The Family Kitchen

The Family Kitchen

Rob Kirby
149 recipes
Published by
Absolute Press
Lara Holmes

Rob Kirby invites you to share his best home cooking in this lovingly compiled collection of over 120 recipes for family life. With favourites for mum, dad and the kids to enjoy, there are cracking culinary delights for every occasion, whether you choose to be nutritious or naughty! When working 9–5, take comfort from great ideas for brekkie on the hoof, lunchbox treats, 20-minute lunch breaks, frugal suppers and quick evening specials. At weekend chill-out pace, find foodie plans for schmoozy mornings, Saturday night treats, tempting ‘takeaways’ to recreate, and Sunday brunch. While away and at play, trust hassle-free suggestions for perfect picnics and train journey tapas, and share Rob’s creative ideas for feasts at BBQs and glam parties. Treasure baking time together and follow easy steps to make delicious cakes and chewy sweets over and over again. A fantastic foreword by Gregg Wallace and artistic and sumptuous photography completes the celebration of quality cooking. This warm and witty medley of reliable family recipes will always have you reaching for more when you cook for the people you love the most. Which fun dish will you try first? Eyes to the Sky Luxe Fish Pie, The Ultimate Velvet Macaroni Cheese, Perfect Pot Noodle, Saturday X-Factor Steak Sandwich, All in the Pan Pizza, Shake It Up Salad, Willy Wonka’s Garden Box or Banging Banoffee and Pecan Shots? Following his award-winning book, Cook With Kids, this brilliant treasury honours Rob Kirby’s passion for great food at the heart of the home – the family kitchen.

In this book

  1. Working nine to five
  2. Big weekend chill
    1. Read this Chapter
    2. Runny egg with pancetta soldiers
    3. Sweetcorn fritters with balsamic-roasted tomatoes
    4. Asparagus and smoked trout omelette
    5. Deep-fried duck eggs with mushrooms and parma ham
    6. Pile-em-high waffles, crispy smoked bacon and maple syrup
    7. Cinnamon toast and orange blossom honey
    8. Lazy morning smoked salmon French toast
    9. Marmalade and honey-glazed ham with fried eggs
    10. Kirby club sarnie
    11. Jasper’s rack-it-up slow-cooked maple ‘n’ jack daniels ribs
    12. Nifty nachos
    13. Creamy garlic mussels with skinny rosemary fries
    14. Tempura crispy vegetables & soy dipping sauce
    15. Crispy potato and smoked paprika wedges with fresh chilli and lime mayonnaise
    16. Saturday’s X-Factor open steak sandwich
    17. Fat garam masala chips with spicy mango mayo
    18. Kirby fried buttermilk chicken
    19. N.Y.C. short rib sliders
    20. Funky fish 'n' chips
    21. Jammin’ sweet potato with rice and peas
    22. Chicken katsu, jasmine rice and pickled cucumber salad
    23. Real sesame prawn toast
    24. Funk-it-up fajitas
    25. Whole-roasted brie, roasted jersey royals and crispy pancetta
    26. Crispy roasties and aioli
    27. Crackling pig sticks with bramley apple and sage sauce
    28. Sticky toffee date and chicken tatin
    29. Field mushroom penne pasta with garlic dough balls
    30. Garlic dough balls
    31. The ultimate velvet cauliflower and macaroni cheese
    32. Salmon with glazed mozzarella and tomato and balsamic chargrilled chicory
    33. Seared scallops with salad cream and rocket mash
    34. Salt-crusted roast forerib with caramelised shallots and golden beets and hot horseradish
    35. Deep-filled stilton and leek tart with pear waldorf salad
    36. Virgin Mary
  3. Away & at play
  4. Grab n’ go skewer selection
  5. Tiny tapas tasting pots
  6. Mini pudding shots
  7. From the Kirby Family Gift Shop
  8. Entertaining
  9. The family bakery

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