Spiced Mackerel w/ horseradish potatoes

Ingredients: 4 whole mackerel, gutted with heads removed 100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika 1 tbsp golden caster sugar ½ tsp English mustard Tabasco – a few drops depending on your taste 2 tsp red wine vinegar FOR THE POTATOES 500g…

“Curry, curry, curry!” – a guest post by John Moola

My beloved has requested (many times) that I contribute to her delightful blog as a ‘guest’ and I must say that after reading the delights of her menu’s of late I have often wondered over the weeks how many of those recipes are mine or that we have created together out of nothing over the…

Weekly menu 12

All British classics this week, some with a twist (of course).  For Friday’s classic CTM you will need to marinade the chicken overnight, it’s takes 10 mins to throw the marinade together then into the fridge and it will work it’s magic.  Hope you enjoy! Saturday: Toad in the hole and onion gravy Sunday: Cumberland…

Weekly menu 11

I started out thinking that this week I was going to do good old British food… totally failed as you can see.  The piri-piri sauce recipe is a great one to try out a few times till you get it as you like it, especially when you break out the bbq for the summer, it’s a trusty marinade…

Weekly menu 10

I’ve had a funny week this week, been distracted and my food focus shifted on to less interesting things, hence the delay in this post appearing.  But here it is, and I hope you enjoy it.  I’ve gone a bit Nigel Slater heavy this week, been watching his programmes on the telly and reading more…

Weekly menu 9

This week I’m using seasonal food and as March has just begun we are talking about sardines and meaty venison. Ingredients just on their way out like mussels, sea bass and kale are also still great and easy to get your paws on.  The mussels dish is low cal coming in at around 338 calories per…