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Curry night

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you could be forgiven for thinking we eat little more than pork, tatties, kale, neeps, bread and oatmeal but we do draw on a wider selection of ingredients than that. And the meals I make often draw on far flung influences to turn our staples into something […]

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Midsummer barbecue recipes

We’re having a midsummer barbecue for a few of our friends on June 24, but as soon as I mentioned what I was planning to do by way of food I started getting requests for recipes. So, here are a few recipes to get people started…

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Anchovies with potato salad and pesto

Ingredients (serves 4) 12 fresh anchovies, filleted 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2tbsp white wine vinegar 500ml olive oil Large handful parsley, chopped Two fresh bay leaves chopped (can substitute crumbled, dried bay) Large handful fresh basil 1tsp salt 50g pine kernels, toasted Olive oil 500g potatoes, boiled and sliced 20 black olives 2tbsp capers Olive […]

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Chinese steamed fish

Ingredients (serves 2) 1 cucumber, cut into matchsticks 1 small carrot, cut into matchsticks 1 small leek, cut into matchsticks 2 small sea bass, whole (red tilapia is a good substitute) 4 spring onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, sliced 3cm fresh ginger, sliced 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 2 tablespoons sunflower […]

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Chilli and lime prawns

Ingredients (to serve 2) 1 tablespoon sunflower oil 2 tablespoons chopped chives 1 small, dried red chilli Juice and rind of one lime 3 tablespoons dry martini 20 raw king prawns in their shells 1 lime, additional, sliced Salt and black pepper Method Heat the oil in a heavy frying pan over medium heat. Add […]

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