Lamb, Mechoui Style (6)

A favourite version of this Moroccan lamb dish from ” Cook Simple” by Diana Henry. Serve with roast Mediterranean vegetables or wrap in warm flatbreads with a handful of salad leaves and dollops of yoghurt. Start preparing the day before if you can, or in the morning you want to eat as it needs to marinade for a few hours.

Pacific Lime Chicken (4)

An easy chicken recipe from Hawaii which i found in ” Cook Simple ” by Diana Henry. Serve this with rice and stir fried greens, or in warmer weather a mixed salad. The second Marinade is for a Spanish Catalan chicken, cooked in the same way but good with roast potatoes and a green salad.

Chicken Shish Kebabs (6)

More kebabs from the Syrian cookbook ” Sumac” by Anas Atassi. These are usually served in a middle eastern flatbread but also very good served with aioli to dip the kebabs into before devouring greedily. If you are using a barbecue to cook them they will take 6-8 minutes, turning often.Drizzle with the honey just before the end of the cooking.

Bazargan (6-8)

A version of this Syrian cracked wheat and nut salad which I found in ” Tamasin’s Weekend Food” by Tamasin Day-Lewis. For a more elaborate dish see the Severnshed Bazargan recipe on this site. It’s best to make this a few hours before serving if you have time, so that the wheat fully absorbs the dressing.