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Chef Andrew Kojima, MasterChef UK Finalist

Andrew Kojima is East meets West in the truest sense. Half Japanese and half Scottish, he tells us he was named Andrew after the patron saint of Scotland, because he was due to be born on St Andrew’s Day. Kojima is a Japanese surname which means “Little Island”, but ever since school his name has been abbreviated to Koj. In early 2012, Koj appeared as a contestant on BBC1’s MasterChef. He called it a dream come true for an enthusiastic, amateur cook. Among his most enduring memories of the experience were: lunch service in a professional kitchen in his very … Read More

Confit of Cod

…with Red Pepper Piperade and Crispy Parma Ham Courtesy of Jack Lucas (MasterChef UK Finalist) Serves 4 as an appetizer, 2 as a main INGREDIENTS For the cod 1 pound (450 g) cod loin, taken from the centre cut sea salt, as required (Maldon if you have it) 6 ½ ounces (200 ml) vegetable oil or any other neutral, unflavored oil 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil 4 slices parma ham, very very thin For the piperade 2 tablespoons (30 ml) olive oil 3 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, … Read More

Lamb Rump Steaks

… with creamed savoy cabbage and potato fondant Courtesy of Jack Lucas (MasterChef UK winner) Serves 4 INGREDIENTS For the potato fondants 8 Maris Piper (or Yukon Gold) potatoes 10 tablespoons (150 g) butter 1 can (14 ounce/400ml) chicken stock 3 cloves garlic, peeled 1 sprig fresh thyme For the lamb 4 (8 ounce/227 g) lamb rump steaks salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons (30 ml) red currant jelly For the cabbage 1 head Savoy cabbage 2 leeks 7 ounces (200 g) smoked pancetta or smoked back bacon 10 ounces (300 ml) double cream 8 ounces (250 ml) chicken … Read More

Epic 2-day Pork Ribs with Tangy BBQ Sauce

Courtesy of Jack Lucas (MasterChef UK Finalist) Serves 2 as a meal, 4 as a starter (recipe doubles easily, but keep to 1 half rack per pouch.) INGREDIENTS 1 large rack of meaty pork ribs, cut in half (about 6 bones in each half) For the dry rub 3 heaping tablespoons (26 g) smoked paprika 1 tablespoons (38 g) brown sugar, such as dark muscovado 1 tablespoon (7 g) red pepper/chilli flakes 1 teaspoon (5 ml) mustard powder 1 teaspoon (5 ml) cayenne pepper For the barbecue sauce 6 tablespoons (90 ml) tomato ketchup 3 tablespoons (115 g) dark muscovado … Read More

Beetroot Salad with Goat’s Cheese Beignet

…with beetroot meringue, toasted walnuts, and maple dressing Courtesy of Jack Lucas (MasterChef UK winner) Serves: 4 Note: This recipe combines sous vide technique with traditional methods. INGREDIENTS For the beetroot 1 bunch (medium) red beets/beetroots, scrubbed and trimmed 1 bunch (medium) yellow beets/beetroots, scrubbed and trimmed 1 bunch small radishes 10 ounces (300 g) assorted salad leaves, including rocket, baby spinach 2/3 cup (75 g) walnuts, lightly toasted in the oven For the dressing 2 ½ tablespoons (40 ml) sherry vinegar 5 tablespoons (80 ml) Canadian maple syrup Salt and pepper, to taste 2/3 cup (160 ml) rapeseed oil … Read More