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Arroz al Horno (baked rice)

A meany, beany paella really, and pretty good. Quick, easy and cheap. Ticks all the boxes there!

Quantities serve 4,  easily scaled up or down. You will need a large stove-top-to-oven pan, I used my largest le Creuset casserole dish.

  • 4 lean pork belly strips, halved
  • olive oil

Sear in your pan until they are brown and crispy each side. Remove.

  • 2 slices black pudding, cubed
  • 4 thick slices bacon, cut into lardons

Fry in the same oil until coloured. Remove.

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, sliced

Fry in the same oil (add more if you need to) until soft.

  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped

Fry a bit more.

  • 1 tomato, chopped

Fry until it breaks down. You could use tinned actually, if you have a use for the remainder of the tin.

  • Tin of butter beans or canellini beans
  • Sprig of fresh thyme or rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp  dried chilli flakes

Stir in. Add back your nicely browned meaty things.

  • 200g paella rice

Stir in.

  • 525 ml chicken stock

Add to the pan. Heat to bubbling then put in an oven at 200C/180C Fan. Leave 20 minutes and then have a peek. If the rice isn’t soft or there is too much liquid, leave another 5.

Serve with lemon to squeeze over if you like. Our home-made bacon is quite salty so it didn’t need more. You may need to adjust the seasoning.

 

 

 

Summer Meatballs

A lighter take on the meatballs classic, perfect for summer. Serves 2:

  • 1 courgette

Peel the outer into ribbons, grate the centre. Put to one side

  • One onion finely chopped
  • Olive oil

Fry gently until soft. Add

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds

Fry 2 minutes more. Tip into a bowl, add

  • 250g pork mince
  • Grated courgetter
  • salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsely

Mix and form into 10-12 balls. Add to the pan, with a bit more oil if required, and fry until cooked. Meanwhile, cook

  • 200g spaghetti until just al dente

Scoop the pasta into the meatball pan. Add a splash of cooking water and the courgette ribbons. Heat gently and stir around to coat the pasta with the pan juices. Add more water if needed. Serve sprinkled with

  • zest and juice of half a lemon
  • grated parmesan
  • chopped parsley

 

Easy Pulled Pork

…with the One Pot!

  • Pork (leg or shoulder joint), cut into 2 inch cubes
  • Splash of oil

Brown on Saute setting. Add

Cook on Normal for 60 minutes. Let it de-pressurise naturally. Remove pork and shred. Put the liquid in a pan (remove any fat first) and reduce by half. Mix back into the pork and heat through. Serve on buns with sides (jacket potato, slaw, corn) and more Kansas BBQ Sauce.

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