Messy Cook Festive Videos Are Back!

The team is back together again filming some new Messy Cook festive videos! So far we’ve published Messy Mince Pie Samosas, and Sprouts with Chorizo and Walnuts. Beardy Tipples have also shown us their take on an Expresso Martini Cocktail, perfect to boost start your Christmas or New Year Parties! Check out these videos below….

Video: Messy Mince Pie Samosas

Do you hear that? I’m sure I’m not the only one with Michael Buble’s Christmas album blasting out as I put up the Christmas Tree. All across the country households will be decorated today. But! Nothing means Christmas in The Messy Cook household like my Messy Mince Pie Samosas. Check it out. Full recipe is…

Guest Blog: Borscht with Dill Dumplings by Thomas Chalk

Beetroot soup, similar to the borscht in this post, was the first thing I cooked for Cath (aka The Messy Cook!).  Friends have told me that they are scared of cooking for me because I cook well therefore expect me to be a harsh judge. I didn’t really understand this until it came to cooking…

Launch of my 1st Cooking Video – Chocolate Peppermint Truffles 

Well, I finally launched my first cooking video last week. It’s a short festive clip on how to make Chocolate Peppermint Truffles. These would be perfect for Christmas presents, parties or to simply indulge yourself. A full blog on the experience to follow shortly.   Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with the final video link below….

Quick & Tasty Lunch – Courgette & Tomato on Toast

Don’t waste your leftover vegetables. For my lunch today I made a delicious meal from half a courgette and a tomato!  I heated some butter in a pan, threw in diced Courgette and Tomato, stirred well then added some garlic, pepper and salt.  I was out of fresh herbs so threw in some dried mint…

Salmon with Taragon Cheese Sauce, Swede Patties, Spinach & Pistachios 

I came up with this recipe last year following a challenge from a Ready Steady Cook Facebook group that I’m part off, involving fellow food bloggers. The ingredients we were given were; Salmon, Swede, Spinach & Leeks. You have “free” list of things like spices, herbs, diary, nuts etc. We had a week to devise…

Goats Cheese & Tarragon Arancini with Beetroot Chutney & Rocket 

This is perfect as a starter or ‘tapas’ style dish. I took a goats cheese, tarragon & beetroot risotto recipe and adapted it slightly. Instead of adding the beetroot to the risotto, I made a separate chutney. After rolling the risotto into balls, once cooled down slightly, I placed a piece of goats cheese in…

Guest Blog: We need to talk about the Cheese (Sauce)! – by John Kane

I’d like to introduce my first guest blogger, John Kane, aka my little brother!  John is currently residing in Perth, Western Australia, but is moving back to the UK later on this year. Like myself, and our other siblings, John loves his food and certainly knows his way around a kitchen. I particularly enjoy his…

Thoran: Dry Kerala Curry of Cabbage, Carrot & Coconut

Don’t let the word ‘Dry’ put you off this recipe, it’s tasty, nutritious with a spicy kick. I can’t take credit for this one, it’s from Rick Steins Indian book, hailing from Kerala, Southern India. Traditionally this dish was made from whatever vegetables that could be found.  The curry is enough on its own, served…

Asian Spiced Salmon Fillets with Cauliflower Rice

This recipe was a bit of an experimental one when cooking for the family last night. I threw together some of my favourite spices and this is the end result!  The Salmons marinaded in Soy Sauce, Lime, Honey, Garlic, Chilli, Ginger & Chinese 5 Spice. I love roasted Cauliflower, the flavour becomes more intense when…