Recipe: Orzo Pasta with Salmon and Jumbo Shrimp

Orzo is pasta that’s treated much like a risotto. The little grains absorb so much flavour and are very versatile. Orzo needs little cooking time so it’s great for a speedy fix at dinner time. (serves 2) Ingredients 2 skinless salmon fillets 6 shell on jumbo shrimp or prawns Juice of half a lemon 200g…

Recipe: Turkey Enchiladas

Christmas is coming and to add some spice to the festive season I’ve made Turkey enchiladas to feed a crowd. It takes a little effort but once you’ve put in the prep work you can leave the enchiladas until you’re ready to bake. (serves 6-8) Ingredients 6-8 small corn or flour tortilla wraps 500g turkey…

Recipe: Lamb Kofta with Flatbreads

Lamb Kofta with Flatbreads. No greasy kebabs here. Delicately spiced and popping with flavour these koftas are a Friday night treat freshened up with zingy salsa and spicy sriracha. (serves 4) Ingredients koftas; 500g Lamb Mince 2 Tbsp Mango and Apricot chutney (or Mango chutney is fine) 1/2 Tsp onion powder 1/2 Tsp chilli powder…

Recipe: Low and Slow Beef Brisket Sarnies

Beef brisket can be daunting, you get visions of hours of cooking and prep time, the need for industrial outside smokers and a sense that it might be that stretch too far. But it needn’t be. This recipe needs little more attention than 20 minutes, then, it’s in the oven for you to carry on…

Recipe: Crab Bucatini

Crab pasta in a silky chilli and white wine sauce. An all time classic and a pasta dish worthy of any occasion. (serves 2) Ingredients 200g dried Bucatini pasta 1 red chilli, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, finely sliced A small handful of finely chopped coriander The juice of half a lemon 1 large glass…

Recipe: Braised lentils with spiced baked Cod

Here’s an easy midweek dinner that’s comforting to anyone. A hearty, healthy bowl of rich lentils and cabbage with a flaky spiced fillet of cod. Nduja is available in most supermarkets these days but if you can’t get it you can use fresh pesto instead. (serves 2) Ingredients 2 skinless, boneless cod fillets 2 Tbsp…

Recipe: Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

If you’ve spent any of your time on holiday in France then the chances are you’ve been lucky enough to taste this French Classic of a beautifully baked whole chicken cooked in wine and garlic. Before you are scared off by the garlic content it’s worth remembering that when simmered gently garlic mellows dramatically and…

Recipe: Steak and Kidney Pie

I PROMISE you that you want to eat this. It’s the greatest steak and kidney pie there ever was. If you are funny in any way about kidney (then your missing out), but, you can add extra beef if it’s really a no go for you, just sub the kidneys for an extra beef shin….

Recipe: Tomato, Anchovy and Olive Spaghetti

An easy go to spaghetti dish which is a midweek pasta straight from the store cupboard. You only need to add some fresh tomatoes and 15 minutes to be in Italian pasta heaven. (serves 2) Ingredients 200g dried Spaghetti 1 garlic clove, finely sliced 150g mixed cherry tomatoes, halved 5 anchovy fillets in olive oil…

Recipe: Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie. The zesty American classic and alternative to lemon tart. This is so easy to make, have fun doing it and get messy! Ingredients 125g digestive biscuits 125g ginger nut biscuits 125g salted butter 4 large free range egg yolks 1 397g tin of condensed milk Zest of 2 limes Juice of 3…