OVEN BAKED KOREAN PORK CHOPS

OVEN BAKED KOREAN PORK CHOPS

NEFF RECIPES: OVEN BAKED KOREAN PORK CHOPS

Serves 2.

These Korean pork chops have a cooking time of just 15-20 minutes. Dinner is five minutes from being ready when you receive a phone call to say that someone is running late. But dinner doesn’t have to be ruined. With the help of Neff Home Connect app, you can ask the oven to reduce the heat and turn on the steam to stop dinner drying out – without setting foot in the kitchen.

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 pork chops
  • 50 g Korean gochujang paste
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger peeled and minced/grated
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
    TO SERVE:
  • 1 tsp mixed white and black sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp shichimi togarashi Japanese seasoning (optional)
Korean pork chops
Take the marinating Korean pork chops out the fridge
Place Korean pork chops onto baking tray to go into oven

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In a large bowl, place the gochujang paste, rice wine vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Mix together, add the pork chops and stir again to coat. Cover the bowl with clingfilm. Place in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours (up to overnight).

 

 

2. Next preheat the oven to CircoTherm® 190°C.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Then take the Korean pork chops out of the fridge and arrange on a baking tray. Place in the oven to cook for 15-20 minutes – until cooked throughout.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Finally remove from the oven and sprinkle with the black sesame seeds and shichimi togarashi. Serve with a green salad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. In a large bowl, place the gochujang paste, rice wine vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, mirin, ginger, garlic and sesame oil. Mix together, add the pork chops and stir again to coat. Cover the bowl with clingfilm. Place in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours (up to overnight).

2. Preheat the oven to CircoTherm® 190°C.

3. Take the pork chops out of the fridge and arrange on a baking tray. Place in the oven to cook for 15-20 minutes – until cooked throughout.

4. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the black sesame seeds and shichimi togarashi. Serve with a green salad.

TO DELAY YOUR MEAL:
If you need to delay the time dinner is ready when the chops are already cooking in the oven, simply cook for 10 minutes, then ask the oven to turn down to 90°C with low added steam. They can stay in the oven in this way for a further 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, if the chops are cooked, turn off the oven and open the door for 5 minutes to release the heat. Close the door, then approx. 15 minutes before required, ask the oven to heat to CircoTherm® 190°C with medium added steam for 10-12 minutes.

Note: don’t leave the pork chops in the oven in this way for more than 30 minutes. If it’s likely to be longer, then firstly remove the chops from the oven when cooked. Secondly cool, cover and refrigerate (for up to a day). Finally place back in the oven, uncovered, at CircoTherm® 190°C with medium added steam for 10-12 minutes until piping hot throughout.

5 TIPS TO GET YOUR KITCHEN FEELING LIKE SUMMER

5 TIPS TO GET YOUR KITCHEN FEELING LIKE SUMMER

5 TIPS TO GET YOUR KITCHEN FEELING LIKE SUMMER – Has this heatwave got you thinking about ways to inject some summertime charm into your kitchen? If so then this guide is the perfect read for you.

1. Add a splash of colour

Dip your toe into the colour pool by adding a subtle splash of colour into your kitchen this summer. Whether it’s by displaying colourful plates and pottery on open shelves, or perhaps by introducing furniture or paintings on the wall.

Another great way to introduce colour into your kitchen is with the use of colourful kitchen appliances. Such as kettles, toasters, a Kitchen Aid mixer or any other worktop appliance must have in your kitchen.

2. Bring your garden inside

No matter how a kitchen is designed, be it contemporary or traditional, it’s important a kitchen feels warm and welcoming from the second you walk in. It’s essential that a kitchen feels ‘lived in’ rather than simply a set for a glossy magazine photoshoot.

The best way to achieve this is to bring the outside in – fresh cut flowers, or perhaps a small collection of herb plants sitting in the windowsill. Adding fresh cut flowers from your garden and a colourful fruit-bowl to a kitchen island (or dining table) will help bring the space to life, as well as adding a pop of colour! Greens, pale pinks and whites for example can give a light, airy touch to a monochrome kitchen and work beautifully with wood.

3. Squeeze fresh fruit

Nothing says summer quite like an ice cold glass of freshly squeezed orange juice or homemade lemonade! In addition to being a tasty treat for you each morning, citrus fruit is also commonly associated with the Mediterranean. A region well known for their dry and beautiful summers. Therefore it’s a quick and easy way to add a zing of summertime sunshine into your kitchen, as so many of us link them to this glorious season. So why not have a large fruit bowl dedicated just for oranges and lemons? – Your taste buds will thank you too!

Alternatively, if citrus fruit isn’t your jam then try growing them rather than juicing them! A mini lemon tree or orange tree in your kitchen window will have a similar effect to a bowl of them on your dining table. This way you can still use the fruit in cooking or simply for their summery aesthetics.

4. Summer fabrics

Fabrics are often overlooked when it comes to kitchen design, with a main focus being on cabinets, shelves, lighting and worktops. Understandably these are the main pillars to kitchen design; however final tweaks on interior details such as the fabrics in a room can have an enormous visual impact. Whether it’s a new rug, blind or even a simple touch like a new tea towel – by introducing bright, summery patterned fabrics to your kitchen you’re one step closer to creating a summer haven in the comfort of your own home. Terracotta oranges, mustard yellows and sky blues are always a safe go to when it comes to summer colours for fabrics.

5. Restyle your kitchen shelves

When you think of summer meals it’s BBQs and salads that come to mind, rather than slow cooked hearty stews and soups. A handy tip for summer time is to rethink your shelves, whether they’re open and on display or behind cabinet doors. If possible put large casserole dishes and baking trays away in storage until the colder months come in, making room for all we’ve mentioned so far.

Cajun Crusted Cod With Spiced Garlic Potatoes Recipe

Cajun Crusted Cod With Spiced Garlic Potatoes Recipe

NEFF RECIPES: CAJUN CRUSTED COD WITH SPICED GARLIC POTATOES

Serves 4.

The easy to use Neff Home Connect app and Amazon Alexa lets you control your Neff oven with your voice, when you’re out the kitchen or even out the house. Using the timer with voice control couldn’t be easier – just ask Alexa to set the timer whilst you get on with the rest of dinners. This Cajun crusted cod with garlic potatoes is all cooked in the oven, taking advantage of the timer setting to add in elements of the dish to the oven at the correct time.

INGREDIENTS

   SPICED GARLIC POTATOES:

  • 500g baby new potatoes sliced in half
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ¼ chilli flakes2 cloves garlic, minced
    CAJUN CRUSTED COD + TOMATOES:
  • 4 cod filters
  • 2 tbsp Cajun spice mix
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, on the vine
  • Good pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    To serve:
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Lime wedges
  • Green salad

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to CircoRoast 220C. Place the potatoes on a lined baking tray. Drizzle on the oil and sprinkle on the salt, pepper, paprika and chilli flakes. Toss together.

2. Place in the oven on level 3 and set the timer using Alexa voice command for 20 minutes.

 

 

 

3. Meanwhile, place the cod fillets on a second lined baking tray and sprinkle with Cajun spice.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Arrange the cherry tomatoes on the same tray. Sprinkle the cod and tomatoes with the salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

 

 

 

 

5. When the timer beeps, take the potatoes out of the oven and add the garlic. Toss together and place the tray with the potatoes back in the oven on level 1.

 

 

 

 

6. Place the tray with the cod and tomatoes in the oven on level 3 and add medium steam.

7. Set the timer using Alexa voice control command for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, check the fish and potatoes are cooked and remove from oven.

 

 

 

8. Serve topped with coriander and parsley, along with lime wedges and a fresh green salad.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Preheat the oven to CircoRoast 220C. Place the potatoes on a lined baking tray. Drizzle on the oil and sprinkle on the salt, pepper, paprika and chilli flakes. Toss together.
  2. Place in the oven on level 3 and set the timer using Alexa voice command for 20 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, place the cod fillets on a second lined baking tray and sprinkle with Cajun spice.

  4. Arrange the cherry tomatoes on the same tray. Sprinkle the cod and tomatoes with the salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.

  5. When the timer beeps, take the potatoes out of the oven and add the garlic. Toss together and place the tray with the potatoes back in the oven on level 1.

  6. Place the tray with the cod and tomatoes in the oven on level 3 and add medium steam.

  7. Set the timer using Alexa voice control command for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, check the fish and potatoes are cooked and remove from oven.

  8. Serve topped with coriander and parsley, along with lime wedges and a fresh green salad.

HOW TO TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF MAKING BRUNCH

HOW TO TAKE THE STRESS OUT OF MAKING BRUNCH

The Kitchen Partners introduce Falmec’s Spazio revolutionary ceiling extractor as seen in their showroom on Whiteladies Road.

How to take the stress out of making brunch

We all want to know how to take the stress out of making brunch right? Well, much like we welcome the transformation of winter to spring, in the world of kitchen design, modification and development is also welcomed with open arms – Especially here at The Kitchen Partner’s showroom on Whiteladies Road. In some aspects the progression is more apparent than others, a prime example being the hummmmmmm-ble extractor unit.

We’re sure many people can remember the ‘Sunday brunch challenge’. Also known as, can I cook this fry up without making my entire house smell of bacon as my ancient, invasively loud extractor unit desperately tries to draw the smell out the room?

The number one rule. – Don’t bother speaking to me while I’m cooking, because I can’t hear a word you say. Turn off the extractor when you’ve finished cooking? You must be mad. That beast has to stay gasping away for at least another hour to remove the lingering smell of fried food. “What’s that sorry?! I can’t hear you.” you shout over your beautiful plate of Sunday brunch goodness.

We’re glad all of this is now just a blast from the past here at The Kitchen Partners. A distant memory in the modern day kitchen. Gone are the days of big clunky extractor units. Ineffective, loud machines fixed to the side of the kitchen wall. Quite literally sucking the atmosphere out of the room from the second you turn it on.

The extractor unit is an essential item of kitchen equipment. Nowadays safe, stylish and functional accessories, which can enhance and transform the look of the room, depending on what design is chosen.

 

 

New display kitchen in our Showroom on Whiteladies Road, Bristol.

 

Whats the trick of taking the stress out of making brunch we here you ask? Well, here at The Kitchen Partners we have just installed a new display kitchen at the front of our kitchen showroom on Whiteladies Road, Bristol. It was paramount the new kitchen showcased some of the finest technology available. Therefore, Falmec’s Spazio ceiling extractor is the star of the show.  Spazio is a complete breakthrough in the world of extractor units and Winner of 2019 Good Design Awards. Designed by Francesco Lucchese, this hood is a true 360 ​​degree experience. A furnishing accessory enhancing the kitchen environment with its rigorous and elegant lines. The latest-generation home appliance and an indispensable ally in daily operations in the kitchen.

Firstly, the extractor is equipped with comfortable smoked glass shelves to store crockery or any other useful object in the kitchen in an orderly manner. In addition, a channel equipped with hooks for the organisation of the tools and an effective LED lighting system for the worktop. Spazio is equipped with USB ports, electrical sockets (to recharge electronic devices) and a ‘tablet holder’ to quickly and easily consult any application and, why not, tasty recipes.

Embracing the trend to bring the outside in, the hood offers the possibility of housing a small indoor garden designed for the cultivation of aromatic plants. Thanks to the presence of a light that stimulates photosynthesis.

It’s hard to pick a favourite when it comes to the modern extractor. What used to be an annoyance in the kitchen, is now a silent running, beautiful statement-piece unit that can be the focal point of a contemporary kitchen design.

Falmec’s Spazio ceiling extractor as seen in our showroom on Whiteladies Road.
WHY CHOOSE AN ALNO KITCHEN [NEW SUPPLIER]

WHY CHOOSE AN ALNO KITCHEN [NEW SUPPLIER]

The start of a new year also welcomes a new partnership here at The Kitchen Partners. We are proud to announce Alno as another of our fantastic German kitchen suppliers.

 

Awards

The impeccable quality and innovate design of Alno’s products makes them deserving winners of multiple awards. For example – The Red Dot design award, for their Alnostar range, with its unique glass doors. Alnostar won the iF product design award and was named Kitchen Innovation of the Year in 2011. The Vintucina range has picked up a handful of awards. A unique synthesis of alternative materials made it a worthy winner of Kitchen Innovation of the Year.  As well as this, The Vintucina range earned a nomination for the German Design Awards for 2014.

Continually recognised for their high quality products, Alno has won the award “kitchen innovation of the year 2019” at the “Ambiente” exhibition in Frankfurt, with their ALNOSIGN range. The ALNOSIGN range stood out to judges for its quality, design and appearance, with regards to unique colouring. It was also very popular for its elite interior equipment and wooden elements, in combination with graphite high gloss lacquer.

 

 

Why Alno?

At The Kitchen Partners, we believe a great kitchen design is nothing without high quality products to match. It’s important to us that our customers are supplied with superior furniture, standing the test of time for years to come.  As a result, it’s the (quite literally award winning) quality of Alno’s kitchen ranges that leads us to work with them as a supplier.

German manufacturers are the market leaders in both style and quality. “Made in Germany” carries a stamp of approval, allowing you to buy confidently in the quality of doors, carcasses and components. 

At The Kitchen Partners, 102 Whiteladies Road, our kitchens are manufactured and assembled in Germany by our suppliers Alno, Leicht and Brigitte. They’re then shipped to the UK as complete units, not flat packed and assembled later.  Therefore, we can guarantee the quality of the finished product.

KITCHEN WORKTOPS AND THEIR BENEFITS

KITCHEN WORKTOPS AND THEIR BENEFITS

A solid worktop is a practical and reliable choice, as well as being hugely aspirational because they look so fabulous. So, let us tell you what they’re made from and how they’re made, to help you decide which kitchen worktop is right for you.

 

Dekton®

Dekton® consists of raw materials used in the glass, porcelain and quartz surfaces production. These mix under high heat and pressure, which mimics the metamorphic change that natural stone undergoes over thousands of years, but Dekton® does it very quickly. It’s highly resistant to UV light, heat, abrasion and scratching, staining and extreme cold temperatures. The perfect worktop choice for cooking enthusiasts. You can put your chef hat on without worrying about damaging the worktop surfaces, when you’re slicing, dicing and placing down hot pots and pans in the kitchen. With a Dekton® kitchen worktop you’ll get totally lost in doing what you love, and cook without worry!

 

Silestone

Silestone worktops are made by combining 90% ground quartz with 8-10% resins, polymers, and pigments; when cured it forms a very hard granite-like surface, in a myriad of colours and internalised textures. Its stain, scratch and reasonably heat proof. If you really want the ‘wow’ factor, to all lucky enough to feast their eyes on your new kitchen, a Silestone worktop will do just that.  Silestone is available in 55 different colours and textures; so no matter what kitchen design idea you’re bringing to life, from naturally marbled to industrial design, they’ll have the perfect worktop for you.

 

Corian®

Corian® is a man-made material composed of a combination of marble dust, bauxite, acrylic, epoxy or polyester resins and pigments. Most frequently used for seamless kitchen worktop installations. Corian® is non-porous, so stains will not penetrate its surface. It also resists the growth of mould, mildew and bacteria. We’d say Corian® is the perfect worktop for a minimalistic kitchen design. The signature flowing seamless look, of a Corian® worktop, creates fluidity in the kitchen, like a silky smooth dream.

 

Come see for yourself

They do differ in price point but are well worth budgeting for when designing your new kitchen. The kitchen worktop has a massive impact on the overall finish and feel of the room. At The Kitchen Partners, we think it’s incredibly important our customers get to see the uniqueness of these worktops for themselves. We have a vast range of worktop samples in our showroom, as well as full display kitchens, showcasing Dekton®, Silestone and Corian® worktops (see images).