Entries tagged pepper

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 28th, 2012

Ham and lentil soup

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A really simple soup, using my ham stock. I just fried off some onion, celery, carrot, potato, lentils and herbs and garlic for a little while, added the ham stock and bay leaves, and simmered until the lentils were cooked (skimming now and then)… … and added the ham right at the end. A really […]

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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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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 10th, 2012

Poached pineapple

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I’m finding that Lucky Peach is great: not just to read, and not just for the whole recipes, but for small components of recipes. This recipe for this poached pineapple is actually supposed to be the basis for an upside down pineapple cake (which I was planning to make, until I realised that our hand-held […]

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March 17th, 2012

Momofuku roast pork belly

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I tried this recipe in issue 1 of Lucky Peach the other day — slowly working my way up to full home made ramen. It’s really simple: lots of salt and sugar and a good grind of pepper, spread all over skinless pork belly, left overnight. I didn’t want to waste the skin, so I […]

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March 17th, 2012

Grilled trout with pepper and roast cabbage

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I did warn you about the griddle pan — my new favourite way to cook. I just dressed the trout with loads of pepper, a little salt and oil and cooked it over high heat (oily fish is great on the griddle, it goes great and crispy), and served it with a squeeze of lime. […]

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March 17th, 2012

Steak Frites

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I kind of overdid it with the jus, but it was pretty great anyway. This was my first attempt at cooking steak on our new(ish) griddle — so much better than in a regular pan… I’m getting pretty good at oven frites. The important thing is to use a really hot oven, and to par-boil […]

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March 16th, 2012

Poached pears with ginger

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I seem to be doing a lot with leftovers lately. The question seems to be at the end of a week “What can I make with what we have left in the fridge/on the bench)?” So – on the bench was: 2 pears (a week old), some sweet red dessert wine (a month old), some […]

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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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