A simple recipe this week, perfect for summer evenings. Wild garlic leaf is in season, and my wife had made a batch of her excellent wild garlic leaf pesto sauce. Smokey bacon is a perfect match for it, so I cooked up some bacon wrapped stuff chicken breast with wild garlic leaf pesto pasta to enjoy in the warm summer sun.
Peruvian chicken is a classic, tasty dish with many permutations. The basis of all of the different recipes is a marinade that combines a few spices to give a memorable flavour to the chicken.
After tasting the marinade, I thought it would work equally well with pork chops. So when in Rome … or, in this case, Lima …
After thoroughly enjoying the delicious Jamaican jerk spatchcock chicken, it was clear that spiced rubs can enrich a meal. The “Life of Spice” company offer a range of rubs to enhance flavours. I tried five individual rubs on some chicken legs, all distinct and very tasty.
Scratch-made pizza was a “road to Damascus” home-cooking moment. My oven-baked pizzas were really good. Yet whilst being tasty, and much better than pre-packaged products, they lacked that authentic pizzeria quality.
To go further in my pizza-making journey, I decided that I needed a proper pizza oven. My wife agreed. Seriously, she did … and she also discovered the Big Green Egg.
Everything tastes better with bacon, or so the saying goes. If that’s the case, then surely merging pork, bacon and sausage into one lovely package would be heavenly. Let’s find out …
Spice up your chicken with a homemade Jamaican jerk marinade. Whether it’s cooked al fresco on a Big Green Egg (or similar), or inside using an oven, this will undoubtedly delight and impress your dinner guests.
I recently found a great recipe for double-cut pork chops. This used a spice rub from Dizzy Pig that is inaccessible where I live, so I made my own rub based on the ingredients of their product. It resulted in some of the finest pork chops I have ever tasted. Enjoy!