floyd at his best. I love this French lady, and I wouldn’t mind a taste of her wild mushroom omlette!
This is one of my all time favourite dishes to make at home. The sauce is ever so simple to make but has a real kick.
We often have this midweek, but it’s also been a dinner party hit.
This makes enough for 4 to 6. I always like to make extra and freeze a couple of portions.
And another lingering memory from my weekend - quite possibly the most perfect fry up. That’s what it’s all about.
With a little bit of inspiration from Nigella Lawson and Jamie Oliver I made this super fresh and tasty pea and pesto soup on Saturday.
Nigella had posted this - www.nigella.com/recipes/view/pea-and-pesto-soup-82 - as her recipe of the day some time last week and I had been looking forward to making it.
Not content with making the soup from scratch I also thought I would give a go at making the pesto and found this recipe from Jamie - www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/vegetarian-recipes/pesto_1 - and I have to say I will definitely be making it again. It would be lovely simply stirred in with some fresh pasta.
The ingredients simply blitzed together (in my favourite kitchen gadget!)
Next, I boiled the peas as directed, with some spring onions and lime.
Finally, I removed the spring onions and whipped up the peas with all the liquid and four tablespoons of the lovely pesto.
And hey pesto! Sorry, I couldn’t resist.
Garnished with some croutons and fresh black pepper. Enough for two generous portions and a small portion for a mid week lunch. So light and delicious.
I got some chicken out this morning before going to work, hoping that something would inspire me. I remembered the Nando’s sauce in the back of the cupboard and decided that would be my back up…
But then I came across this, and what better than the editor’s choice for the day - www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/creamy-chicken-cobbler
I have never made anything like this before and I have to say, it was perfect after a long hard day at work.
I made the recipe with three chicken breasts, chopped up, and it fed the two of us (although the recipe says it will do for four!).
My sister came back from University and came over to ours for dinner after work. I had made chilli a couple of weeks ago for some friends but there were a few things that weren’t quite right so I though I would give it another go…
Now, you will notice the absence of kidney beans - which have been replaced by baked beans (rinsed). No, this isn’t because I ran out, but my boyfriend doesn’t like kidney beans…so this is his compromise! I was dubious at first, but I have to say it works.
I love to serve this with sour cream and nachos.
This makes enough for about 7 or 8 - depending on how hungry you are! If there is any left over it freezes really well and makes the perfect ready meal at a later date.
Inspired by my lovely friend from work I made guacamole for the first time last week. It’s great with giant cous-cous (a recent find in Waitrose) and salad for lunch. And, I love dipping in nachos or even sugar snap peas as a snack.
The lime and chilli make for an unbeatable combination.
Here is my recipe, but you can add as much or as little as you like of the seasoning to find your ideal combination:
And it’s as simple as that (I find it keeps for a couple of days in the fridge).