Category: Accompaniments

Sweet potato and feta salad

sweet potatoes 3 medium, peeled and cut into chunks rosemary needles chopped to make 1 tbsp salt and pepper olive oil Roast until soft then toss with feta 200g, crumbled watercress 50g toasted pine nuts 2 tbsp red chilli 1, finely chopped

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.

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…

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…

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/

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…

Cucumber and poppy seed salad from Ottolenghi

Simply half 1 large cucumber (about 500g) length ways and then slice into 5 mm thick half rounds. Now toss in a nice bowl and add 2 thinly sliced mild red chillies and 15 g roughly chopped coriander. When ready to serve dress with the following mix: 60 ml white…

Pickled Cucumber Slices – Honey & Co.

Make the pickling liquor by simmering 200 ml cider vinegar, 150 ml water, 4 Tbsp caster sugar, 3 Tbsp mustard seeds, 2 bay leaves and 1 clove of garlic. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved but do not boil, put in the fridge to cool. Use…

Bulgar and freekah with green beans

Makes 3 decent sized lunches. Saute 175g chopped green beans with half a finely chopped red onion for 2-3 minutes. Next add more olive oil and a clove of garlic and cook for a minute. Stir in 175 g course bulgar and 125 g (half a…

Pide Ekmek

Mix 500g plain flour, 7 gr dried yeast sachet, ½ tsp sugar, around 200 ml lukewarm water (or enough to get a good consistency), 1 tsp salt, 30 ml thick yogurt, 30 ml olive oil. Kneed for 10 mins, let rise until doubled in size. Knock back and, using your…

Pide – Turkish pasties / pizzas

Ideas Caramelised onion and butternut squash Lahmacun Roast peppers and crumbled peynir cheese Spinach and cheddar Prawn bhuna!

Delia’s piccalilli (4x)

INGREDIENTS 1000 g cauliflower, divided into 2.5 cm florets 700 g small onions, quartered and cut across 800 g cucumber, peeled, quartered legthways and cut into 5 mm slices 700 g dwarf beans cut into 2.5 cm lengths 1900 ml malt vinegar, plus 2 tablespoons extra 1 whole nutmeg,…

Grain Mustard in Beer

Add 175 g yellow mustard seeds and 175 g brown mustard seeds to 500 ml of a good hoppy local beer (I used Proper Job) and sit overnight in the fridge. The next day add 160 g runny honey (around 8 Tbsp), 1 Tbsp sugar, 225 ml white wine…

Mango Habanero Salsa

Sweat 2 large carrots, 2 sticks of celery and a large onion until soft. Next add 6 chopped and seeded scotch bonnet peppers, half a cup of cider vinegar, 3 tablespoons of caster sugar, 3 tins of mango puree and juice of 1 lime. Blend with a stick blender and remove…

Pork Kebab Marinades

Souvlaki – Mix together juice of 1 lemon, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1 tsp oregano, and 3 cloves of garlic. Add pork to bowl with 2 white onions cut into chunks and 2 cut up green peppers, and stir to coat.  Miso –…