Meatballs in tomato sauce is a classic Greek dish and since I’ll be in Crete when you are reading this it seems like a rather apt dish to be sharing with you today. Meatballs are served in different ways over here, but this tomato sauce dish is a real classic and so easy to make.
Seafood Arabbiata is an Italian dish and the word means angry as it’s a hot and fiery sauce that is not for the faint hearted. It is a simple dish to make and I’ve just made enough here for one person but just double up your ingredients to serve more.
Red Pepper Pesto may seem a step too far for those of you who think of pesto as that green stuff in jars in the supermarket, but think again my friends. Pesto is fabulous stuff and making your own is the only way to go. Forget plain basil pesto and think outside the jar and…
Pork can often be considered a bit bland but these pork chops with apple and sage really pack a punch in the flavour department and will make you forget any thoughts you’ve ever harboured about the blandness of pork forever.
Spiced carrot and cauliflower soup is the perfect hug in a mug comfort food for a chilly day. It’s curl up by the fire, feet up in front of the telly or snuggled down with a good book sort of comfort food, I think you get the picture here….
Lamb stuffed cabbage leaves are comfort food to me. They give you the welcome illusion of spring time with the vibrant green colour of the cabbage leaves, but the warming spicy minced lamb inside is sheer winter warmer stuff. A great combination at this time of year or any time for that matter really.
Roasted aubergine soup is comforting, warming and healthy too; a great way to start the New Year. With it’s aubergines, peppers and oregano and thyme this is a bit of a Greek style recipe and is rather apt since I’m off to lovely Creek this weekend for a few weeks.
With New Year and of course Hogmanay fast approaching I thought I’d share a couple of recipes from my book A Wee Taste Of Scotland (Scottish Party Food), so today it’s a savoury snackette, my Finnan Fingers. Sort of posh fish fingers with history!