Category Archives: Mains

Main meals for one or more

Spicy Pulled Pork

This is a recipe my better half found on the internet and adapted it to her own preferences.  It takes 24 hours to simmer slowly but it is most definitely worth the wait.  The pulled pork is perfect for a … Continue reading

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Mushroom Rissotto

This is my slight variation of a traditional creamy Rissotto recipe familiar to those you may find in Continental Europe. You will need the following ingredients: One large punnet of Mushrooms One large Mushroom for decoration Pancetta or diced bacon … Continue reading

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Steamed Lamb

These days we have to make the most of the cuts of meat we can get.  Lamb is notoriously expensive compared to pork and beef, but you can still make a decent meal out of even the cheapest cuts. I … Continue reading

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Corned Beef Hash

This is a recipe for those of us really feeling the pinch of the recession.  Even if you take out a few of the ingredients you don’t lose that much flavour.  But it is a good stodgy winter’s night’s supper. … Continue reading

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Chicken and Chorizo Paella

Anybody got a holiday to Spain booked this year?  Because if you do then you may get a chance to try this little number. The traditional Paella comes in a lot of varieties, Meat and Chicken, Seafood or even a … Continue reading

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Chicken Allassio

A wholesome tasty meal You need: Two chicken breasts One beef steak tomato One mixed meat tapas packet containing choritzo and parma ham One ball of fresh Mozzarella Olive oil Oregano This one is a bit fiddly but it is … Continue reading

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Lemon and Garlic Chicken

You need: One chicken, suitable for roasting. Two lemons Four cloves of Garlic Olive oil Tarragon, salt and pepper. Roasting potatoes and root veg if you like Switch oven on at 160 degrees. Place the chicken on a baking tray … Continue reading

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Tuscan Chicken

I recently came up with an Italian Chicken recipe on a warm summer night when I was having a bit of a cooking experiment day.  I hope you like it. Serves two. You will need: Six chicken thighs, skinned and … Continue reading

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Cajun Stirfry

An easy to make Cajun stir fry Today we have a simple idea for a stir fry with plenty of scope for adaption. You will need: One large onion Two peppers (any colour) a punnet of mushrooms Three or four … Continue reading

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Uncle Mario’s Meatballs

Ok the guy wasn’t really my uncle but he was my Mother’s boyfriend for a long time. He was also an excellent cook and he passed down the recipe for light meatballs to me about ten years ago. You will … Continue reading

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