Entries tagged olive oil

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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July 31st, 2012

Onion soup


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


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


  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


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


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


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


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


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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