Entries tagged lemon juice

August 12th, 2012

Very slow roasted leg of lamb, with stovetop carrots and tzatziki


Another great one for winter. The butcher had some lovely “easy carve” legs of lamb (which means most of the bone has been removed), so this is what I tried. It would work just as well (or probably even better) with lamb shoulder or just some shanks. This recipe is a conglomeration of years of […]

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September 7th, 2011

Daikon, red cabbage and coriander ‘coleslaw’


A strangely successful experiment. Fresh grated daikon, red cabbage, chopped coriander. With lots of kewpie mayo, lots of crushed garlic, a little salt. Really good with fish.

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August 17th, 2011

Slow roasted lamb shanks with lemon and dill


Delicious, rich, soft, dark, sticky meat, served with crispy potatoes and a good blob of rich tzatziki. I’ve never done shanks like this before, but I felt like lamb, and they were very cheap. To start, I prepared the shanks by marinating them in the juice of a few lemons, olive oil, salt, pepper, and […]

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July 17th, 2011

Mushroom soup


This one is for a vegetarian friend, who complained that she couldn’t read my blog because I always post “too much raw pork”. We do actually eat quite a lot of vegetarian food, but I don’t seem to post it here as often. The various field mushrooms are quite cheap at the market at the […]

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July 17th, 2011

Baba ganoush

Home made dip time! Baba ganoush is one of my favourite dips—I love the smoky eggplant flavour, and the silky texture. It is best when the eggplants are done on a barbecue, but failing that (our failure being that we live in a small apartment with no outside space), a gas hob works pretty well […]

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July 13th, 2011

Spicy pulled pork with mandarin, guacamole and black quinoa


The best of my “Mexican” experiments yet. I got totally carried away today. We had a few avocados sitting in our fruit bowl that needed to be used up, so I decided to make some guacamole: avocado, red onion, lemon juice, salt, hot sauce(s). But then we needed something to go with it, and I’ve […]

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July 12th, 2011

Penne with “green” tuna sauce


Once again, a dish with a few things that were lying around. I made a green paste by grinding up parsley with a little salt and olive oil, and just threw the other bits together in a pan. The hot english mustard was conceived as a chilli substitute and added a soft warmth (quite different […]

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July 3rd, 2011

Coconut chicken curry


I haven’t made curry for a while – I was quite happy with this one. I have this problem that I never remember exactly what spices and/or quantities of spices I put in my curries, so I can never re-create them. Even with this one, I just used a random collection of things from the […]

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June 25th, 2011

Salmon steaks, fennel and basil salad, garlic and ajvar


This is what we had for dinner while the casserole is “flavourfying” in the fridge. Plus it’s Market Day today (which makes it both a Cooking Day and a Fish Day). I fried the seasoned salmon steaks in a hot pan with some enormous organic “elephant garlic” cloves. The salad was also simple – finely […]

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May 10th, 2011

Roast pumpkin with toasted almonds and olives, zucchini salad


A vegetarian meal. The pumpkin and herbs were fresh from my Mum’s garden. I roasted the pumpkin with onion, garlic, and rosemary. For the salad – zucchini (cut with a peeler), lemon zest, parsley and some fresh tomato, plus some lemon juice and delicious olive oil that we bought in Spain. The toasted almonds and […]

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