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Middle Eastern Nachos
It’s time to belly up to the dinner table as Claire shows us some of her favorite middle eastern dishes. First, a twist on an American favorite, nachos. Claire uses lamb and a tangy feta cheese over perfectly crisped pita chips. Next flavorful, curried chicken thighs roasted and served with a smooth and creamy yogurt […]
Prawn and Basil Pâte
Makes 300ml (10fl ozs) Ingredients 25g (1oz) butter 200g (8ozs) raw peeled prawns 50g (2ozs) sliced onions 2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated garlic 1 teaspoon sweet chilli sauce 2 tablespoons cream cheese 1 – 2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice 1 tablespoon chopped basil salt and pepper Method Melt the butter in a […]
Barley and Watermelon Salad
Serves 6 Ingredients 250ml (1 cup)barley, well rinsed 750ml (3 cups) water or chicken stock 2-3 discs feta cheese, crumbled or cubed 500ml (2 cups) watermelon, cubed Handful fresh flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped 6 spring onions, finely sliced 15ml (1 tbsp) sesame seeds Dressing: 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil Zest and juice of 1 lemon […]
Makes 4 good sized burgers. Ingredients For the Burger 10g (1/2 oz) butter 75g (3oz) onion, finely chopped 450g (1lb) minced beef (or minced lamb, even) do make sure the meat has a bit of fat in it, if not the burgers will be very dry when cooked. ½ tsp chopped thyme 1 tsp chopped […]
Apple Gin Fizz
Yield: 1 cocktail Prep Time: 1 minute Ingredients Ice 1 egg white 1-ounce apple cider 1-ounce fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 ounces good apple brandy 1-ounce gin (recommended: Hendricks) Method Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all of the ingredients. Shake well and strain into a thin highball glass filled with ice.
Yield: 4 Servings Ingredients For the Poached Shrimp: 3 cups of water 1 cup of your favourite white wine the juice and zest of one lemon 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2 bay leaf 2 tsp of salt 1-1lb bag of frozen shrimp, 16-20 count, chilled but thawed For the Cocktail […]
Black Olive and Sun-dried Tomato Tapenade
Ease of preparation: Easy, Moderate, Complex|Yield: approximately 1 cup Ingredients 1/2 cup black olives, pitted 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons capers 1 large bunch of basil leaves 4 tablespoons of olive oil Fresh cilantro leaves to garnish Sprinkled sea salt to taste 1 tablespoon grated frozen ginger Method Put everything into a food processor […]
The New Reclaimers
Dan Hill and Charis Williams are “The New Reclaimers”. They built up a unique, award winning reclamation and salvage business in Brighton, stocking it for next to nothing. They reclaim excess product, “waste”, from some of the UK’s biggest property developers. Everything from baths to sinks, tiles to toilets, bricks to floors, walls to windows […]