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Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for comfort eating over Christmas. I usually do three recipes for this column, but I got a bit overexcited in the run-up to Christmas, so this week I’ve squeezed in four, all of them baked, charred or roasted for extra comfort.

Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for comfort eating over Christmas

(And anyway, what kind of food writer would I be if I didn’t provide a recipe for sprouts at this time of year?) So, happy planning, cooking and feasting. Chorizo-and-almond-stuffed romano peppers Serve as a standalone meal, perhaps with a crisp green salad, or as an side for roast chicken. The stuffing mix also works in a chicken and even baked on its own. Heat the oven to 200C/390F/gas mark 6. Put the sourdough in a food processor and blitz for a minute, to turn it into rough crumbs (the largest pieces should be about 1cm). Use a small knife to cut a long, narrow V down the centre of each pepper, 2cm wide at the stalk and narrowing down towards the tip. Potato and mushroom pots Heat the oven to 220C/425F/gas mark 7. Turn down the oven to 200C/390F/gas mark 6. Herbed Lamb Meatballs with Rich Tomato Sauce and Ricotta Recipe -Seamus Mullen.

Food - Recipes : Five-spice belly pork with mango, pickled ginger and glass noodle salad. Food - Recipes : Chilli beef rendang. Miso love-Japanese steak with mushrooms. Food - Recipes : Beef chilli flash-fry with yoghurt rice. Food - Recipes : Five-spice braised beef. Food - Recipes : Lamb, beetroot and bulgur wheat patties. Cumin-Scented Pork (or Lamb or Goat) Stew with Black Mission Figs — Three Many Cooks. Serves 4 Serve this stew with couscous, the perfect sponge for all the flavorful stew juices. 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 pounds pork (lamb or goat) shoulder, cut into bite-sized chunks Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1 teaspoon ground cumin, plus extra for coating meat 1 large onion, cut into medium dice 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into medium dice 1/2 red bell pepper, stemmed seeded, and cut into medium dice 3 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leave Pinch each cinnamon, cayenne, and turmeric 1 tablespoon tomato paste (preferably double concentrated) 1/2 cup red wine 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 10 dried black mission figs 2 bay leaves Adjust oven to lower-middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.

Cumin-Scented Pork (or Lamb or Goat) Stew with Black Mission Figs — Three Many Cooks

Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Liberally coat meat chunks with salt, pepper, and cumin. Return meat to the pot; add broth, figs, and bay leaves and bring to a simmer. Hungarian Goulash with Sauerkraut — Three Many Cooks. Israeli Couscous with Ham, Mushrooms, and Brussels Sprouts. The holidays were over, the fridge was bare, and I didn’t feel much like cooking.

Israeli Couscous with Ham, Mushrooms, and Brussels Sprouts

On the comfort scale I wanted something chicken noodle soup-like, only much easier. In the pantry I found couscous—both regular and Israeli. I choose the latter because I thought it’d give me a more comforting dish. I started with an onion—always. I cut off a little piece of the leftover holiday ham and diced it small. Burmese Red Pork Stew — Three Many Cooks. Paprika pork with red peppers recipe. Mix master: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for cooking with spice mixes. I know there’s a difference between black and white sesame seeds – the black seeds are unhulled and aren’t quite as nutty as the white – but the reason I often sprinkle both on a dish has less to do with taste and more to do with the way the two look together.

Mix master: Yotam Ottolenghi’s recipes for cooking with spice mixes

Against certain backgrounds – cubes of white tofu, say, or a beige rice – it’s the black sesame seeds that help make a dish attractive and tempting. It’s what happens when two (or more) ingredients combine to produce a result that is more than their sum. Likewise, I know there’s a difference between a violin and a viola, though my credentials for explaining that are are far less apparent. What I do know, however, is that Mozart’s duo for the two instruments is a very special interplay between similar-but-different instruments, working off each other to great effect. Cumin seeds also feature in ras el hanout, one of the most complex of all spice mixtures, which is found in various forms in Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Santa Fe Pork and Black Bean Stew Recipe. Polenta Sausage Mozzarella Casserole Recipe. This recipe is for a "sweet" version of this casserole, meaning not spicy.

Polenta Sausage Mozzarella Casserole Recipe

For a picante version, use hot Italian sausage and use red pepper flakes instead of the fennel seeds. Method 1 Heat 3 Tbsp of olive oil in a large (2-3 qt) saucepan on medium heat. Pork Ricotta Meatballs in Tomato Sauce Recipe. Muscle-building sirloin steak. Food - Recipes : Hotpot with vinegar onions. Heather Christo - Eat Well, Live Free. Deliciously Allergy Free Recipes. Creamy Sundried Tomato and Spicy Chicken Sausage Pasta Recipe by Heather Christo ( Hi Ladies and Gents.

Heather Christo - Eat Well, Live Free. Deliciously Allergy Free Recipes.

Happy Friday!! Personally this has felt like a bit of the longest week leading up to all of the festivities this weekend. We are ALL SUPERBOWL for the next few days. This is what you want to make in the next day or two before you spend all day Sunday creating masterpieces of tailgating grub. The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for Mexican-style lamb shoulder and homemade baked beans. Many people think that all Mexican food is spicy.

The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for Mexican-style lamb shoulder and homemade baked beans

While this is true of some ceviches and salsas, many dried chillies are not hot at all, and are instead used to add layers of flavour with their rich, fruity tones. Their gentle, mellow heat is just the ticket on cold, January days. These different tastes – herbaceous, fruity, smoky, raisin-like, tobacco-like, even petrol-like – are subtle, deep and intoxicating, and once you start experimenting, it is hard to go back. Get dried chillies online or at larger supermarkets and buy in bulk: they last for months and are handy to have at your fingertips.

Food - Recipes : Red-braised pork ribs with sweet shallots and peanuts. Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love. So I get a lot of questions.

Half Baked Harvest - Made with Love

Some of them super weird (like really weird), some of them super creepy, some super nosy and most that are thankfully – normal. Food - Recipes : Griddled pork chop with Thai red cabbage. Grilled stuffed peppers. A couple of weeks ago, my mom told me she was going on vacation and I kindly volunteered to house sit for her in Houston.

Grilled stuffed peppers

My initial plan was to take advantage of her spacious air-conditioned kitchen that not only has counters but also a dishwasher and an in-sink disposal. (These are all luxuries not found in my NYC apartment.) Not to mention she’s within driving distance of my two favorite grocery stores: Central Market and Fiesta. Cooking at my mom’s place in Houston was going to be a dream vacation! Everything was perfect until I tried to start cooking. I admit, eating my way through Texas is not bad work—even when you’re consuming up to eight meals a day.

Tex-Mex meatballs in a chipotle-tomato sauce. Sundays in October might be my favorite days of the year.

Tex-Mex meatballs in a chipotle-tomato sauce

The leaves are starting to put on their annual show, the air is crisp, and there are so many choices on how you can spend your day. For instance, on Sundays you can be lazy and sit on the couch all day reading the paper and a good book; or you can be busy, and visit flea markets and tag sales. You might choose to go to church in the morning and then come home for a Sunday roast; or you might save your eating for later that day when your football team plays a game. The latter is how many of my friends spend their Sundays this time of year, and it’s always fun coming up with some good game-day grub.

Things that always work for me are dips, chile con queso, and other easy foods that can be eaten with your hands. Food - Recipes : Beef, stout and chestnut casserole with leek colcannon. Food - Recipes : Spiced mutton stew with apricots. Food - Recipes : Chinese-style pork patties with chilli dip. Food Stories. This is a nifty wee dish to bash out on the BBQ. What? No it’s not raining, you’re imagining things. Okay it is, but this is Britain; stick a brolly over it. The flavours here aren’t for the faint-hearted anyway; there’s liver, which some people are against, and a large amount of onions.

Oh and an extremely spicy dressing. In case you hadn’t noticed, I recently went to Istanbul. Liver and Onions, Turkish Style For the onions 2 onions, cut into half moons 2 tablespoons Turkish chilli paste 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses 1 tablespoon black urfa Turkish chilli flakes 2 teaspoons hot chilli flakes 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Food Stories. [Edit] I WON! Thanks so much to everyone who voted. ‘Frazzled’ aubergines? Okay, so I’m definitely not talking about aubergines cooked alongside the popular, bacon rasher-shaped potato snacks. Miso Beef with Soba Noodles & Crispy Kale Chips. Let’s not jump into pumpkins and butternuts just yet.

Let’s ease into this autumn thing. September is about crossover dishes – a little bit summer with a hint or two of fall. This dish is the perfect balance of both seasons. And wrapped up on their own, the kale chips would make a great lunchtime snack or gift to a friend. Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pomegranate Short Ribs with Creamy Polenta. Since I have started writing this blog I have tried a lot of new foods.

Short ribs are one of those foods. Until recently, I had never made them, but I am pretty sure they are my new go to food. Basically, I have already made them twice in the last two weeks and no one has complained. They are just that good. But you know what is not good? Slow Cooker Pig Cheek Ragu - North/South Food. Braised Pork Belly. Braised Pork Belly Not too long ago, Christine from Christine’s Recipes sent me a copy of her cookbook – “Easy Recipes-A Selection of Simple Classics (簡易食譜──精選.易學.經典)”. I was really excited when I got her cookbook and couldn’t wait to flip through the book and check out all the recipes.

I have been following Christine’s blog for quite a while now and I love all the recipes that she has been sharing. “Easy Recipes-A Selection of Simple Classics” contains a selection of over 60 classic and delicious recipes, including breakfast, tea, main, soup and dessert. Each recipe is very well-written in both Chinese and English. Personally, I love classic dishes and I think this book has all those yummy and most-loved classic dishes that everyone loves and it is a great keeper in my cookbook collections. There are so many recipes that I wanted to try and couldn’t make up my mind. It is very important to get a nice piece of pork belly. The weekend cook: Thomasina Miers’ recipes for roast partridge, prune and chestnut salad and apple charlotte. Game is the big treat of autumn: free-range and seriously delicious, it is full of protein and virtually fat-free; being somewhat out of fashion, it is also great value.

Young birds are tender and have a delicately earthy taste (gone are the days when birds were hung for days on end to get faintly “high”) and, once cooked, you can make a stock with the bones, providing the base for other healthy, winning dishes. Food - Recipes : Shredded chilli beef with spicy noodles. Balsamic Fig Glazed Pork w/Blistered Cherry Tomatoes and Creamy Gorgonzola Polenta.

Day 21: Maple Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apples - Dinner With Julie Dinner With Julie Day 21: Maple Roast Pork Tenderloin with Apples - Dinner With Julie. From a “Quick & Healthy Dinners” class at the Cookbook Company. Pork cheek tacos with blood orange and chipotle. A slow-cooked meat dish always wants something to offset the richness (beef ragu with gremolata for another example), which is why I thought these pork cheeks would work well in tacos.

Pasta, Sausage & Broccoli Bake. Taiwanese Meat Sauce and Rice Recipe. Do you guys ever miss high school? Let me clarify – I don’t mean the school part of it, or the cliques or classes, I just mean the after school snacks. Food - Recipes : Braised Jacob’s Ladder, kohlrabi, mustard cream and crisp shallots. Food - Recipes : Pulled beef brisket in a milk bun. Food - Recipes : Tamarind and coconut lamb and vegetable stir-fry. Food - Recipes : Lamb neck fillet tagine with tabbouleh. Food - Recipes : Pork chop with stuffed baked apples, roasted shallots and boulangère potatoes. Food - Recipes : Chinese five-spice spare ribs. Food - Recipes : Pork belly with lentils and black cabbage salsa. Food - Recipes : Ossobuco of pork with new season garlic and radish. Food - Recipes : Braised lamb shank with bay and borlotti beans.

Main street meats: fennel, leek, & orange pork osso buco. When my local butcher, Main Street Meats, called me up and asked if I wanted to create something delicious together for the launch of their new cooking blog, of course I said yes. One of the driving forces behind this blog is a the belief that sustainable, locally sourced food is good for both body, community, and soul.

Since a hog is at the heart of southern cuisine (albeit with a garland of vibrant produce around its neck), I wanted to not just cook pork, but to cook a cheap cut that isn’t familiar to a lot of people: pork osso buco. Which is fancy for pork shank. I’m not one who’s body or spiritual path precludes me from eating meat, but I do make it a habit to only cook meat that was sustainably raised, preferably locally. Nigel Slater's baked pork with cardamom, ginger and yogurt; rice and lentil, and lychee sorbet recipes. Steak and quick massaman curry sauce « What Rachel Ate. March 27th, 2014. Cumin toasted chickpeas with sausage & kale. Food - Recipes : Tonkatsu pork. Food - Recipes : Crackling pork belly. Nigel Slater’s pork rib recipes. I put a pile of pork ribs on the table the other day hot from the oven – sweet, sticky and spice-flecked. Within minutes the entire table came to life, with everyone passing the wooden platter of fat-marbled, chewy ribs around, opening bottles of beer for their neighbour, offering sauce and abandoning cutlery in favour of fingers and thumbs.

There was a splintering of crackling, a clatter of gnawed bones, the immediate hubbub of a meal shared. The plate of bare bones got precariously higher and the table turned into a sea of empty bottles. I wondered, briefly, whether I’d ever again serve individual plates of food. Orange & Hoisin Glazed Pork Medallions with Pineapple Fried Brown Rice. Food - Recipes : Sweet sticky spicy ribs with red onion salad. Pork Mango Picadillo Recipe. Readers' recipe swap: Meatballs recipes. Hangover Stew - Dinner With Julie Dinner With Julie Hangover Stew. Pork Tenderloin with Apples. Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Sautéed Apples. Pulled pork: Cook at home, no smoker required. Balsamic Pork Medallions with Grilled Peaches & Wild Rice Salad. Hog in the limelight: Yotam Ottolenghi's pork recipes. 12 recipe ideas for leftover sausages. Readers' recipe swap: Meatballs recipes. Char siu pork shoulder with glazed leeks recipe. Food - Recipes : Red-cooked pork belly. Food - Recipes : Spiced braised pork belly with pickled turnip salad.

Food - Recipes : Sweet sticky spicy ribs with red onion salad. Char sui barbecue pork with stir-fried Asian greens recipe. Duck Breast Recipe & Potato Dauphinoise. Duck Legs with Star Anise. Food - Recipes : Braised pork cheeks with ginger carrots and Jersey Royal potatoes. Taiwanese Pork Noodle Recipe - Lo Ba. Mexican red pork with chilli and chocolate recipe. Oxtail with prunes, orange and star anise. Food - Recipes : Asian-braised shin of beef with hot and sour shredded salad. Braised Beef Goulash with Smoked Pimenton - Casserole. Sausage, fennel seed and mushroom ragù with Parmesan polenta Recipe. Slow cooking recipes. Food - Recipes : Beef ribs with barbecue sauce, baked potato and chive soured cream.

Stevie Parle's pork vindaloo recipe. Pork Noodle Stir Fry Recipe with Spicy Kimchi. Healing recipes: venison casserole with cranberries. Food - Recipes : Beef and apple tagine. Baked Orzo with Lamb. Venison biryani recipe. Food - Recipes : Slow roast leg of lamb with chardonnay, rosemary, sage and bay. Venison sausages with red wine and wild mushrooms recipe. Food - Recipes : Mulled lamb. Pork Stew for Holiday Dinners. Lamb, coconut & mango pilau. Pork with pears, prunes & verjuice. How to cook the perfect Lancashire hotpot. Nigel Slater's pork belly recipe.