Thursday, 30 June 2011

Chorizo Naan Pizza

Once again, this recipe is based on one found in Delicious magazine called Spicy Naan Pizza. I've changed it slightly, with the most obvious difference being the inclusion of the chorizo and the exclusion of chili. 

It's very simple to make, yet is utterly gorgeous to eat. All it takes is naan bread with some tomato-based pasta sauce spread across it, then in individual layers add some grated pecorino, chorizo and mozzarella. Bake for 20 minutes and finish off with some rocket and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. 

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Teriyaki Mackerel Noodles

As a family, we're trying to eat healthily and combined with time limitations, due to everyone's schedules, we came up with a guide to what meal we would have each day of the week. Mondays and Tuesday are both salad days; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday alternate between soup, curry, stir fry and a fish dish; Saturday is a treat day; and Sunday is usually a 'healthy' roast (changing roasties for couscous, etc.) This format can make it an interesting challenge to come up with new ideas every week, instead of re-hashing the same old recipes. 

Every month I read Delicious magazine, that I have become a recent subscriber to, and I've taken a few ideas of theirs and added my own twists, to help me with new recipes. This Teriyaki Mackerel Noodles, for example, was originally done with salmon but works just as well.  

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Rainbow Trout and Pea Tagliatelle Carbonara

This was originally meant to be made with salmon but, to save the pennies, I used rainbow trout instead - which is about half the price and similar. 

I made the sauce by mixing creme fraiche, a couple of egg yolks and some pecorino (a cheap alternative to parmesan) and stirring it into the hot, cooked pasta - the more cheese the better in my opinion!!! 

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Afternoon Tea @ Rufford Old Hall

Me and Billy visited Rufford Old Hall and, after having a nice look around the house and gardens, we decided to go for a little walk. After what seemed a long time in the heat, we were thankful to return to the Hall and even more thankful to see a tempting menu in the tearooms. 
We opted to have the Rufford High Tea which was £6.40 per person, but the nice lady suggested we could share it and order another drink to go with it. It consisted of a selection of finger sandwiches (optional fillings), a scone, damson jam, clotted cream, madeira cake, butterfly cake, savoury scone, chutney, cheese and fruit cake - more than enough for both of us.