Hungry for Hungarian?

Beef, Weight watchers: Around the world

If so, try this goulash!

Freshly made out of the old school weight watchers seasonal recipie cookbook, this is a hearty, healthy dish which delivers on flavours and fills you up to the brim!

Mighty food!

   
 

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Curry batter Seabass spectacular 

Fish

I’m not really one for the fish and chip shop, I would say it’s been over 5 years since I stepped foot inside one but every now and again I’m partial to cooking up a home made version.

I’ve never battered a Seabass before but I will again! The fish cooked very quickly and remained moist and flaky.

The curry really pushed through the batter and overcame the oily taste that sometimes occurs and paired with the curried yoghurt, it really brought a freshness to an other wise heavy dish.

A great treat for a cold night!

  
   

Smoked haddock and Parma ham risotto

Cook book, Easy Everyday Fast recipe book, Fish, Food

A perfect Sunday afternoon dinner.

Picture this. It’s brisk and bright outside and after sprightly, nippy dog walk, we come home to a toasty house. We crack open a bottle of Chardonnay (of course) and I whip up this scrumptious dish.

This is a great recipe for s number of reasons, it’s pretty fast for a risotto, it’s creamy and it has huge depths of flavor from the fish and ham. I highly recommend this dish, it’s wonderfully satisfying and rather filling.

  
    
 

Midweek movie night BURGER

Beef, Cook book, Food, Weight watchers: Around the world

It’s a late post folks but fear not, we did not miss movie night this past week!

This time around I opted for a burger from the weight watchers book to try and keep a little healthy but I really couldn’t see the difference between this burger and many others I have made. This leads me to believe all burgers are healthy! ( I wish. As you can see I added chips too so really, there was nothing healthy about this)

Healthy or not, it was blooming good and it stirred the claim from Gav of “best home made burger to date”. 

   
    
 

Diablo burger

Beef, Cook book, Hamburger gourmet, Spicy

I LOVE a good burger and I often buy Gav burger cook books as he LOVES them more than me (however I tend to book them so I guess really I’m buying myself the cook book!)

The most recent recipe tried from the Hamburger Gourmet cookbook was the Diablo burger, a hot and spicy beef burger. 

 
It was lush! For those of you who read my blog you will know I am partial to a spicy kick and this delivered. 

Lamb pasta???

Lamb, Pasta, Uncategorized

I have often bypassed this recipe for no other reason that lamb seems weird with pasta….right?
I know it shouldn’t. We have meat with pasta in many dishes but I’ve just never had a lamb pasta dish and I couldn’t quite get my imagined taste buds around it!
However, I took the plunge and I finally cooked this dish and much to my delight and surprise, it was spectacular!
The sauce was savory and rich, oozing a meaty depth after simmering with the lamb for 45 minutes. The lamb was tender and buttery and this combination paired with a fresh pasta base was throughly enjoyable.
The added bonus was that the recipe calls for wine which meant we had an open bottle that needed drinking!
Worried about eating lamb and pasta? Worry no more.
  
  

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!

   
 

Lamb to make you love

Caribbean food made easy: with Levi Roots, Lamb, Uncategorized

Lamb, when cooked right, can be one of my most enjoyed meats yet all too often, lamb for me is just too lamby.

Not on this dish though, this lamb was ridiculously brilliant, outstanding! It was moist, soft and full of a sweet flavor which paired with the fruity tangy pomegranate and onion salad was a match worthy of a Sunday! 

I also added some of my granddads home made gooseberry and mint jelly which was a brilliant addition, of course you can’t do that but I’m sure there is something comparable available!!

Well worth the pay out for the leg joint, I don’t believe you would get the same cook on a smaller joint such as a chop. Worth the time also!

   
A great bonus too…. I’ve been eating lamb wraps for two days!!

   
Well…. 😊