Recipes

At the Farm Shop we don’t treat cooking as a precise science. Nor are we trying to give a comprehensive list of recipes. These are some of our favourite dishes and we hope you’ll give some of them a try. They’ve worked for us on countless occasions but that doesn’t mean, with a bit of imagination and a few tweaks, they can’t be improved. Good luck and enjoy your cooking and eating.

Chorizo with piquillo peppers

The beauty of the Luis Gil cooking chorizo, or Chorizo fresca as it says on the packet, is that it doesn’t fall to ...

Chunky chilli con carne

There's chilli and there's chilli. Everyone has their version but I think this one, using diced chuck, is...

Stuffed Tomatoes

Stuffed Tomatoes - or Pomodori al riso as they’re known in Rome. Stuffed anything sounds terribly retro but what go...

Caponata Involtini (aubergine rolls)

These little blighters are a combination of Nigella's Involtini and Thomasina Miers Aubergine Caponata but who...

Panzanella -Tuscan bread and tomato salad

As my sister said to me - 'who would have thought bread and tomatoes could be so delicious'.? Actually, i...

Tabbouleh

Tabouleh comes in all shapes and colours. Bulgar/cracked wheat is a must, as is enough flat leaf parsley to ‘green ...

Masala Mussels

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...

Merguez Meatballs

Ultra easy and tasty meatballs - good on a stick, in a wrap, as part of a mezze etc. We associate merguez with lamb...

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.

Butter Chicken Curry

A mild and buttery, creamy chicken curry.

Hot Crabby Tarts

A cheesy, crabby tart that's moist and tasty.

Curried Parsnip Soup

A sweet, spiced and tasty soup to serve for lunch or as a starter with chunky bread.

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 ...

Noodle Soup

For a quick and impressive dinner, this noodle soup packs a punch. Make with your own broth or bought stock.

Broth of God

Stocks and broths are wonderful creations that we all should be making more of – not just because of their organole...

Broad Bean Risotto

A wonderfully fresh dish that you can serve as a starter, or as a main with a piece of chicken or fish to accompany...

Pork Involtini

We call them olives, the Italians call them involtini and the Americans and Australians, call them braciole. Whatev...

Stuffed Lamb

Stuffed with our apricot, almond and lemon stuffing this is a fine, full-flavoured, family feast. Serve with dauphi...

Mince Beef Wellington

Up the anti with a mince beef and mushroom duxelle sausage roll with homemade mustard and herb, rough puff pastry. ...

Parmesan Coated Pork Escalopes

Grilled or pan fried pork leg steaks can disappoint but cut them in half, cover with cling film, and beat them out ...

Risi e Bisi e Runner Beans

In it’s pure Venetian form, Risi e Bisi is a wet risotto of rice (obviously), smoked pancetta (usually), the best c...