Category: The Musette Recipes

The Musette: Pizza rossa

One of our many local Italian restaurants used to make an epic one of these which I absolutely loved adorned with a bit of spicy olive oil. Sadly, their Roman chef has moved on and it’s no longer on their menu. Consequently, I thought… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pizza rossa”

The Musette: Ligurian Foccacia

The pillowy Italian flatbread makes the perfect starter, side or sandwich base, and celebrates classic Italian flavour combinations through its lavish use of olive oil and toppings such as rosemary, olives and tomatoes. Making it is relatively simple, but imbuing the dough with layers… Continue Reading “The Musette: Ligurian Foccacia”

The Musette: Pasta with prawns, chilli, lemon and rocket

This is a perfect summer dish and one I make regularly from produce I always have to hand in the freezer and store cupboard. Ingredients (serves 4) 400g (14oz) dried pasta, either spaghetti or tagliatelle 2 long red chillies, finely chopped 100ml (approx. 7… Continue Reading “The Musette: Pasta with prawns, chilli, lemon and rocket”

The Musette: Miso-caramel apple crumble

What do you do with wrinkly but still edible apples? You turn them into dessert. As you all know my beloved adores dessert, he believes a meal isn’t complete without one. I tend to store the apples in the fridge until I have enough… Continue Reading “The Musette: Miso-caramel apple crumble”

The Musette: Prawn curry

This dish is based on Atul Kochhar’s recipe for Sandho No Patio which I adapted as I couldn’t find fresh fenugreek leaves. It’s unusual for me to tamper with any recipe from a Michellin-starred chef, but needs must. It’s a Parsi recipe from the… Continue Reading “The Musette: Prawn curry”

The Musette: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake

I’ve previously shared a recipe for a chocolate cake made with red wine and olive oil. This time I wanted to make one more reminiscent of that wonderful marriage of hazelnuts and chocolate, and this is it. It’s a cake with the intense flavour… Continue Reading “The Musette: Chocolate Olive Oil Cake”

The Musette: Curried Vegetable Wraps

Lunch most days is scheduled for 12:30 and I (foolishly) rely on my beloved to advise whether or not this has to be pushed back (or forth) because one of his interminable Zoom meetings. I’m therefore always trying to come up with dishes that… Continue Reading “The Musette: Curried Vegetable Wraps”

The Musette: Beetroot Orzo

Here’s a short and sweet dish which cooks all in one pan to a satisfying deep garnet red with the spoonable feeling of a risotto. You can use any colour of beetroot you like here; I prefer the deep magenta jewels of the red… Continue Reading “The Musette: Beetroot Orzo”

The Musette: Baked Chard

I love recipes which are both a main meal for me and a side-dish for my non-vegan beloved husband. We both adore  Swiss chard’s dark green leaves with their colourful, sometimes woody, stems. I particularly like the stems which I’ll often use in another… Continue Reading “The Musette: Baked Chard”

The Mustte: Baked Cod

This is a quick and easy midweek meal for my beloved. Little greaseproof (parchment) paper parcels are filled with fish which steams gently on a bed of vegetables, allowing all of the flavours to intermingle. This method of cooking ensures that the fish isn’t… Continue Reading “The Mustte: Baked Cod”