Crab Tacos with Chilli, Lime and Avocado (4)

On a recent trip to Mexico I dined out on Tacos a lot. I discovered that they could come in a variety of forms- sometimes with a soft tortilla, sometimes a crispier shell and sometimes wrapped. I never knew which version I was going to get, but they were all delicious. I particularly enjoyed them in a small cafe in Merida- it looked nothing from the outside but the Tacos definitely were up there with the best. These are from ” The Road to Mexico” by Rick Stein and make a great starter.

Lamb Shoulder with Herbs and Preserved Lemons (6-8)

A recipe from the excellent book ” Home Food” by Olia Hercules. It can be served with grains such as couscous or freekah but also with rice, boiled and crushed potatoes or flatbreads . Lamb shanks can be used as a cheaper alternative to shoulder if you like. If you like you can shred the cooked lamb and mix it with the juices up to a day before and keep in the fridge, then just reheat in a lidded pan with a splash of water mixed in, or in a foil baking tray, before serving.