Friday 10 December 2010

TV Cooks

I've almost given up buying cookbooks. Almost. I find that between TV, newspapers and food bloggers, I have so many recipes earmarked to try that I can't really think about actually buying cookbooks as well.

So here's a bit of a selection of the stuff I have been cooking from TV shows I have been watching.

We've got 3 different versions of Nigella's Crustless Pizza, from the Kitchen series. It's really more of an Italian-flavoured toad in the hole, and very adaptable. I've started making it as a brunch dish with bacon, eggs and cherry tomatoes.

We've also got Nigella's Asian Braised Shin of Beef, also from Kitchen, served with Jamie's Sweet Potato Mash from 30-minutes Meals. Next time I make the mash, I will use half the amount of lime, and use fish sauce instead of soy (assuming no vegetarians are present) because the soy ruined the colour.

And finally, the Hairy Biker's sausage and rosemary skewers with salmoriglio and lentil salad. A tasty, quick meal from the Hairy Bikers Cook-Off. The rosemary skewers smelled nice while they cooked, but I didn't really feel that they added any flavour to the meal.

And that is without any of the dishes from Rick Stein and Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall (two of my favourites) that are in my files. So many dishes, so much TV, so little time!


Choclette said...

I like the idea of an Italian version of toad in the hole - will have a think on that one. I'm still so seduced by cookery books, even though I have got far more recipes than I can cope with bookmarked from blogs etc - sigh!

Rhizowen said...

Having put toad in the hole in my head, that is what is now in the oven for supper - I'm really looking forward to it.


I hear ya.. too many dishes to try but so little time... and yet i keep buying and looking at cookbooks still haha!
Happy weekened Chaya!

kat said...

I know I'm sort of off cookbooks & magazines right now though I go trough phases.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Choclette - I don't have space on the bookshelf for anymore cookbooks! If I want a new one, something else has to go, so it has to be really special.

Rhizowen - I have to say, as I wrote "toad in the hole" I thought "Ooh, that's a good idea"

Malou - if I see a book I want, I google to see if any recipes are on the internet.

Kat - oh I am bored with the magazines! So repetitive.

Heather S-G said...

LOL, I hear ya! But no way can I give up my books! I was thinking of trying Nigella's crustless pizza...and now even more so, all of your versions look delicious :D

Deb in Hawaii said... have been eating well. Not sure which dish I like best--although the Italian toad in the hole is quite fun. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I agree with you that we have such an abundance of recipes these days, cookbooks seem totally unnecessary. However, I do have some favourite cookbooks I use again and again and always hope to fined the next one! Love those recipes, especially the pizza.

Alicia Foodycat said...

Heather - the crustless pizza is great. Your kids will love it!

Deb - I really recommend the Asian beef shin.

Jo - I couldn't give up my favourites either.


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