Sunday was a working day for me – working on my son’s new website, have a look – xtraroom.es, see what you think. However, during my coffee breaks I made three vegetable dishes for my lunch which I actually ate in the evening whilst watching the football. I wasn’t planning on making curry hence […]
The hunting season is underway and my neighbour kindly donated a couple of wild rabbits to Casa Adora.
This is a really easy one pot, just make sure you find and remove any lead shot before cooking.
2 wild rabbits, jointed
2 carrots, washed and sliced
1 onion, chopped
Couple rosemary sprigs
20 or so garlic cloves, unpeeled
Large glass […]
This makes 6.
Mix 100ml milk and one sachet gelatin powder. Set aside.
In a pan over medium heat pour in 500ml cream and 100g sugar. Bring to the boil under a watchful eye. Turn down the heat and pour in the milk and gelatin mix stirring until completely dissolved. Continue cooking for one minute, stirring […]
After visiting the dentist the other day I popped into the English butcher in Alcalá la Real and ordered some thick cut pork chops. I decided on a pork, mustard, cheese theme which is really simple to prepare and cook.
Parmesan Crusted Pork Chop with Blistered Tomatoes and Capers
To prevent the chop from curling make […]
I am currently preparing for friends coming for lunch next week. This quick and easy spice will make salt and pepper prawns a doddle to cook on the day.
Grind the following in a pestle and mortar or spice grinder.
1 tablespoon Chinese Sechuan peppercorns, lightly toasted
6 black peppercorns, lightly toasted
1 tablespoon celery salt
Large pinch chilli flakes
Sumac is a dried berry of the sumac bush or small tree that grows in subtropical and temperate regions including the Mediterranean. I couldn’t source them here in Spain for love nor money so I purchased a couple of boxes from the UK. On the back of the packs it read: Produce of Spain.
My 21st great-uncle had French parents but uniquely he was born and died during two separate Crusades in North Africa.
The Crusades were a series of military campaigns by Christian knights, backed by the serving Popes, against the Muslims of the Middle East and the conflicts lasted nearly 200 years.
John Tristan Capet had a relatively […]
It maybe in the 40°C’s in rural Andalucía but that doesn’t stop me seeking heat in my cooking. In fact eating spicy foods actually helps you cool down!
This is a delicious mix made with lentils and fiery dry red chillies, often called Gun Powder. Use dry as you would garam masala or add oil or […]
I knew I’d find a use for my frozen pineapples cubes. I came up with my Andaluz version of Matador which is usually tequila-based but having bad memories of that evil stuff I went with vodka.
Fill a cocktail shaker with:
A good slug of vodka
2 pineapple ice cubes
Squeeze lime juice
Dash Angostura bitters
Give it a really […]
Whilst looking for inspiration of different ways of serving up Bulgar wheat I came across a Turkish recipe, Kisir – Bulgar wheat salad which called for Biber Salcasi, so here’s how to make a wonderfully hot paste.
1 large red pepper
1 large red chillies, seeds removed
Good squeeze fresh lemon
Extra virgin olive oil
¼ teaspoon sea salt