Author: dopiaza

Vinegar-Free Pickled Onions and Shallots

Vinegar-Free Pickled Onions and Shallots

I love the allium family: onions, shallots, garlic, chives, scallions – all of them. I also love pickles, and pickled onions and shallots are, perhaps, amongst the very best of all.

Pulled Pork

Pulled Pork

In my previous post, I mentioned that my first attempt at barbecuing a shoulder of pork was tasty enough, but not as tender as I would have liked. So, yesterday I tried again, this time cooking for longer. The results were much better.

A Summer of Barbecues

A Summer of Barbecues

If you mention the word barbecue to anyone in the UK, they’ll immediately think of burgers and sausages being incinerated to within an inch of their life over a bed of ¬†hot charcoal. Barbecues aren’t something we tend to take awfully seriously over here. They’re often just an excuse to celebrate the arrival of a rare bit of sunshine by sitting outside, batting away the wasps, whilst you eat badly charred food along¬†with a beer or a glass of wine.

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Curry Powder

Curry Powder

I’d guess that most people have a jar of ‘curry powder’ lurking about in the back of their kitchen cupboard somewhere – a good standby for adding a quick bit of spice to a dish, whether that be a quick stove-top curry, some stir-fried noodles […]

Oranges in Caramel

Oranges in Caramel

Oranges in Caramel is one of those desserts often found on restaurant ‘sweet trolleys’, where it invariably disappoints. Done well, however, it is delicious. This recipe is from one of my all-time favourite cookery books, , by Simon Hopkinson and Lindsay Bareham. If you don’t […]

Paneer

Paneer

If you ever find yourself with a glut of milk in the fridge, a great way to use it up is to make Paneer. Paneer is a fresh cheese commonly found in Indian cooking, and is really easy to make.

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips

I made Kale chips last night, and a couple of people have since asked how to make them. They’re utterly delicious and are really very simple to make – the only tricky part is keeping an eye on them once they’re in the oven to […]

The Perfect Burger

The Perfect Burger

Burgers have a somewhat undeserved reputation as junk food. It is indeed true that there are some pretty poor examples out there, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t have good burgers if we try.