Monday, 28 February 2011

Pork with Honey and Cider

A simple one from Ramsey's pub food book. An easy way to use up some left over cider from new year!



Not really sure of the point of doing this....but....



Browned pork - ooh err!



And after a long slow braise...lovely jubley

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Lamb Chops with Brinjal Bhaji

Lou was out and I was in need of meat and curry !

I'd had a Brinjal Bhaji a few days earlier and so decided to make one.



This was actually 'aubergine with pickling spices' according to the recipe I was using



Looking good so far





Crisping up the fat before...



a quick sear....



I had the whole pack to myself !!



With the lovely aubergine curry for accompaniment !

Monday, 21 February 2011

Cod with Leek and Potato Sauce

We were down with the family in Worthing - West Sussex. We'd taken Tom for a braising walk on the seafront when we stumbled across a bloke selling locally caught cod. I'd not realised that you could actually get local cod from the shore front at Worthing - so we decided to give it a try.

By total coincidence whilst we were thinking about how to cook them Heston popped up on a Waitrose advert cooking cod. Well - say no more - it had to be done.



It's basically a thick leek and potato soup/sauce with cod (but don't Heston that)



Made a nice vinegarette that was due to be absorbed by the warm Charlotte potatoes



All OK so far



And then it started to go tits up. I've mentioned a few times how I don't enjoy cooking fish. I'm sure you can image how the conversation was going when these started to split up !!  Grrrrr!!!



However.....the overall dish was very nice (but not superb). Rather than fillet of fish - we had 'bits of fish' but the sauce was pleasant enough....



Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sausage Casserole

A cheeky quick one.

Fried off some lovely Toulouse sausages



Leeks and bacon make a lovely base



Gently cooked



Added some butter beans



And the finished article