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Cuisine: French

Baked Potimarrons

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Potimarrons are a winter squash popular in household gardens in France, but easy to grow just about anywhere – and these ones grew in our garden. They do have some carbs (6.5g in 100g) but they are so small that the amount of flesh in half a potimarron is modest. Baked Potimarrons Print Recipe CuisineFrench […]

Duck Breast with Duxelles

Duck breast

The other day Duck breast were going out half-price at our local supermarket so we decided on a whim to have duck breast for dinner. This we had on duxelle which is a mushroom based sauce made with the rendered duck fat, and ontop of a bed of “noodles” made from Daikon radish. Duck Breast with […]

Homemade fresh Mayonnaise

Homemade fresh Mayonnaise

Real or Homemade fresh Mayonnaise is an emulsion of small droplets of Oil each coated in an ultra-fine layer of lecithin (from an egg yolk) and suspended in a liquid that normally doesn’t mix well with oil, like Vinegar. Shelf-life Mayonnaise shouldn’t last for weeks on a shelf without the emulsion breaking down, but if you […]

Ham hock Terrine

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What we’re going to do is cook a pair of pig shins low and slow in a flavoursome stock, then pull the meat off the bone to press it with mustard, butter and parsley and the gelatine residual in the hot meat will set the entire thing into a solid brick of deliciousness.

Baked egg in lamb mince

Baked Egg in lamb

This meal started out as an attempt to replicate the presentation of a moroccan style baked egg in lamb mince, but using traditional European flavour profiles to compliment the lamb mince (rosemary, thyme and garlic) rather than the traditional Ras el hanout spices more common in North Africa (cinnamon, cumin, coriander seed).

Brown chicken stock

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The Brown chicken stock recipe was originally Heston Blumenthal’s (How to cook like Heston) and I modified it to extract more minerals from the Chicken bones, and to have slightly fewer net carbs, without sacrificing any of the flavour. These stock cubes will reappear in many of our recipes when we need to add liquid to a pan, or […]

Slow Squid – Ala Raymond Blanc

Slow Squid Bowl

When cooked slowly for an hour the squid totally changes texture and the rubbery collagens in the meat melts and turn into gelatin – and the mouth feel is almost like silken Tofu. But the most amazing transformation is the flavour – quick squid deep fried is almost tasteless by comparison, but when you slow cook the squid it imparts a delicious fresh seafood taste to the stew.

Pulled Lamb

Shred Lamb using Forks

One of our weight loss secrets has been slow cooking large fatty joints of meat on the weekend, then portioning it up into Meals to be frozen. During the week we can take a bag of perfectly cooked and seasoned meat out of the freezer, thawing and heating it to serve is under 10 minutes.

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