Spanish Tortilla is a fantastic lunch time dish to feed your hungry family. In terms of ingredients, you can’t get any simpler – good quality eggs, potatoes and onions – that’s it!. When cooked correctly the sweetness of the onions really hits home along with the comfort of the soft, starchy potatoes & egg. Delicious!
This recipe for Herby Paprika Chicken is a really delicious way to use up any spare bits of chicken you may have in your fridge or freezer. It is another very versatile recipe and is great with either thighs or breasts.
It is influenced by many of the flavours of the Middle East and is lightly spiced to create a really flavoursome, comforting dish.
I absolutely love Taco’s! Not only do they look amazing, layers of vibrantly coloured morsels piled on top of each other….but they also taste divine! The great thing with Taco’s is that there is a countless combination of potential toppings. There will always be a tasty option for the meat eater and vegetarian alike.
This simple recipe for Corn Tortillas will totally transform any Mexican inspired meal. This recipe is really pretty simple and with a bit of practice you should be able to bang out a dozen or so of these tortillas without too much effort.
This recipe for Chickpeas with lemon & garlic is a perfect accompaniment to a whole host of dishes. It really needs to be made with dried chickpeas for the best results so a little planning ahead is required.
The broth that is created whilst cooking this dish is fantastic and can be eaten straight from the pan hot, or my preference is to let it cool in the fridge overnight. The next day, the flavours will have intensified and you really get the lemon and garlic coming through.
This Chicken Tagine recipe is a brilliantly quick and easy way to cook a hearty, healthy, winter warmer of a dish.
Tagine is Moroccan and is both the name of the dish, and the vessel that it is traditionally cooked in. There are numerous different recipes that you can follow, but they generally all include meat (normally Chicken, Lamb or Beef), vegetables and fruit or olives.
Shakshuka is a North African dish made with a rich and spicy tomato sauce, accompanied by runny, oozing eggs.
It is quite often served as a breakfast or lunch dish, however, I have bulked things up a little here with addition of some lamb meatballs.
Shakshuka is a quick and simple midweek dish that can be cooked up in a big pan, put in the middle of the dinner table so everyone can just get stuck in. The spicing is mild enough for the kids to love it too!
Guacamole these days is a well known component to the Friday /Saturday night tradition of chips & dips – you know, the usuals… tortilla or posh Kettle chips with cream cheese & chive, hummus, taramasalata (if you’re feeling adventurous), and of course Guacamole.
Proper homemade Guacamole, should be rich and creamy from really good quality, and really ripe Avocados
For me the initial texture should be followed up with a bit of a kick! This comes from finely chopped shallots or red onions, hot red chilli and I always add a bit of Garlic
Leg of Lamb with Salsa Verde is an absolutely delicious way of serving up this fantastic cut of meat. This is a perfect recipe for those Sundays where you have a whole tribe to cook for. With a bit of preparation all the work can be done in advance and it just needs slamming in the oven for a few hours, the result is an absolutely amazing and tasty Sunday Lunch!
This recipe of Chicken with Sumac & Preserved Lemons is in my opinion a perfect introductory dish into the wonderful world of Middle Eastern cuisine. It is really simple and easy to make, and will reward you with some absolutely amazing flavours and aromas, both whilst preparing and cooking it, and most importantly whilst eating it!