Showing posts with label Gastropub. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gastropub. Show all posts

Easy Croque Monsieur Recipe - Sandwich Idea

Croque Monsieur is basically a grilled ham club style sandwich, with a lovely cheesy béchamel sauce poured over and popped under the grill to melt and brown. 

Croque Monsieur

Delicious as a snack of with a few thick cut chips and salad.

Smoky Pork Sliders with Barbecue Sauce

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.

Smoky Pork Sliders with Barbecue Sauce

The addition of Applewood smoked Cheddar really does the trick but any smoked Cheddar will be fine.

Crispy Crumbed Chicken Topped with Blue Cheese and Bacon

Crispy crunchy crumbed chicken fillet topped with blue cheese and bacon - what's not to like?  If you're on a diet or not, I'm pretty sure this recipe won't do you a bit of good but it tastes nice.

Crumbed Chicken Topped with Blue Cheese and Bacon

So easy to do there isn't even a real recipe!  Just bash a chicken fillet between two sheet of cling film so it's nice and thin.  Why?  Because it will cook a lot quicker without drying out.
Here we go then:
First of all be sure to season the flour and the crumbs with a little salt and pepper or the chicken will taste of nothing very interesting.

Fry 2 pieces of smoked back bacon per fillet/person until nice and crisp then set aside.
Now get 3 plates in a row:

Seasoned flour on one, egg on the second and again seasoned, with salt and pepper, Panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) on the third - of course you can use ordinary breadcrumbs if you wish - but toast them lightly first so they are nice and crunchy.

Put the now thin chicken fillet first in the flour, then the egg, followed by the crumbs.
Heat a good glug of oil in a frying pan and fry each crumbed fillet for a couple of minutes each side until cooked through and golden.

Just before they are done top with sliced blue cheese (I used Dolcelatte) and put the bacon back on top - it will soon heat through.

Serve straight away with skinny chips and a side salad.

Crumbed Chicken Topped with Blue Cheese and Bacon


Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple

Easy tray baked chicken topped melted cheese, pineapple and crispy smokey bacon.  Sort of pub grub food - what's not to like?   

Baked Chicken with Cheese Bacon and Pineapple

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.

Steak and Kidney Pie with Black Sheep Ale

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.  
Anyway, on with the recipe....

Good Old Fashioned Gammon with Pease Pudding and Carrots

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! 

Meatballs in Tomato and Chorizo Sauce with Spicy Potatoes - Gastropub

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.


Steak, Potato and Onion Hash - Gastropub

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!

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