Category Archives: Recipes

These are recipes that are firm family favourites at Pigeon Cottage HQ plus a few new experiments we’d like to share.

Pork vindalho

The Portuguese-Indian colony of Goa was the birthplace of the vindaloo or vindahlo curry. It has a slightly bad rep in this country where dishes bearing this name are all about super-spicy chilli heat but the real thing is finer, full … Continue reading

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Stroganoff

We went to the Aldeburgh Food Festival in September and bought some beautiful Red Poll beef steak (a native Suffolk cattle breed) from one of the vendors – we had some of it as a plain steak with salad but … Continue reading

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Smoked haddock kedgeree

If you’ve never been to Pinney’s of Orford smokehouse on the Suffolk coast, make a trip there and you won’t be disappointed. We always stock up on their wonderful undyed smoked haddock just so we can make this beautiful kedgeree. For me, it’s … Continue reading

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Roast shoulder of lamb with roasted root vegetables

I love this slow-roasted lamb dish for weekend suppers, it takes very little effort to make and it tastes amazing.  All you need to add is a big bowl of green veg like cabbage or broccoli to serve on the … Continue reading

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Balsamic and red wine beef stew

Now there’s an autumnal edge to the weather, it’s only natural to long for some proper comfort food and this rich beef stew in a thick red wine and balsamic vinegar sauce is just the job. I used half shin and … Continue reading

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