Archive for February, 2010

Prime Rib Roast

February 7, 2010 1 comment
Preparation: 30 minutes Cooking time: 2 hours Yield: 6

I was lurking in a local butcher the other day, the name of which sounds like an American farm,  when I stumbled over a rare cut of beef, something that I seldom see here – prime rib.

The cut comes from the rib cage of a cow, ribs 6 to twelve to be precise. If you slice the roast when uncooked, you end up with what are known as rib eye steaks. And the country in which prime rib is hugely popular? You guessed it; the good ol’ US of A, where it is also known as a standing rib roast, since it is normally roasted with the rib ends pointing skyward. Read more…

Categories: Food, Wine

Mango, Pomegranate, Rocket & Feta Salad

February 1, 2010 3 comments
Preparation Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 0 minutes Yield: 3-4

I received a lovely long email from Catherine Love of Somerset West on Sunday, in which she asked how I manage to come up with a new recipe every week. Since I’m not too sure how I manage to do it, I thought I’d document the thought processes and other convolutions that resulted in today’s offering. Now lemme see, where did it all start?

My dear friend, Penny Sandham, who lives just down the road from us, is fortunate enough to have a pomegranate tree in her front yard.

Driving past her home a good few times a day overt the last few weeks, it has struck me that the tree is liberally besprinkled with fruit, so when I started to cast around for this week’s recipe, I had this indelible picture of pomegranate seeds in my mind. Read more…

Categories: Food, Provenance, Wine