This recipe was influenced an old school friend’s mum. She’s Chinese, and as a teen I would spend all of my time at their home. I have to say everything she cooked was delicious, even her toast in the morning tasted amazing; I have no idea how she buttered it! My favourite however, was her … Continue reading Chinese Beef Curry
Did you know you can’t use ‘beefstew’ as a password? ….It’s not STROGONOFF!! This recipe was handed down from my mum, she would use quick fry beef in strips. My recipe slowly cooks chunks of beef so they are tender and the sauce is rich, creamy and tasty. She always used red wine, but I … Continue reading Slow cooked beef Stroganoff
This is a curry my family would make a lot when growing up, always loved a meatball curry. It is much better if you can make the kofta balls the day before to soak up all of the spices. This curry is gluten free as uses rice flour in the koftas rather than breadcrumbs. Koftas … Continue reading Beef Kofta Curry (meatball)
This is a game changer on the bolognese front, the beef is slowly cooked for hours so the meat is juicy and tender and the sauce is rich and flavoursome.
I love Oxtail, it is such an underused meat; yet one of the tastiest. It has a rich taste unlike any other and when cooked slowly just melts in your mouth. I use to order this dish in an Italian restaurant in Hong Kong when I went on business trips, it was always one of … Continue reading Braised Oxtail Ragu with Pappardelle
I first tried this dish in a restaurant in London called ‘Mestizo’, one of the best authentic Mexican restaurants I have visited in the UK. Traditionally served in a ‘Molcajete’ which is Mexican Spanish and is a stone tool similar to a pestle and mortar. We use to call it the ‘volcano’. When I … Continue reading SALSA ROJA PICANTE EN MOLCAJETE
A French inspired stew with red wine, thyme and garlic. The meat is braised in red wine. Braising comes from the French word ‘braiser’ and involves both frying the meat at a high temperature to sear then cooking the meat slowly in liquid in a covered pot.
We had Spaghetti Bolognese on Monday and I made enough so that I could make Lasagne last night!! Bolognese is my all-time favourite dish, ever since I was a kid I couldn’t get enough of it. Even though I love most foods this comforting dish is just the BEST!!! This Lasagne is full of flavour … Continue reading My Ultimate Lasagne
Tasty beef, Guinness and potato pie, slow cooked and topped with delicious flaky pastry.
Ever since I was a kid Spaghetti Bolognese has always been my favourite comfort dinner. It made me so happy opening the front door to the smell of this as a kid. My mum’s recipe of this was one of the first she passed on and over the years I have adapted it. This recipe is rich and … Continue reading SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE
I have been cooking this recipe for a few years, I loved the idea of cooking a chilli with chunks of beef rather than mince. This recipe involves marinating the meat over night and then using this marinade as the base of the chilli. I always add chocolate into my chilli too, it just gives … Continue reading ULTIMATE CHILLI CON CARNE
We had Spaghetti Bolognese on Monday and I made enough so that I could make Lasagne last night!! Bolognese is my all-time favourite dish, ever since I was a kid I couldn’t get enough of it. Even though I love most foods this comforting dish is just the BEST!!! This Lasagne is full of flavour … Continue reading Lactose Free Lasagne