The Ultimate Cookery Challenge


For the Ultimate Cookery Challenge, based on “The Ultimate Cookery Course” by Gordon Ramsay, I try to recreate the following 100 recipes to become a better cook! I cross out recipes I already tried and link them to the corresponding blog post (once written).


Pasta with tomatoes, anchovy and chillies
Bacon, pea and goat’s cheese frittata
Tomato risotto
Stuffed roast chicken
Miso salmon
Slow-cooked fiery lamb
Beef wellingtons
Lemon curd treacle tart
Apple crumble
Coconut pancakes with mango slices and lime syrup
Baked cheesecake

FISH (0/9)

Roasted cod with a walnut, lemon and Parmesan crust
Pan-fried scallops with crunchy apple salad
Chilli and spice whitebait
Roasted mackerel with garlic and paprika
Crab and mascarpone crêpes
Gordon’s kedgeree
Sea bream with tomato and herb salsa
Sea bass with fennel, lemon and capers
Red mullet with sweet chilli sauce

MEAT (1/7)

Pork chops with peppers
Sichuan chicken thighs
Pan-fried duck breasts with blackcurrant sauce
Smoky pork sliders with barbecue sauce
Steak sandwiches
Easy bollito misto
Chicken and chicory in Marsala sauce

SPICES (1/13)

Curry-spiced sweetcorn soup
Spicy pancakes
Grilled corn with chipotle chilli butter
Roasted squash houmous
Noodles with chilli, ginger and lemongrass
Spicy beef salad
Vietnamese-style beef baguette
Sichuan dan dan noodles
Jerk chicken
Shawarma spiced chicken wraps
Chilli beef lettuce wraps
Pork neck curry with mango salsa
Fragrant spiced rice pudding


Spicy black beans with feta and avocado
North African eggs
Chicken stir-fry with rice noodles
Home-made gnocchi
Leek and gruyère rosti with fried eggs
Spaghetti with chilli, sardines and oregano
Easy fragrant fried rice
Cheat’s soufflé with three cheeses
Easy arancini
Lamb with fried bread
Spicy sausage rice
Pork and prawn meatballs in aromatic broth
Chickpea, cumin and spinach koftas with tahini dressing
Charentais melon and crème fraîche
Bread and butter pudding


Spicy meatball soup
Meatballs in fragrant coconut broth
Beef meatball sandwich with melting mozzarella and tomato salsa
Spicy chutney
Slow-roasted pork belly with fennel
Coriander, ginger and chilli butter chicken
Slow-cooked beef short ribs
Caramelised figs with ricotta


Bruschette with garlic, tomatoes, caper berries and pecorino
Cannellini bean crostini with anchovy and olives
Farfalle with ricotta, pancetta and peas
Flatbreads with fennel and feta
Sweetcorn fritters and yoghurt dip
Tagliatelle with quick sausage-meat bolognese
Spicy tuna fishcakes
Chilli dogs
Griddled pineapple with spiced caramel
Blueberry and ricotta pancakes with yoghurt and honey


Roasted red pepper, lentil and herb salad
Chopped salad
Green bean salad with mustard dressing
Fresh prawn rolls
Roast sirloin of beef
Raspberry millefeuille
Apricot and frangipane tart
Pimm’s jellies

BAKING (1/11)

Olive, tomato and rosemary focaccia
Soda bread
Mozzarella and rosemary pizza
Leek and pancetta quiche
Beef empanadas
Flatbreads with lemon thyme ricotta
Fresh ginger sponge cake
Home-made crumpet
Lemon polenta cake
Lemon thyme shortbread
Indulgent mini chocolate tarts with peanut brittle


Noodle soup with poached egg
Macaroni and cauliflower bake with three cheeses
Prawn and feta omelette
Spiced lentil soup
Roasted red onion vinaigrette with green bean salad


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