Food and drink

Pan fried gammon with cider sauce

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”

Food and drink

Braised lamb shank

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”

Food and drink

Lemon and herb crusted sea bass

There was a Scotland game on tonight (0-0 against Lithuania, good performance but we should’ve won) so I needed something quick for dinner before the game. Quick, relatively easy but also fancying something I hadn’t cooked before my thoughts started turning towards fish. Continue reading “Lemon and herb crusted sea bass”

Review, Thoughts

My food weekend – Franco’s and a Sunday Roast

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”