Orzo pasta

A form of short-crust pasta, orzo is the Italian word for barley (from the Latin hordeum) and is shaped like a large grain or rice or barley. As with any other pasta, it can be […]

Parmesan pancetta orzo risotto

I was never the most adept of cooks as a student, but this was one of the few recipes I could cook to impress.  You could count the number of recipes in my repertoire on […]

Spicy Mongolian beef

This is my new favourite Asian cuisine and I’d love to be able to say that it’s from hours of slaving over a hot stove and endless experimentation. That would be a whopping great lie!  […]

Freeze dried cranberries

Cranberries are the red-coloured fruit of the cranberry shrub, a low, creeping evergreen bush or vine native to a number of countries in North and South America, Central and Northern Europe. They are a major commercial crop […]

Red wine vinegar

A vinegar can be produced from the juice of most fruits and grains although the word itself comes from the French vin aigre, meaning sour wine. It was almost certainly discovered by accident at least […]

Chilli coriander cod

We should certainly eat more baked fish than we probably do and finding ways of giving it a variety of flavour twists is one of the missions of The Naughty Cook. Here, the chilli and […]

Healthy Nutella porridge

It was my daughter who named this Nutella porridge which, considering she’s something of a Nutella connoisseur, is high praise indeed! This recipe takes a little extra care so isn’t for anyone in a rush to […]

Marinara sauce

Why bother to buy a jar of marinara sauce when it is so easy to make using basic ingredients you already have in the cupboard? And you can guarantee that you have the classic recipe […]

Ginger-garlic masala paste

Many Indian recipes call for ginger-garlic paste (masala) but it is not always easy to find. You could, of course, combine equal portions of shop-bought garlic paste with ginger paste but these contain additives and […]

Dal tadka

Dal tadka – literally a bean or pulse stew (dal) with a tempering (tadka) – is a classic Punjabi vegetarian dish and while most recipes call for one choice of pulse this one includes two […]

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