Meat recipes

Steak and quick massaman curry sauce

Massaman curry in less than 30 minutes! Flash-fried steak with a quick and easy curry sauce.

massaman steak

Really good pork belly

I love pork belly, it’s super cheap and totally delicious if you do it right – crisp (not tooth shattering) crackling and meltingly tender meat underneath.


Lamb and beetroot meatballs

I’m a bit of a latecomer to Nigel Slater. While most people cite him as among their favourite cookery writers, I was always put off by stilted and uncomfortable TV performances. Nigel is really made for the written word.┬áBut now I am now the proud owner of my first Nigel Slater book, Tender. I’ve already […]


Roast Chicken and Bulghar Wheat Salad

A summery take on a simple roast chicken, eaten with this courgette and bulghar wheat salad, an extra smattering of pine nuts and some cooling, garlicky tzatiki.


Friday Night Mezze

My friends came over on Friday night for the usual dinner, drinks, shisha and terrible dancing. What with the weather and our dancing plans, I decided to go for a mezze affair taking inspiration from a tapas special in a really old copy of Observer Food Monthly written by Moro. A few colourful dishes that […]


Spiced Turkey Kebabs

Marinaded in garlic, ginger, yoghurt and ground cumin. The kebabas are delicately spiced, nothing too overpowering, using yoghurt to tenderise and mint for freshness. We used turkey mostly because it was cheap, but of course you can use chicken – breast or thigh would work equally well. The yoghurt keeps the turkey wonderfuly moist as […]


Summery Salad

I picked up some lovely organic pork meatballs from Waitrose (who can resist a ‘reduced’ bargain these days?), at the time I was thinking of a rich stew spiced with cumin, coriander and cinnamon to eat with a mound of cous cous and a dollop of yoghurt (serious comfort food) . Alas, the weather was […]


Spicy Sausage Pasta

A simple bowl of pasta. Cheap, cheerful and full of flavour. Put a large pot of water onto boil, and cook some pasta – whatever you have to hand really. Heat a large chopped garlic and chilli in a glug of olive oil. Add a couple of sliced sausages and fry until golden brown and […]



This is perfect for eating with a big group of friends. Surprisingly healthy, this is full of veggies and will make a couple of chicken breasts go a really long way.


Lamb Saag

So, first up apologies for the absence. I’ve been cooking of course and I have a whole raft of recipes ready to write about, i guess life just gets in the way sometimes… Next up for OxNosh is a booklet of recipes for students and we spent the bank holiday weekend developing recipes. The idea […]