Slow Cooked Spare Ribs Spare Ribs have always been a firm favourite of mine. There was a time, not too long ago, that myself and Ali would find ourselves in Judge Roy Beans every Friday for a rack of them. A rapidly expanding waistline may have curtailed my binge eating but my love of ribs will always live on. Many restaurants will cook their ribs overnight … Continue reading Slow Cooked Spare Ribs
For the next few weeks, on a Monday, I’m going to be letting you know about some of the blogs I enjoy reading. I’ll kick it off with French Foodie in Dublin: French Foodie in Dublin is run by Loire Valley native Ketty. It was set up in 2012 in order to document her food experiences in the capital and has since won numerous awards … Continue reading Blogroll Week 1 – French Foodie In Dublin
Bord Bia are currently filling our airwaves with ads encouraging us to buy and eat Irish Pork. Their quality assurance scheme ensures that “farmers are audited against a range of standards including animal health; welfare and traceability; water and feed……” All of this serves to ensure that the Irish public knows thinks that the animal they are eating has led a reasonable life and has suffered … Continue reading Dogs in Cages?
Like with beef, the fillet is the tenderest piece of pork available. It is a versatile cut that cooks quickly and is often used in a stir fry. This is the first time I’ve ever treated it as a roasting joint and I was pleasantly surprised. The problem with the fillet is that it can dry out if overcooked. With beef this can be combated … Continue reading Stuffed Pork Fillet
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…..! A rancid ham, beautiful turkey, a smashed tiramisu and gallons of Chianti just about sums up my intake this past Christmas but I think I just about came out on top. I nearly managed to make sprouts edible too…..a great feat for any man, maybe next year I’ll get them all the way there!Christmas for me started … Continue reading Christmas 2014 Roundup