Tag: lemon

Bun Thit Nuong Bun Mii Vietnamese cafe Nottingham
Nottingham is becoming our go-to city when it comes to Vietnamese cuisine. Having tested out Cafe Coco Tang previously and having our minds blown, we headed for a small cafe on George Street named Bun Mii. Located down...
Gordon Ramsay Lemon Pizza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pGHLv5a1jg Gordon Ramsay, Gino D’Acampo and Fred Sirieix recently took a journey through Italy, France and Scotland - with hilarious consequences. The show, broadcast on ITV, was like cookerys answer to Top Gear.   During a...
around the world in 80 gins
Gin is taking off in the UK in a big way. Never before has this product been so popular with so many different varieties now available. One company, based in Leicestershire, is taking its customers on a tour around the planet through the wonders of gin -...
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...
Strawberry Sorbet with Lemon Basil Cream, Crumble and Marinated Strawberries
After grabbing our haul of fresh strawberries at Cattows Farm, I had to set about making something with them. I had a few ideas circulating around a sorbet, a strawberry crumble and a sundae so I decided to go for a halfway point between all three. Fresh strawberries are...
Coq au Riesling
You didn’t think that it would be just the one recipe, did you? After the success of the ham and goats cheese salad starter it seemed rude not to have a go at a main course. Once again my mind ticked over with thoughts of what could I make...
Home Cured Chorizo with Scallops
The kind folks at Spicely Does It have sent me a real artisan’s treat. A sausage making machine complete with the basis to bang out my own chorizo sausages - how exciting! The kit, first of all, is superb. A compact machine capable of grinding a coarse mince with...

John’s House

John's House, Mountsorrel
139-141 Loughborough Rd, Mountsorrel We live in Leicestershire and love fine dining. The disadvantage of this is that if you want the full on Michelin treatment in the county you have to search hard to find it. Normally we end up heading down to London for the countries pick...

Greek style Chicken Gyros

greek flatbread
I have really started to get into Greek and Middle Eastern cuisine. These are a take on traditional Greek Gyros, awesome cooked over a charcoal fire but easy to do under a hot grill at home when it’s raining in the UK. The yoghurt sauce is based on a...
Pan-fried Mackerel with crispy potatoes, chilli and garlic
Perfect for anyone on a budget, this dish is low on cost and big on flavour. Mackerel is one of the cheapest yet most flavoursome and versatile fish around. In this instance, mackerel is simply fried until crisp and served with some crispy potatoes flavoured with chilli and garlic,...
Pine nut crusted Cod with Herb Tagliatelle
I took inspiration for this dish from the French way of herb crusting sea bass. This gives a more Italian feel to the dish with a pine nut pesto-style crust giving a crunchy texture to the fish. Perfect with tagliatelle in this instance but feel free to use your...
Linguine with scallops and verjus
Inspiration for this dish came from the fantastic French Ragout of Seafood, a pasta dish containing the likes of prawns, mussels, scallops and squid. That combination of fish also would work very well with this dish but to simplify I have gone with scallops. If you can’t get your...