It’s Friday night and due to a snap decision at lunchtime (my girlfriend was going to the supermarket and asked what I wanted for tea tonight) we’re having gammon. All morning I’d been thinking about pizza but decided to put that off until later in the weekend, especially as we’re going out for dinner tomorrow and pizza is a distinct possibility then. So the next thing that popped into my head was a memory of something I saw while flicking through a recipe book. Continue reading “Pan fried gammon with cider sauce”
I really, really love lamb. In terms of favourite foods it’s right up there, shining bright at number 1 on my list. Chops are great and roast leg of lamb is wonderful but I absolutely love braised lamb shank. It’s slow, patient cooking that has such a deep reward of the strong lamb. Tender and moist from being bathed in a lot of red wine for 2 or 3 hours. The flesh just falls off the bone and the gravy… oh the gravy! Continue reading “Braised lamb shank”
I’m still warming up to this blogging lark so I left the camera alone for a few days at the risk of offending my girlfriend, who’s probably getting a bit fed up of having to wait for food to be photographed before it can be eaten. However, that doesn’t mean we stopped eating so here’s a quick summary of my food weekend. Continue reading “My food weekend – Franco’s and a Sunday Roast”
Mince, tatties and skirlieserves 2
This is one of those recipes that has come to define Scottish food over the years. Perhaps unfairly considering the broad range of cuisine which is actually on offer here. Aside from that when mince and tatties is done well it can be a brilliant meal. Tender mince in a rich gravy, with the seasoned crunch of the skirlie and creamy mash to finish it off.