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.

Olia Hercules’s whole roasted spiced cauliflower

FacebookTwitterPinterest Whole roasted spiced cauliflower. Photograph: Romas Foord for the Observer A simple and tasty dish which, depending on the size of your household, could last you a couple of days. If you don’t finish it on the day of cooking it is great chopped and mixed…

Asma Khan’s saag chingri

The combination of prawns and spinach is a Bengali favourite. It is a great dish to treat yourself and your friends – a dish with an expensive ingredient, combined with spinach to make it economical. Total cost: £9.99 Serves 4 raw peeled king prawns 330g turmeric powder ½…

Butter Chicken from Matty Matheson

This is Matty Matheson’s recipe from It’s Suppertime! Blend: 2 white onions 5 cloves of garlic 2 long red chilles 2 birds eye chilles 3 thumbs worth of ginger 6 Tbsp. olive oil Add 250ml of ghee to a thick heavy casserole and cook the blended sauce for…

Blackened Fish Tacos with Avocado and Coleslaw

Cut 600-700g chunky fish into cubes (monkfish is good) Marinade in the following spice mix: 1 ½ teaspoons smoked paprika 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon cumin ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Now…

Gochujang-Glazed Ham

Boil a 3kg gammon joint for 30 mins per 500g – or use a meat thermometer and take it out at around 65c – the temp will continue to rise well into the 70s after removal from the water. Allow to cool in the fridge before…

Papaya Salad

For the salad (you can make in advance but store in air tight bag) 1 green papaya, shredded into strips with a fine julienne peeler 1 carrot, also shredded Dressing (dress very close to serving) A thumbnail piece of shrimp paste 1 Tbsp fish sauce Juice…

Sweet soy dipping sauce

This is so delicious and moreish. Its important to taste after making to finish balancing the flavours. Often I find I need to make it a little sweeter or add more chilli. A great use for this is to make summer rolls, bit off the end, then…

Black sesame dumplings…

Ingredients ½ cup|80 grams black sesame seeds, toasted ½ cup|80 grams crushed peanuts ¼ cup|40 grams powdered sugar ¼ cup|60 ml honey big pinch of salt 25 dumpling skins bowl of water Blend the black sesame to a paste then mix with the other ingredients. Put…

Lebanese Barnsley lamb chops – Tom Kerridge

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 Put the oil,…

Pickled chilli salsa – Tom Kerridge

For the pickled chilli salsa green pepper 1, finely diced pickled green chillies 8, sliced garlic 1 clove, sliced thickly olive oil 50ml spring onions 8, sliced pomegranate seeds 3 tbsp green olives 10, roughly chopped mint 10 leaves, chopped lemon juice of 1 To make the pickled chilli salsa, saute the green pepper in…

Roasted aubergine with tahini yogurt – Claudia Roden

These aren’t enough for a whole main meal but make a great side. Makes enough for 6-8 people as a side. Cut 4 aubergines into half inch rounds. Season with salt and roast at 220C+ for 20 mins on one side, turn and cook for 10…

Squash and potato gratin

http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a11586/potato-butternut-squash-gratin-recipe-wdy1212/

Squash and sage tart

http://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/recipes/a39765/butternut-squash-sage-tart-recipe-ghk0114/

Crumpets

The difficult thing is getting the temp right so they completely cook through, but have a nice bubbly top without burning the bottoms. Its easiest to do them on a slightly too high heat. This ensures a nice bubbling. However, to avoid burning the base, the…

Slow cooked vegetables

Adapted from: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/slow-cooker-aubergines Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a heavy base pan and top with with 1 sliced white onion and 2 crushed garlic cloves. Top with 500g aubergines in 5mm slices. Finally, top with 300g quartered ripe tomatoes, 1 sliced fennel bulb, 50g chopped sun dried tomatoes and 1…

Sloe Vodka

Freeze 1 kg of sloes for 48 hours. Divide them into 3 sterilised 1 litre Kilner jars. Top with a 750 ml bottle of decent vodka and a crushed almond each. Leave for  at least 3 months, mixing irregularly, then strain through multiple layers of muslin…

Goats cheese and peach crostini

Makes about 25 crostini. Half 4 peaches, remove the stone and toss in some olive oil and a little salt and pepper. Grill for around 10 mins per side until soft and slightly charred. Slice into 5mm slices. Mix 125g grated mature goats cheese with around 75g of…