Swedish Meatballs

Over Christmas I came across an article written by Daniel Gritzer – it’s clear that this guy is serious about reproducing the iconic Swedish Meatball and he set about taking a scientific approach to establish his own perfect recipe.  I can’t really take much of the credit for this one – I was keen to follow…

Italian Slow Roast Shoulder of Pork

Shoulder of Pork is another ‘cheap’ cut of meat which lends itself to slow cooking.  Treated properly, this can make the most amazing roast dinner, requiring very little effort once it’s gone in the oven.  The fatty layers mean the meat does’t need basting as it cooks, and doesn’t need covering.  The Italian spin from…

Lad Nah Moo – Pork in a Black Bean Sauce

Lad Nah Moo is (I believe) a Thai dish of noodles fried in soy sauce, served with pork and a ‘gravy’.  This is my take, and I think it’s a wonderful quick meal, especially if you have fresh rice vermicelli noodles.  If you don’t, you can use dried which have been soaked in hot water….

Spicy Glazed Braised Belly Pork

Not a dish you can turn around at short notice – this takes what was until recently a cheap ‘peasant’ cut and turns it into something special for a festive family occasion (quite appropriate with Christmas fast approaching). It took me a long time to try belly pork – i just hate fatty meat and…