I tried out that high protein Icelandic yoghurt for breakfast this morning. It was excellent!
Sorry guys, the duck won't be made tonight. I went shopping for all the ingredients and visited 4 different shops and still couldn't find one of the most essential ingredients which I'm guessing I'll only find at an Asian supermarket (I'm making a 5-spice marinade, can you guess what the ingredient is?) luckily there are tons where I live so it won't be a problem, but will have to wait till tomorrow!
Dope sandwich, have you ever reverse seared steak?
First, the bad news. I'm in Birmingham saturday so I don't have time this weekend to do the Nasi Goreng and sausage rolls. It will have to wait till next weekend. However, I will be doing the alcoholic wine gums which require some ingredients I've never worked with before (I haven't made them, so who knows how they'll turn out!) I'm quite excited as it's a pretty unique task.
I cook a lot of pork belly. It's fatty, it's (well it used to be) cheap, and pretty tasty. I've messed it up so many times and now I'm getting pretty good at it. But all I do is roast it at two different temperatures for the crackling and then to finish off the pork, and then make a honey glaze or something. That's pretty easy. I want to up my game and demonstrate what I can really do. I'll do something special with it for you guys, because everything I've done so far has been pretty ordinary. It takes about 2 days to make (brined overnight then cooked for 18 hours). Top notch crackling and bucket loads of flavour. I'll show off some of the equipment I use too. It's an expensive one to do, so hopefully it's an interesting addition to the blog. I'll make a trip to the butchers and source out some high quality belly.
The duck is coming tomorrow, but instead of dinner it's going to be up for lunch. My housemates got hold of a roasting joint (beef) so we're going to experiment with this and see what we can do with it. I'm pretty busy tomorrow, so I'll just post the duck but that will be a good one.
I'm also getting hold of some Oxtail at the weekend. It's quite hard to find nice quality oxtail. My local halal butcher sells it, but it's not the cleanest place so I don't really want to get my meat from there. The only place I've found that does it is tesco. If you know anywhere else that sells it, lemme know. So this means I'll do the oxtail dish on Monday. It's a fun one and easy, amazing flavours, although I'm warning you now it does look like I've just taken a dump on some rice.
I want to include some more macro friendly dishes so this blog is a bit more useful to other people, so to carry on with the Caribbean theme I'll do a jerk chicken which is even easier and cheaper.
I did say I eat like a king.....