Roast duck pie with mushrooms & sage forcemeat balls

For the filling: Fry diced bacon until crisp – drain and reserve Season the duck legs and fry until both sides are golden Transfer to oven and cook through Drain off excess fat Return bacon to the pan Add chopped mushrooms Fry mushrooms until golden Add red wine + chicken stock + bay leaves For…

Beef ravioli in a chicken, pancetta and mascarpone sauce

Use 1 large egg per 100g of flour (preferably Tipo 00 or a mix) Create a well and crack the eggs into it (add tomato puree to the egg at this stage for tomato pasta) Whisk the eggs together and begin to combine with the flour until you have a soft dough Knead for 5…

Croque Monsieur

Ham + Gruyere + Dijon mustard + quality sliced white bread Spread mustard on bread Top with sliced ham & sliced or grated Gruyere Top with another slice of bread Butter both sides of the bread & place the sandwich in a hot ‘dry’ frying pan Cook over medium heat (about 3-4 minutes)  or until…

Greek, Mexican and Spanish inspired pizza

Greek Slice courgettes thinly Toast some pine nuts Spread tomato sauce on the pizza base Top with courgettes  + halloumi + pine nuts + oregano Drizzle with dill olive oil Season and cook for 5 minutes at the highest temperature your oven can achieve Mexican Avocado + garlic + red onion + red pepper +…

Smoked salmon chowder

Smoked salmon + cubed potato + sweetcorn + spring onions + parsley + cream + stock + S&P

Tomato tagliatelle with mozzarella, pine nuts, capers and olives

Prepare fresh tomato tagliatelle as described in the previous post for ‘ravioli’ Cook in gently boiling water until al dente  & drain Toss the cooked tagliatelle in garlic oil & season with S & P Stir in diced mozzarella + toasted pine nuts + cherry tomatoes + olives + capers + rocket + torn basil…