Glazed Gammon Steaks

I read somewhere recently that the phrase “a quick supper” was a cliché. What? Why? Surely it’s a descriptor. Most of us eat supper or dinner or tea, call it what you will. And there are times in a busy working week when we want to produce something tasty in a short amount of time.

So cliché or not, this is a quick supper dish. Continue reading

Aromatic Oriental Pork Steaks

Image of pork steak served on stir-fried vegetablesThis is a quick and easy supper dish packed full of subtle Oriental flavours – more subtle than you’d think if you stuck your finger in the marinade and tasted it. Not that you’d do that, of course, because your hygiene standards are too high.

It’s great cooked on a barbecue, weather permitting, but it’s just as good whacked into a hot griddle pan. Juicy and aromatic. Continue reading

Haddock With Capers And Lemon And Crushed Peas

Nothing beats picking fresh peas from your own garden – in fact ours often don’t make it back to the kitchen because we eat them out of the pods on the spot.

But you can make this with fresh or frozen peas and the whole meal (potatoes apart) takes minutes to prepare and cook. Full of zesty flavours, it is perfect for a quick weekday supper or a light summer lunch.

We ate the fish with cubed fried potatoes (or try new potatoes, simply boiled) but the highlight for me was the crushed, minted peas. Continue reading

Fast Food #1: Burgers and Buns

Image of burger in a bun

I like the idea of fast food but often I don’t like what I get served in burger bars/fish and chip shops/kebab shops/those weird ones where they sell a bit of everything and it all tastes vile.

So I thought it’d be fun to do an occasional series making similar stuff at home – except edible. Continue reading