Tag Archive | gravy

Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork Belly with Crackling and Zingy Gravy

Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork Belly with Crackling and Zingy Gravy

As you’ve probably already guessed I’m a big fan of pork, especially the cheaper cuts. These are not only good for your bank balance, but they’re also the tastiest. The taste and the cheapness come from the high fat content. Long slow cooking helps to render down the fat and leaves you with tender flavoursome […]

Leftover Chicken Hot Pot

Leftover Chicken Hot Pot

Bored of always doing the same thing with leftover roast chicken (pies, pastas, sandwiches, or just having it cold) I decided to come up with a new recipe. Leftover lamb and beef can be used up in a shepherd’s or cottage pie, but I didn’t really fancy a mash potato topped dish. So I thought […]

Roast Chicken with Homemade Chicken Gravy

Roast Chicken with Homemade Chicken Gravy

Roast chicken is a staple in our house. Week-night, Sunday lunch, it’s good anytime. It can seem a bit ordinary sometimes, but serving it with Yorkshire puddings (see my Yorkshire Pudding blog March 10th 2012 for a fool-proof recipe) and homemade gravy makes it extra special. My Fool-Proof Method for Roasting a Chicken: Roast the bird on […]

Roast Shoulder of Pork with Crackling and Homemade Pork Gravy

Roast Shoulder of Pork with Crackling and Homemade Pork Gravy

Another dish with pork shoulder, which is great for those on a budget! Pork shoulder is best slow roasted, and stays lovely and moist without any need for basting and minimal attention while cooking. This method also works well whether you have a small or large joint and gives great crackling and it quick to […]