Tag: main course

The Musette: warm orzo salad with roasted prawns

I’ve been having a bit of a prawn-fest since I discovered Picard’s organic frozen, de-veined headless prawns. (Picard is a shop selling frozen foods in France). I like to keep a couple of salads in the fridge for quick meals. This one has the… Continue Reading “The Musette: warm orzo salad with roasted prawns”

The Musette: prawn biryani

Biryani has its origins in the Indian subcontinent, where it’s popular throughout though it’s also prepared in other regions such as parts of Afghanistan, Iran and Iraq. The exact origin of the dish is uncertain. In North India, different varieties of biryani developed in… Continue Reading “The Musette: prawn biryani”

The Musette: macaroni cheese

When it’s cold and there’s nothing much to look forward to, except more of the same, it’s tempting to reach for some comfort food. I’m encouraging my beloved to eat more of a plant-based diet in January – less work for me – but,… Continue Reading “The Musette: macaroni cheese”

The Musette: Sunday lunch pie

My beloved husband loves a roast Sunday lunch, particularly beef, but it’s kinda difficult doing a roast meal for one. Inevitably, I end up with lots of leftovers! Depending on what roast meat is left over, I frequently make cottage (beef) pie, shepherd’s (lamb)… Continue Reading “The Musette: Sunday lunch pie”

The Musette: vegan baked orzo

Friends recently invited us to dinner at a restaurant in nearby Monte Carlo which is run by a friend of theirs. I would describe the food as modern Mediterranean with an emphasis on wonderfully fresh seafood – our kind of restaurant. We had the… Continue Reading “The Musette: vegan baked orzo”

The Musette: courgette fritters

I’ve made courgette fritters for years, initially using a recipe from that domestic goddess Nigella Lawson. However, I’ve shifted to making them less dairy laden and more acceptable to a wider range of regimes. The word fritter usually conjures up something deep-fried, fat-laden, and… Continue Reading “The Musette: courgette fritters”

The Musette: Aloo Gobi

This hearty cauliflower and potato curry is probably the most common and basic vegetable curry you will find anywhere in India. Originally from the Punjab, it’s a firm favourite across the Indian sub-continent and Pakistan. Cheap, filling and generally vegan, it’s a recipe everyone… Continue Reading “The Musette: Aloo Gobi”

The Musette: Basque chicken

This casserole is yet another of my meal-in-a-pot recipes that you can cook the night before you need it and re-heat on your return from a ride, or it can happily bubble away in a slow oven while you’re out cycling. Again, you’ll find… Continue Reading “The Musette: Basque chicken”

The Musette: pork paradise

This recipe is one of my own invention which borrows elements from Bigos, the Polish national dish, and Choucroute, the Alsatian classic. All three recipes use copious amounts of sauerkraut and pork to provide hearty warming fare for the winter months. It’s another of… Continue Reading “The Musette: pork paradise”

The Musette: Tuscan feast Part I

We often go shopping in nearby Italy, particularly during the winter months and, as you know, Italians love nothing better than getting family and friends together over the dinner table. So I’m going to be preparing a veritable Tuscan feast over the next two… Continue Reading “The Musette: Tuscan feast Part I”