Slow Roast Pork Shanks with Pineapple Sauce

Slow Roast Pork Shanks with Pineapple Sauce. I absolutely love slow roast pork but the price of pork has been steadily increasing here in France. Often, pork is also presented without any skin or bone, as a shoulder or leg joint, to which they then add a piece of fat! Scouring the shelves I spied something…

Lemon Chicken en Brochettes

This dish of lemon chicken en brochettes is really easy to do. Buying thigh meat is better value, juicier and tastier than boneless  chicken breast and leaving the skin on with a lemon marinade means that the chicken just melts in the mouth. The pieces of lemon baste the chicken without the need for added fat which…

Sticky Chicken Wings

Chicken Wings…who can resist? These Sticky Chicken Wings are perfect for summer eating. They are great served hot and in the unlikely event of having any leftover, they are great cold for a picnic. They can be cooked on the barbecue or in the oven with the sticky barbecue glaze and they are really easy…

Squid with Prawn and Crab

I first posted  a recipe of stuffed squid  just over a year ago when I could normally only buy tiny tubes or huge lumps of giant encornets,  or squid, which would scare most epicureans! So, you wouldn’t be surprised to see me dancing in the aisles when I found frozen squid tubes about 20cm long. I had to revamp…

Sticky Bourbon Ribs

Sticky Bourbon Ribs. One thing I love about France is the availability of ribs, In winter I can buy great slabs of pork belly with the ribs attached at a great price. I’m happy to wrestle with it so I usually chop them off and freeze them for the summer. Who can resist slow roasted…

Chicken Satay with Grilled Pineapple

Chicken Satay.  Chunks of chicken marinated with chillies, ginger and spices, grilled and served with a peanut, coconut and chilli sauce. Simple to do and packed full of taste, so what could be better ? My version of chicken satay makes a great main course or starter and you can use the recipe with pork…

Chicken Caesar Burger

These Chicken Caesar Burgers are perfect ‘man grub’, especially when there is football on! This is another easy recipe that makes lots of dressing so you can slather it on the side salad or leave it for another day. The burger bun becomes one giant crispy Parmesan croûton….

Thai Fish Burgers

Fish burgers? We’ve all done beef burgers and fish cakes so why not try a Thai fish burger?  These fish burgers are very low in fat, taste great and work well on the barbecue too. This is a quick and easy dish which is also great for entertaining and I think that you might even win…

Griddled Asparagus with Serrano

I really can’t resist  Griddled Asparagus with Serrano Ham. In France there seems to be quite a long season of the white asparagus, which just looks too anaemic to me, so when the green stuff finally arrives I buy loads of it! I used to boil it briefly or steam it but, with the dense stem…

Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon

This Chilli and Ginger Glazed Salmon is a great dish for a barbecue. Forget boring burgers and try this really easy recipe. The marinade means that the fish keeps lovely and moist and you still get a great barbecue crispy crust on the outside.