Recipe: Sticky Toffee Pudding

A classic sticky toffee pudding needs no introduction, this is how we do it in the Williams house. (serves 8-10) Ingredients 160g pitted medjool dates 325ml boiling water 50g butter 80g light soft brown sugar 80g dark muscovado sugar 2 large free range eggs 180g self-raising flour 1 Tbsp spiced rum 1 Tsp bicarbonate of…

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: Grilled Mackerel, herb salsa, dill potatoes

A quick, delicious, midweek supper, light, refreshing and bursting with flavour. (serves 2) Ingredients 2 skin on mackerel fillets, pin boned 4 medium sized potatoes Tsp dijon mustard 25g butter 1 Tbsp roughly chopped capers 1 Tbsp chopped dill Olive oil White pepper Salt salsa; 8 mixed variety cherry tomatoes 3 inch piece of cucumber…

Recipe: Raspberry Ripple and White Chocolate Cheesecake

A baked cheesecake is a really impressive way to get ahead when hosting a dinner party. All the hard work is done up front and you can even make it the day before. This rippled cheesecake makes for an impressive centre piece and taste even better than it looks. (serves 8-10) Ingredients 200g ginger biscuits…

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: Sausage and Mozzarella Cheese Pasta Bake

This pasta bake is packed with flavour. A spicy tomato sauce coats sweet sausage and peppers with a hint of chilli. You can prep ahead and pop the bake in the oven just before you’re ready to eat. (serves 2) Ingredients 150g dried Penne Pasta 5 thick pork sausages 4 slices smoked streaky bacon, sliced…

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: Quiche with tomato, bacon and blue cheese

A well made Quiche is great for busy lunches. I often make a Quiche on a Sunday and then use it for office lunch during the week. You can be really creative with fillings, there really are no rules. This tomato, blue cheese and bacon Quiche is one of my personal favourites. Ingredients for the…