Padron peppers

Padron peppers

Serves 2 / Difficulty – easy / Prep 5 mins and 10 mins cooking time I first had Padron peppers in a local European restaurant that has regular Mexican nights as one of the owners is from Mexico. These were always the highlight dish and they are actually very very easy to prepare. Ingredients 1…

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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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Patatas Bravas

Patatas Bravas

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 10 minutes, cooks in 45 This is one of my go to Spanish dishes when making tapas, very easy and very tasty. The trick with the sauce is to balance the amounts of olive oil and salt which removes the acidity of the tomatoes during cooking. Sauces…

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Tomato and garlic bruschetta

Simple tomato and garlic bruschetta

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 5 minutes This is my favourite bruschetta, its so quick and easy and for me just tastes of Italy. It serves as a great starter or an accompaniment to a glass of wine or a cheeky cocktail in the garden. Ingredients Two handfuls of finely chopped cherry…

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Salsa dip side dish

Salsa

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Easy / Prep 5 minutes The classic side dish for Mexican food and fajitas. Ingredients 2 tomatoes ½ red onion ½ lime, juiced Ground sea salt 1 red chilli pepper (optional) Method Finely chop the tomatoes and remove the white. Finely chop the red onion. If adding the red chilli…

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Mexican Beef with Guacamole & Beans

Serves 2 / Difficulty – Medium / Prep 20 minutes and cooked in 3 hours You can also swap the beef for chicken (marinade with the rub and some olive oil, then stir fry until cooked). And also make fajita’s with this recipe by simply adding a tortilla, salsa (find my recipe here) and soured…

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Hummus

Recipe for Hummus

Serves 3-4 / Difficulty – Easy / Ready in 10 minutes. I find hummus a lot more versatile than just spreading on pitta (not that there is anything wrong with that of course) but try it on my peppers and eggs sandwich recipe and it takes an already great sandwich to a whole new level.…

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Peverada sauce

Rita’s Recipe for Peverada Sauce

Serves around 12 / Difficulty – medium / 20 minutes prep – 1 hour cooking time. Peverada sauce is a strong flavoured meaty sauce originating from Venice that is served with game and goes amazingly well with poultry. This particular recipe was passed to me by my mother in law, who learned it from her…

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Caribbean Fried Dumplings

Caribbean Fried Dumplings Recipe

Makes 8 dumplings / Difficulty – easy / 10 minutes prep and 10 minutes cooking time. Ingredients 300g self raising flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 15g of butter 150ml of water About 300ml of oil for frying Method Sieve the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and stir in the salt. Cut the butter into small…

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