Curry risotto

I’m not sure if curry risotto is a socially acceptable concoction, but I just got a craving for it out of the blue one day, and came up with a dish that was more than just passable – it made me giggle with delight. While it sounds totally gross, it’s worthy of being labelled a … Continue reading Curry risotto

Fondant potatoes with honeyed carrots and creamy butter-wine sauce

Fondant potatoes, honeyed carrots, and a creamy butter-wine sauce – all perfect accompaniments to a centrepiece of your choice in a poshed-up dinner. Now you just have to think of what to put with it… …my preferences would be for a super-simple medley of mushrooms fried off in butter, garlic and thyme, or a comfort-foody … Continue reading Fondant potatoes with honeyed carrots and creamy butter-wine sauce

Miso-glazed eggplant

Umami, that Japanesiest of Japanese flavours, that fifth flavour world beyond the sweet, salty, sour and bitter we’re so familiar with… If you want a dish that epitomises umami, this is it. Deliciously seasoned miso paste sets off the earthy bitterness of grilled eggplant to reveal a complex yet subtle combination of flavours. Grilling your … Continue reading Miso-glazed eggplant