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A Quick Smoked Salmon Pâté

Stuck for lunch but need to use up leftover smoked salmon? This is quick, simple and rather tasty spread over toast (with or without butter).

Roughly chop up a couple of slices of smoked salmon and place in a whizzer together with:

Teaspoon horseradish
Tablespoon Greek yoghurt
Squeeze fresh lemon juice
Good grind black peppercorns
Chopped chives/parsley/basil or whatever you […]

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

Real Mint Sauce

There’s lamb in the fridge so it is time to make a fresh batch of mint sauce. This really is simple and keeps for weeks stored in an air tight jar in the door of the fridge.

Strip the leaves off a bunch of fresh mint then sprinkle with sea salt and chop finely. Scoop […]

By |August 6th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Crusted Rack of Lamb

This is an expensive cut and is great but it doesn’t surpass neck fillet or shank, leg or shoulder or even stuffed and rolled breast.  In my opinion.

I love lamb as you know so when a butcher new to me showed me ‘carret de cordero’ I bought it. 22€ for 1.5kg of deliciousness.

And as […]

By |August 4th, 2015|Andalucia|4 Comments|

Chuletillas de Cordero de la Sierra de Málaga

Lamb is my favourite meat even though lamb in Spain is somewhat scrawny compared to what you can purchase in the UK. Anyway, I had a fancy for it when I discovered that a girlfriend had a jar of mint sauce in her fridge door, home made at that.

So as the sun was shining […]

By |July 28th, 2015|Andalucia|3 Comments|

Chicken with Golden Couscous & Crispy Onions

It’s been far too hot to blog and anyway my home internet has been down for over 3 weeks. But today I have a craving for couscous and as I have my right arm back (read internet) then I am cooking and blogging again:

I imagine I would get this in a restaurant in Morocco; I […]

By |July 13th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Fabulous Wild Garlic & Sausage Pasta

When in Lancashire it would be criminal not to buy some of the fabulous sausages hand made at the local butchers. So I did and this is what I made using the wild garlic pesto made the other day from our foraging.

4 Pork & red pepper sausages
4 Cumberland sausages
2 teaspoons fennel seed
2 dried red […]

By |June 13th, 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|

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|

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|