I love the simplicity of this rocket, caper and parmesan pasta. I love how fresh it tastes. I love how the peppery rocket/aragula is made milder with the addition of the sour capers and i love that the nutty, gritty parmesan compliments it perfectly. I didn’t call it spaghetti because the recipe works well with any pasta! YAY!
Caramelised shallots, rocket and goats cheese salad
Caramelised shallots, rocket and goats cheese salad uses one of my favourite flavour combinations. Rocket (Arugula), Watercress, goats cheese and sticky sweet onions with a yummy balsamic dressing. I make caramelised onions like this a lot like in this Fig, brie and caramelised onion sandwich. I also use the same recipe to make thick spanish onion rounds, to pop on top of burgers during barbecue season. However you can get similar results using balsamic vinegar with salt and pepper.
The post for this roast tarragon chicken has been a really long time coming. This is a Gordon Ramsay recipe and i cannot explain to you, just how absolutely delicious it is. It is based on a french classic and involves copious amounts of butter, plenty of aniseedy tarragon and a to die for, chickpea filling. As my pictures demonstrate, i sometimes use rice instead. This is the kind of recipe you always want to have in your back pocket. It is also a recipe that needs to be followed properly to get the best results. Deviate at your peril. Muhahahahaha. Ok, i need to get out more. When i first read the recipe, i did a kind of chicken neck shock move (you know that one, where you take your next back suddenly) when i read the amount of butter in the recipe but when i tasted it, i let that go. Moist, juicy, succulent, rich, melt in the mouth chicken with crispy skin and mushy buttery chick peas. Yes please!
It’s been a busy couple of weeks and I am trying to use the next week to really buckle down and get some recipes up. As some of you may have seen on social media, we attended the Taste of India event at Maida, in Blackburn on the 8th May.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that an indian person with things on their mind will require half a cup of masala chai to solve all their problems. So the success of Chaiiwala (based in Leicester, UK) was inevitable.