Tag: Main dish

Cod with potato and leak sauce
Fish

Cod with potato and leek sauce

I’m a big fan of the cookbook Heston Blumenthal Home. Whenever I make a Blumenthal recipe, as a rule of thumb, I hardly ever deviate from the directions given (something I do quite excessively with any other recipe) because they simply work. Everything is exactly right: the amounts, ingredients, timings, […]

Venison with celeriac puree
Meat

Venison with celeriac puree

Speaking of a luscious, hearty, winter dish! From the very first time I tried this dish, I fell in love. The gamy taste of venison combined with dark chocolate and red wine sauce is truly wonderful! It makes the perfect main dish of your dinner parties. I have included two […]

Duck breast
Meat

Duck breast with spicy honey

Duck breast is a wonderful piece of meat! The key is not to overcook it otherwise it will become dry. It should remain nice and pink. Preparing it is surprisingly simple and the method I use ensures it will be perfectly cooked every time. Duck meat in general combines really […]

Spinach and lentils stew
Vegetables

Spinach and lentils stew

Mulukhiah is a green leafy vegetable of which you make a dish of the same name, very common in the Middle East and North Africa, served with cooked chicken (or other meats) and rice. It’s a lovely, hearty meal. The following recipe is loosely based on the mulukhiah where I […]

Bean Burgers
Vegetables

Bean burgers with homemade ketchup

I’ve been working a while now on a good, flavoursome vegetarian burger recipe. From wet to dry, bland to way over-spiced, it’s all about finding the right balance of flavours and making sure the burger holds together. So after some tests and trials, I present to you my vegetarian burger […]

Pumpkin kibbeh
Vegetables

Pumpkin kibbeh

Kibbeh is one of the cornerstones of the Lebanese and Levantine kitchen. I think you can fill a whole book with only kibbeh recipes and stories. With many variations in ingredients and flavours, the base is the same: a dough made with vegetables or meats mixed with bulgur. This could […]

The Hamburger
Meat

Hamburger

Hamburgers. They’re all around you, in all shapes and sizes, flavours and combinations. The variations are endless and so is the choice! This version with the blue cheese and homemade relish has that added richness in flavour and the dish becomes a bit more special. Go ahead and give it […]

Sweet potato and beans bake
Vegetables

Sweet potato and beans bake

Sometimes all you need is a simple, filling and tasteful dish without too much hassle. In such cases, I usually turn to oven dishes, especially the ones where combine most of ingredients all at once and bake! They are also perfect for sharing, especially if you’re cooking for a group, […]

Potato pie
Meat

Potato pie

Besides the fact that it’s a very flavoursome dish, you can serve it in several different ways. You can do it like me, as shown in the picture, on individual plates; in small, 1-person oven dishes; in small ceramic pots; or in a large oven dish and serve it at […]