Chef James McConnell

James McConnell

Posts: 22 // Recipes: 78

I just like cooking great food that's simple for anyone to recreate. Cooking isn't hard if you follow some simple rules that I'll share on here.

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It’s A Piece of Pasta ???? ????????

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When cooking pasta some simple rules will produce perfect results every time. The biggest problem people have when cooking pasta is that it sticks…So they are tempted to add oil of all things?? Why would this work??? Oil is clearly lighter than water and so settles on the surface and... more

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Penne all'Arrabbiata, Pasta In Tomato Sauce

Penne all’Arrabbiata – (Pasta tubes in Tomato Sauce to you & me)

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An Italian classic winner

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Perfect Poached Salmon

Simple Poached Salmon

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This will change the way you cook fish...

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Classic Victoria Sponge Cake

Super Easy Victoria Sponge

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Easiest sponge cake ever...

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Jimmy Mac's Homemade Za'atar seasoning

Za’atar

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

Za’atar can be bought in some specialist supermarkets but is easier to make yourself. Za’atar ...

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Jimmy Mac Cooks Turkey Bolognese

Super Simple Tasty Turkey Bolognese

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Average Rating: (5 / 5)

As Simple as it gets Simon...

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Jimmy Mac Cooks Leek & Potato Soup

Leek & Potato Soup

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Insanely easy and super tasty

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James’ Top Food Tip #7 – Spuds…Keep em in the dark

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James McConnell Food Tips

Most vegetables keep best in the fridge, but a cool, dark place is also good if you lack fridge space. Potatoes should always be stored in the dark, otherwise they go green or sprout, making them inedible. When spuds sprout, the starch in them has converted into sugar. However research... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #6 – How To Easily Skin Tomatoes

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James McConnell Top Food Tips

James’ Top Food Tip #6 – How To Easily Skin Tomatoes To skin tomatoes, simply cut a cross into the base of your tomatoes using a sharp knife. Place them in a heat proof bowl, pour on boiling water and cover with cling film. Leave for 1 minute then transfer... more

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James’ Top Food Tip #5 – How To Turn The Chilli Heating Down?

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James McConnell Chilli Food Tips

James’ Top Food Tip #4 – How Hot is a Chilli? To reduce the heat of a fresh chilli, simply cut it in half lengthways, then scrape out and remove the seeds and light coloured core. more

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