#40by40 – Cooking with hogget

Hogget. It’s one of those words that requires further investigation isn’t it, like a tantalising little conundrum? ‘What is hogget you ask? Ah well my dear boy, tis a little secret not for your ears, said the kindly headmaster’. Despite sounding like a character from an Enid Blyton book, it…

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Simple fish pate….twice

If you want flavour without much work then these are perfect. Ideal for throwing together if you get told last minute that you’re responsible for some pre-starters for a dinner party as I was last week. On some sourdough bread with a little topping of creme fraiche or even caviar…

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Leftover veal stovies with greens

Leftover meat, it’s sometimes a shame you have to wait until the next day to have the meat in a ‘leftover’ state because it is so fun to cook with. Giorgio Locatelli reckons Italians can make meals out of the leftovers of the leftovers! I think that many of us…

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Beetroot risotto with Stornaway black pudding

  Yes I know I’m cooking lots with Stornaway black pudding. But it’s such a wonderful ingredient that so would you if the shop round the corner sold it! (Thank you Alan Beveridge). The richness of flavour from it works so well with the earthy sweetness of the beetroot and…

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Leftover brisket with puy lentils

So after you’ve roasted your beef what do you do with the rest of it? Sandwiches, salad? How about this very quick, easy, warming and healthy offering? Will feed two for a light meal 250g (ish) leftover brisket (or any roast beef) chopped roughly 80g puy lentils 5 baby onions…

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Beef brisket pot roasted ‘Italian style’

Brisket is one of those cheaper cuts that doesn’t need long cooking, in fact it’s better to cook it quickly to pink in a pot with some wonderful penetrating flavour. I threw this together with what was ‘oopsed’ on the deli and vegetable counter in Waitrose! This will serve 4…

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