Traditionally there are two ways of serving Spaghetti with Clams, Bianco, the clams simply served in a sauce of their own juices white wine and olive oil. Simply flavoured with garlic, chilli pepper, and parsley. I prefer, Rosso, with the added flavour and sweetness of a little fresh, ripe tomato.
Dinner Party Dishes
Grilled Lamb cutlets, New season Potatoes, Asparagus and Beernaise sauce. For me Spring conjures up a host of golden daffodils. New born foals in the fields. Sorry I got a little carried away there. Spring is the season of renewal and there are lots of fresh exciting things to cook and eat. This recipe includes four of mine so is pretty much a winner. Lamb, asparagus, delicious Jersey potatoes and a beer flavoured sauce. Yum.
My Mandi Biryani – Middle Eastern spiced chicken and rice. Traditionally baked in an oven like the Indian tandoor the meat is cooked over the rice so it absorbs the cooking juices. Like an Indian Biryani a Mandi consists of fragrant spice infused rice.
Lamb shanks with Moroccan spices and pomegranate molasses. I love cooking lamb shanks and with another cold spell forecast for the United Kingdom this is a great recipe for chilly weather. The secret to any recipe for lamb shanks is to cook low and slow ( it will adapt easily for use with a slow-cooker ) and to ensure there are plenty of aromatic ingredients to add layers of flavour to the finished dish.