Food and drink

Moules Mariniere

If you don’t like shellfish then I submit that you haven’t tried the right shellfish. Or maybe you’re allergic. Either way you don’t know what you’re missing.

One of the absolute classic shellfish dishes is Moules Mariniere – mussels in a garlicky white wine sauce. Pleasingly it’s also an amazingly simple and quick dish to cook, although the mussels do need a little bit of time to prepare them. Continue reading “Moules Mariniere”

Recipe

Goulash

Another pig recipe! We had some diced pork in the fridge which was going to be for kebabs, but I fancied trying this instead. It’s kind of based on a paprika pork recipe I got from a book when I started cooking but I never really liked it. The book’s recipe only called for half an hour or so of cooking which meant the pork was tough and the whole dish was really bland. This is a jazzier version with softer, more tender pork from the longer cooking and a massive flavour boost from the chorizo. Continue reading “Goulash”

Food and drink

Burgers!

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It was my Dad’s birthday this week and with the forecast for the weekend being dry weather we headed down to their house for a barbecue.  I thought it would be nice to take some homemade burgers along so knocked up a batch this morning. 

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Food and drink

Mince, tatties and skirlie

Mince, tatties and skirlie

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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.

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