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Cocktails – The Fab Four!

Penicillin   Ingredients: 50ml blended Scotch whisky 15ml peated whisky 25ml fresh lemon juice 25ml honey syrup 3 slices fresh ginger   Method: 1. Muddle the fresh ginger in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. 2. Add the blended Scotch, lemon juice and honey syrup with ice and shake well. 3. Fine strain over fresh […]

Spiced lamb, lentil & butternut soup

Spiced lamb, lentil & butternut soup Ingredients: 75g butter 1 cinnamon quill 5 star anise 2 large onions, finely chopped 30ml finely chopped fresh ginger 30ml finely chopped garlic 1 large green chilli 45ml mild curry powder 1kg lamb pieces 5 large tomatoes, skinned and grated 3 stalks of celery, sliced 2 carrots, grated 2l vegetable […]

Tomato Risotto

Tomato Risotto Ingredients: 50ml olive oil 50g butter 1 large onion, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 250g baby Rosa tomatoes, cut in half, drizzled with olive oil and 5g chopped rosemary and roasted on high heat for 4 minutes. 330g risotto 125ml dry white wine 900ml vegetable stock 1Tbls tomato puree ½tsp smoked paprika 10g basil leaves 4Tbls […]

Black pepper shortbread, tomato confit, beetroot, Meyer lemon gel, lemon & thyme ice cream

Black pepper shortbread, tomato confit, beetroot, Meyer lemon gel, lemon & thyme ice cream Ingredients: black pepper shortbread 250g butter 166g flour 75g sugar ¼ tsp ground black pepper Method ➊ Using the rubbing in method, mix to a dough. ➋ Rest for30 minutes. ➌ Roll out to 4mm thick and cut out. ➍ Bake at 170C for 9 […]

Leek and potato soup with a stock of porcini mushrooms and teriyaki smoked snoek

snoek soup whisky

This soup might sound unlikely but it’s on my menu and it commands certain expletives so enthusiastic that we can’t actually publish them! It’s well worth a try at home. Serves 4 to 6 as a starter. Ingredients 2 leeks, chopped 1 onion, chopped 100g butter 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced 1l porcini stock […]

Crispy oysters with whisky cream pancetta and parsnip puree

oysters and whisky

Oysters are one of the most nutritionally well balanced of foods, containing protein, carbohydrates and lipids. The National Heart and Lung Institute suggest oysters as an ideal food for inclusion in low-cholesterol diets. They are an excellent source of vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), C ( ascorbic acid) and D (calciferol). Ingredients […]

Smoked rainbow trout with chive scrambled eggs, flat toasted croissant and bacon hollandaise

Serves 2 anytime you’re feeling decadent I think this dish has a feminine element and is most definitely one you can cook for your partner and serve in bed as a treat. Try it and see what I mean – but do be careful when making the Hollandaise. Make it properly to keep it light […]

Cured rainbow trout sashimi with wasabi Thai pesto and kung poa dipping sauce

This is a wonderfully refreshing dish that will cer- tainly satisfy those sashimi flavour junkies out there. It has complex flavour while remaining reasonably simple – but beware: it packs a punch! Chefs note: the gelatin leaves need to be bloomed so do this by placing the leaves in about 2 cups of cool water […]

Plank cooked trout with whisky maple glaze

plank trout whisky and food pairing

Subtly delicate or boldly smoky, breakfast, lunch or dinner – trout covers all the bases. Recipes and photography by Mike Bassett assisted by Rob Erleigh. This is one of those showstopper recipes that require a little effort with getting a plank of wood but impresses the hell out of everybody! Personally, I think it’s clever […]

Scotch eggs with mustard mayonnaise and French beans

scotch eggs whisky and food pairing

Use the best quality pork sausage meat you can find. Naturally I used The Happy Hog sausage in this recipe. This simple dish is perfect for a light lunch, served with mayonnaise and chilled French beans. Serves 4 as a starter. Ingredients 500g pork sausage meat 2 T Worcestershire sauce 4 boiled free-range organic eggs […]

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