Category: Al-fresco

Bay Wrapped Herby Spring Lamb …..

A snapshot of Heart Kitchen's event, Springtime in the Curious Kitchen..... We are all in, crazy food facts shared and eager to get moving, it's blue sky all the way, the sun has a gentle warmth and the birds are busy building in the surrounding hedgerows. There is something quite magical and honouring around preparing and cooking in this environment....... Wham !!!! The Dorset spring lamb is laid onto the table surrounded with our abundance for the day, this is gonna be fun, lets get cooking together with love!!!!!!

By Simon

Sesame Squid With Anchovy, Caper & Parsley Mayo….Simply Roasted Lobster Tails…. Scallops In Turmeric & Ginger Crisps….

Men of the world, wanna stun her heart wide open, this is the one! If she likes seafood she will love this sharing together platter, it's simple, vibrant, packed with flavour, full of romance and love. Give it a go, her heart will love it and if you're a lucky boy, you will too...

By Simon

Long & Slow Japanese Pork Belly……..

Picture this a slab of pork belly on the bone, scored and left to marinate in dark soy, honey, ginger and roasted salt with togarashi spices, then slowly and lovingly roasted in a low oven for many hours, the result, an explosion of crispy crackling, succulent meat and bones that you will just want to suck to death, full of the flavours of Japan. Give it a go its simple and a real stunner, served today with wasabi steamed buns and a crisp, chopped salad........

By Simon

Easy Focaccia, Olive, Walnut, Feta & Wild Thyme…..

Dating back to early Roman times the Focaccia flatbed was originally cooked in the ashes of the fire, in the hearth. Love its adaptability to re-create itself in so many beautiful ways, simple with coarse sea salt, herbs, drizzled with oil, filling each little nook and cranny. Today's version, green & black olives, crumbled with feta and smashed walnuts, epic sharing bread and easy to make, what will you top your focaccia with ?

By Simon

Risotto Bianco………..

From its humble begins a "Risotto Bianco" let your imagination run wild, there are so many great Risottos to create using this basis. Eat with Gusto and above all love......

By Simon

Oyster Mushroom, Buffalo Mozzarella & White Bean Frittata…..

For my Wife Susan......A super quick and totally delicious nightshade & dairy free recipe for the epic frittata.....Wild mushrooms, garlic, white beans, buffalo mozzarella, eggs and parsley.

By Simon

Breakfast Or Anytime Shakshuka………

Start your day with this epic, nutritious, hearty breakfast dish of Israel, it's something of an institution there and shared in a large pot straight to the table of many families. At Heart Kitchen we love the fiery mix of flamed peppers, sweet cherry tomatoes, beans, garlic and authentic spices, cumin, caraway and smoky paprika all topped off with a layer of bakes eggs, serve with crispy toasted bread........ it's flipping epic.

By Simon

Best Fried Chicken, Roasted Corn, Balsamic Vine Tomato & Chillies…..

Succulent, tender and perfectly crisp chicken served with a side of roasted corn, tomatoes and chilli with a fresh zesty and cooling mayo....Perfect for sharing........

By Simon

Beef Kebab Laced With A Spicy Satay Sauce….

What a winner, a perfect sharing plate of prime beef fillet, marinated in a spicy peanut sauce, grilled over a hot heat, totally moorish, as a home cook my heart sings, as the food is devoured in front of my eyes..... :-)

By Simon

Epic Bonfire Night Chilli Dogs…..1 Foot Long

Big appetite, this is the dog for you. Dream...... a crusty fresh baked baguette, filled with caramelised onions, a foot long pork or beef sausage, lashings of fire cooked beef chilli adorned with a handful of roasted red and yellow chillies. This is the one, the gut buster of a feast. Perfect for party times, celebrations, feasts and cold winter evenings, served with ice cold buckets of beer....... One is probably enough !!!!!!!

By Simon