Crispy Crackling Pork by #youngchef

Though I wish I could claim credit for the delightful recipe you are about to read, I cannot.  I was recently contacted by a very talented budding chef taking his early steps (or at this rate, strides) into the world of cooking, for whom I am privileged to share this meal for Crispy Crackling Pork….

Sausage, Apple and Blue Cheese Risotto

A few years ago I had was attempting to make a pear, ham and blue cheese salad but alas, the pears were (typically) too hard.  Instead, I settled on some apples I had nearby.  I found the slightly more tart tang of the apples interacted with the blue cheese in a different way – the…

Low Fat Pork Burger (using Cauliflower Breadcrumbs)

Total Cooking Time: 30 minutes Introduction Beef burgers are all the rage, but it’s 2016 and this is my website so shut up.  In any case, this was more of an experiment that fortunately turned out pretty awesome; a very tender burger packed with flavour and goodness. While I’m not one to jump onto many current…

Pork and Mango Stir Fry

Total time:  Approx. 30 minutes Once again, fruit and meat come together to form something savoury and sweet.  Mango has a a very pleasant mellow taste, that I would almost describe as citrus-like without the acid.  It has a thickness in terms of texture and flavour, and this mellow coating provides a fantastic base for…

Semolina Calzones (Folded Pizzas)

I feel as though my simplification of a Calzone as being nought but a folded pizza somewhat does it an injustice.  Besides differing in filling (being far less sauce based and more of a creamy cheese affair), the very act of folding rather changes the experience in some noticeable ways.  The cheese/toppings do not crisp…

Pork, Cider and Sage Lasagne

Total Cooking Time:  90 minutes – 2 hours Do not adjust your monitors, yes what you are seeing there is a very radioactive shade of green atop this lasagne.  Fear not, that is the product of melting the cheese known as ‘Sage Derby,’ and it certainly brings this dish alive.

Black Pudding Sweet Potato Bake

Black Pudding’s always a bit of a divisive one, understandable more when one uses it’s other name – blood sausage.  Yes, it contains a little bit of the old animal blood, something many of us are quite squeamish about.  I myself find it’s honesty comforting – after all, it must be far less horrifying than…

Pretentious Ham, Egg and Chips (with a Pea Purée)

Ham, Egg and Chips is a staple of British pub food and simple home cooking in Britain.  Quick, easy and satisfying…so I thought how can I make this needlessly complicated and overthought?  Fact remains that this dish was absolutely delicious, very filling and visually gorgeous.  Definitely a fun one for when you’re entertaining dinner guests.

Honey Roast Cider Ham

  This is one of those delightful recipes which requires very little work and can just bubble along in the background whilst you go about your daily life.  In terms of timing, I find it best to do steps 1-4 at night, then begin the cooking process in the morning before work and sure enough,…