Red Mullet Soup (8-10)

This is really a French recipe but it is from ” Rhodes Around Britain” by Gary Rhodes. It should be served with Garlic Toasts with Rouille. To make the garlic toast cut a french stick into 1 cm slices and spread with some garlic butter. Toast the slices then top with Rouille.

Sprouts with Ginger, Garlic and Soy (2)

I prefer to roast or stir fry sprouts so they do not become soggy and waterlogged. They are good stir fried with diced pancetta and a splash of balsamic vinegar ,roasted in a dish with a little cream and topped with breadcrumbs or parmesan, or in this recipe with Chinese flavours from ” Flavour” by Vicky Bhogal.

Sweet and Sour Pork (4)

This version is from Fay Maschler’s ” Eating In”. The original sweet and sour sauce originated in Hunnan, China and was a light vinegar and sugar mixture with little resemblance to the dish served in many Chinese restaurants today.