Tenderizing Meat

Tips for Tenderizing Meat 1. Beat it with a tenderizing hammer. The reason tenderizing meat in this way works is because by battering it with a tenderizing hammer you are beginning the mastication process and breaking down the cell structure of the meat. A small...

Resting Meat

Why Rest Meat? Always rest meat before serving, this allows the meat juices to be reabsorbed back into the meat. If you cut into the meat and the juices (and incidentally the flavour) flood out onto the plate then you’re probably not resting the meat for long enough....

Sharpening a Knife With a Steel

How to sharpen a knife with a steel A sharp knife is critical to preparation of good food. A good steel can be bought for around £5 and I can say it’s probably the best investment I’ve ever made. Obviously it’s one thing to have a steel, yet another...

Beef Kofte Kebab Recipe

Ok, the first thing to say is that this is not an authentic kofte kebab recipe. I had a pack of minced beef that was due to expire so put this dish together based on the wealth of information out there and a wing and a prayer! Interestingly it turned out really well!...

Lamb Neck Fillet with Redcurrant and Rosemary Sauce

This something I threw together for valentines day. I had just started shopping and they called ‘last orders’ so I had to leg it round the supermarket and grab what I hoped were complimentary ingredients for a valentines dinner. As it turned out it worked!...