RAMEN ROMANCE

Cook book, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's comfort food, Uncategorized

Well chaps and chapets, its been another 1st for me with this dish. Yes, can you believe I have never had Ramen before? Seriously, if you read my blog you will know I love noodles and so to have never had Ramen seemed an insult to the noodle lords!

So I recently pulled out Mr Olivers comfort food cook book and I made my way through this little beauty of a recipe. Its a somewhat complex recipe, it takes time so be prepared to enjoy your kitchen for a while but its defiantly worth it!

I really enjoyed the whole mix. The soft noodle soaked up all of the delicious salty broth and the runny soft boiled egg was beautiful against the tender flavorful meat. I even enjoyed the crackling (which I don’t normally), although it was a little awkward to eat and I resulted in diving in with the fingers!

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Asian crispy beef salad

Beef, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's superfoods

If you want healthy, tasty and creative food, this dish is for you!

This recipe contains great ingredients and different techniques which make for a great tasting, interesting dinner.

I’ve never made “crispy” beef before but it was so easy to do and it’s so effective and it really added an extra element to make this dish shine.

I loved the citrusy sauce that coated the salad and the textures made it a joy to eat.

   
 

The BEST Sprout dish you will ever eat

Cook book, Food, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's comfort food, Spicy, Vegetarian

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort food cookbook is one that I particularly enjoy but for quite some time I’ve flicked past the quesadilla recipe which features sprouts as the main ingredient. Sprouts. It’s really never appealed to me on any level.

Alas, Christmas came and went and I found I had a small stockpile of raw sprouts left and so it seemed fate was telling me that this recipe needed to be tried.

As I was cooking I genuinely wished we were having a different dish, I quite honestly couldn’t imagine an enjoyable taste and my stomach yearned for something higher scoring on the naughty scale. But something wonderful happened, as I started to cook the sprout mixture in the butter the most amazing smell took over the kitchen and I knew I had been wrong!

Wow. Seriously, wow. This quesadilla was the tastiest I had ever eaten. The mixture retained the strong savory, earthy sprout taste but engaged with a buttery creamy flavor which was out of this world. Mixed in with some fresh spicy sauce we really did have a winning dish and I will be making this for any lucky guests.

It just shows…don’t judge the sprout.

  

Not just any Smoked salmon sandwich 

Fish, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's comfort food, Uncategorized

This recipe is curtesy of the well known Mr Jamie Oliver, it offers a speedy dish with a naughty, satisfying feeling!

I cooked this on a Friday night knowing that I wanted a treat, something tasty but something that wouldnt require huge amount of prep work. This recipe was perfect for that, you could smoke the salmon your self but on this occasion I opted not to. I did however make the basil mayonnaise which is really delicious.

When you bite into this mammoth sandwich you instantly get the feeling of indulgence, soft smoked salmon, sticky sweet bacon, oozing creamy mayo….a total delight. 

Make it, eat it, enjoy!

   
 

Green thai curry turmoil

Cook book, Fish, Food, Foodie, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's ministry of food, prawn, Thai

I rarely make thai food. In the past I’ve found the signature lemongrass flavor unappealing but these days my pallet has adjusted and I’ve grown to like it.

So on Monday night when I delved into Jamie’s ministry of food and opted for this prawn green thai curry I was truly excited for the powerful flavor bursts and perfumed delight that surely it would result in right?

Wrong!

I was soooo disappointed. The meal tasted nice, don’t get me wrong but it defiantly lacked the umph I had hoped. Basically it was a tad on the bland side and although I won’t be making this again, I am going on the hunt for a better green Thai recipe!

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Risotto Allo Zafferano

Cook book, Food, Foodie, Jamie Oliver, Jamie's comfort food, Vegetarian

Gavin requested I make a Risotto as he has become quite taken with them as of late.

So I “eeny meeny miny moed” my way through my recipe book collection and landed on one of my most recent additions – Jamie’s comfort foods.

He didn’t fail me and I found this recipe for a risotto, all be it a rather simplistic one.

Now I wasn’t sure if this would hit Gav’s culinary craving as it lacked his most desired ingredient….meat!!

However, he blooming loved it!

I enjoyed it but not quite as much as Gavin, I found it too have an almost synthetic taste, not sure why but it didn’t take me enough to put this on my “to do again” list.

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Jamie’s BIG balls!

Cook book, Food, Food general, Foodie, Jamie Oliver, Kitchen

By “Jamie” I mean OLIVER and by “balls” I mean BALLS, meatballs that is. 😄

Last night I wanted some wholesome Sunday grub and so delved in to Jamie Oliver’s new comfort food recipe book. I think this is the second recipe I’ve cooked from this book and it was as beautiful as the last.

It’s a relatively easy recipe to cook, although like the last I found it a little over complicated for what the food was (meatballs) however the end result was defiantly worth it!

As usual, I made too much and went to bed still stuffed but I would defiantly recommend this, even for the gravy alone!!!!

Happy cooking!

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A lot of effort. A lot of taste!

Cook book, Food, Food general, Foodie, Jamie Oliver, Kitchen, Pie

So yesterday I cook for the first time a recipe out of Jamie Oliver’s new comfort food book. A chicken pie…easy right?

Wrong. I should have realized its complexity when you started with a whole chicken! But after hours of hacking, sealing, sautéing and baking it resulted in the biggest flavor……so worth the effort. I would recommend trying it if you have a free afternoon!

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