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Last week I ended up having lunch at one of my favourite restaurants in Portugal – the Mandarin at Estoril Casino. I’ve mentioned it here before more than once, as it is, in the opinion of anyone...

The fish counter is now open at Apolónia’s Galé supermarket and when I was there on Saturday some lovely fresh mackerel caught my eye.

Mackerel really is an underrated fish but one that...

By Chris Winstanley

Here is a recipe that I have started to cook this year and has had rave reviews from our friends and family. You should only attempt it when you have a day in the garden planned - not that it is...

Mozzarella and pesto-stuffed chicken wrapped in Presunto ham

Ingredients (serves 4):
4 chicken breasts
One jar of green or red pesto
1 or 2 balls of buffalo mozzarella
Two plum tomatoes
8 slices of Presunto ham
Sea salt...

Crispy duck made easy

Anyone who has ever eaten real Peking duck knows that the poor deep fried imitation served by most Chinese restaurants in the west bears no resemblance to the real thing.

The ducks should...

The simplest BBQ snack ever

So with Easter out of the way, it is time to remove the cover from your BBQ and get it ready for its first outing of the summer season.

Now you may be feeling a little rusty after a winter...

Milk lamb

Here in Portugal, lamb, kid and even better, baby milk lamb are almost as essential to the Easter table as turkey is to the Christmas table elsewhere.

This week, whole (or half) kids and...

Tandoori style quails

Good Indian tandoori food is a delight, the quick sealing and cooking of spiced and marinated meat in the tandoor oven is possibly the best way to cook lean meats like chicken, rabbit and, in this...

A sexy king prawn dish

If you're staying in for Valentine’s and plan on wooing your loved one at home, cooking something special is a good start. I'm not talking about aphrodisiac foods here, but something that not only...


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