Tag: shallots

Venison with Chocolate Sauce
A little while back I had some interesting chocolate sent to me by a company called Doisy and Dam. The flavours in the range are truly unique in the sense that each bar contains a superfood, meaning that the chocolate is a lot better for you than most. I...
Pork Steaks with Mustard, Cider and Cream Sauce
We stayed recently at the beautiful Stanley Villa Camping site in Greenhalg, just outside Blackpool. The site says camping but really, this is glamping. Cosy pods to relax in and a choice of fire pits and barbecues to cook with. This is living the outdoor dream alright. The video...
Northern Thai Sausage
During our trip to Asia we stopped for three days in Bangkok. The vast range of tasty street food in the Thai capital is quite overwhelming at first, so to combat this we compiled a list of Thai specialities that we wanted to try. One of these was something...
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...
Le Marche Couvert, Colmar
Colmar does feel like a market town. As we strolled through the town’s enchanting web of cobbled streets, we came across a rather unique market containing livestock and products that the majority of that livestock were destined to end up as. If the cute bunnies and quacking ducks are...
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...
Langoustine Tortellini with Basil and Parsley
This dish may look a bit fancy, that’s because it is! It’s well worth the effort of making fresh pasta, follow these steps and you won’t go far wrong, I promise! Fresh Langoustines are ideal for this dish but good quality frozen will do just fine. A perfect starter...
Fillet Beef with Cassis, Duchess potatoes and Cauliflower puree
Blackcurrant with beef? Sounds a little odd I grant you, but trust me, it does work. Duchess potatoes are going a bit old school but fresh from the oven they are delicious, smooth cauliflower puree brings the dish together. Ideal for a special occasion.