Recipes

Slow Cooked Spiced Lamb

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Slow cooking is a great way to extract as much flavour as possible, and spices will only get better the longer you have to infuse them.

Ultimate Tadka Dhal

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‘Dhal’ refers to lentils and ‘Tadka’ is the technique of tempering your spices to release their flavours and aromas. 

Mustard Greens

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I love green veggies. Spinach, kale, broccoli, you name it, I love it! This recipe uses spinach, watercress and rocket but you can add any greens you fancy. Toasted pine nuts stirred through after wilting is a great addition too.

Coffee Nutty Pecan Cake

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Having a slice of cake with a coffee is a real treat and almost a must in my home. This coffee and pecan cake covers both bases, and you can add a splash of Marsala or Tia Maria if you fancy making it boozy.

Green Olive, Cheddar & Chilli Rolls

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Baking bread is easier than you think and there’s nothing better than freshly baked bread you’ve made with your own loving hands. This is a tear and share loaf full of green olives, sharp cheddar, and a hint of chilli. It’s a great way to start a meal or have with a warming soup.

Salt Baked Bream with Coriander & Lemon

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Baking fish in salt is one of the surest way to keep it soft and succulent. I like to use rock salt with a little coriander seed and lemon to create my crust. And don’t be shocked by the amount of salt you need – it’s purely for the crust and you won’t eat any of it.

Souped Up Chicken

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The name of this dish doesn’t do it justice (namely because I struggled to come up with something suitable) but just think of it as the perfect comfort food which doubles up as a wonderful dish when entertaining.

Chickpea Chorizo Fritters

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These perfect little snacks are packed full of flavour. The smokiness of the chorizo works wonderfully with the toasted spices.

Chilli Cheese Sablés

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Sablé is the French word for ‘sand’ and is a biscuit – almost like shortbread. It has the most delicious, crumbly texture which should only be baked until light golden brown.

Whole Stuffed Fish

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This is an ancient recipe of stuffing a whole fish with spices, sealing it in an earthenware pot, burying it in the ground and covering it with natural heat fermenters. I have had to change the recipe slightly to replicate this style of cooking for the modern day. Perfect for a dinner party. You can click here to see how to make it.

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