Starter Recipes

Asparagus Soup with Crisp Asparagus Rolls

A few weeks ago Mr.P and I went to spend a night in Nine Elms….. No it’s no horror story, no ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ but it was actually a …

Saffron Orange Soused Mackerel Salad

This dish is fast becoming one of my favourites. It’s fairly easy to make and has maximum impact for not a lot of effort. I have cooked this dish several …

Warm Treacle Cider Ham Hock Spring Barley Salad with Rumpy Rolls

It’s mid May and the height of spring, but with the chill in the air it hardly feels seasonal. All the signs are there with the British Asparagus season in …

Richardson’s Smokehouse Smoked Mackerel Spring Salad with Ham Cakes and Dill Crème Fraiche

The inspiration for this dish came from our visit to Orford, Suffolk. It’s a beautiful sea side village with several smokehouses and the one that I love visiting every time  …

Carpaccio of Suffolk Cod with Shallot, Ginger and Soy Vinaigrette

Isn’t this a pretty plate of food? It not only looks good  but tastes absolutely magnificent. You might frown at the thought of raw cod, but take my word  it’s …

Baked Potato and Leek Soup With Roasted Chicken Cigarillos

Where has the sun gone!?!? Just as the bank holiday approaches the sun disappears. The truth is that the weather people have a more sophisticated answer for what’s happening i.e.- …

Woodpigeon Pastrami with Fresh Radishes and Watercress on Sour Dough Bread

It was 5am on a Saturday morning, I was still sleepy and definitely not feeling like getting out of bed to wait for two birds to arrive, but I had …

Oyster Beignets With a Sorrel Velouté

Oysters are one of those ingredients that you either love or hate. I cannot get myself to eat raw oysters unless I have to impress someone who is looking at …

Goose Egg on Springstep Dairy Smoked Goats Cheese Potato Rosti

I was harping on about my great find, the Great Garnets Farmers Market a few weeks ago and I have promised to make something rather delightful with the goose eggs …

Mushroom and English Chorizo Minestrone

A Tribute to Rose Gray ……

Oh! the wind is cutting through my bones today! It’s grey, miserable and very wet. Well I know what you must be thinking, there …

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