Pasta e fagioli – Felicity Cloake

Perfect pasta e fagioli Prep 10 min Soak 8 hr Cook 90 min Serves 4 175g dried borlotti beans 2 celery sticks 2 carrots 1 large onion Sprig of rosemary (optional) 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 75g fatty pancetta, diced (optional) 2 tinned plum tomatoes 175g small macaroni, or other…

Mitch Tonks’s roast squid stuffed with mussels, lemon and spinach

FacebookTwitterPinterest Roast squid stuffed with mussels, lemon and spinach. Photograph: Jean Cazals/The Observer Serves 4 mussels 500g fresh spinach 450g garlic 2 cloves, finely chopped olive oil dry white wine 5 tbsp dried chilli 1 fresh white breadcrumbs a handful lemon juice of 1 sea salt and freshly ground black pepper freshly grated nutmeg a…

Claudia Roden’s pan-fried red mullet with tahini sauce

FacebookTwitterPinterest Red mullet with tahini sauce. Photograph: Jean Cazals/The Observer The most popular item on the menu in the fish restaurants along the long Lebanese coast are the deep-fried red mullet that come accompanied by a tahini sauce and very thin crisp, deep-fried bread. They are fried…

Munchies Veg/Fish things to try

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qv7e83/grilled-squid-and-shrimp-with-fish-sauce-recipe https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wjv45z/mussel-clam-and-chickpea-stew-recipe https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/j5wkp4/classic-tomato-gazpacho-recipe https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pajymb/easy-giardiniera-recipe https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43jww3/crispy-plantain-collard-green-and-fennel-salad-recipe https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xnp5g/miso-caesar-salad-recipe https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/gyap8j/roasted-carrots-with-tahini-and-honey-recipe                                  

Lebanese-spiced Barnsley chops with tahini dressing and pickled chilli salsa

Serves 4 olive oil 6 tbsp garlic 5 cloves, grated cumin seeds 2 tsp, toasted and crushed coriander seeds 2 tsp, toasted and crushed sumac 1 tsp salt 1 tsp honey 1 tbsp Barnsley chops 4, thick cut For the tahini dressing Greek yogurt 200g tahini 70ml garlic 2 cloves, grated lemon juice of 1 For the pickled…

Salted cucumber with satay sauce

Serves 8 cucumbers 3, peeled flaky salt 2 tsp peanut oil 3 tbsp lime juice of 1 chilli flakes 1 tsp For the satay sauce onion 1, peeled and blended garlic 2 cloves turmeric ½ tsp coconut milk 1 tin red chilli 1, sliced lemongrass 1 stick, finely chopped peanuts 250g, peeled and roasted ketjap manis 50ml limes juice of…

Spatchcock chicken with ras el hanout and coriander dressing

Serves 4 free-range chicken 1 x 2kg ras el hanout 4 tbsp garlic 4 cloves, grated olive oil 5 tbsp salt 1 tsp lemon 1, quartered runny honey 3 tbsp For the dressing fresh coriander 1 large bunch, roughly chopped garlic 2 cloves salt ½ tsp shallots 3, peeled and diced preserved lemon 1, diced green chilli 1, sliced…

Orzo with prawns, tomato and marinated feta

200g feta, broken into 1cm-2cm pieces ½ tsp chilli flakes 4 tsp fennel seeds, toasted, lightly crushed 75ml olive oil 250g orzo 3 garlic cloves, crushed 3 strips of finely shaved orange peel 1 x 400g can chopped tomatoes 500ml vegetable stock 400g uncooked shelled prawns…

Roasted carrot, rocket & lentil salad

From BBC Food 300g carrots, peeled and sliced lengthways 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 lemon, zested and juiced ½ tsp honey ½ tsp wholegrain mustard 250g ready-cooked lentils ¼ cucumber, chopped 80g rocket, washed 1 avocado, sliced 50g feta, crumbled…

Sandwich Ideas

Chicken Coronation chicken, Cured meats Salami and Gherkin Cheese Cheddar coleslaw, cheddar salad, Goats cheese and red pepper, chutney Hummus Salad  

Mincemeat 2018

Mostly based on Felicity Cloake but half the sugar as it was way too sweet. 100g each sultanas, raisins, currants 50g mixed peel, dried figs 3 piece stem ginger, finely chopped, plus 1 tbsp of its syrup 25g each almonds and pecans, chopped 200g muscovado sugar 1 tsp…

Sweet potato, feta, chilli and coriander salad

Mix 3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks, with salt and pepper in bowl, add a squeezed lemon and a couple of Tbs of water and microwave to soften (5-10 mins) When done lay on a platter and add 200g crumbled feta, a thinly sliced large red chilli,…

Turkish chopped salad

This is adapted from the book ‘Turkish Delights’ by John Gregory-Smith Feeds a table of 6 as a side. Finely chop and mix the following: 1 red pepper 1 red onion 200g cherry tomatoes 1/3rd cucumber A large bunch of parsley Toss with the following and leave…

Humous

Blend a can of drained chickpeas with a clove of garlic, the juice of 1 (and potentially another half) lemon, 3 Tbsp of tahini, 3 Tbsp good olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Thin out with a couple of Tbsp of water.