The Anonymous Widower

Serial Cooking – Cod And Tomato With Basil

I created this out of one of Lyndsey Bareham’s recipes from The Times.

I aimed to make it something i cook cook quickly from the store-cupboard and the freezer.

April 20, 2017 Posted by | Food | | Leave a comment

A Quick Salad

I’m not a lover of traditional salads. So here’s a goat’s cheese, strawberry and basil salad from the Salad Bowl by Nicola Graimes.

I didn’t show the crumbling of the cheese, as I only have two hands. I just used a fork to scrape the cheese out of the packet.

I must do some more out of the book.

Green salads are so boring.

August 7, 2016 Posted by | Food | , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Asparagus, Prosciutto And Poached Egg

This is another recipe from Lyndsey Bareham from The Times.

It was exceedig simple and so delicious I did it two days running.

May 22, 2016 Posted by | Food | , | 2 Comments

Serial Cooking – Lemon And Spinach Cod Gratin

This recipe is another from Lindsey Bareham in The Times.

Lindsey called it a speedy gratin, based on an idea from a reader.

I made it as one large one for two helpings for myself.

February 19, 2016 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Smoked Haddock And Curried Rice

This recipe is another from Lindsey Bareham in The Times.

Lindsey called this an incredibly lazy twist on kedgeree. I have tried to make it even lazier.

Note.

  1. I started with a single Marks and Spencer’s smoked haddock. Just two pounds and no bones or skin.
  2. I hard-boiled an extra egg for the fridge
  3. I used an onion instead of shallots.
  4. I didn’t have any fresh chives or coriander

I rather liked it for a New Year’s Eve supper.

December 31, 2015 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking Teriyaki Beef And Noodles

This is another based on a recipe from Lindsey Bareham in The Times.

The main ingredients for meal for two, are a decent sirloin steak, an onion, 100 grams of green beans, a small cup of frozen peas, 50g of noodles and some teriyaka and soy sauces.

This recipe has various options and this is my method for two small portions.

It’s certainly more interesting that steak with chips and peas.

December 16, 2015 Posted by | Food | | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Chicken, Leek And Bacon Shepherd’s Pie

This recipe is another from Lindsey Bareham in The Times.

The main ingredients are a Waitrose pack of roast chicken thighs, 75g of bacon lardons, 500g potatoes and 200g trimmed leeks.

It was a very simple and good shepherd’s pie.

November 14, 2015 Posted by | Food | , , | 1 Comment

Serial Cooking – Roast Sausage And Lentils With Wild Rocket And Cherry Tomatoes

 

This recipe is another from Lindsey Bareham in The Times.

The main ingredients, are 24 M & S gluten-free cocktail sausages, a 250g sachet of cooked lentils, 125g of sliced chorizo and 400g of cherry tomatoes.

It is exceedingly simple and is shown in these pictures.

It may be quick, but it’s gorgeous.

 

 

July 29, 2015 Posted by | Food | , , , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Basmati Rice For One

My basic cooking lessons at home from my mother  didn’t include cooking basmati rice. Rice was for making puddings, not as a substitute for potatoes.

So when I found this method of cooking basmati rice in this recipe from Lindsey Bareham, I had to try it. As it worked I’m posting it.

It may of course be a standard method, but it worked well and isn’t much more difficult than putting a packet in the microwave.

But it’s a bit more impressive, even if it is slower.

The great thing about this way of cooking rice, is that it takes twenty minutes from of virtually hands off cooking, from when the water boils, so is easy to slot into other cooking, talking with guests or drinking.

It is also very easy to scale up for a particular number of people.

 

June 4, 2015 Posted by | Food | , , | 2 Comments

Serial Cooking – Basmati Smoked Haddock With Curry Sauce

This was another recipe from  Lindsey Bareham in The Times, which I modified to be a supper for one made from a single smoked haddock from Marks and Spencer.

To cut down the number of pictures, the cooking of the rice is in a separate slide-show, but in some slides you’ll see the rice cooking on the stove.

It is an interesting way to make a kedgeree like dish.

I enjoyed it, although I didn’t make a nice smooth sauce.

It was also the first time in my life, I’ve ever poached an egg in a pan of boiling water.

May 29, 2015 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment