peter's posts

Grilled goat's cheese salad

I know it looks like there are a lot of steps here, but this really is very easy and quick. I love the mix of different flavors and textures. Quantities given are for 2. [more]

Gambas al ajillo y chiles

This is an essential tapas dish of prawns (shrimp in the US) in garlic and chilli — well I hope it is; my Spanish is somewhat dubious. I’ve seen it on some menus as Gambas al pil-pil , … [more]

Simple lamb shanks

I’ve just read David’s lamb shank recipe . Whilst I’m sure it is delicious as David’s food always is, I keep my lamb shanks really simple. [more]

Microplane Professional Series

To describe one of these as a grater is to describing the Mona Lisa as a painting. These are engineering masterpieces. No grater grates better than these - something to do with chemical etched … [more]

Oven steamed vegetables

I’ve got really into this idea recently. Basically, you just wrap some vegetables in an aluminum foil parcel and throw them in the oven with whatever else you are cooking. I’d seen this … [more]

Avocado dip

This is my mum’s recipe for guacamole. It’s not really like any other guacamole I’ve had, so I thought I would rename it. [more]

Flaming chicken fajitas

I know it is a bit odd a Brit publishing a fajitas recipe, but this is the result of many years of extensive research both in restaurants and on the Web. Fajitas are a very serious business. I think … [more]

Chicken schnitzel sandwich

Want to know the secret of a great sandwich? It’s all in the bread to filling ratio. OK, so maybe there’s a bit more to it than that, but I see so many people fail at this most basic … [more]

Chicken and rice

This was the first thing I learned to cook. In fact for a while it was the only thing I knew how to cook. I used to make all sorts of variations on it. Whenever we had leftover roast meat of any kind … [more]

Easy peasy pasta sauce

My wife made up this sauce for the kids which is pretty cool as she is usually a recipe by numbers kinda gal. They didn’t like any of the tomato sauces we purchased or any that I made — … [more]