Category Archives: Kev’s Kitchen

Pan Fried King Prawns with Lime

Julie loves prawns so this tasty dish which can be whipped up and on the table in less than 15 minutes is a real winner!

Pan Fried King Prawns with Lime

Ingredients for prawn dish


175g pack raw king prawns

two cloves of garlic

two spring onions, chopped

fresh coriander, chopped

fresh parsley, chopped


black pepper

half a fresh lime


Melt the butter over a medium heat and gently saute the garlic and spring onions



Add the chopped fresh herbs together with the raw prawns and a good squeeze of the fresh lime and continue to saute for about four minutes, until the prawns turn bright pink. Add black pepper to taste.





The prawns will then be thoroughly cooked through


Carefully pile the prawns onto a bed of fresh salad leaves, making sure you also pour over the tasty juices from the pan.  Add another squeeze of fresh lime, a sprig of two of fresh coriander and a glass of red and stand back to await the compliments …….

Pan Fried King Prawns with Lime


Broccoli and Stilton Soup

This is Julie’s favourite home-made soup of all time, she’s always making up a pan full. Now she’s shared her recipe with me!

Soup ingredients
Soup ingredients

Serves four good portions


1 large head of broccoli

Stilton – 220g block

4 cloves of garlic, skinned and chopped roughly

2 large potatoes, washed and cubed

Handful of fresh parsley

Handful of pearl barley

1 1/2 litres of stock – vegetable or chicken


Salt and pepper to season


photo (26)Melt the butter in a large stockpot or saucepan. Cut the broccoli into small florets – use the stalks too but discard the big end.

Add to the melted butter and fry for about three minutes. Add the pearl barley and garlic.

Add the cubed potato and fry for about five minutes, stirring well. Don’t let the ingredients stick to the pan or they will burn!

Add the fresh parsley and stock.

Bring to the boil then cover and simmer for approx 40 minutes or until broccoli and potatoes are soft. Add seasoning to taste. If the soup looks too thick, add more stock.

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If you want a smooth soup, pure with a hand blender, otherwise simply use a potato masher to break down the soup a little, to give a chunky texture.

Broccoli and Stilton Soup
Broccoli and Stilton Soup

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!



Easy Baked Camembert

This is a quick dish for supper which only takes about 15 minutes tops to rustle up …. including cooking! This is one of Julie’s favourites

Ingredients: (serves one hungry person or two as a starter)

president camembert

Round Camembert cheese, boxed

Drizzle of olive oil

Fresh basil leaves

Fresh salad – lettuce, cucumber, tomato, onion

You can also add a sprig of fresh thyme into the slit if you want

Heat oven to 180 degrees

Simply remove the lid and the cellophane wrapping from the camembert and place the boxed cheese on to a baking tray. Cut a slit across the cheese and drizzle olive oil inside the slit. Add torn fresh basil leaves and put the tray into oven. Bake for approx 10/15 minutes at 180 degrees, gas mark 4/5 or until cheese has browned slightly on top and the inside is hot and runny.

While the cheese is cooking, whip up a small salad.

Serve the baked camembert straight from the box on a plate, surrounded by salad. I’ve added some sliced mushrooms and garlic lightly fried in butter. Sorted!IMG_4462

Easy Mushroom Omelette

Omelettes are quick and easy!  If you’ve got a frying pan, you can deal with this and add virtually anything you want

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Mushroom Omelette

(serves 1)

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2 eggs

6 or 7 button mushrooms

Couple of sprigs of fresh parsley

Knob of butter

Seasoning to taste



Chop up the mushrooms and the fresh parsley

Beat the eggs

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Melt the butter in a frying pan

Fry the mushrooms and parsley

Add the beaten eggs

Add seasoning,(pepper and salt)  to your taste

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Cook gently, then fold over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes until slightly browned on the outside but cooked on the inside

Serve and eat while hot


For bacon and mushroom omelette cut up a bacon rashers then cook with the mushrooms