Sunday, 5 July 2015

Duck katsu curry

Katsu curry is one of my favourite curries - ever - and though this version is simplier than the last time I posted it, it still tastes great. Katsu curry is Japanese rather Indian and was originally and was introduced to Japan by the English at the start of the 1900's. 

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Salami with fennel (final week)

They're ready! And a lot sooner than I expected it to be. Originally, I thought it'd take 6-10 weeks but in less than 3 weeks the salami had lost over 30% of their weight through moisture loss - meaning they're ready for nomming on. 

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Salami with fennel (week 2)

Week 2 of my salami project and they seem to be doing well. I had a little scare with some green mold appearing on the topside of the bend. So, straight away I wiped it off with some vinegar and kitchen paper. Then I set about doing a little bit of research. 

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Salami with fennel (week 1)

So after the disappointing failure of my venison prosciutto, I wanted to try something that was maybe a bit more realistic and not quite as expensive. So, I chose salami. I've made regular pork and beef sausages before, so I was fairly comfortable with using a sausage maker and there's something strangely satisfying about making these sorts of products using it. 

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Chicken & Pancetta Bake

Recently, the weather has really started to pick up; the skies are intensely blue and the sun is shining down. It's times like these that I really appreciate living just a 5 minute walk to the coast, where I can go for a relaxing stroll - it almost feels like I'm on holiday sometimes. Feeling inspired by the almost-Mediterranean climate, I wanted to create a meal that mirrored it.