Mediterranean chicken in November?

chicken, Toms Table, Uncategorized

This time of the year typically inspires hearty food to warm our proverbial cockles and so this dish was a bit of a shock to my kitchen last night. Yet despite the name, it actually is a filling, hugging dish…it’s basically just a roast with a couple of slightly more exotic ingredients!

Overall I did enjoy it but I have to be honest in that I felt it was a little on the bland side. This recipie came from Tom Kerrdge courtesy of his new book “Toms table”. Whenever I cook from his selection I really expect something to wow me and previously he hasn’t disappointed but this one left me feeling lack luster. Probably not a dish to add to my “to make again” list.

   
    
     

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Chops for a choppy night

Pork, Uncategorized

The wind was blasting last night and I enjoyed the cosyness of my PJs and slippers whilst listening to the howling gales!

It seemed rather appropriate on this blustery night that a hearty, body warming dinner should be on the menu and so that’s precisely what I did!

This dish of roast vegetables and a pork chop is humble, simply, hearty and tasty (not to mention easy)

Simply take your veg (I went for parsnips and Butternut squash) and roast for 15 minutes in olive oil and seasoning (I added oregano). Then depending on the size of your chops, place the pork chops on top of the veg, sprinkle in some chopped apple slices, and toast for a further 15 minutes. Done! (Add Gravy if you like) 

   
 
Yummy winter warming dish!