Ingredient Archives: Butter

Confit Duck Ravioli with Cranberries

Confit Duck Ravioli Revisited—The Winter Version

Back in July when we had long warm days and sharp gooseberries in the market I made a dish that would prove to be one of my customers favourites of the year. Confit duck ravioli with the sharpness of gooseberries to work with the rich fattiness of the duck. Now its the middle of winter […]

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pan roast fish, gremolata mash, green beans with tomatoes

Dad’s Pan Roast Fish, Gremolata Mash and Green Beans with Tomatoes

I mentioned yesterday that I was hosting visitors this week. I didn’t mention that these visitors are my illustrious parents and I’m putting them to work while they are here. I’m lucky that both my mother and father are great cooks, and so they are going to treat us to meals from their repertoire. Today […]

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Nectarine, couscous and spigarelli broccoli salad

A Farewell Summer Salad of Nectarines, Spigarelli Broccoli, Tomatoes and Couscous

  I have to be honest, I’m glad summer is drawing to a close. Coming from a Northern European climate, I struggle with hot days and high humidity is like Kryptonite to me. Of course all that being said, I do like the range of produce it gives us; especially as summer draws to a […]

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sweet pepper risotto

Sweet Pepper Risotto with Goat’s cheese; bonus Kale Salad

After having been away for a couple of weeks there is a distinct change from high summer to late summer in both weather and produce. As an Englishman I am very pleased the heat has tempered somewhat; as a cook I feel I can use the stove and oven a little more, and as someone […]

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Steak and Succotash

Perfect Sirloin Steak; Tomatillo Succotash

I will concede that this is a personal preference, but I think filet mignon is not really worth it. Sure, it’s meltingly tender, but the price you pay for that softness (other than the price you pay) is something of a lack of flavour. I would rather something a little tougher with a meatier flavour to […]

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skate with black butter

Skate with Black Butter; Shaved Asparagus and Radish Salad

Skate with black butter is one of my all-time favourite dishes. When I was younger my father used to go to T.H. Carr, the local fishmonger, on a Friday and pick up a nice fresh skate wing. He would cook this dish to remind us of when we lived in Paris as very young kids. […]

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Grilled Asparagus Hollandaise

Grilled Asparagus and Poached Egg with Sumac Hollandaise

I’m not going to lie to you, hollandaise sauce is the fickle beauty of cooking. If it weren’t one of the greatest sauces ever to grace a plate, it wouldn’t be worth the effort. Egg yolk, acid and lots (I mean lots) of butter are held together in a rich, fragile emulsion. It might split […]

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