Garlic Noodles

These deliciously addictive noodles are the easiest recipe I have tried. Chef John uses spaghetti but we love the texture of fat egg noodles. The combination of the Asian flavours along with the Parmesan cheese and butter make for an unusual pairing of salty and buttery flavour. Served on their own or as a side…

Pork Agrodolce

This sensational Chef John dish is so easy to throw together and the taste is out of this world. The word Agrodolce literally means sour and sweet and this sauce is exactly that. It’s almost like a BBQ sauce but so much better… We bought a prepackaged roast pork shoulder in the net bag and…

Stir Fried Asian Rice Cake Noodles

This delicious dish is a favourite of ours as it made so simple by using Mushroom XO Sauce which packs a punch flavour wise. It is made predominantly with shiitake mushrooms and soybean paste plus spices and a little bit goes a long way… Tips: Asian Rice Cakes are available fresh or frozen in Asian…

Swiss Chicken Meatballs

This awesome dish is so easy to make and takes chicken meatballs to a whole other level. Delicious with mashed potato or steamed rice, the amounts here make about 30 meatballs depending on the size. It freezes well.. Tips: I use chicken thighs and zap them in the Ninja until just broken up but not…

Sensational Sicilian Sfincione

This is a Chef John version of Sicilian Christmas Pizza or Sfincione which is so insanely delicious I had to share the recipe. The pizza base is more like a focaccia and it can be eaten hot, warm or cold. Do not be afraid of anchovies as they melt away into the sauce and leave…

One Pot Swedish Meatballs with Egg Noodles

Every now and then a recipe pops up in my social media for one pot pasta dishes. I am usually sceptical about how they will taste and the texture of the pasta etc. This one from Tasty is very good and so simple. We love a good meatball and these turn out juicy and delicious…

Thai Dipping Sauce (Nam Jim)

This sauce is a Chef John recipe and it is wonderful.  So quick and easy to make and it keeps in the fridge for a couple of weeks.  Served with Prawn Cakes or Spring Rolls, it is sensational.  I will never buy dipping sauce again as this was so good… I stored mine in a…

Chermoula

Chermoula is a marinade used in Algerian, Libyan, Moroccan and Tunisian cooking. It is usually used to flavour fish or seafood, but it can be used on other meats or vegetables.  I made this simple version as I had some preserved lemons in a jar I wanted to use up,  I also had some coriander…

Chilli Chicken with Cashews

This recipe is sensational – I got some ideas after poking around in Pinterest and I knew exactly the flavour I was after.  The combination of the sweet chilli sauce and tomato sauce provides the tang and you can adjust the heat by adding more or less dried chilli flakes.  The cornflour coating on the…

Chicken, Leek & Camembert Pie

I was idly flicking through a trashy magazine at the hairdressers when three words leapt off the page:  Chicken.  Pie.  Camembert. The combination of these three is a pie of such awesomeness you will make it again and again with all different flavours and combinations…  Basically it’s a pie made with a thick white sauce…

Go-To Tomato Sauce for Pasta…

We have a personality on radio here who is not only a marvellous raconteur but also an excellent chef.   We listen to him quite a bit and over the years have cooked some of his suggestions.  This terrific recipe is one of his and is so easy to make when you have almost nothing in your…

Perfect Pesto Pasta

I love the fresh taste of Basil – it’s one of my favourite herbs.  Whenever I find a lovely fresh bunch I make pesto – it’s so easy and only takes minutes in the Ninja or food processor. I assemble everything I need and put it all in the Ninja – it whizzes it up…