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.

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. It’s 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…