This is like a cross between Cuban beans and an American dish called Hoppin John both of which are from southern America. Ham hocks are available at most butchers and are very cheap to, giving you lots of meat and some very tasty instant stock whilst cooking the hock. Try and source a smoked hock as it will really make the difference here complimenting the sweet black garlic however feel free to use a regular one. Anyone adverse to garlic and thinks 10 cloves is too much then think again as black garlic is nothing like the raw pungent garlic you may fear, it has a sweet almost balsamic taste that would disperse of any fear you my have.
There is something soothing about making a risotto, the patience involved in the stirring is very therapeutic and the end result is absolutely worth all that stirring. Chicken livers are very cheap and not to everyone's taste however everyone that has tried this has been very surprised. This risotto even won an award for best main course at local supper clubs so it is definitely worth trying.
An all in one tray bake, easy to make and even easier to eat.
A taste of Mexico great to serve on some rice or even use as a filling for quesadillas, burritos or taco's.
Roast beef salad with roasted baby turnips,red onions and green beans with a truffle honey, shallot and mustard dressing
Roast beef is just as delicious in a salad as it is on a Sunday lunch, no yorkies required.
Simple British food at it's best, just a few ingredients that can be put together in no time.