Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Fish curry

I love this curry. I can't get cod cheeks very often so it is a real treat when I can make it.

1 onion
1 tbsp butter
1 tin chopped tomatoes
1 apple (eating type), cored, peeled and chopped
1 tsp - 1 tbsp curry powder (depending on your taste)
1 tsp branston pickle
1 lb cod cheeks

Chop the onion and saute gently in the butter until starting to colour. Add the curry powder and saute for another minute. Add the apple, tomatoes, cod and pickle and simmer gently until the fish is cooked through.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Brussel sprouts

These are so good - I eat these as a meal in them selves with a fried egg.

1 onion
1 tbsp butter/lard
3 rashers bacon
brussel sprouts, outer leaves removed and stalks trimmed

Slice the onion and cook very slowly in the lard or butter until caramelized and brown (at least half an hour). Grill the bacon until it is crispy. Lightly steam or boil sprouts until they soften (but don't over cook) - about 5 minutes. Slice the sprouts into about 4 slices and add to the onions. Slice or crumble the bacon in with the sprouts and onions and cook for another minute or so. Season to taste and serve.

Cheese dip

This is a very simple and lazy cheese dip and it tastes just divine! Just add some finely grated cheese to creme fraiche and enjoy! You can use different cheese for different tastes - blue cheese is delicious but a mix of cheddar and Parmesan is more kid friendly (to most kids - mine love Stilton - definately my kids!).
You can add extras - like onion or chives. Or leave out the cheese and add garlic and dill. All good!