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Baked Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken Suprême with Green Peppercorn & Mushroom Sauce

Rehydrate a handful of dried porcini or other dried mushrooms in warm water.

Use a suprême (wing bone attached) or breast with skin on.

Grate some mozzarella cheese and mix with chopped parsley and freshly ground pepper then stuff under the skin of the chicken using your finger to gently make a pocket. Rub a little […]

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

Roasted Bird – It Is All In The Stuffing

This is sort of a take on Jamie Oliver’s Hamilton Poussin with the exception of bacon and sage, neither of which were to hand so rosemary took over. And because this is my version I added carrots, whole cloves garlic, whole fresh tomato and shallots to the roasting tin.

It is a simple and flexible […]

By |March 14th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Quick & Easy Confit de Canard

The bag I removed from the freezer yesterday turned out to be duck and not the chicken legs I was expecting so I decided to make confit with them.

Confit from the Latin word, conficiere, is a method used in France to preserve food before fridges came along… and it usually takes two days including […]

By |March 2nd, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

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|

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Red Onion Sauce

In a bowl mix a tablespoon of olive oil with one teaspoon brown sugar, 3 garlic cloves, crushed and roughly chopped and a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.

Place 300g cherry tomatoes in a baking dish together with a quartered red onion and a few slices of red pepper. Drizzle with the mix and throw in […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Orange Chicken is the New Lemon

This makes a tasty alternative to lemon chicken. It’s cheap and easy but still worthy for a Saturday night in front of the log burner. It also makes comforting eating if your team happen to have lost in the afternoon.

Take some chicken pieces, thighs and/or drumsticks. Skin them and slash the thick parts of […]

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

What is Left in the Fridge Recipe

I have been busy, genuinely busy and I haven’t found the time to stock up my fridge so yesterday evening there came a point when I scratched my head and wondered what to prepare for my evening meal. It was quite late so I created supper from the left overs and bit and pieces remaining […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Pushed for Time? A Quick and Easy Midweek Supper

Sometimes, you just need to prepare something quick and easy. For starving kids or just for yourself, a quick and tasty dish can be simply made by using Cajun spices.

From a bottle of Cajun Blackening Rub from Salsa Sierra Nevada* add a spoonful to a bowl then mix with olive oil – add meat […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Debbie’s Spicy Red Pepper Stew

This dish is usually made with chorizo but as I have a slab of belly pork roasting in the oven I have omitted it on this occasion and anyway I have a lot of red pepper to play with as my friends donated a large bag at the weekend – home grown Andalucían produce. This […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Braised Lamb Shank with Oregano, fresh Mint & Redcurrant Jus

Just thinking about slow cooking lamb with oregano gets my heart racing… then add mint too means that I am in heaven. Almost.

Cooking for ONE.

First make a quick garlic infused oil by warming olive oil in a pan and adding some crushed cloves of garlic. When the garlic has started to brown remove the […]

By |October 2nd, 2014|Andalucia|0 Comments|