Ingredient Archives: leeks

yakitori chicken and simmered squash

Yakitori Chicken, Simmered Squash with Konbu

Almost the end of summer and time for another Japanese dinner I think. This is a lovely simple dinner: simple yakitori chicken with pencil thin leeks and some soothing squash simmered with konbu seaweed. It’s a great combination of sweet caramelised chicken, some sourness from marinating in pickled plums and a mellow slightly sweet flavour […]

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braised fish

Braised Fish with Fennel, Olives and Preserved Lemon

The hotter it gets out, the simpler I want my cooking to be as a general rule. That certainly doesn’t mean I want to skimp on flavours, not at all. Rather, I want the amount of effort to get the food on the table, and the amount of effort clearing up to be as little […]

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spring vegetable risotto

Spring Vegetable Risotto — Asparagus, Fiddleheads, Fava Greens, Lemon

After the tremendous bounty I picked up at the weekend I wanted to make something that would celebrate all this delicious produce. What’s great about these spring vegetables is that you barely have to cook them for the flavours to sing out. I decided to make a spring vegetable risotto of asparagus, fiddlehead ferns and […]

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Leeks Vinaigrette

Leeks Vinaigrette

Leeks are the character actors of the culinary world. Usually used to support other flavours in a dish, it’s rare that they’re let alone to take a starring role. But given the cute diminutive Chinese Leeks I picked up this week at the market I wanted to do something with them that would show them off. […]

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Unconventional Irish Stew

Irish Stew and Soda Bread; an unconventional take

Sunday was St. Patrick’s day, and what better way to celebrate than with Irish Stew?  A better way is to celebrate with Irish stew and a nice tangy piece of soda bread. I went to the market with this in mind, and picked up some great lamb neck in my weekly haul so I could put […]

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