Tag: Roast

Roast boned leg of Venison (red deer)

Roast boned leg of Venison (red deer)

We are very fortunate in having friends who have access to wild venison but don’t like it!  This means that we are sometimes recipients of generous pieces to cook.  On this occasion it was a (more…)

Roasted cauliflower (with a truffle oil & toasted flax dressing)

Roasted cauliflower (with a truffle oil & toasted flax dressing)

I have to say I was a little sceptical about the idea of roast cauliflower cooked directly on the plate setter.  But food friends came across it once on their travels and my friend Nic Williams has always said this is one of the best vegetable dishes he has tasted  from the Big Green Egg.  I know he has demonstrated this many times and has adapted the original idea with a really fabulous dressing.  This particular recipe is taken

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Greek Lamb and Roast Potatoes

Greek Lamb and Roast Potatoes

The idea of Greek lamb and roast potatoes takes me back to Athens in 2004 when we were invited to a friend’s wedding there.  Michalis was working on his PhD with me in the UK and very kindly invited Jackie and I to his wedding which was a spectacular affair!  Before the wedding though we had some time with Michalis and his family.  On one day before the wedding his mum cooked lamb and roast potatoes – and they were very special – soft roast potatoes full of meat juices and hinted with lemon, perfectly reflecting the meat – fabulous!    When we found a recipe that looked as though it was going to deliver something along the same lines I was excited – that it came from the pen of a 2 star Michelin Chef (Tom Kerridge) even better!
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