Category: Accompaniments

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 (doubled and gluten free)

INGREDIENTS 500 g cauliflower, divided into 2.5 cm florets 250 g small onions, quartered and cut across 400 g cucumber, peeled, quartered legthways and cut into 5 mm slices 350 g dwarf beans cut into 2.5 cm lengths 950 ml malt vinegar, plus 2 tablespoons extra…

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 –…

Crispy pork belly in marsala reduction

This is time consuming as the pork belly (500g) is cooked 3 times. Firstly, cut the pork belly into pieces that are about 1cm by 3cm and simmer for at least 2 hours alongside bay leaves, peppercorns, herbs and whatever else you fancy. Remove from the pan and…

Pickling Liquor, The Basic Recipe

The basic recipe is simply 50g sugar, 100g water, 100g vinegar of choice. Simmer, but do not boil, until the sugar has dissolved and fill with whatever you want!

Aubergine Chermoula – from ‘Persiana’

Heat a couple of tablespoons of olive oil in a largish casserole and add two cubed (about 1 inch cubes) aubergines. Cook until golden brown, sprinkling generously with sea salt flakes half way through the cooking (This allows initial browning for flavour and then later, water release).…

Preserved Lemons – From Honey & Co.

Score a cross in 8-10 unwaxed lemons (or use soapy water to wash off the wax), cutting right through almost to the base so they open up like a flower. Fill each with a very large pinch or two of flaked sea salt (this seems excessive but it’s…

Stuffed Paratha/Naan

I tie these in with another meal as the bread for this can be a small amount of the burger bun recipe (a quarter) and the filling is a small part of the veggie burger recipe (also a quarter). So veggie burgers one night and stuffed parathas…

Pizza Bases

This recipe is mostly a normal bread dough but has some texture added by the semolina flour. Its much easier, and probably more traditional, to make thin pizzas – however, this is a bread dough so you can just leave it to rise after putting the sauce and…

Chicken Liver Pate with Orange and Sherry

Edited from Waitrose http://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/q/quick_chicken_liver_p_t__with_orange_and_sherry.html Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 400g pack Waitrose chicken livers 1 shallot, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 2 tbsp dry sherry or brandy 150g butter, softened Grated zest of half an orange Juice of 1 orange…

Vegetable Tempura

Serves 4 people as a starter. Mix 150g plain flour with water, little by little, until the consistency of thickish double cream. Season with salt. In a separate bowl whisk two egg whites until stiff. Combine the two by folding the eggs into the batter. Place the vegetables into…

Cauliflower with Onion and Tomato – Madhur Jaffrey

This may be the best thing you will ever eat. Especially with stuffed parathas. Ingredients 1 medium onion, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 cloves garlic, peeled and coarsely chopped A piece of ginger, 2 inches long and 1 inch wide, peeled and coarsely chopped 4 Tbsp…

Gujerati Cabbage with Carrots – Madhur Jaffrey

Edited from http://web.eecs.utk.edu/~plank/plank/recs/cab_n_car.htm. This is sort of like an indian coleslaw, very easy to make and a really good fresh healthy flavour. Serve as a side dish rather than a main. 3/4 pound cabbage (about 1/4 of a medium green head) 3/4 pound carrots 1/2 –…

Goan-Style Dal – Madhur Jaffrey

Taken from this: http://food52.com/recipes/25705-goan-style-dal-curry. The only issue is it is way too salty. Half it. So maybe 3/4 tsp or 1 tsp but no more. Apart from that it tastes great. Serves 4-5 1 cup masoor dal (red lentils), washed and drained 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and…