Tag: creme fraiche

Spotlight Bar & Restaurant, Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
The Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham is our local venue for large concerts, comedy and of course ice hockey. Up until now we had been regular punters with regular tickets. Now, we would get a glimpse on what the experience is like as a VIP in the brand...
the bar at heathrow t5 fortnum and mason
  Before every long haul flight, there has to be a moment of tranquility. A moment when the holiday truly begins. A glass of champagne and something tasty to go with it, what could be more perfect? Step forward The Bar at Fortnum and Mason in Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. Terminal...
Pork braised in Coffee & Sugarcane with Beetroot and Crème Fraiche
This is one of my most prized recipes from a trip to South America. I had this dish at restaurant iLatina in Buenos Aires, a ‘closed door’ venue which is only accessible by reservation. These types of restaurants were set up following the economic crisis in Argentina from people's...
Hake is becoming more common in supermarkets nowadays and it’s a fish prized by the Spanish who have some excellent ways of preparing it. This is a more Italian take on grilled fish with polenta for a smooth texture contrasting a rough Genoese-style pesto with almonds introducing an amazing...

Pork Dijonnaise

Pork Dijonnaise
Pork Dijonnaise. This is a healthy version of a dish with its roots in the city of Dijon, France famous of course for its mustard. If you want to increase the richness then by all means go for double cream instead of reduced fat crème fraiche and butter for...

Crab Risotto

Crab Risotto
I have made this risotto slightly differently to a traditional recipe. Usually a risotto would be finished with mascarpone cheese or butter but in this instance low-fat creme fraiche gives a lighter finish with less calories without any loss of flavour.
Healthy Leftover Chicken Pie
What to do with leftover chicken? Stick it in a pie of course! This is a play on Shepherd's pie using roast chicken meat instead of lamb topped with a carrot and potato mash, and the best part? It’s only low in fat and good for you!  
Chicken Breast, Cavelo Nero and Bacon with Creme fraiche and Parmesan
Cabbage and bacon are a combination that work well so with this dish I chose to go with Cavelo Nero, similar to cabbage but from the kale family. Matched here with bacon, parmesan and creme fraiche it’s a perfect arrangement of flavours. Chicken breast pan fried and finished in...
Sweet Potato Agnolotti
This week a very special piece of culinary literature landed on the porch mat. The French Laundry cookbook has been out a few years now but has thus far remained on the 'oh I'll get it some other time' list. Christ knows why as flicking through the book produced...