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
This 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
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
Time for a bit of Asian heat in the kitchen. This is a really zingy and light main course salad for those nights when you want punch and flavour but don’t want to spend hours standing over a stove. Continue reading
These intensely cheesy little pots are a kind of cheat’s souffle, though with a slightly denser texture, and make a very good lunch or light supper. Continue reading
A simple but luxurious supper which will go from fridge to plate in little more than half an hour – yes please, I want more of those. Continue reading
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
Beef Stroganoff is one of those recipes popular in the 1970s that deserves to be revived, not that it’s ever really gone out of fashion in our house. Nor have prawn cocktails, come to think of it, though I’ve yet to serve up Scampi In A Basket. Give me time. Continue reading
I’ve been so busy lately that my cooking has been all about “easy”. That doesn’t mean to say, though, that I have been rummaging in the chiller shelf of my local supermarket. Continue reading