Suya – Nigerian BBQ

Ingredients: 600g sirloin steak, cut into slices about a cm thick (you can ask your butcher to do this) 50g peanuts (salted is fine, but then don’t add any extra salt to the mixture) 1 teaspoon chilli powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder Method: Grind…

Tarragon rabbit

Ingredients: 60 g butter 2 onions 80 g fennel, thinly sliced 3 tbsp plain flour 125 ml white wine rabbit joints, approximately 600g in total 300 ml rabbit, chicken or vegetable stock 15 g tarragon leaves, half of the leaves chopped and half left whole Method: Melt half the butter in a casserole dish and…

Chorizo stuffed baby squid w/ sage potatoes

Ingredients: 10 cocktail sticks, cut in half, soaked in cold water 20 baby squid, cleaned, cartilage removed, tentacles removed and reserved (fishmonger can do this for you if you prefer) 5-6 spicy cooking chorizo, peeled, finely chopped 3 medium King Edward potatoes, peeled, cut into 3cm dice 2 cloves garlic, skin on, crushed 15 sage…

Fridge raid fried rice

Ingredients: 300g cooked rice 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 clove garlic, crushed 1 red onion, finely chopped or sliced 1 tsp sesame oil 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp kejup manis (or you can add more soy sauce or oyster sauce) Any veg/meat leftovers you have in the fridge for example, peppers, spring onions, mushrooms,…

Beef and bok choi noodles

Ingredients: 225g dried medium egg noodles. 300g lean beef steak, (e.g. sirloin or fillet, trimmed of all fat) 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp oyster sauce 2 tbsp Chinese rice wine 2 tsp rice wine vinegar 1 tsp sunflower oil 5cm piece fresh ginger, cut into fine matchsticks 4 small heads bok choi, cut…

Jollof rice w/ chicken

Ingredients: 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into large pieces 3 tbsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, halved and sliced 3 tbsp tomato purée 1 Knorr chicken stockpot / or stock cube 400g basmati rice 1 red pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and thickly sliced 100g okra, halved Small bunch coriander,…

Sticky spare ribs

Ingredients: 500g pork spare ribs, chopped in half Large bottle of coke 4 slices ginger 6 cloves garlic Pinch of salt 3/4 tbsp brown sugar 3/4 tbsp plain flour Dash of soy sauce Method: Before you start cooking the ribs, place your ribs in a dish with 3 ginger slices, salt, sugar, flour and soy…

Mediterranean roast chicken and veg

Ingredients: 250g baby new potatoes, thinly sliced 1 large courgette, diagonally sliced 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into chunks 6 firm plum tomatoes, halved 12 black olives, pitted 2 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets, about 150g each 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp green pesto Method: Preheat the oven…

BBQ Brisket

Ingredients: 5kg piece of beef brisket – approximate weight 500 ml beef stock FOR THE BARBECUE SAUCE 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, crushed 500 ml tomato ketchup 100 ml Worcestershire sauce 75 ml lemon juice 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp malt vinegar 2 tsp Dijon mustard 1…

Crispy pork w/ coriander rice

Ingredients: 250g rice, half basmati, half wild rice cooked until there is still a little bite left in the grain 5 tbsp plain flour, seasoned 1 heaped tsp Chinese five spice powder 2 medium eggs, beaten Abt 100g panko breadcrumbs 500g pork shoulder or leg steaks cut into 1cm strips 100ml vegetable or groundnut oil…

Lasagne

Ingredients: Lasagna sheets Parmesan, grated Meat Ragu: 50g butter 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 100g pancetta cubes, unsmoked 500g pork mince 500g veal mince (can also use beef but not the lean variety or venison) 100g chicken livers, chopped 1 large carrot, finely diced 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 stalks of celery, finely…

BBQ lamb cutlets w/ courgettes and butter beans

Ingredients: 9 lamb cutlets , French trimmed 3 lemons , 1 zested and juiced, others each cut into 4 fat wedges olive oil 250g baby courgettes , halved lengthways small bunch of mint , leaves picked 400g can butter beans , drained 1 red chilli , deseeded and finely chopped 4 spring onions , finely…