Smallest Boxing Day Ham

When my rep from D’Artagnan texted me to ask if I wanted a suckling pig, how could I say no? Normally they are special order, but he had a cancellation and neither of us wanted it to go to waste.  So having never worked with suckling pig, I took a 25 pounder home to experiment. Confronted withContinue reading “Smallest Boxing Day Ham”

Easy Easter Roast: Rolled Lamb Shoulder

Lamb shoulder has quickly become one of my favorite ingredients.  If you love the flavor of lamb but don’t want to shell out the bucks for rack of lamb (too fussy) or lamb shanks, lamb shoulder is actually a very economical and much more versatile choice.  

Pan Roasted Whole Dorade

The crispy skin, crunchy tail fin, fleshy cheeks (my mum likes the eyeballs)…In my opinion, these are the things that make digging into a whole fish worthwhile. Dorade is a meaty fish with a really clean flavor, and  just a hint of sweetness and minerality.

Don’t Try at Home: Beer Battered Fish & Chips

Flaky white fish in a crispy light beer batter with golden fries with a crisp, salty exterior, but creamy and sweet on the inside?  It may appear to be an unassuming and simple dish, but it’s not easy to make good fish and chips.  Just getting the chips (ahem, fries) right is tricky enough.  

Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad

We’re all pretty familiar with your standard Eggs Benedict:  two poached eggs over a slice of Canadian Bacon or ham, on a toasted English muffin, luxuriously topped with Hollandaise sauce.  Well here is a fresh take that makes use of leftovers from Saturday evening’s pork loin roast.  Combine them with with farm fresh organic eggsContinue reading “Eggs Benedict with Rosemary Pork Loin, Orange Hollandaise and Wild Arugula Salad”