Recipes

I spent a while the other day re-arranging the old recipes on this site and moving them into the “blog” bit rather than the “articles” bit. Hopefully they’ll now be a bit easier to find. Sorry for breaking their URLs.

Turkish-Style Grilled Lamb with Cous-Cous

Not really a Turkish meal, but my own creation in the Turkish style. Ingredients 2 lamb leg steaks 150g cous-cous 300 mL vegetable stock, boiling 1 tomato ½ red onion 3—4 spring onions juice of one lemon 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp olive oil Spice Mixture 2 tsp cumin seeds or cumin powder […]

Hummous

Ingredients 250g boiled (and cooled) chick peas 75g olive oil 50g lemon juice 50g brine (this can be obtained from a tin of “cooked chickpeas in brine”! Alternatively, just mix some salt and water) 50g Tahini (pulped roasted seseme seeds) 1 small clove of garlic Method Blend all ingredients in an electric blender. Done. Variations […]

Tabouli

This recipe is one I improvised, drawing on a bunch of different sources, notably Closer magazine. Ingredients 200g bulgar wheat, or cous-cous if this is unavailable 150g fresh parsley, finely chopped 75g fresh mint, finely chopped 2 tomatoes 1.5 lemons 1 red onion 3—4 spring onions 2 tablespoons of olive oil 1 vegetable stock cube […]

Pork a’l’Orange

This can be served with the same accompanying vegetables mentioned in my recipe for Pork Dijonaise or with some crusty French bread. h1. Ingredients 2 pork steaks 1 orange 250mL orange juice 2 sprigs of parsley thyme salt and pepper butter h1. Method Heat a little butter in a frying pan. Fry the pork in […]

Pork Dijonaise

Ingredients Pork 2 pork steaks 2—3 tablespoons of dijon mustard 150g single cream 1/2 glass dry white wine butter Accompanying vegetables about 10 new potatos green beans 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped salt and pepper butter h1. Method Put 2 saucepans of water on to boil for the vegetables. Heat a little butter in a […]

Quiche Lorraine

Leave out the bacon for a vegitarian option! This recipe is based on one by Andreas Wohr. h1. Ingredients Pastry 200g flour 150g butter/margerine (not low fat!) 1 teaspoon baking powder salt 6 tablespoons water Filling 250g—300g medium chedder 4—6 rashers smoked bacon, grilled and chopped 4—6 eggs 30g butter, melted 1 small onion, finely […]

Chocolate Cheesecake

I found this recipe somewhere on the Internet, but I can’t remember where. All I can remember is that it’s by a guy called Glenn. I’ve changed it slightly (metricised the units, added a little more in-depth explanation). Ingredients Crust 1 1/4 cups chocolate cookie crumbs 1/4 cup melted butter Filling 700g cream cheese 1 […]

Shepherd’s Pie

For some reason, there seem to be a bunch of recipes out there for Shepherd's pie that use beef. Obviously, a real shepherd's pie must use lamb or, at a push, mutton! Recipes involving beef, while delicious, are properly called “Cottage Pie”. Serves 4. h1. Ingredients * 650g minced lamb (fresh or forzen — doesn't […]

Toad in the Hole

Toad in the Hole is a classic British meal which thankfully contains neither frogs nor potholes. Ingredients * 6 pork sausages * 2 eggs * 100g flour * 50g butter/margerine, melted * 100 mL water * 50 mL milk * a pinch of salt * 1 onion * ¾ teaspoon of sage * a little […]