Author: willspages

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…

Muhammara: Middle Eastern vegetable dip

Roast for an hour at 180C, tossing occasionally 6 garlic cloves, peeled, 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped, 1 red chili, stemmed and roughly chopped, 1 red onion, roughly chopped, 1 tomato, roughly chopped. Add the following ingredients and blend to a rough paste 70 grams toasted…

Szechuan pepper fried chicken

Serves 2 hungry people…. Marinade 2 chopped chicken breast in 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/4 cup rice vinegar and 1/8 cup sugar for 2 hours. Dredge in a thick batter made from 1/2 cups rice flour, 1/2 cups cornstarch and 1/3 cup fizzy water. Drop piece by piece into hot oil (160C is…

Beef Short Ribs – Ginger Pig meat book

Recipe by Fran Warde, from the Ginger Pig Meat Book. Serves four For the ribs 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp salt 8 individual Jacob’s ladder ribs Vegetable oil for baking tray…

Spaghetti with chilli, garlic and parsley

On a low heat fry 2 cloves of garlic and a large red chilli in 2 tablespoons of good olive oil until the garlic is light brown and crunchy. Remove from the heat and add a small bunch of finely chopped parsley. Cook 100g spaghetti. Toss together…

Garlic butter spaghetti

On a low heat fry 2 cloves of garlic in 2 tablespoons of butter until the garlic is light brown and crunchy. Cook 100g spaghetti. Toss together with 20g of finely grated Parmesan and serve.

LAMB STEW OVER SMOKED EGGPLANT AND YOGURT PUREE

Preheat the oven to 180 C/ 350 Roast (in the flame on the hob is good) 2 medium purple eggplants for about 15 – 20 minutes, turning occasionally. . Cook until the skin is burnt and the flesh is soft (you can also cook this way…