So we have no summer.. it’s official.. well I say it’s official! Perhaps not that official.. Hmmm.. So let’s get some sunshine in our food.. and we really dig this kinda food.. first these kofta type things.. using beef here.. with… Read More ›
Prudys chips ‘n’ chicken fried steak
This is by far my favourite way of eating steak.. like seriously my favourite way of eating steaks ! First the chips though.. based on my virtual pals recipe over at https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/cookingwithmrfitz.com/2014/03/16/its-fiesta-friday-at-the-novice-gardener-with-prudys-potato-chips/amp/ This method produces just fabulous chips! Yet the… Read More ›
Easter Tandoori time!
There is something just wonderful about tandoori cooked meats.. that spicyesque flavour.. slightly burnt although still juicy and tender.. And this was a lovely treat after an afternoon clearing the garden .. starting with the meats.. baby .. ahem ok… Read More ›
Poulet noir chicken ? Yes please!
Winner winner.. well you know the rest right? Let’s first talk chicken.. we are not talking the two for less than a tenner jobs in the supermarkets.. fine for the hounds and heavy marination.. not really that fine for eating… Read More ›
Crispy duck and old school chinesy chips
First let’s talk chips.. proper old school chips.. I have called them chinesy chips as they remind me of the ones I used to score in a paper bag as a child .. with just a hint of the Chinese… Read More ›
Nope not turkey .. good time to buy ‘foodstuffs’…
This is not a post about Christmas turkey not that I have any problem with people eating turkey.. it’s just not my bag.. it did though indeed go into my bag ( of shopping, for the hounds though..). along with… Read More ›
A couple of chicken suppers.. Shredded chicken tacos, chicken wings with Vinces potatoes, St michaels asparagus, peas and artichokes hard salad ..
A couple of chicken suppers recently.. The first snaffling some of the hounds roasted free range chicken.. ( that’s the good thing about cooking chooks for the bassets you get to grab some when they ain’t looking!).. That’s shredded up….. Read More ›
Oh it’s hot! So hot! #Easyeats
Not the food the weather.. ! We are having a mini heatwave.. Which of course also equals a mini breakdown! Our country is in chaos! I really rather like this relentless heat.. Just make sure that plenty of water is… Read More ›
There’s been a Pat in me kitchen! Sausage rolls and crinkle chips with sweet and sour rotisserie chicken balls
Is that great time of year the start of the English summer, and the time of year that my lovely godson Patrick comes to stay.. He is a great help about this place.. And loves to cook too! Here he… Read More ›
Wrap it up ! Lovely Lavash
We love lavash bread.. It’s a lovely lovely thing.. That huge paper thin delicate bread… Perfect for wrapping up or using as a scoop.. We are lucky to have some Turkish community near us that seem to carry a… Read More ›
There ain’t no curry like a Mr Fitz curry..
curry time!! After chopping out the breasts of the hounds chicken.. ( they will never notice!).. Fried off white onions swapped from a neighbour for a good meaty bone for their dog.. Fried in ghee of course! The bits of… Read More ›
A dish fit for a sheik.. Quails.. Lots of quails..
Quails… Lots of quails.. All nestled in nicely on a big bed of cous cous.. Roasted with orange and thyme.. all their juices making the sauce.. I am a big fan of quail.. Thing is you kinda have to… Read More ›
Spatchcock poussin, roasties, mini merguez and french peas.. Or meat and two veg..
The weather is yet to cheer up… Good walking weather though.. So a leetle food hug is needed.. Poussin.. The perfect bird for two.. Roast potatoes.. Who can resist… Mini merguez… The delight… French peas… Love em… So let’s play….. Read More ›
New Orleans rice ‘n’ ribs
ok.. Seriously Mr Fitz, just where have you been? Well it wasn’t London to see the queen.. Yet these kinda piggies have been taking up a bit of time as I build up a new adventure… I will say more… Read More ›
Chicken wing chermoula with olives, peppers and carrots… BOOM TASTY!
First off for those that are not aware of what chermoula is here you go.. Its a heady mix of preserved lemons , onions , capers , coriander, parsley, salt, cumin, garlic , and a little chill and cumin.. Easy… Read More ›
A good walk and vegetarian week
we had an excellent walk the other day.. A good six miles of fields, woods and pastures… And to start celebrate the national vegetarian week what better than a roast chicken? (Well I am sure that the chicken was… Read More ›
Naked fenugreek and buttermilk chicken curry
NAKED??!!! It’s not me it’s the chicken… (hmm sounds similar to another TV chef catchphrase.. hmm .. 😉) Well it is a naked chicken, one stripped of its skin .. Onions fried off in ghee .. You just have to… Read More ›
#fakeaway Chinese sweet and sour balls and chips..
A couple of days no posting.. Been busy.. I have a few new ideas that I am working on., thing is they take some time.. Time huh? Sometimes it runs away with you sometimes it just creeps along.. Recently it’s… Read More ›
#tacotuesday it’s a wrap! Pibil spit roast pork and rotisserie chicken, buttermilk slaw and chimchurri
I really didn’t mean to make #tacotuesday a thing.. Yet it seems to just creep up on us! https://cookingwithmrfitz.com/?s=Taco+Tuesday+&x=0&y=0 This outing used up some more of that wonderful spit roast free range pork stored in the inside freezer.. And also… Read More ›
according to the iPhone’s remarkable spell checker cacciatora should actually finish with an ‘e’ .. hmm or should it like every good rave up back in the day actually ‘start’ with an ‘e’.. Hehehehe.. Ho-hum.. Back to this dish.. It’s… Read More ›
Did someone say super speedy free range rotisserie chicken pea curry with rotis?
Having scored a cracking deal on a rotisserie chicken.. Like a seriously crackalackin deal! That means supper for the hounds and choosing some of the more delectable pieces for us.. And how to make this super speedy chicken masala? Take… Read More ›
Chicken methi curry, seasoned rice , roti and pakoras ..
Time for curry.. A chicken curry.. First taking a whole chicken.. Chopping it up so we have a mix of bone and no bone pieces..the extra leftovers for the hounds.. Those gnarly bits they love ! And then onto… Read More ›
Chicken curry, spiced carrots, kitchen king pea and potato thingy, pooris, black pepper fire roasted popadoms and crispy onion rice ..
now that’s a title huh? It’s good to be back in the kitchen cooking.. As nice as it is to be terribly spilt with all the choices in the world it is so so nice to be cooking again.. And… Read More ›
Roasted chicken pibil corn tacos for #tacotuesday
Who was it that invented #tacotuesday ? Because whoever that was they have been very clever! I swear I have not been conciously deciding on having tacos on #tacotuesday .. So how they got that deep into my subconscious I… Read More ›
One chicken a fair few meals
This is a story of one chicken.. Roasted.. And it’s going to provide a few meals for us. First it’s straight up roast chicken. With these lovely corn fritters .. just made by adding cornflour, double dragon flour and… Read More ›
Chinese Marinated roast chicke breasts, scented veg rice, lightly pickled salad, mixed lettuce wraps…with kimchi
with this darn flu thing we have had meals have been a struggle, not cooking them more the eating of them.. I think I have an appetite .. And then BAM 💥 it’s gone…😩 Really saddening.. So decided to get… Read More ›
Pressed belly pork, collard greens and leftover @urbangrilla smoked chicken
this was a marathon of a piece of belly pork.. Not that it was actually that big a piece more the process.. First popping the pork on top of a bed of onions, carrots , garlic cloves, Rosemary and thyme….. Read More ›
A couple of currys for Sunday lunch
it’s not #allabouttheroast sometimes it’s good to have a switcheroo , you know flip things about a little.. And with these small drumsticks and thighs it’s gotta be a sweet curry.. Not too spicy.. I have never really liked the… Read More ›
Slo cooked belly pork with pouisson and black eyed bean miso gravy , Red potato mash and pork broth greens… #comfortfood
its cold.. Grey and cold.. Rainy and cold.. Did I mention that it’s cold? So it’s time to pull out those #winterwarmers and this one doesn’t disappoint! A half kilo stick of belly pork.. Rubbed in thyme and salt sat… Read More ›
Salt and pepper chicken wings
who doesn’t like chicken wings? Ok apart from Mrs Fitz.. Well I like them.. All kinds.. There is something primeval about eating them.. These were foraged from the depths of the top deep freezer.. Last April they were bought on… Read More ›
Moroccan chicken ‘tagine’ With smuggled spiced cous cous And fougasse
First of all that pic of Mr Wentworth stretched out on the couch is a super anomaly in our house! with a super selection of smuggled spices gifted to me from a recent travel to essouria Morocco it only seems… Read More ›
Using leftovers to make pretty suppers
turning leftovers into something new is really quite nice.. I think we all have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy using up the leftovers.. It makes you think too.. And this is what the leftovers from this: https://cookingwithmrfitz.com/2016/02/03/piri-piri-spatchchuck-piri-corn-rice-and-fajita-fries Took the… Read More ›
Piri Piri spatchchuck , Piri corn rice and fajita fries
it’s an oldie but a goodie, a winner winner chicken dinner.. Just why does rice and corn go so well with chicken? Is it because chickens like to eat rice and corn?.. Hmmm… The chicken is simple .. Just snip… Read More ›
Sweet and sour Thai stylee pouisson with seasoned rice cubes and balsamic chips #poshfakeaway
every now and then Mrs Fitz has a real hankering for sweet and sour chicken.. It reminds her of her Mother Mary… And it has to be a jar of good ol’ Uncle Bens sauce.. ( although I did get… Read More ›
Turkey leg , Veg , an Rice, it’s a dogs dinner!
having pals that have animals is a great thing.. I scored these legs as a Christmas by-product from my pal Ben.. Roasted off.. Two of em., Chopped up.. Broken basmati rice cooked in the rice cooker. That broken… Read More ›
good thing about having loads of things cooked is the leftovers.. Just perfect for supper.. Fresh flatbreads made.. Chef Ping deals with the reheating.. And we just deal with the eating.. Perfect..
Chicken curry, veal kofta curry, mushroom and pea curry, carrot and brussel sprout curry, lamb kebabs, ghee buttered rice, yoghurt breads…
Now that’s a title huh? Well it is indeed all of the above.. So what first? Hmm Ok first the chicken.. It was marinated chicken breast.. Fried off hard then slathered in a #sharwoods sauce.. Simple and I have to… Read More ›
Quick Turkey #Tacotuesday
it’s a simple as it reads.. First the turkey.. Which is stolen from some of the hounds stash.. (They are fantastic free range whole legs from a dear pal).. It’s already been roasted for them in the last couple of… Read More ›
Out with the old in with the new.. Happy ny16
A couple of suppers here.. Why? We’ll both too quick really to make a ‘regular’ post out of! First out with the old.. well this is kinda out with the old.. First some pulled pork hand foraged from the inside freezer….. Read More ›
Chicken tikka curryness & an aloo gobi kinda dish..
With leftovers the deal right now as we head off to the Emerald Isle.. It’s that great chicken tikka from the other night.. A sauce made up from onion , garlic and ginger paste, and a handful of this and… Read More ›
Chicken tikka supper
those Indian adventures are still ticking away in our memories.. And that afternoon cooking with chef in the aravalli hills reminded me of the wonderful murgh tikka we made together.. So followed suit.. With tandoori spices from the Shan… Read More ›
rotisserie Chicken and chorizo rice fry..
It’s been ages since I have had a rice fry.. I forget just how much I do enjoy them! After scoring a corn fed free range rotisserie chicken.. And feeding most of it to Mrs Fitz and the hounds.. I… Read More ›
Chef day supper in Jaipur – fresh fresh chicken..
so how did it all go? If you missed it then read the post before this one.. This is how the eating turned out! If you want to understand the ‘making of’ you don’t need to buy the directors cut….. Read More ›
Gyros, doner kebab, doner time, elephant legs… Straw fries, easy yoghurt bread..
haven’t made gyros for ages.. And using up stuff prior to our Indian adventure is providing some excellent indoor foraging.. This pulled up some beef and pork mince.. Stashed away in August .. and some mutton burgers from redborne school… Read More ›
Hacked up tikka chuck and cyprus chips wid tamarind & date sauce
decided against roasting the whole bird.. Just removing the big pieces .. Slashing them and adding a really good squirt of white vinegar, garlic and ginger paste , plus tikka spices from the national brand.. Straight on the… Read More ›
Welsh lamb curry two ways
welsh lamb curry? Well it’s not a welsh recipe.. It’s Welsh lamb.. Some bits hacked off one of those great legs I managed to score a while back.. Defrosted and fried off.. First one will be a bhuna ala… Read More ›
Using leftovers -chicken wraps in so so easy flatbreads
thst chicken from the chicken and chips the other day has left us with lovely leftovers.. A good few meals to go on that. This is one of them! First though the flatbreads.. So simple indeedy.. Father Fitz was… Read More ›
Chicken, chips & rice
what is it about chicken and chips? Or chicken and rice? Just why does it pair up so well? Why oh why! 😩 Strange that huh? Well this one was no different.. A great chicken spatchcocked and slashed.. First the… Read More ›
Using up leftovers -tacos
with bits needing eating it’s time to get creative.. Well let’s be honest this ain’t that creative really! Some chicken did Mrs Fitz fine, sprinkled with cumin, salt and pepper and smoke sweet paprika.. And that great short rib… Read More ›
Buttermilk bread and chicken carcass soup
with the early itchings of a small cold coming.. Waking up with dry nozzle scratchy throat.. Sniffles .. It’s gotta be chicken carcass soup all those Jewish moms cannot be wrong! And the discovery of two excellent @franklinsfarm super run-free… Read More ›
Use up supper , although tasty as ….
stuff to use up.. Sometimes one of the greatest moments in the kitchen.. This was one of those .. Some tandoori chicken needing cooking.. So into the pan with water and extra thyme.. It’s a great way of cooking chicken….. Read More ›
Baby chickens are cool #synfreeeating
as stated in the last post. Gotta get my food groove back on.. And Mrs Fitz is doing this health kicky thingy.. So that means we need to have an extra thunk about what we have.. Not much of an… Read More ›
Baked Tandoori baby chickens
bit late this post.. Have been travelling.. More on that later! For now check these great baby chickens.. Skinned and spatchcocked. Marinated in a secret ( think ‘national’) blend of tandoori spices with extra garlic, ginger and lemon juice. A little… Read More ›
Real quick chicken tacos..
Managed to score a couple of red ticket free range rotisserie chickens.. So some being used for the hounds dinners, mixed with veggies and brown rice they love it! And another bit stripped up for us.. Mixed with some Mexican… Read More ›
Chicken Biryani roti wraps
with the last of the tandoori chicken needing eating.. Shredded and mixed up with a pack of the most excellent veg biryani uncle bens rice.. That stuff really is worth keeping in the store cupboard.. A little butter… Read More ›
spatchcocked Tandoori chicken made easy
tandoori chicken.. Always a winner.. Chicken I see as the other white meat instead of the piggies really .. Even getting the best of them that you can lay your hands on doesn’t really tickle my tastebuds.. Yet for some… Read More ›
firstly let me tell you I have been waiting to attend this event for ages.. I missed it two years in a row.. Yet for my birthday back in March Mrs Fitz bought me an excellent gift of not only… Read More ›
Pibil chicken hard tacos
With one more rotisserie free range chicken left.. It just cried out tacos! I swear I heard it.. And I wasn’t even home at the time! 🍻 So shredding the chicken.. And adding the jar of pibil paste and a… Read More ›
Rotisserie chicken and chips please..
I picked up a couple of red ticket free range rotisserie chickens.. Normally straight to the hounds.. However they currently have a glut of roast hog post hog roast to get through.. I made a great sculpture huh? 😉… Read More ›
sPATchcocked chuck and pink potatoes
do you get it? I hope so.. (Patrick my godson is staying with us a while).. Taking the chicken snipping out the backbone.. A snip of the bone that I used to love to dry out and then make a… Read More ›
rotisserie Chicken wings and chimichurri
i was ‘donated’ a grill a couple of years back by an old drinking buddy..it’s been living in the garage ever since.. Yet I somehow felt inspired.. So dragging it out and wheeling it around the house to get into… Read More ›
BIG Chicken kebabs .. Meat on sticks
meat on a stick.. Over fire.. Now I am not going to say it brings the cave person out in me.. Because I really don’t think it does.. It does though give me great pleasure! I like sitting there slowly… Read More ›
Tandoori chicken supper
we are indeed a fan of tandoori chicken, now ideally coked in a tandoor oven thingy me bob.. You can though replicate it pretty well.. First the chicken.. A baby chicken simply skinned and into four pieces.. Due to… Read More ›
A bit chickened out..
Ok.. Last chicken supper for a while.. With use up vegetables too.. Sweet potatoes , red potatoes , king Edwards, carrots, peppers , French garlic and Indian pink onions.. All tumbled up in Mrs middletons straight up oil.. With… Read More ›
Chicken & chips (kinda)..Chimichurri too
that non-red meat thing is still happening in our house.. So after having this wonderful belly pork..(slow roasted for three and a half hours).. Yeah!! It was time for another chicken.. Again spatchcock it.. Marinated in ‘nandos’ lemon and… Read More ›
off the hard stuff at the moment .. The red meats.. Just a little break.. So onto the chicken.. Taken this one.. A nice one.. Using the poultry shears ( garden ones are fine also).. Chop the knobbly bits… Read More ›
Chicken tandoori stylee
i gotta say.. Chicken tandoori or tikka style is my favourite way of eating chicken.. I love the taste .. Simply delightful.. A wonderful invention and thanks to the wonderful ready mixed spice you can get that are excellent it… Read More ›
Cooking with leftovers
chicken tikka .. That lovely one from the other day.. Half a pink onion left in the fridge.. Fried off with ginger and garlic.. Added the chopped chicken.. Adding butter .. And the bit of canned Karson saag….. Read More ›
Chicken leg tikka ? That’s a wrap!
seeing how that last lot of chicken tikka was so delicious it needed another outing.. This time a slight twist on the seasonings.. First the leg meat.. Bones and googly bits cut out, ( good to have hounds at this… Read More ›
Chicken tikka boti karson saag
WHAT? Well let’s go through it.. ! I am lucky to live nearby quite a diverse community, this means that there are worlds of flavours and things out there that normally you could only read about in books. .. (Or… Read More ›
Chicken wings .. With franks of course! & slaw & chimchurri spuds..
Chicken wings.. Yeah.. 👍✌️👏🙏👌 Love em.. The best part of the chuck if you ask me.. Sure there are some really bad examples to be found.. So making them yerself is the only way ( perhaps).. First lets get summat… Read More ›
Chicken with beetroot & wild garlic flatbreads
chucken with beetroot? A simple shop for a few bits for supper.. A chicken.. Some salady bits.. And the beetroot that’s been sitting in the fridge a while.. Simple annointment with Mrs middletons pimped chilli oil, Bristol blend pepper… Read More ›
Last kebabs in Istanbul..
ok don’t panic! Stay cool!! There are more left for other people.. Yet Is this really the last kebab? We’ll probably joy yet it is indeed for now the last kebab in Istanbul .. So where to have this mon-u-ment-us… Read More ›
Mrs Fitz Chicken biryani
she is still at it Mrs Fitz.. Cooking up a storm! Mrs Fitz likes cooking precise.. So there’s all the ingredients .. Cooked up. It’s stunning!! It would be delicious right there with breads.. Yet this is… Read More ›
Quick chicken curry/sweet & sour and duck beansprout rice
quick supper.. Quick post.. Fried off red ticket chicken breast .. In Mrs middletons pimped roscoff garlic oil.. ( that stuff is the business). And some red chillies .. Splitting into two lots .. ( four actually yet never… Read More ›
Use up fridge foods , with puffy breads
Sometimes due to a build up of cooking. Or perhaps being overly hoarding.. (Ahem..).. We end up with things that ‘need eating’.. Am sure it happens to everyone.. It’s no biggie.. It’s kinda cool sometimes.. This supper was one of… Read More ›
Boneless chicken drumstix
i heard about this ages ago.. And suddenly remembered about it again.. Bone removed chicken drumsticks.. Huh? Yup.. Bone removed chicken drumsticks. A quick look at the Internet showed me a few ways of doing this.. I choose one.. Now… Read More ›
Rose harrisa chicken & pancetta veg rice
A look in our cupboards has revealed an overstocking of certain things.. One of them being rose harrisa .. Love thing that.. It lacks the punch of the North African one we normally have in the tube.. You know the… Read More ›
Chicken thrice ..
Huh? Chicken thrice? Yup three dishes, one chicken in the leading role.. Sitting comfortably? Then let’s press play! 🎬 As I stated with this its one chickens adventure into three meals.. Well six really I suppose as each fed two.. … Read More ›
Bbq mix up meats
well the season seems to be starting.. The wonderful wisps of charring things.. My attorney has started grilling a day early this year according to his records.. That must be a reflection on the earths movements , weather change type… Read More ›
Sunday chicken supper
with some of them reduced chucks still hanging out in the deep freeze they better get a spin out.. So defrosted on the magic defrosting plate . If you don’t own one I really recommend that you get one.. Not… Read More ›
Tempura chicken and spuds
am really on frying things right now! Dunno why.. Yet hey! Let’s keep the party going right? This chicken was of royal standards , the highest welfare and food.. Perhaps even the odd foot spa after a hard day scratching… Read More ›
Stock brined spatchcock chuck and no hassle hasslebacks
A nice Sunday supper after a lovely walk in the woods And an enjoyable chat with one of my pals father in the pub.. Such a nice chap.. These stock brined chickens are still on offer so that will do….. Read More ›
Left over leb chuck with Turkish wraps
Best thing about roasting a juicy chuck? Leftovers!! Well with the addition of a lovely salad.. Of carrots, wild rocket, pink Indian onions, Italian baby vine toms..( delicious them!).. Hitting that up with some pomegranate … Am loving using pomegranate… Read More ›
Lebanese chicken & prudys dill & onion chips
So we are back in the cold.. Actually it’s not too cold .. Still .. Easy food is required .. And there is a new range of stock brined chickens in my favourite store.. (The one that moved yet now… Read More ›
Last supper in Bhukara Ajman UAE
Another day spent on the beach.. Ooh.. Hang on.. Another great arabic breakfast of foul medames and breads .. With kibbeh.. Those lovely crispy meaty snacks.. Yummy!! They day was lovely we even took a swim in the sea.. And… Read More ›
Bukharah at Kempinski Ajman (injun bbq)
What a place! Great deco and all that yet lets talk food right? Everything is done on the tandoors they have.. Like everything! They even have a tandoori salad! (Umm that’s about it for the veggies i think!).. Ooh no!!… Read More ›
We are lucky enough to be able to get our hands on good mutton.. And after all that chicken something needs to change! Mutton is a great meat yet does need a lot of cooking.. So is very suited for… Read More ›
It’s official we are chickened out
It’s official.. Like there should be a memorandum or decree drawn up.. Signed by all parties.. (Well me and Mrs Fitz anyways..).. We have eaten enough poultry to last a good while now we reckons.. With all those spatchcock numbers… Read More ›
Two day chicken eating
Still on those spatchcock numbers! It really is due to the half price event at waitrose.. This chicken cost 2.37gbp.. Four suppers out of it? You do the math! And super tasty to boot! The backbone snipped out.. Ankles snapped… Read More ›
Had to spatchcock and CHUCKON again!
We enjoyed that chicken so much the other day it just had to be done again! Two chickens in almost the same amount of days! Again slashing and spatchcocking .. And varied up the chuckon .. Veal jus powder, thai… Read More ›
Seeing how we normally feed the hounds chicken it seemed like quite a treat to be actually eating ourselves! First the spatchcock .. Simple as long as you have good scissors .. Just cut out the backbone chop it into… Read More ›
Injun use up food
Being on the use up mode still the indoors freezer gave us the gift of a mystery curry that Mrs Fitz made a good while back.. That’s chicken she was sure.. It was.. I got this new gadget.. Gadget? Hmm… Read More ›
Green verbena crispy chicken & big hasslebacks
Green verbena harrisa paste.. That’s what the lovely thigh fillets that I skinned and removed that one bone from got a smearing with.. They were left all afternoon to hopefully gain flavour.. Chicken is such a bugger to get flavour… Read More ›
Rotisserie chicken tortillas
Managed to pick up a red ticket Free range corn fed chicken.. Cool ! That’s some for the hounds and some for us.. they are having theirs with brown rice and quinoa .. Ours are being uplifted with taco seasoning,… Read More ›
Leetle scones , jam and cream and chicken pie and roasties
Strange title ? Not really! I was pretty darn proud of myself cooking these scones.. Ok for bakers out there and cake people I am sure you can churn them out all day.. ! Yet I do savoury not sweet….. Read More ›
News years eve Brekkie
First of all apologies if you have already entered 2015.. Of 20015 (? that’s for my attorney! Never been the greatest with numbers ..).. That Dubai firework show was awesome though right? Yet this was a seriously good breakfast that… Read More ›
Chicken chasseur and buttery herb mash
Baby it’s cold outside.. Brrrrr!! That calls for a chicken stew.. A tasty one.. And chicken chasseur is just the ticket.. Chicken thighs, onions, tarragon, white wine and herbs and stuff.. Cooked in the crockpot/slowcooker.. First the chicken skinned and… Read More ›
St Stephens day ( Boxing Day).. Use-up..
St Stephens day.. As it’s called in eire.. Or Boxing Day as others may be more au fait with perhaps.. It’s a day of leftovers mainly.. A good bubble and squeak with cold cuts perhaps? ( now find right that… Read More ›
Fried chicken breakfast & proper tasty pasties
Fried chicken for breakfast? Is this Vegas? (I did have fried chicken for breakfast once in Vegas.. Along with Yukon mash and gravy.. And it was the business!).. Yet it’s not really the thing you should have for breakfast.. Unless… Read More ›
Back in eire’..
We are back in the Emerald Isle.. Tiny planes fly here!! (Those great looking grapes are wonderful as a breakfast snack on the train to the plane!).. Still it’s lovely weather . Cold yet bright and lovely.. Lunch was just… Read More ›
Wild saffron cous cous & pouisson & puffys
Remember that wild saffron I said that father Fitz got me in morocco ? Well it arrived from Amsterdam in great shape!! And also some great smelling ras al hanout.. So that shaped supper .. The cous cous is scary… Read More ›
Low and slow duck chinese-esque?
Finger food for supper.. And what better than duck wrapped in chinese pancakes with green onion and cucumber.. Just why does that work so well? Who invented that flavour combo? I think they deserve a great big hat for that….. Read More ›
Who doesn’t like chicken wings?
Ok.. Put your hands down if you are vegetarian ( a ‘real’ one not the kind that thinks fish, chicken and sheep guts (cheese) are ok to eat..).. Or a vegan.. Or simply someone who doesn’t like good fried chicken….. Read More ›
Spatchcock pouissin & inca bellas
Chicken and veg.. Meat and potatoes .. Simple honest eating.. Ok.. ‘Poshed’up a bit by having the pouissins.. Yet they were red ticket items ! Simply taken out of the packet.. Straight onto the oven bars.. Above the wonderful (… Read More ›
I cannot remember where I saw or heard of these.. I do know I have never made them though! Where to begin? By making the dough .. The tried and tested flatbread numbers.. Whilst it’s rising, time to raid the… Read More ›
Roast buttered miso herbed chicken
Wow! That titles a mouthful !! A delicious mouthful.. It’s a quick one this.. Take French unsalted butter and add thyme, salt and pepper and miso soup paste.. Smush it all together.. Take the FR chicken and cut the backbone… Read More ›
Winner winner chicken dinner
Quite a nice supper indeed .. Potatoes and beetroots par boiled in salty water.. I thought the potatoes were going to go red yet they don’t go that red. .. Roughed up a little., into a tray with some Lebanese… Read More ›
Rotisserie chicken wraps
The store that I really quite enjoy going to has taken on a new range if rotisserie chicken.. No longer can you get small or large.. You just get a size which is kinda in the middle.. This makes perfect… Read More ›
Bread, chicken & peppers
Simple suppers are sometimes the best ever.. And what can be more simple that a spatchcocked chicken.. with butter seasonings and garlic roasted in the oven? (Ok a few things yet c’mon!)… Super cloudy zatar sprinkled flatbreads .. Fluffy with… Read More ›
Chinese chilli chicken & rice
What a fabulous tasting quick supper this.. Chicken and rice in many forms is always a winner! Think jerk.. South American.. African.. Now come back to Asia.. Chicken fillets marinated in sweet chilli sauce.. Chopped .. Fried with scallion and… Read More ›
Spatchcock chuck & hassle free hasslebacks
Sometimes Sundays just need a sunday type lunch.. And how about a spatchcock chicken? In a butter and herb marinade.. Roasted in the oven straight on the bars.. above red duke of York spuds.. that have been cut almost through… Read More ›
Bull & Mcabe plus fishermans catch
After leaving Kinsale and that lovely hock behind.. A quick pit stop at the fishermans catch in Kinsale.. It’s just on the edge if town and is a van.. Been their years am told.. Had to try it out.. And… Read More ›
Rotisserie chicken tacos
Those great rotisserie chickens are serving us real well.. And this outing is chicken tacos.. The nice non googly chicken bits are spiced with taco spices.. Peppers and onions fried with some cumin .. All mixed together.. That smells brilliant!… Read More ›
Rotisserie chicken pie
What to do when your favourite store has red ticket free range organic rotisserie chucks on stoopid offer? Buy them all of course!! (I was once told that this was a false economy.. nonsense!).. You just have to plan ahead… Read More ›
‘Posh’ curry and chips
Curry and chips.. Brilliant.. A fantastic invention.. Not just for the late night revellers.. Or teenage kids hanging out.. Or those in Northern English towns.. Big in eire too! This is not quite the styrofoam cup of yellow gloopiness.. Poured… Read More ›
Toasted ham and cheese & cauliflower fritters
Inspired by the movie ‘chef’ I decided that Mrs Fitz’s lunch would be a toasted ham and cheese.. not quite ‘Toasted’ done instead on my version of a plancha.. The iron pan.. Maybe she will get the Cubano soon.. Toastie… Read More ›
Chicken Sunday supper & blueberry crumble
An easy Sunday supper was required.. So real simple .. Jointed a few pieces off a fresh bird .. Into a pot with carrots, onions and shitake mushrooms, some herbs and seasonings.. A little water, covered and into the oven… Read More ›
Salmon fishy pie
There is definitely something fishy going on I tell ya! Last nights supper of that salmon puff resulted in leftover ‘mix’.. So with the help of some if jacks spuds.. They are SO good! And a couple of burford buff… Read More ›
Mutton ‘curry’ easy pataks chicken tikka masala
I like mutton.. There is something much deeper in flavour and perfect for curries, stews, ummm and other things like that.. Again I have no real idea what to put with to make it.. Yet gone for the following. ….. Read More ›
That’s a wrap.. Another one!
It had to happen again… That pulled beef is just screaming eat me! Do we did.. It was also a good time for Serena to see just how seriously easy those delicious flat breads are.. Remember the recipe? Two cups… Read More ›
Pie and chips twice.. Please..
Pie.. Mmmmmm.. Pie… What is it about pie that gives you a hug? Well done who first thought of pastry meets scrumptious filling.. Jolly well done! I had a couple of suitable entrants for the fillings.. One a beef kindabourguignon… Read More ›
Rasta kebabs ? Lebanesey flat bread
Why call these Rasta kebabs? Well I was going to call the Rasta-bation kebabs yet though that was a bit rude sounding.. All though they have been ‘basted’.. ? Rasta just due to the red yellow (gold) and green peppers….. Read More ›
Yakatori duck rolls and easy peas -ey rice
Duck is lovely… I reckon so., it’s a bit of a weird one for me as I really like the cute looking things in the wild! Yet duck meat is very good indeed.. These were three gressingham legs bought on… Read More ›
Chicken wings- buffalo style
What is it about chicken wings? There is just something that makes them so good to eat.. Considering they are not used to fly just to flap about.. Me and my attorney were in Niagra one time and gazed longingly… Read More ›
Easy fish pie & Christmas turkey nuggets
Fish pie.. Some people just dig it.. I don’t.. So I made this for Mrs Fitz.. I have been hard gardening.. Like seriously hard.. Why mention it? Because I ache like a big achy thing.. (Getting there though, the ‘vision… Read More ›