Tag: barley

Barley Fish Paella

Barley Fish Paella

When making this dish I fully intended on using rice, however I had a blind moment and got my grains mixed up. Fortunately it was a happy accident as the resulting barley based paella was delicious. Barley is more nutty than rice, so had a 

Ingredient of the Week: Barley

Ingredient of the Week: Barley

Barley is one of the world’s oldest, cultivated cereals and can be successfully grown in many climates, making it a staple grain in many cuisines. Most people know it for its use in making beer, but it is also incredibly nutritious and cheap. It is 

Salmon with Griddled Avocado & Barley Salad

Salmon with Griddled Avocado & Barley Salad

This makes for an incredibly filling and nutritious meal. Griddling the avocado makes it go gooey inside and adds a lovely creaminess to the dish, while the barley, sweet corn and peas keep the texture interesting. You can ramp up the spice rating if you 

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Barley Risotto with Bacon & Chestnuts

Its December and so the chestnuts are becoming more readily available in the shops. They are an ingredient that I’m still learning about, so I tend to only buy them pre-cooked for ease. This barley risotto was inspired by a recipe on BBC Good Food 

Bacon, Vegetable & Barley Pot

Bacon, Vegetable & Barley Pot

This is a great recipe for using up any leftover vegetables. This time I used broad beans, courgette and mushrooms, but your choice is flexible. Peas, spinach, carrot, anything really would work. It is also freezable, which means its great for planning ahead or for 

Creamy Cabbage & Prawn Barley One Pan

Creamy Cabbage & Prawn Barley One Pan

Another vegetable that my Dad has been growing in his allotment is cabbage and last week he presented me with one of the largest cabbages I’ve seen. This has resulted in me searching for inspiration on what to cook with it and here is one 

Chorizo, Root Vegetable & Barley Risotto

Chorizo, Root Vegetable & Barley Risotto

I love a bowl of risotto. When cooked well the flavour that you can infuse from the stock in to everything else is just delicious. Add chorizo in to the mix and you are on to a winner! Every meal is improved if you add