Category: British

Fish Kiev Recipe (stuffed fish with garlic butter) – David Lloyd Clubs

Fish Kiev Recipe (stuffed fish with garlic butter) – David Lloyd Clubs

Stuffed fish recipe with garlic butter – Fish Kiev! Beautiful stuffed fish (we’re using cod loin) stuffed with a garlic butter, rolled in breadcrumbs and roasted – fish kiev! Please always use sustainably sourced fish. Stuffed fish is nothing new, but my take on the…

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with smoked paprika – 1 tray dinner

Sausage Tray Bake is a great recipe to feed the family! I wasn’t planning on making a sausage tray bake, but dinnertime came around and I found myself staring at a dozen sausages and the words ringing in my ears “can you have dinner ready…

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

Toad in the Hole Recipe! A family one-tray dinner

TOAD IN THE HOLE RECIPE Everyone loves a little toad in the hole and if you’ve never made it, it is surprisingly easy! Even kids can do it! Here’s my toad in the hole recipe. SERVES 4  Toad in the Hole Recipe Serving Suggestion: Steamed…

How to cook perfect Roast Chicken – Roast Chicken Recipe

How to cook perfect Roast Chicken – Roast Chicken Recipe

Ever wondered how to cook perfect Roast Chicken? What is the best roast chicken recipe? Good, ’cause I’ll answer that question now. A roast chicken for Sunday lunch or just an indulgent and hearty mid-week meal is probably one of the worlds most loved comfort…

Cauliflower Cheese with Truffles | Recipes with Black Truffles

Cauliflower Cheese with Truffles | Recipes with Black Truffles

Cauliflower Cheese Recipe with Truffles for a decadent winter warmer recipe – the ultimate in comfort food, recipes with black truffles. Recipes with black truffles can be expensive, but my Cauliflower Cheese Recipe makes use of store bought preserved truffles which are cheaper and last…

Slow Roast Pork Belly Video – David Lloyd Clubs

Slow Roast Pork Belly Video – David Lloyd Clubs

An easy recipe for when you have friends or family coming round and want to spend more time socialising than cooking! Check out David Lloyd Blog for the full written recipe. This tender, crisp pork belly, served with sweet apple sauce, buttery new potatoes and…

Roasted Pumpkin and Lentil Salad (vegan salad) | David Lloyd Clubs Exclusive

Roasted Pumpkin and Lentil Salad (vegan salad) | David Lloyd Clubs Exclusive

Roasted Pumpkin Lentil Vegan Salad – exclusively made for David Lloyd Clubs. This vegan winter salad is one of my favourites. See in the winter months with a gorgeous earthy roasted pumpkin and lentil salad. Winter doesn’t have to be all about heavy stews! Watch the…

How to cook pork belly and get crispy skin everytime | Pork Belly Recipe

How to cook pork belly and get crispy skin everytime | Pork Belly Recipe

Pork belly recipe with crispy skin and garlic, thyme and lemon. Updated recipe from previous pork belly recipe with pomegranate molasses. This slow cooked pork belly recipe capitalises on the aromatics of garlic, lemon and thyme; a three-team partnership that works wonderfully together. I love…

Cardamom Clementine Breakfast Buns

Cardamom Clementine Breakfast Buns

Cardamom Clementine Breakfast Buns Clementines are great fruits to use in savoury dishes. They are the result of breeding sweet oranges with Chinese mandarins. They are even healthy to eat per Organic Facts as they contain all the vital nutrients that the body needs such as magnesium,…

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe – smoked salmon hash. For my smoked salmon brunch recipe it has to be a smoked salmon hash; I do love a hash (not that sort of hash!) I love the total freedom of bunging a load of ingredients into a…

Coronation Chicken Recipe

Coronation Chicken Recipe

Coronation Chicken Recipe Coronation chicken recipe was originally created in 1953 for the coronation of Elizabeth II.  This amalgamation of cultural influences pays homage to the British colonial past and it’s then groundbreaking love affair with Indian spices and nuts. From that first gastronomic kiss,…

Easy Apple Pie Recipe – Apple Pie with Pink Peppercorns

Easy Apple Pie Recipe – Apple Pie with Pink Peppercorns

Easy Apple Pie Recipe with Pink Peppercorns and a little hint of cinnamon. Easy apple pie recipe..love it…and by the way – if it doesn’t have pastry at the bottom, in my books that ain’t no pie! Who doesn’t love a freshly baked apple pie?…

Brussel Sprout Recipes – How to cook Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprout Recipes – How to cook Brussel Sprouts

Brussel Sprout Recipes – love them or hate them, brussel sprouts are packed with goodness and a mandatory requirement at Christmas (or at least I think so). This brussel sprout recipe is a favourite of mine and is really quick to cook. I came up with…

How to cook turkey steaks | Cranberry Glaze Turkey Steak | David Lloyd

How to cook turkey steaks | Cranberry Glaze Turkey Steak | David Lloyd

How to cook turkey steaks and keep them moist and delicious. This is my festive turkey steak recipe with a cranberry glaze with a warm brussel sprout salad (video recipe inc. developed for David Lloyd Clubs) This festive recipe is super tasty shows how to…

Roasting Chestnuts – How to roast chestnuts in an oven

Roasting Chestnuts – How to roast chestnuts in an oven

Roasting Chestnuts are incredibly easy to do and as much as I love proper roasted-over-hot-coals-chestnuts, roasting chestnuts at home in your oven is super easy (and convenient). Roasted chestnuts make the perfect Halloween snack in the build up to the festive season. Whenever I walk…

Dutch Baby Pancake – How to make baked pancakes for Harrisons Fund Charity

Dutch Baby Pancake – How to make baked pancakes for Harrisons Fund Charity

Dutch Baby Pancakes are sooo good! Here’s my recipe on how to make baked pancakes. This Dutch baby pancake recipe was put together for the charity Harrisons Fund that is a charity set up to help fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystropy which is a terrible condition…

How To Cook Kippers (for breakfast!) | Kipper Recipes

How To Cook Kippers (for breakfast!) | Kipper Recipes

How to cook kippers – want to have kippers for breakfast? You should… Understanding how to cook kippers couldn’t be easier. But first, having kippers for breakfast really reminds me of being a kid. My Dad would pick some kippers up and we’d sit around…

Corned Beef Hash | My Recipe For Corned Beef Hash with Baked Eggs

Corned Beef Hash | My Recipe For Corned Beef Hash with Baked Eggs

Corned Beef Hash – This is my Corned Beef Hash recipe with Baked Eggs all cooked in one pot – the perfect family brunch! (even the kids liked it..) Corned beef hash recipes vary and in general I reckon corned beef hash has a bad…

Kale Crisps – How To Make Kale Chips

Kale Crisps – How To Make Kale Chips

Kale Crisps – how to make kale chips. Kale crisps are a fuss free, healthy and fun way to make kale chips. I like the addition of some spice when I’m making kale crisps but to be honest, just knowing how to make kale chips…

Braised Lettuce – delicious braised gem lettuce

Braised Lettuce – delicious braised gem lettuce

Braised Lettuce – what a revelation! Move over cold salads – lettuce just got hot! Braised lettuce, specifically braised gem lettuce is incredibly easy to make and a really fun alternative to the usual boiled veg. Braised lettuce is a delicious autumnal or winter dish, packed…

Stewed Eels with Parsley Sauce | Eel Recipes

Stewed Eels with Parsley Sauce | Eel Recipes

A classic East London Stewed Eels recipe. Eel recipes? You heard! Eel recipes seem to be on the decline in the UK which is a shame – so here’s my stewed eels recipe for the old school amongst us. If you’re reading this from outside…

Pork Shoulder Roast with Apricot Glaze | Slow Cooked Pork

Pork Shoulder Roast with Apricot Glaze | Slow Cooked Pork

Imagine…a slow cooked pork shoulder roast….succulent, moist, cloaked in an apricot glaze…and stuffed with apricots and rosemary…a mouthwatering pork shoulder roast.  The apricot glaze creates a sticky, sweet, sharp coating complimenting the slow cooked pork shoulder roast perfectly. My slow cooked pork shoulder roast recipe…

Grilled Mackerel Recipes | How to Cook Mackerel

Grilled Mackerel Recipes | How to Cook Mackerel

Grilled Mackerel is my favourite way to go when handling this shiny slither of the sea. How to cook mackerel is a common question, and the truth is; cooking mackerel couldn’t be easier. For me, a great mackerel recipe is a short mackerel recipe. My…

How to make Crepes | Crepes Recipe

How to make Crepes | Crepes Recipe

How to make crepes couldn’t be easier with this uber quick and simple Crepes recipe. Quite simply, this is a crepe recipe that will show you how to make crepes, or how I make crepes anyway. How to make crepes couldn’t be easier and I…

How to cook Pork Chops | Pork Chops Recipe with Burnt Lemon

How to cook Pork Chops | Pork Chops Recipe with Burnt Lemon

How to cook pork chops, not just, how to cook pork chops, but how to cook the best ever pork chops! There are lots of pork chop recipes but my quick and easy pork chop recipe is a rustic dish of beauty. My pork chop…

Chicken Livers Recipe – Fried Chicken Livers with Grand Marnier

Chicken Livers Recipe – Fried Chicken Livers with Grand Marnier

Chicken Livers Recipe – that’s right – fried chicken livers I love them pan fried, crispy and soft in the center.  If you’re a fan of chicken livers then you’ll love my pan-fried chicken livers recipe. If you’re not a fan of chicken livers; you’ll still…

Asparagus Potato Soup | Gluten Free Soup Recipe

Asparagus Potato Soup | Gluten Free Soup Recipe

My asparagus and potato soup is made with the stalk of asparagus saving the spear end for something pretty. Using potatoes in the soup gives it a slight creaminess – a great gluten free soup recipe.  This asparagus potato soup is a gluten free soup recipe…

Lamb Ribs Recipe with my Greek Marinade for Lamb

Lamb Ribs Recipe with my Greek Marinade for Lamb

My lamb ribs recipe is a best kept secret – roasted lamb ribs are totally underused, packed with flavour, easy to cook and cheap (the lot in the photo cost me a fiver from my local butcher).  Combine Lamb Ribs with my Greek marinade for…

Pork Crackling Recipe | how to make pork crackling

Pork Crackling Recipe | how to make pork crackling

Don’t even think about not trying this pork crackling recipe! Tiny morsels of salty, crunchy pig skin. That’s right pig skin that turns into the most deliciously moreish pork crackling.  Incredibly easy, there always seems to be some mystery around a pork crackling recipe but this one…

Twice Cooked Chips with Rosemary Salt| Bad Boy Chunky Chips

Twice Cooked Chips with Rosemary Salt| Bad Boy Chunky Chips

Twice cooked chips with rosemary salt? Why not thrice cooked chips? Well, twice is enough I reckon, especially when you’re cooking at home. There is something very satisfying about a large bowl of chunky chips, especially with a dusting of rosemary salt, I always serve these…

Crispy Skin Salmon | How to get crispy salmon skin

Crispy Skin Salmon | How to get crispy salmon skin

Crispy Skin Salmon – salmon crackling if you like. Quite simply – I love this. Crispy skin salmon crackling is delicious, spiky, crunchy morsels of fish love! Check out my video recipes on cooking salmon skin below! Crispy skin salmon – I’ve broken this post into…

Deep Fried Ice Cream Easter Eggs!

Deep Fried Ice Cream Easter Eggs!

Deep fried ice cream – that’s right, I said deep fried ice cream! Looks like a boiled egg with soldiers but something is a little different… Deep fried ice cream is surprisingly easy to make, you just need to prepare them ahead of time so they can…

Bone Marrow Recipe | Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin – living the dream…!

Bone Marrow Recipe | Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin – living the dream…!

Let your inner caveman loose and indulge in this ridiculously simple but oh so indulgent bone marrow recipe (can I even call it a recipe?).  Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe with Gratin, the gratin is what makes this dish, it gives the crunch that is needed. Perfect…

Leftovers Soup – with secret ingredient… | leftovers recipes

Leftovers Soup – with secret ingredient… | leftovers recipes

My leftover soup recipe (as featured in Cibare Magazine) has a secret ingredient that changes this from leftover soup.. to LEFTOVER SOUP?! WOOHOO!! Everyone loves leftovers soup and everyone has leftovers. Leftover chicken recipes, leftover turkey recipes, leftover leftovers recipes! Especially around the festive season…

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Pomegranate Glaze

Slow Roasted Pork Belly with Pomegranate Glaze

My slow roasted pork belly recipe with pomegranate molasses glaze. Watch my video recipes below to see how I make the best and easiest slow roasted pork belly that guarantees crispy pork belly and lovely crackling. A point on cooking pork – there is a…

How to smoke salmon | Vanilla Hot Smoked Salmon Recipe

How to smoke salmon | Vanilla Hot Smoked Salmon Recipe

How to smoke salmon couldn’t be easier. My Vanilla hot smoked salmon recipe is a delicious way to cook salmon; vanilla hot smoked salmon. In this recipe post I’ll show you how to smoke salmon – at home, with no special equipment required! This is…

Grilled Leeks with Lemon and Olive Oil | Charred Leeks – How To Cook Leeks

Grilled Leeks with Lemon and Olive Oil | Charred Leeks – How To Cook Leeks

Grilled Leeks are exactly how to cook leeks – they have an amazing flavour and texture and it’s incredibly easy to make grilled leeks. Grilled leeks is how to cook leeks in my book! Cooked under a hot grill or on a BBQ until they are totally charred…

Salt Baked Fish | Salmon Recipes | Salt Dough Recipe

Salt Baked Fish | Salmon Recipes | Salt Dough Recipe

Salt baked fish cooked via a salt dough recipe is divine, it holds in all the moisture creating a deliciously succulent fish. I’ve done a lot of salmon recipes, but this particular salt baked salmon recipe is a total show stopper that adds a little…

Duck Breast with Prune and Chocolate Red Wine Sauce – duck breast recipes

Duck Breast with Prune and Chocolate Red Wine Sauce – duck breast recipes

Cooking duck breast couldn’t be easier and my duck breast recipe with chocolate and prune sauce is just delicious. I love duck; in fact anything that quacks is fine by me and this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Succulent duck breast complimented with a rich velvety prune and…

Salmon en Croute Recipe – Salmon Parcels with some va va voom!

Salmon en Croute Recipe – Salmon Parcels with some va va voom!

Salmon en croute recipe – a classic, little salmon parcels lovingly enveloped in puff pastry and layered with a rich mushroom sauce. For my salmon en croute recipe, instead of making little individual salmon parcels I always use a whole side of salmon. The reason? Simple, deep down I’m an…

How to make onion rings – onion rings recipe (the you’ve ever had)!

How to make onion rings – onion rings recipe (the you’ve ever had)!

How to make onion rings – not a question I get a lot, but my onion rings recipe is outrageously moreish. You can’t go wrong with this onion ring recipe – they take five minutes to make and you’ll wonder why every other onion ring you…

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – new potatoes roasted with rosemary recipe

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – new potatoes roasted with rosemary recipe

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes – when you fancy something a little different to roasted spuds these rosemary roasted new potatoes have a great fragrant aroma and a wonderful texture… Rosemary roasted potatoes are a great alternative to the usual roasted spud. I tend to use new…

Confit Salmon with Lavender Recipe

Confit Salmon with Lavender Recipe

Confit Salmon – salmon delicately cooked in olive oil with hints of lavender. When I say; melt-in-the-mouth; I mean melt-in-the-mouth! Succulent and delicate salmon flesh. My confit salmon with lavender is aromatic with accents of spice, citrus and flora. The sophistication of flavours belies the simplicity of the…

Drunken Chicken in Cider – Chicken cooked in Cider

Drunken Chicken in Cider – Chicken cooked in Cider

A week night mistake come good – this is a great chicken fricassee recipe to serve to the whole family for an informal lunch or dinner, lots of sauce and plenty of tasty!

Prawn Canapes Recipe – King Prawns in Amaretto Cream with Almonds

Prawn Canapes Recipe – King Prawns in Amaretto Cream with Almonds

My king prawn canapes recipe is literally finger licking gorgeous; nutty, creamy, fragrant… welcome to the meeting of King Prawns and Amaretto… Prawn canapes are a great recipe to have up your sleeve to add a little decadence to your dinner party. I used to live…


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