Magnificent Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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Mac ‘n’ Cheese is a great blank canvas, hence why a Mac n Cheese bar is so popular at festivals and other pop up events these days. Master the basics, then you can start sprinkling on interesting toppings. The only advice I’d give is that ‘crunchy’ should probably be the focus. Dried onion crisps, crumbled slow grilled streaky bacon, or …

Scotch Eggs 2 Ways

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Who doesn’t love a scotch egg? Even a crappy one from Sainsbury’s is a glorious feast, but if you’ve never had a freshly made restaurant quality scotch egg with a runny middle and a crunchy outer, served up with a little piccalilli you haven’t lived! They are surprisingly easy to make so long as you have the right equipment (a …

Steak Night

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Want an awesome dinner on a Saturday night but can’t be arsed to cook for hours? Got to be steak night! Anyone can fry a steak and bung a few chips in the oven, but steak is actually very versatile. This post is going to start by talking about cuts, move on to how to cook it, then finish with …

Creamed Corn

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This American dish is a staple of the mid west, and is a great accompaniment to a BBQ as its cheap, easy to make and goes well with char grilled meats. The one thing it definitely isn’t though, is easy on the waistline! Method Whisk the flour and milk together in a jug Add everything else to a pan and …

Burger Perfection

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Burgers are trendy. Patty and Bun, Bleeker Street, Meat Liquor, Honest Burger and countless other Soho establishments are knocking out some pretty amazing burgers. However, without a doubt, the best of the bunch are Hereford’s Beefy Boys. It’s not only me who thinks that either, their ‘Butty Back’, a burger with pulled pork on top, was recently crowned best burger …

Hillbilly Chilli

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Long time readers will remember the old list of ingredients for my chill – well I have finally decided that 23 ingredients probably is a bit excessive! This updated version simplifies things (a little) and is still an absolute showstopper. This is, more or less, the recipe from the incredible Grillstock cookbook, and if you have the equipment, I  very …

Awesome BBQ Sauce

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I use this sauce on several recipes, so rather than duplicating it all over the place, here it is. The thing with this sauce is that it’s fun to experiment with extra flavours, but there are certain things that are essential. Any or all of these are going to turn your good sauce, into a great sauce… Method Slow fry …

The Coleslaw Experiment

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Trust me, once you get into the habit of making your own slaw, the sloppy muck they sell in your local supermarket just wont cut it. There are a million coleslaw recipes on the internet, so the trick is to mix and match until you get the combo that works for you, and you can call your own. The absolute …

Smoky BBQ Ribs

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“If you boil ribs the terrorists win” – Meathead, amazingribs.com You often hear people describe great ribs as “meat that just fell off the bone”. Sorry people, these are not great ribs! The only way you can get rib meat to fall off the bone is if you braise or boil them for several hours first, and this is the …