Entries tagged olive oil

August 12th, 2012

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

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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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July 31st, 2012

Onion soup

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I seem to be turning this into some kind of “soup diary”. Maybe because its winter. Today: Onion soup! Lots of onions (I think I used about 8): brown slowly in a pot with butter and olive oil. Really slowly: it should take around 45 minutes, give or take. Stir a lot, scraping the sweet caramelised […]

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July 3rd, 2012

Apple and radicchio salad

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A very simple salad: the sweetness of the apple and the bitterness of the radicchio go really well together. To make: I rubbed the inside of a bowl with a garlic clove, whisked in apple cider vinegar and good quality olive oil, and tossed through a julienned pink lady apple. I then let it sit for […]

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July 2nd, 2012

Twice cooked crispy chicken and potatoes

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  This is an example of the kind of thing you can make with the poached chicken from my stock recipe. I took some par-boiled potatoes (boiled until just soft to the point of a knife) and fried them off with some garlic, salt and parsley in the chicken-fat that I’d rendered from the poached […]

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July 1st, 2012

Pulled-pork tacos

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More tacos! No story to go with this one: I made these quite a while ago, finally got round to loading the photo from my camera. I think I rubbed the pork belly with salt, cinnamon and paprika and slow-roasted it (160ºC) for around 3 hours: the rest of the ingredients were fresh. I’ve discovered […]

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May 27th, 2012

Ortiz anchovies, grilled bread, pickled peppers

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This blog is no longer up-to-date-chronologically, and this is barely even a recipe… But, Ortiz anchovies are the best in the entire world, and we ate some a while ago (when it was still sunny in Melbourne, by the looks of it), and I took some photos.

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May 3rd, 2012

Cabbage and carrot with smoky bacon and juniper berries

A tasty side dish, to have with smoked fish. Made up out of what was handy: cabbage, carrot, bacon and juniper berries in a pan. I added a splash of white wine (because I had a glass in my hand) and a few tablespoons of pickling brine from some bread and butter pickles that I […]

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April 9th, 2012

Slow cooked lamb for passover

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Based on the amount of pork on this blog, you probably wouldn’t have thought that I came from a Jewish family. But I do, and though we are largely non-practicing, we do celebrate passover every year, and passover is (in some ways) all about the food. Along with all the parts specified by the seder […]

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February 9th, 2012

Orange and rocket salad

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Not much to say about this one – it’s just what it sounds like. Segmented orange (I still haven’t got the hang of this), a little garlic, olive oil, pepper, parsley. You don’t need any acid, as the orange juice is enough. It’s good with grilled meat or fish, or just about any Italian or […]

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January 29th, 2012

Leek and gorgonzola pizza

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I used to always make my own pizza bases when making pizza. Now I rarely do. Mostly it’s a time thing — we tend to eat pizza on a tired weeknight when we can’t think of what else to have. Luckily, our nearby gourmet supermarket sells some good quality, pre-made wood fired pizza bases. Not […]

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