Cider Braised Pulled Pork

I have been searching all over for a really good Pulled Pork Recipe with great visuals! Love the meat rakes.

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BBQ season is kicking in, and the smell and taste of good home cooked BBQ food gets seriously addictive. I love to give it a local twist, and pork shoulder braised in cider is truly a wonderful match, the only thing I could do was to smoke it with some chunks of apple wood pruned from the apple trees in my garden. The pork was a wonderful shoulder from Pitmans Farm.

My recipe is over on the Food Magazine blogs, some great blogs on their site, including this one for Cider Braised Pulled Pork.

Have a great BBQ season.

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Grill on New York Street Chateaubriand

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Wednesday night i went out for a friends birthday at Grill on New York Street in Manchester.http://blackhouse.uk.com/restaurant/manchester-new-york-street/

 

It has been somewhere i have been meaning to go for a while. My friend Dan had a 50% off food card which is a membership card i have one for Gusto which is another Living Ventures Restuarant, they are valid everyday but friday and saturday. http://blackhouse.uk.com/membership/

Grill on New York Street is very similar to Grill on the Alley in terms of Menu and layout. My friend was quite eager to order the Chateaubriand because a) he had never had it before and b) the 50% off.

The meat was beautiful but two much for even the two of us to finish.

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The membership card is definitely worth getting and you can get one for all Living Ventures restaurants such as The living Room and Grill on the Alley. Plus the cocktails are always really good Porn Star Martini’s Vary from Restaurant to Restaurant as they always do. The Cherrylicious is definitely worth a try you could very easy loose track of how many of these you drink.

I have never made Chateaubriand myself but i intend to one day.

Here is a link to a recipe to make it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/chateaubriand_with_80496

Enjoy

 

Fillet Steak Rigatoni

http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/630566
This is one of my current favourites.
I began making it after I tried it at one of my favourite restaurants a little BYO Italian called pinochios.
I’ve slightly altered the recipe the link takes you too.
Obviously I use Rigatoni instead of Papperdelle, but both work well.
I also replaced the red onion with charlottes and I add soft cream cheese (Philadelphia) to get the sauce creamy but not overpower the sauce it gives it a tang. I got this idea after trying another version at a restaurant called Puccini‘s. http://www.puccinirestaurant.co.uk/

You could add goats cheese instead I have tried this but don’t put too much in its quite overpowering.

Enjoy

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Chicken and Chorzio Paella

The weather has been good today so it always puts me in the mood for Paella and Mojitos.
I have been making my own Paella for years and I’ve adapted it to what I like personally since I’m not keen on seafood.
I think the main thing to get right is the rice and I always use Paella rice never Risotto. You can add what ingredients you like and omit the ones you don’t.
I’m not a big fan of peas in risotto either I don’t think they add to the taste at all and are a bit pointless.
Turmeric is a great alternative to saffron and allot cheaper.
I often accompany Paella with Patatas Bravas I haven’t made it tonight but will when I do I will post my own recipe for it.
And a Mojito of course, enjoy!

http://www.deliciousmagazine.co.uk/recipes/chicken-and-chorizo-paella

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