Recipes from Italy to India

I like to vary my recipes… a lot. Lucky living in London means you can get a lot of ingredients but not everything, all of the time, so I adapt when necessary and I’ll mention when I do. But adapting and finding alternatives is all part of the fun of cooking, and really rewarding when you still nail that flavour.

Chicken and Chorizo Hash

Smoked Chicken & Chorizo Hash

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Medium / Prep 20 mins and cooks in 1 hour (includes roasting time) The first time I tried this was in a local restaurant I was amazed by the flavours. I asked the owner how they got the smoked flavour and he told me a local supplier provided him with…

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Quesadilla

Easy Quesadilla

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 2 mins and cooks in 5 mins These are so easy, tasty and often impress guests. Serve with my tasty Patatas Bravas recipe Ingredients Manchego cheese Flour tortilla’s Unsalted butter Method Heat a frying pan large enough to take the round tortilla bread Add a knob of butter…

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Braised lamb shanks

Braised Lamb Shanks

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 30 minutes and cooks in 2 hours. This is one of my go-to lamb recipes, it’s easy, tasty and the meat just falls away from the bone. Delicious for an evening meal. Ingredients 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 lamb shanks 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 carrot, roughly chopped…

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salmon and broccoli potato bake

Grilled Salmon, Potato and Broccoli

Serves 4 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 20 minutes and cooks in 5 This is a quick, easy to make evening meal which tastes more impressive than the work that goes into it. Ingredients 750g medium waxy potatoes, cut into wedges 1 head broccoli, cut into florets 250ml tub crème fraîche 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard 2…

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Salmon and Broccoli Pasta Bake

Salmon and Broccoli Pasta Bake

Serves 4 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 20 minutes and cooks in 30 minutes This is a recipe that I have copied from the BBC website, it’s a good twist on Salmon and I really enjoyed it. I removed the 8 sun dried tomatoes which you can add back in if you like but…

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Beef and Mushroom Pudding

Steak and Mushroom Pudding

Serves 4 / Difficulty – Medium / Prep 1 hour & cooked in 1½ hour This is a twist on the British classic steak and kidney pudding. My wife does not like offal so I switched to using mushrooms instead and its a delicious change, I love both versions. Ingredients 450 grams steak cubed 3 tablespoons…

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Beef and chickpea curry

Beef and Chickpea Curry

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Medium / Prep 20 mins cooks in 3 hours Cooking this beef curry for 3 hours results in a  very tender meat in a tasty curry sauce. Best served with rice and flatbread of your choice to mop up the sauce. Ingredients 1 large onion, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves…

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Chicken Supreme

Chicken Supreme

Serves 4 / Difficulty – Medium / Prep 20 mins cooks in 30 A classic English dish which is rich and creamy and comforting. Best served with some roast potatoes and broccoli which helps soak up some of the richness. Ingredients Butter for greasing Splash of olive oil 2 chicken breast cubed 50g of chopped…

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Garlic and Herb Pasta

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 5 minutes and cooked in 10 minutes This is one of my go-to lunch recipes, quick, easy and very tasty and I’d imagine quite healthy if you are on a diet and choose gluten free pasta and skip the parmesan. Adjust the herbs / garlic amounts to…

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