Neither moussaka nor lasagne either …..

……. so what is it? To be honest, I’d started out with the idea of making melanzane alla parmigiana but then I decided to add some minced beef to the tomato sauce, which changed the dish into something else altogether, something a bit more like a moussaka. Except that the flavours were far more Italian and it was like lasagne al forno, but with slices of aubergine instead of sheets of pasta. Continue reading

Neck of lamb casserole with chickpeas

Neck of lamb on the bone is a cheap cut, sometimes called lamb neck chops. I doubt that you will find it in a supermarket so it is a chance to get along to the butcher and help keep a small business alive. Butchers generally sell much better quality meat than supermarkets anyway, and any decent butcher should be able to tell you where the meat comes from, too. Continue reading