Category Archives: slow cook

Candied Orange slices & peel

I think candied peel is one of those things that fits with my whole philosophy of using everything you can from the food you produce and purchase. Whilst not in the same league as Grapefruit peel, lemon and orange peels are just as tasty and even easier for me to get hold off and thus make.

The process makes the peel become sweet, losing the bitterness, yet still holding onto that tartness, and once used to cook with a second time – such as on a baked ham or on top of cakes, takes on a crystal like transformation that is chewy and just a true decadence.

There are hundreds of recipes to make this – each with their own twists, but here is my version: Continue reading

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Orange Cinnamon Cognac Marmalade

I spoke about the joys of having a citrus tree in the garden a few posts back. As mentioned, knowing that my trees have not been treated with any form of chemical solutions means that I feel more comfortable in using the orange peel for a variety of uses. This time around, I make a small batch of marmalade that is a double bonus – a most wonderfully aromatic household incense whilst cooking and a perfect one-jar breakfast spread that happens to make a wonderful gift.

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My interpretation of ‘conejo en mole’

As I said, I’ve been hooked on raw cacao and recipes that utilise it lately. After experimenting with the ox cheeks, I looked up some classic Mexican dishes and found a hundred versions of chocolate and chilli based sauces. One that caught my eye was a brown mole sauce used with chicken and light coloured game. Which led me to creating this interpretation of Rabbit with mole dish.

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Roasted Pumpkin Soup (& dip base!)

This works for practically all pumpkin types, I actually prefer the Queensland Blue, but have made it with Japanese and Butternut as well.

The thing I love about this recipe is that it is a thick mix, which means you can then use it as a base for a thinner soup, continue to reduce it for a pasta sauce or add some creamy cheese (or sour cream or yoghurt) to turn it into a dip!
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Rabbit Stew

One of the wonderful things about rabbit meat is that it is very filling. It is also very delicate. I find that when I have eaten rabbit that others have made the two mistakes often made are that they allow the meat to go dry or worse, they do not enhance the dish, so it is dry and bland.

Rabbit Stew
This recipe tries to provide an extremely rich and complex stew to provide a counterbalance to the maintained integrity of the delicate nature of the rabbit meat sealed by the seasoned flour.

12 hour roast leg of lamb

Slow cooking is an art form. You don’t need a crock pot or a new fandangle appliance – an oven and a baking pan can be your best friend for the right dish.

One of the easiest things to cook in this fashion is a good old Lamb Leg Roast. 

The same recipe can be used to make two different results – cooking this at 70*C for the entire time will create a well cooked roast that remains intact and is light to pink in colour towards the bone. On the other hand, 100*C will have the meat cooked to well done all the way through and melt off the bone.   Continue reading

Slow Roast Pork Belly w/ Apple & Pear coleslaw and roast garlic aioli.

Another Autumn/Winter meal … I really should stop cooking these in Summer! But as always, whenever I have  bad day, I just need to distract myself, so into the kitchen I go and bury myself in the preparation of a meal.

The roast pork belly is the simplest thing in the world, with a basic wet marinade rub and a low heat, it really is set and forget.

The coleslaw is delicious, offering a mix of sweet, spiciness and acidic zest that comes together so well.

Finally, who can resist the rich flavours of caramelised roasted garlic aoili?

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Pollo Al vino Rosso

A nice, basic and heartily satisfying meal great for a winter’s night. Brought up out of my scraps of paper for Jack who had some chicken breast and wanted “something savory and Italian tasting” to cook.

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