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Red roast sausages

This was inspired by a Nigel Slater recipe that involved a lot of standing at the stove and stirring. Being a lazy and busy man, I shoved it all in the oven and relied on a bit of vigerous stirring at the end.

Airfried Halloumi

After seeing deep fried halloumi on TV this week, I wondered whether it could be airfried. Good news, it can! You will need A block of halloumi cut into chunky chips.

Slow cooking beef with dumplings

Yep, it’s still winter, so it’s still legally required to eat stew once a week. Shin beef always slow cooks brilliantly but the probelm is you can’t do dumplings in the slowcooker (I’ve not tried it yet anyway), thus this was slow cooked for 8 hours, then finished in the oven.

Sprouty sausagey pasta

After Christmas sprouts are still in the shops and excellent. Fine sliced they can be used in loads of places. I’d not thought of having them in pasta but the combinate with sausage is great.

A quick and tasty tart

Starting the year as I mean to go on, this is quick and tasty. Also it uses my awesome non-tick roasting tin for nearly no washing up.

Pan Haggityish

It’s that time of the year (that most wonderful time of the year) where you can completely justify eating comforting food. YES - I said it again - the weather is rubbish, everything seems to be terrible and it’s totally justified to eat pork, carbs and cheese baked in meaty salty delicious stock.

Sausages in a chunky gravy

It’s that time of the year (that most wonderful time of the year) where you can completely justify eating comforting food. You will need 3 decent quality sausages per person (I used the Italian jobs from the most excellent Block’n’Blottle) A medium onion per person (halved and then quartered) A measure of sherry/masala/glass of wine/beer A bay leaf A tablespoon of plain flour A blob of butter (25g maybe) Half a stock cube Do Pop the sausages and butter in an oven suitable pan on a medium heat Cool under the sausages have some colour and then remove, keep them to one side Pop the oven on 180 Stick the kettle on Add the onions and bay leaf to the pan, reducing the heat Cook the onions until browned but still juicy.

Pan fried meat with rich sauce

There’s nothing cleer here, in fact it’s all a bit 70s French, but it is delicious. If you want a cleaner finish, skip the onions.

Spicy roast chicken

Marinading chicken pieces and baking them in the oven is super simple and delicious. I always seem to have lots of yoghurt marinade left and there’s nothing you can do with it because it’s full of raw chicken.