Boulangère potatoes with caramelised onions⁠

A delicious and comforting dish, perfect for these Autumnal days. INGREDIENTS 1or 2 large white onions, peeled and finely sliced⁠⠀2 tbsp olive oil⁠⠀1 clove of garlic⁠⠀10 g unsalted butter⁠⠀Sea salt and black pepper⁠⠀5 sprigs of thyme, leaves only⁠ & 1 bay leaf5-7 Charlotte potatoes (depending on size)⁠⠀250 g chicken stock, hot (veggie ok too)⁠⠀⁠⠀METHOD Heat…

Ruby red tomatoes & chorizo

With the glut of ripe tomatoes in my garden, lovingly planted and cherished during lockdown (not by me), what could be better than a big bowlful with spicy chorizo, shallots and olives with peppery olive oil?⁠ ⁠INGREDIENTS6-8 tomatoes, cut into bite-size pieces⁠1 banana shallot, peeled and finely sliced⁠1 chorizo cooking sausage, cooked according to pack…

Cod loin in spiced tomato sauce with hasselback potatoes and zhoug

Serves 2 Fresh and light fish in a rich tomato sauce, with spicy zhoug and crisp roast potatoes Hasselback potatoes Ingredients 12 small Charlotte potatoes (or other waxy variety) Olive oil Maldon sea salt  Method Heat the oven to 220 C/200 C fan. Place the potatoes in between the handle of two wooden spoons. Make…

Roasted peppers and cherry tomatoes, filled with giant couscous flavoured with Italian summer truffle and artichoke pesto 😋⁠

INGREDIENTS Two red peppers Handful of cherry tomatoes Olive oil Sea salt and black pepper Belazu artichoke and truffle pesto (https://www.belazu.com/?s=truffle%20pesto) 1 packet of giant couscous (pearl couscous by Artisan Grains) Parmesan or pecorino cheese Parsley, chopped   So simple it’s almost not a recipe! METHOD Cut the peppers in half, remove the seeds, drop…

Pickled vegetables

Pickling liquor 300 ml cider vinegar (I use Belazu Co) 300 ml water 60 g caster sugar 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon black peppercorns 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 1 teaspoon coriander Optional extras: Sprig of lemon verbena, orange zest, dill fronds, green chilli. Vegetables 500 g mixed vegetables (cucumber, shallots, carrot, radish, cauliflower, kohlrabi,…

Baba ganoush

Smokey aubergine dip, perfect with flatbreads

Chargrilled asparagus with broad beans, peas, buffalo mozzarella and lemon

Ingredients 1 bunch of asparagus spears 300 g fresh peas* (or frozen equivalent) 500 g fresh broad beans* (or frozen equivalent) 4 radishes, sliced thinly 1 unwaxed lemon, zest and juice Buffalo mozzarella (4-8 small balls, or 1 large ball, torn into pieces) Extra virgin olive oil Sea salt flakes and fresh ground black pepper…