French Coq au Vin (Chicken in a red wine stew)

This is a French classic, and easy to make! A good one to make in advance too as the flavours develop if you make it ahead . Very tasty and the meat is so tender it just falls off the bone…. Ingredients: For 4 people 1 chicken jointed into pieces, or I buy 1 kgContinue reading “French Coq au Vin (Chicken in a red wine stew)”

Barbecued Chicken Tikka Naan Kebabs

This is perfect alcohol soaking fodder after a few drinks in the sun. Really tasty and actually not much effort at all if you put the prep work in ahead! Ingredients: For 2 2 chicken breasts chopped into chunks (you can use boneless skinned chicken thighs if you prefer) 1 tablespoon tikka masala curry pasteContinue reading “Barbecued Chicken Tikka Naan Kebabs”

Barbecued Dill Salmon

This is so light and fresh! It makes a change from the usual burgers and sausages on the barbecue. Ingredients: For 2 people 2 salmon fillets 2 tablespoons olive oil or sunflower oil 1 teaspoon dried dill Salt and pepper Lemon to garnish. Method: 1. Coat the salmon fillets on all surface with the oil,Continue reading “Barbecued Dill Salmon”

The Ultimate Barbecued Cheese and Bacon Beef Burgers

I am sometimes still a Parisian girl at heart…but I do love a good burger. OMG, can’t beat it! However there are strict conditions…it is one of the reasons I always make my own, as very often when you buy them ready-made, they are tasteless or too salty, or have been compacted so much theyContinue reading “The Ultimate Barbecued Cheese and Bacon Beef Burgers”

Barbecued Tomato and Charred Panzanella Salad (Vegan)

This is so delicious and very easy, and a great way to use up any stale or leftover bread! Ingredients: For 2-3 people as a light lunch or starter 12 cherry tomatoes 12 x 1 inch size pieces of stale vegan bread A bag of salad leaves of your choice For the dressing: 1 teaspoonContinue reading “Barbecued Tomato and Charred Panzanella Salad (Vegan)”

Barbecued Tomato and Charred Panzanella Salad

This is so delicious and very easy, and a great way to use up any stale or leftover bread! Ingredients: For 2-3 people as a light lunch or starter 12 cherry tomatoes 12 x 1 inch size pieces of stale bread A bag of salad leaves of your choice Optional: Parmesan shavings, Feta or MozzarellaContinue reading “Barbecued Tomato and Charred Panzanella Salad”

Chargrilled Tuna Steaks with Tagliatelle in a Mediterranean Vegetable sauce

This is delicious and very quick to make if the sauce is made in advance ready to just reheat. I confess the tuna steaks I buy at the minute are frozen ones from Aldi and thawed out prior to cooking. Convenient but not a patch flavour wise on fresh tuna steaks….which I would recommend. TheContinue reading “Chargrilled Tuna Steaks with Tagliatelle in a Mediterranean Vegetable sauce”

Tasty Chargrilled Chicken Salad

Not really a recipe, but a quick easy tasty lunch. The beauty of this is salad is that you can add in what you like….cold new potatoes instead of the croutons, sliced cucumber, grated carrot, sweetcorn, red onion, etc….and it is always tasty! Any salad leaves work but I like Cos or little Gem inContinue reading “Tasty Chargrilled Chicken Salad”