Entries tagged pork

May 29th, 2011

Best-ever roast pork with roast vegetables, braised cabbage with mustard and peas


My best-ever roast pork anyway – I usually end up overcooking my pork, but not this time… I rubbed the pork (Otway pork loin – free range pork has a much better flavour) a few hours before cooking with crushed salt, fennel seeds, lemon zest, pepper and olive oil. I’d started the vegetables in the […]

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May 1st, 2011

Sausage rolls (again) with home-made flaky pastry (again)


This time for my niece’s birthday party. I made the pastry using the “quick puff pastry” method again. I was a bit rough and quick with it this time around, and the kitchen was a bit too warm (the butter melted a bit much) – so the layers didn’t really “puff”, but it still had […]

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January 21st, 2011

Chilli? Burritos? Tacos? I never know what to call Mexican food…


I’ve been getting in to Mexican food lately (especially after eating at the excellent Los Amates), but having never been to Mexico, I don’t have any real conception of what makes “authentic” Mexican food or even what you are supposed to call things. Our local gourmet supermaket now stocks these delicious tinned chiptole chillies in […]

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December 1st, 2010

Bolognese sauce


I made bolognese sauce today. I’m semi-famous for my bolognese amongst certain friends, which is a little odd because I always seem to make it a different way. I use different a mix of meats (always beef; sometimes pork, veal, or chicken – this time beef, veal and pork), different vegetables (always onion and fresh […]

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November 13th, 2010

Poh’s dong do pork


We saw Poh’s dong do pork recipe on TV the other night, and I just had to try it. I’d never cooked with rock-sugar before, but I realise now it was the missing ingredient whenever I’ve tried to cook pork this way. The slow cooking process makes the pork melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The flavour actually reminded […]

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November 2nd, 2010

Shepherd’s pie


This is just a guess, but it would make sense to me that shepherd’s pie contains lamb or mutton no? But I’ve always had it with beef for some reason. Maybe the shepherds don’t want to eat their sheep, so they eat cows instead… Anyway, mine was made with beef and pork (because I could […]

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October 2nd, 2010

Pork cooked in milk with cinnamon and bay


From a recipe by Sam and Sam Clark. I’ve been meaning to cook this for years but never got around to it. The butcher down the road has just changed hands and now sells organic free-range cuts of pork (something I’m quite happy about), so I decided to give the recipe a try. Theoretically I’ve […]

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