Archives for February 2012

Lamb cutlets with almond and mint tabbouleh

This kind of dish always feels clean to me; a fresh salad with the tang of almonds, mint and garlic, and the sweetness of lamb. It’s really easy to make, from start to finish, about 20 minutes. Serves 2 100g (3½oz) bulgar wheat 50g (1¾oz) almonds, roughly chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed Small bunch fresh […]

Sausages in red wine

A hearty dish that goes well with a pile of mash. Use good quality pork sausages, herby, spicy ones made by a butcher if you can get them. Serves 4 450g (1lb) pork sausages 225g (8oz) streak bacon, diced 225g (8oz) small shallots Olive oil 1 heaped tsp plain flour 275ml (10 fl oz) red […]

Unexpected conversation of the day.

 Me: Beans on toast, please. Girl serving in cafe: Eat in or takeaway?

Spanish-style baked prawns

I have fond memories of getting oily-fingered eating gambas a la plancha in Spanish beach bars. This is a variation on that theme, a tasty light lunch or starter, best eaten with a hunk of crusty bread. It only takes about 20 minutes to cook. Serves 2 300g raw king prawns 2 cloves garlic Large […]

Curried salmon cakes

A slightly different take on traditional fishcakes, this is comfort food with a bit more oomph. Easy to make, they’re ready in about half an hour. Serves 2 1 large sweet potato (about 300g), peeled and cut into small chunks 180g tin of skinless, boneless red salmon 4 tbsp natural yoghurt 1-2 tsp curry paste […]