Category: Starter

Octopus With Capers And Paprika

Octopus with Capers and Paprika

This simple technique creates a perfectly textured octopus every time. Braised in it’s own juices, then grilled and dressed with Mediterranean flavours.

No Pastry Vegetable Tart

Vegetable Tart (No Pastry)

This simple vegetable tart can be made with only a few minutes effort and provides a light and healthy lunch or dinner, served hot or cold.

Spaghetti Carbonara With Bacon And Mushrooms

Spaghetti Carbonara with Mushrooms

When in Rome, do as the Romans and eat Spaghetti Carbonara. Or just try it at home next time you are busy and need a quick and substantial dinner.

Pumpkin Risotto With Crispy Sage And Marscapone

Pumpkin Risotto with Crispy Sage

Risotto is one of those things that requires a little love, but returns it with interest. This pumpkin risotto will certainly have you going back for more.

Porcini Crusted Lamb Cutlets

Lamb Cutlets with Porcini and Thyme Crust

These lamb cutlets are inspired by trying to use dried porcini without making pasta or risotto. I love the earthiness and umami they bring, which works so well with lamb or beef.

Parmesan Gougères

Parmesan Gougères (Choux Pastry)

Why make a croquembouche when you can have Gougères? This was the first thing I ever made with choux pastry and it's easier than you may think.

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit

Welsh Rarebit is a British classic that not only has beer in it, but goes very well with one. If you are looking for pimped up cheese on toast, this is it.

Pappardelle With Bacon, Pine Nuts And Sage

Bacon and Pine Nut Pappardelle with Crispy Sage

Pappardelle holds a special place in my heart. This Tuscan pasta stems from the word 'pappare' literally meaning 'to gobble up' - how could you not love it?

Prawn Garlic Chilli Fettuccine

Prawn Fettuccine with Garlic And Chilli

In this prawn fettuccine we use every part of the prawn to get maximum flavour and make it a dish that you just can't stop eating.

Mignonette Dressing (Red Wine And Shallot)

Mignonette Dressing (Red Wine and Shallot)

This mignonette dressing is a classic for a reason. Quick and easy to assemble, it adds a pepper kick and acidity to raw oysters and makes an interesting alternative to lemon juice.