All posts tagged: homemade

Pork with fragrant rose rub

This is a great looking dish that can be made without much fuss, a lot of the items being well suited to pre-preparation. The combination fragrant elements of rose and red peppercorn to classic pairings for pork like sage and mustard works really well, adding another dimension to the already tried and tested. I favour a sous vide for this kind of cooking, especially as pork loin is a supremely challenging thing to cook right if you aren’t able to hold the temperature constant. It is however possible to cook this same dish just frying  the pork loin first or throwing in the oven for 20 mins before applying the rub. Enjoy! Ingredients: (Serves 2) 1 pork loin (around 4-500 g) Broccoli stem 2 medium floury potatoes Dijon mustard Sauce: Red wine, bay leaf, carrot, onion, Madeira, Pedro Jimenez Rub: Dried rose petals, red pepper corns, sage Method: 1. Season the pork loin liberally and place with a knob of butter into a food-safe ziplock bag. Place in the sous vide at 65c/149 f for 1.5 …

Duck (or not) with Carrots

A colourful and delicious dish which can easily be adjusted for vegetarians without losing any of the fun Really this is more about the carrot rather than the duck so, like much of my cooking (which I often need to adapt for my vegetarian wife), it works perfectly well either way just by adjusting quantities of pasta, substituting goats cheese for the protein, and of course adding a flower! The underlying sweet and buttery carrot puree gives a solid base on which the toasted crunch of hazelnut and the beetroot tuile sit, with sharpness from the pickled ribbons of carrot, earthiness from the burnt leek, and rich umami from the duck (or cheese if substituting). This is the first time I’ve tried to make this little biscuit, which is really for decoration as much as anything else, but is perfectly delicious too! Ingredients (Meaty/Vegetarian) As usual I forgo exact quantities – use what feels right to you, have fun, and see what happens! Duck breast / Fresh goats cheese Carrots Leak Beetroot, flour and oil …