Leftover Christmas Pie

Ingredients  45g/1½oz butter 2 large leeks, washed and roughly sliced 3 tbsp plain flour 500ml/18fl oz chicken stock (or 250ml/9fl oz leftover gravy and 250ml/9fl oz stock) 1 heaped tsp English mustard powder 600g/1lb 5oz leftover turkey meat, cut into bite-sized pieces 250g/9oz cooked ham, cut into bite-sized pieces 2 tbsp roughly chopped thyme  200ml/7fl oz single cream 1 free-range egg, beaten for egg wash … Continue reading Leftover Christmas Pie

Belly Pork with Apple Juniper & Cider

Not quite your traditional Belly Pork recipe Ingredients Serves 2 550g belly of pork (6 thick cut slices) smoked dry-cured streaky bacon – I use around 7 slices, but it’s your own preference 3 medium Cox’s apples, cored, and cut into thick slices  2 x medium onions, sliced into rings 2 x cloves garlic, peeled, and sliced 18 juniper berries 18 sage leaves 225ml dry … Continue reading Belly Pork with Apple Juniper & Cider

Meatballs with Tomato & Basil Sauce

INGREDIENTS For the Meatballs 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely grated 400g ground beef 400g ground pork 2 eggs 1/4 bunch fresh parsley, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese For the Sauce 1 tbsp olive … Continue reading Meatballs with Tomato & Basil Sauce

Roasted Pork Belly with Crackling

INGREDIENTS Serves 2-3 (depending on how hungry you are!) For the Brine 100g/7oz sea salt 1 tbsp black peppercorns 1 Clove 1 Bay leaf 1 tbsp paprika 1 litre Cold Water For the Pork and sides 1kg Pork Belly Roasties Seasonal Veg METHOD Brining the Meat: Add all ingredients to a tub/bowl etc. MINUS THE PORK – I used my big mixing bowl, as it … Continue reading Roasted Pork Belly with Crackling

Roasted Duck Breast with Cherry & Red Wine Sauce

INGREDIENTS 2 x Duck breasts 10 pitted cherries, I use half a can of tinned cherrys when I don’t have a pitter/fresh 50g caster sugar 1 knob of butter 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 400ml chicken stock 175ml glass of red wine Teaspoon cherry or redcurrant jam (optional) METHOD Firstly, make sure the duck breast are of even thickness. Do this by pounding between two pieces … Continue reading Roasted Duck Breast with Cherry & Red Wine Sauce

Dauphinoise Potatoes

Ingredients 3 Large potatoes – peeled and thinly sliced 300ml double cream 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 sprigs thyme, chopped Knob butter Salt and pepper Method Mix the cream, garlic and thyme together in a bowl and season with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Butter an oven proof dish and layer half the potatoes. Lightly season and then pour over half the … Continue reading Dauphinoise Potatoes

Mushroom Risotto

INGREDIENTS 50g dried porcini mushrooms 1 vegetable/chicken stock cube, I prefer chicken but that’s personal preference. 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic clove, finely chopped 250g pack chestnut mushroom, sliced and washed 300g risotto rice, such as arborio 1 x 175ml glass white wine About a teaspoon or so of butter seasoning handful parsley leaves, chopped 50g Parmesan or grana padano, … Continue reading Mushroom Risotto