Monthly Archives: September 2013

Mycophobia , Not Me, I love them.

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Mushrooms on toast (sort of), freshly picked wild mushrooms. Field mushrooms and a couple of Boletus. Boletus is a good mushroom to start foraging with as it is easy to identify. Penny Bun is the prize Boletus. Some of the Boletus group are not so brilliant.
The devils Boletus is the only one to steer clear of, that’s pretty rare in the U.K. It is very easy to spot.
Field mushrooms are reasonably easy to identify, but there are some similar looking mushrooms. Yellow Stainer being just one. If you’re not 100% don’t pick it. Use good photos and Spore colour checks for I.D. Go on an organised mushroom foraging trip, there are some good ones organised by the National Trust.
But what’s that underneath the mushrooms? Hmmm,supermarket crap. Back in Bavaria it would be a good sourdough. Don’t bother with Tesco’s their sourdough is rubbish. Soda Bread is a great option and easy to make.
The butter I used for frying is amazing, the olive oil nothing special. A whole garlic clove bruised/bashed, thyme, salt and pepper (at the end).
There are many field mushrooms about at the moment. I hope before the season is finished to get some different types. A trip further afield is needed.

Field Mushroom/Boletus

Field Mushroom/Boletus

Amazing butter, at last a good British butter.

Amazing butter, at last a good British butter.

Good Mushrooms rubbish toast (bread).

Good Mushrooms rubbish toast (bread).

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Jerk Hogget with Festivals

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Peckham Jerk Marinade is a must buy. This is the second time I have used it. Both times great results.
As tonight’s hogget/mutton was cooked in an oven I added some dark sugar, not to much. They had been marinating for 20 hours. I would worry about burning on a barbecue

Buy some Peckham Marinade

Buy some Peckham Marinade

Not the best photo, I am a cook not a camera person.

Not the best photo, I am a cook not a camera person.

Wild Blackberries are bang on, free and healthy. Fools are easy to make

Wild Blackberries are bang on, free and healthy. Fools are easy to make

. West Peak Hogget/mutton leg steaks cooked at 160 degrees came out very tender.
On the side I cooked three festivals, Levi Roots recipe. Seriously good. My festivals popped during cooking, they still came out good. Watch out if this happens, hot fat in your eye is not funny. Levis food is very tasty.
Market vegetables from Ugborough Sustainable are as good as it gets.
Follow this with a proper blackberry fool, you have food heaven.

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Deep Fried Rabbit

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Winner Winner Rabbit dinner!
This is from ,St Johns ‘Beyond Nose to Tail’. The recipe needed trotter gear, I had none. I used the duck stock that I did have. I was worried that I had a tough rabbit after cooking it in stock. I left it in the oven to cool , after 3/4 of the recipes allocated cooking time,rushing to work . I fried it, not tough,it was amazing.
For converting people to game, this along with Jamie Oliver’s Pheasant Schnitzel recipe, is a really good idea.

Deep Fried Rabbit. Ugborough Market vegtables.

Deep Fried Rabbit.
Ugborough Market vegtables.