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Pan-fried Scallops à la Gran Alacant: What a Trip to Algorfa Found

Visiting my little sister and our 85 year old Mum in Gran Alacant gave me the opportunity of buying Scallops. Not fresh I admit but caught and frozen off the coast of Iceland and at 5€/400g it was considered to be a ganga.

We (lil’ Sis and I, left our Mum with her knitting) set […]

By |May 25th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Classic Italian Gremolata

Gremolata is so easy to make and should be in your armoury to spice up meat, fish, asparagus and of course Osso Buco . It will even liven up a sandwich. Just sprinkle.

You only need three fresh ingredients and a sharp knife.

Finely chop a clove of garlic, zest of one lemon and a small bunch […]

By |May 19th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Chicken Drumsticks Sambar

I have a yearning for curry and lentils.

I absolutely adore lentils and I quite like curry too so this is a perfect combination for me. They are a great source of dietary fibre and are packed with proteins but that aside I just love them. Love, love, love.

First up is to make a Sambar […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Sometimes Only a Pie Will Do

Shop bought pastry, onions, asparagus and goat’s cheese is just about all you need to make this fabulous lunch.

Caramelise 4 red onions in olive oil over very low heat for about 45 minutes adding chopped garlic at the end. When done set aside.

Meanwhile, layer sheets of filo pastry or puff pastry over a baking sheet. […]

By |April 18th, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Evelyn’s Zafrani Gosht Curry

Another grandchild. Another recipe. And being a beautiful girl I came up with a fragrant and delicate baked curry using the last of my goat meat. I hope she isn’t a vegetarian.

Goat (kid) no pun intended, leg – scored

Blitz the following to make a marinade:

Large onion
Knob ginger
Garlic, 2 or 3 cloves
Red chillies, 1 or […]

By |April 11th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Cheese Workshop in Las Alpujarras

I love cheese but have never considered attempting to make my own. Until now.

A group of friends recently decided to travel from Jaén province to Granada province and as it was my birthday I treated myself and joined them for a two hour car journey to Las Chimeneas Open Garden at Órgiva where Sue Halfyard runs […]

By |April 9th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

George’s Chicken Curry

My grandson, George, was born yesterday at 00.20 in England. And there’s two more on the way, one due next month and the other in early June – 2015 is the year of new grandkids to add to the six older ones. And in order to celebrate George’s arrival I created a version of […]

By |February 10th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

I Want A Pasta Dish Named After Me Please

I was born and bred in London before venturing to the bad lands in the north. However, I did return south to live in West Kensington for a couple of years. I was within walking distance of Stamford Bridge, the home of my football club and also within striking distance of Italian restaurant, San […]

By |February 7th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

New venture adds spice to Andalucían company

Salsas y Especias Sierra Nevada S.L., the highly successful hot sauce creator and producer based in Granada, is extending its offering with a range of unique Asian fusion sauces, including authentic Indian curry sauces being developed in partnership with UK Chef Phil Morrison. The new range will be launched in 2015.

The company was started […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

In Search of Perfect Osso Buco

I introduced this dish at my restaurant, La Grille Bar et Restaurant in very rural France in May 2003 just as the French summer had already commenced. Ahhh, I can see the colours now.

The Limousin diet consists mainly of meat, cheese, bread and red wine so as veal, which was readily available – and […]

By |November 25th, 2014|Andalucia|3 Comments|