Gordon Ramsay made these into bite sized mini burgers, I decided to make 4 big burgers instead. However you choose to make yours is of course up to you. Smoky from the bacon and paprika and with a sweet and sour hit from the barbecue sauce, these burgers are seriously good.
The addition of Applewood smoked Cheddar really does the trick but any smoked Cheddar will be fine.
Easy tray baked chicken topped melted cheese, pineapple and crispy smokey bacon. Sort of pub grub food - what's not to like?
I use those disposable foil baking trays (which can actually be washed and re-used) to make life easier. You can also prepare this a few hours or so in advance - just cover with cling film, pop in the fridge ready to bake later on.
Yesterday I felt the need (as you do) to make steak and kidney pie with ale. Now, you either like kidneys or you don't - simple. If you don't like them don't put them in and you'll still have a delicious steak pie.
My addition of Black Sheep Ale in this I think really made it something special. The gravy (even though there was only a relatively small amount) tasted good - really good.
Once again - not the best of pictures but I can't be letting my dinner get cold just to take a picture - blog or no blog sorry! Trying to take a picture of something that's steaming hot is near on impossible.
Lambs kidney's don't take very long to cook at all so having read a recipe by Gordon Ramsay and found he adds them in at the end I did the same - what a marvelous idea!
You can use Ox kidney but as I understand it they take longer to cook so you will need to add them into the casserole along with the meat as you would normally.
Good old fashioned food has make a come back - this is Gastropub food!
The public houses in the UK known as pubs, used to years ago, serve pints of beer and a packet of crisps was about their limit in the way of food.
There was always a man with a stall selling fish - cockles and prawns and stuff. You hardly ever see this now, I assume because of supermarkets fresh fish is widely available. Also, due to the low cost we can buy alcohol nowadays they have had to serve food in a big fashion. Most pubs are now serving a wide variety of top quality food.
Pease pudding, traditionally produced in England, especially in the industrial North Eastern areas.
It's made from split peas is easy enough to make yourself but I bought mine in a tin! Produced under the brand name 'Foresight' pease pudding has been going since I was a kid - yes, yes that's quite sometime!
Another of my Marks and Spencer copy cat recipes from the Gastropub range. Every mouthful is totally delicious.
Meatballs coated in a rich and tasty tomato and chorizo sauce, accompanied by crispy, spicy potatoes. If the list of stuff looks long and too much to do, it's only because I've broken it down into three parts for each bit of the meal.
I know I'm always on about Marks and Spencer food, but when I'm filling up the fridges at work with all their lovely food, I think to myself, I could make that!
Now, this idea came from their 'Gastropub' range. I added tomatoes to mine, why? because I like them! Topped with crispy crunchy potatoes that have underneath soaked up the lovely sauce, the result was one good and tasty meal!