Let’s Cook: Sticky Toffee Pudding

My sticky toffee pudding recipe is one that has stood for me, a test of time. A classic and firm favourite with many. The recipe itself came from a chef I worked with in Glasgow and has followed me to where I am now. A couple of tweaks is all it took to suit people's… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Sticky Toffee Pudding

Let’s Cook: Scotch Pancakes

Want to see me make some pancakes? Check out the video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBbuquIVSuE&t=7s 200g Self Raising Flour 1 tsp Bicarbonate Soda 1 tsp Cream of Tartar 1/2 tsp Salt2 Eggs 2 tbsp Golden Syrup Milk Oil, for frying The yield depends on the size you like your pancakes Sieve the dry ingredients. Beat the eggs.… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Scotch Pancakes

Cooking 101: How to cook steak and getting that right Sizzle!

On how to cook steak, please watch this video: https://youtu.be/m4pccXTZr-o With Scotland being well recognised in producing some of the worlds best beef, we must take time to look at the purchasing and consuming and the factors that lead to the overall experience.With many of us nowadays being well informed and more aware of, and… Continue reading Cooking 101: How to cook steak and getting that right Sizzle!

Let’s Cook: Just like Gran used to make…

Growing up with griddle scones were one of the finest things I had in life. Coming into the house and being encapsulated by the fresh, off the griddle scent and eaten still warm with real salted butter and golden syrup where you couldn't venture to far away from the plate as the melting butter would… Continue reading Let’s Cook: Just like Gran used to make…

Let’s Cook! – Popcorn Chicken Wraps

This popcorn chicken recipe is so simple, fresh and tasty and moments away. Ingredients: x4 - chicken breasts100g - plain flour 1 tsp - paprikaBlack pepper x4 - eggsx1 - bag of salted popcorn (500g bag, homemade is even better)100g - panko breadcrumbs x8 - mini-wraps (a packet usually contains 8) 1/2 - cucumberx4 -… Continue reading Let’s Cook! – Popcorn Chicken Wraps

The joy of cooking

The year is 1992 and it's drawing to the end of November, I am 10 years old. It was the usual boisterous weather for that time of year, a wild night being supported by the hard hitting rain that attacks side on. Delia Smith is on the telly with her Delia's run up to Christmas… Continue reading The joy of cooking

There is a fly in my soup…

Being a chef or cook is a job of choice like any other trade. The only down side is how unsociable it is and how it was for me, especially in the early days. There are some that have come in as kitchen porters to earn either a few extra quid while studying for there… Continue reading There is a fly in my soup…

Roads to Discovery

Curly parsley should not be thrown over a dish as garnish but served perhaps fried briefly for adding crunch to a dish or the perfect accompaniment to a white sauce served with a good piece of fish. A descent sear on meat is important for good flavour but this does not seal the juices in… Continue reading Roads to Discovery

Sea you soon

DISCLAIMER: Everything communicated here strictly reflects my personal opinions and is neither reviewed or endorsed by Marine Scotland. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Marine Scotland. I have been working for Marine Scotland now for almost three years. I longed so much for a change in career… Continue reading Sea you soon