Category: Cuisine

Healthy barbecue

A healthy barbecue sounds like a contradiction in terms, but I thought I’d try one. This one came without hamburgers or hot dogs, and without buns either. Furthermore, it had no sauces. I made skewers, some featuring prawns, some with chicken pieces. Alongside I put red, green and yellow...

About Thyme’s Burgos black pudding

I’ve been going to About Thyme for some years now. It never fails to serve excellent food, beautifully prepared. This was their Burgos black pudding (Morcilla) served with fried quail eggs and toasted brioche. The black pudding known as Morcilla de Burgos is a sausage made mostly with pork...

Fruit compote – stewed plums

I make fruit compote with a base derived from my English summer puddings. Into a pan I put 2 tablespoons of crème de cassis, two tablespoons of lemon juice and half a small cup of orange squash that has no added sugar. When this is simmering I add the...

Poached salmon with sautéed peppers & mushrooms

The red, yellow and green peppers and the mushrooms were left over from the previous night’s barbecue, so I sautéed them in a little butter and oil in a non-stick pan with the lid on. I wrapped the salmon fillet in cling film and microwaved it for less than...

A simple cheese soufflé

I took this recipe off the internet and made it for lunch. I melted 30g of butter and added 3 level tablespoons of flour. When it stirred together I slowly stirred in 250ml of milk. When this was nicely mixed I added 200g of grated cheddar and let it...