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Chilli – miso smoked salmon with steamed asparagus and mustard leaves
If we could pick a veg of the month for May, it would have to be asparagus.Although the season can start earlier, i...
Tuscan Roast Duck for Easter
Take the plunge and look beyond leg of lamb this Easter. Instead, how about opting for roast duck? It's rich, ...
Boston (in Lincolnshire) Baked Beans
We might not have a rum distilling industry providing dark treacle as a by-product, but we do now have Hodmedod’s F...
Lamb braised in milk with garlic & fennel
This recipe is rather rich and luxurious, hailing as it does from New York's Italian super chef, Mario Batali,...
Kimchi and prawn fritters
As usual, I’m way behind the times but I’ve finally seen the light and kimchi has become part of my kitchen toolbox...
Warm lentil and sausage salad
Sausages and lentils are a great combination - pair them in a salad or a casserole depending on the time of year.
Crab & Chorizo Empanadas
Makes 20 / prep time – 20 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 20 minutes.
Makes 12 / prep time – 30 minutes Preheat the oven to 180°C and bake for about 30 minutes.
Devon Steak Pasty
Makes 7/8 pasties / prep time – 30 minutes (excluding making the pastry)/cooking time Preheat the oven to 170°C ...
Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...
It might be a bit messy but it's worth it. Add a little of the mussel cooking liquor to the sauce if it's...
Harissa Crab Pasta Sauce
Classic crab pasta sauce with a harissa twist. Easy, tasty and a bit flashy - what more can you ask for?
Tandori Chicken & Squash
Baked harissa chicken with butternut squash.
Vegetable Harira soup
Not real harira but lovely nevertheless. The mixture of veg, grains and pulses, spices/sauces and salty lemon reall...
Poor Man’s Tagliata
The joys of a thick, BBQ’d and sliced on the bias, ‘Italian Tagliata’ style steak are worth striving for. Knock it ...
Broth of God
Stocks and broths are wonderful creations that we all should be making more of – not just because of their organole...
Italian Meatball Pasta Sauce
These have to be the best meatballs we make and are so full of flavour that a small number are sufficient to feed f...
Black Pudding & Cavalo Nero Pasta
Our black pudding is the best – not only for breakfast but for supper too.
Uncle Vito’s Meatball Sauce
Why anyone wants to eat boring old Spaghetti Bolognese when they could be eating this beats me. This is the kind of...