Chili-Mango Pork Ribs

Introduction Starter or main, ribs are fantastic base for any meal.  Sadly, we’ve pushed them into two distinct boxes – Chinese and Barbecue.  The rib-meat itself is so adaptable it’s a terrible shame to not experiment every now and then. Mango Salsa has exploded in popularity recently, and pork goes so well with fruity sweet…

Boar in the Cave (Deconstructed Toad in the Hole with Mushrooms)

Introduction When trying to think of a clever name for this Deconstructed Toad in the Hole, I looked into the origins of the original’s name…and discovered it’s pretty much just nonsense.  With that in mind I simply scaled up the sizes and went for a more relevant animal. This dish essentially uses loose sausage meat…

Mozarella Melting-Middle Meatballs

Introduction One of the first Guesscipes posted on this site was a Cheese stuffed turkey burger, and it’s still one of my favourites.  I think there’s just something so exciting about foods with liquid cores. That’s why I’ve scaled it down for this recipe!  Now of course, you could swap out mozarella for any cheese,…

Black Pudding Scotch Eggs

Introduction Now, whilst this may sound like one of the driest coatings in the world, that’s why we use the pork mince – it adds moisture and loosens the texture without detracting from the flavour of the black pudding. And I’m aware the ingredients list for this is substantially smaller than usual – I would…

Brie and Apple Pork Chops with Cider Gravy

Introductions In case it wasn’t obvious, The Guesscipe Book loves cheese.  So when a recent shopping trip ended with the purchase of an unholy amount of Brie, something needed to be done.  The beauty of this recipe is that, so long as it is done right, the pork stays moist and not chewy.  The sweetness…

Rich Macaroni Cheese with Chorizo

  Introduction It’s pretty difficult to go wrong with a macaroni cheese, I mean really, it’s in the name (granted I used penne but let’s just think of it as Jumbo Macaroni.)  Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean we can’t make a macaroni cheese go righter…rer.  With the simple addition of some booze and spicy sausage, we can…

Curry Sausage Meatballs

    Introduction Imagine the scene; midnight, stomachs are rumbling and a near empty fridge is staring back at you.  This is the situation in which these meatballs were made but doesn’t discredit them!  They went down an absolute treat with a splash of Oxford Sauce. And as always, these are just suggestions.  If you…

Slightly Posh Bangers and Mash

Introduction We know, we know – if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.  This British staple has treated us well for years and there’s a reason for that – the combination of flavour-packed sausages, rich gravy and smooth mash is nigh on perfect.  Try not to think of this so much as a superfluous “fix”…

Chorizo and Red Wine Tapas

Introduction For some reason it took until 6 months ago for us to finally try tapas, and boy were we missing out!  So many choices, so much flavour and the joy of mixing and matching.  This, however, is our favourite tapas dish and it is so insanely easy, yet as rich and voluptuous side dish as there…