Fluffy American style pancakes or griddlecakes are often served for breakfast across the North American continent piled up in towers dripping with maple syrup.
Koftas are mildly spiced grilled patties quite often served on a wooden skewer. They are an ideal light lunch or tasty supper dish, can be served as a starter or part of a Mezze selection. Recipes for Koftas stretch from Greece and Turkey throughout the Middle East and South Asia.
very chef I know worth their salt* and every time you watch someone cook on television they will all tell you to let cooked meat rest or relax. It is just not important it is imperative! An impeccably sourced, correctly seasoned piece of meat will be dry and tough if not allowed to rest.
To all my American friends Happy Fourth of July or Independence Day, if you are feeling short of some suitably festive food why not look at the following recipes and have a great day.
What can be more American than a big thick, well-aged steak, some thick cut chips, and a side? Here are the steps you need to prepare a fabulous Independence Day meal with a perfectly cooked steak just like a professional grill chef.
At the heart of every burger is the meat to fat ratio, when selecting your cuts of meat to mince, you ideally want to achieve around 85% lean meat. The fat is very important to your finished burger, much of the flavour comes from the fat during cooking and is responsible for the correct mouthfeel of the finished product.
It is the middle of a heat wave in the UK right now and everyone will have fired up their BBQ’s or more precisely grills and if you are using charcoal or a gas grill, you need to know the best temperature for cooking your food. Now you can guesstimate by holding your hand over the grill, but I would not recommend it. I suggest getting yourself a decent thermometer and attaching the probe to your grill close to where you cook your meat or fish. Your BBQ, if it has a lid, will often have a built-in thermometer but that will measure the air temperature which can be 50 degrees cooler than the cooking surface where the action takes place.
Adjusting the temperature is easy with a gas fired BBQ you can simply adjust the flames on a charcoal fire, once the coals are glowing and turning white your…
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I am a massive fan of big, hearty, smoky American style BBQ ribs. I love eating with my fingers, any shellfish, chicken on the bone and of course sticky BBQ ribs in BBQ sauce
Thread the meat and vegetables on the skewers. Place on a baking tray, drizzle with oil and season generously. Cook on barbecue or under a medium to high grill turning regularly for around ten minutes until cooked. There that is it the easiest recipe I will probably ever post.
Don't be afraid to cook with beer, the Belgium’s have made an art of using beer much as the French would use wine. I don't include hot dogs broiled in beer as a culinary classic but it is a staple at the Super Bowl and many American recipes include beer, especially as they have under gone somewhat of a renaissance in brewing with many new craft and artisan breweries. As a marinade for meat, fish or seafood, beer penetrates, flavours and tenderizes.