Category Archives: Pork

American favourites: Wail, no burritos in Brighton (so I had to make them myself): Carnitas (braised pork) Burritos

Recently I’ve been hankering after burritos. Like I mean I’ve been downright craving them. The problem is, when you want a burrito on the run Brighton doesn’t really throw up any viable options. We have El Taco which certainly does a job in a bind, but the microwave is in full force and the resulting burritos leave a lot to be desired if truth be told. If you want a decent taco on the fly in Brighton I’m afraid you are really shit out of luck.

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Filed under Chillies, Main courses, Pork, Recipes, Rice, Spices

Moussaka (for weekends only)

There are certain things you simply don’t order in a restaurant because they can never compare to the version you make at home. I have a whole host of Italian dishes for which this is true. Being part Italian, I grew up on my mum’s lasagne (which is without doubt the best in the world) and I refuse to let anyone order lasagne in a restaurant in my presence: “Don’t you dare; I’ll make it for you myself with my mum’s recipe – it will be a thousand times better”. I won’t even order lasagne in Italy. Restaurants just can’t possibly match the quality that is borne from the undivided attention and care you can offer at home. And I think the same could be true for moussaka.

Moussaka is such a homely dish: layers of fried aubergines, potato and spiced mince, topped with thick creamy béchamel sauce. What could be more welcoming for a Wednesday night dinner for our good friend Joe?

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Filed under Aubergine, Beef, Fancy eats, Main courses, Pork, Potatoes, Recipes, Spices, Tomatoes

Italian Sausage Meatball Spaghetti


This is a great way to do really easy meatballs. A total cheat’s secret, but so yummy no one will ever know (or care!). Play around with different sausages and spices!

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Filed under Chillies, Main courses, Pancetta/Bacon, Pasta, Pork, Recipes, Spices, Tomatoes, Weekday dinners