Sweet Chili Crab Risotto

Risottos seem to have a strange reputation as a phenomenally difficult dish to cook and I’m not really sure why.  Granted, a restaurant critic might be a stickler about the precise consistency but quite frankly – besides the somewhat attentive stirring needed – risottos are wonderfully easy and versatile dishes that are particularly good for…

Spicy Salmon Scotch Eggs

The Scotch Egg has been a classic aspect of any decent picnic or beige party spread for generations.  The combination of egg, sausage and breadcrumbs wrapped as it is in that convenient form make them pretty irresistible.  But why not mix things up a bit?  In the past I’ve made Black Pudding Scotch eggs, but…

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…