The Anonymous Widower

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

Serail Cooking – A Simple Chicken Curry

This recipe came from The Times on Saturday.

Matt Tebbutt was right, in that I used a big slug of Geeta’s Mango Chutney and this really made it a delicious curry. I also used some of St. Helen’s Farm Goats Milk Double Cream, as it comes in small pots, so there is less waste, which helps to stop my fridge getting cluttered with bits and pieces.

So to make this curry, all I need to purchase is one onion, a pack of Waitrose Chicken breast chunks and the small pot of double cream. Hopefully, I’ll have the chutney, garlic, tomatoes, chicken stock cube if I use one to hand, and the coriander in my little herb garden. There will be some spare chicken, but as it’s such a useful ingredient for cooking, it won’t stay in my fridge for long.

March 11, 2015 Posted by | Food | , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Chicken, Spinach And Tomato Stew

This is another recipe from Lindsey Bareham in The Times.

It was certainly worth cooking.

Note how to avoid cutting the chicken, I used some chicken chunks from Waitrose.

The only tricky bit was skinning the tomatoes in boiling water. But I’ve done it twice now and it’s not that difficult.

March 10, 2015 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – A Simple Kedgeree

This simple kedgeree comes from Lindsey Bareham in The Times.

It was one of the best meals that I’ve cooked serially.

I only ate half and will pack the rest for my trip to Rotherham on Saturday.

February 3, 2015 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Ham, Potato And Fenland Celery Gratin

This is another Lindsey Bareham recipe from The Times

It was different and I quite liked it. It was also rather nice warmed up in the microwave the following day!

December 11, 2014 Posted by | Food | , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Quick Pasta For One

I cook this regularly and I always have the Waitrose ham hock and the Rachel’s yoghurt with honey in the fridge, with frozen peas in the freezer. It came originally from Lindsey Bareham, where she called it pulled ham hock and pea pasta with herbs.

It usually takes under fifteen minutes from starting to boil the water to sitting down.

December 3, 2014 Posted by | Food | , , , | 1 Comment