A Spanish way with chicken from Delia Smith’s ” Summer Collection ” with the added bonus it can be made in one pot.
A creamy and lightly spiced curry from Columbo to serve with rice or bread. The recipe is from Das Sreedharan, chef/ owner of Rasa restaurants. I found it in the book ” Curry” which includes recipes from a number of chefs and is published by Dorling Kindersley.
An easy but full of flavour supper dish from ” Chilli Notes” by Thomasina Miers.
A simple courgette soup from Mexico which I found in ” Mexican Food made Simple” by Thomasina Miers. Serve as a starter or for a light lunch or supper, perhaps with Cheese and Courgette Filo Parcels .I sometimes serve this with Parmesan Croutons .
A light summery pasta dish from ” Cook” by Thomasina Miers. If you like you could toss in about 100g each of Serrano ham and Manchego cheese at the end.
A flavoursome nutty stir fry from ” Stir Crazy” by Ching-He Huang. You can add some blanched greens or steamed broccoli and toss together, or serve the greens alongside , together with some steamed jasmine rice.
Another easy Thai recipe from ” Dominique’s Kitchen” by Dominique Woolf. You can easily double the quantities to feed a larger gathering.
This is a relatively mild version of the Thai classic Pad Kra Pao but if you like you could add three or four more garlic cloves and extra chillies. The recipe is from ” Dominique’s Kitchen” by Dominique Woolf. Its a quick dish to prepare and cook so makes a great midweek supper,
A simple and quick version of lasagne from ” Mezcla” by Ixta Belfrage. If you like you could use chicken stock or bone broth if you are not catering for vegetarians. Spinach, chard leaves or ham also make a good addition to the layers.
Delicious barbecued steaks served with tortillas sour cream, salad and salsas. I found the recipe in ” Alice’s Cook Book” by Alice Hart.
A sweet hot jam to make in late summer when all the ingredients are at their best. Serve with savoury breakfasts especially baked ricotta. Its from ” Alice’s Cook Book ” by Alice Hart.
A fancy cheese on toast for brunch . You can cut it up into quarters and serve with a crisp salad for lunch or dinner. Or you can cut into smaller squares and serve as a sharing snack. The recipe is from ” Mezcla” by Ixta Belfrage and can be doubled for a crowd.
This used to be my go to recipe for chicken fajitas and despite many years passing its still a favourite. It came from a BBC Good Food magazine but i have no idea who the author was. You can use raw prawns or beef instead of the chicken if you like.
A very good version of this Spanish classic from ” Moorish” by Ben Tish. There have been many times in Spain recently where I have been served these with a mixture of mayo and tomato ketchup and been somewhat disappointed . And the chips are very good on their own too.
A Korean dish of marinated meat and my go to dish whenever i visit my local restaurant Per and Kor. Its run by a lovely couple- she is Korean and he is Persian and I have never been disappointed with the food although there can be a bit of a wait. They serve their Bulgogi with crunchy lettuce leaves to wrap the beef. This version is from ” A Flash in the Pan” by John Whaite. Start making this in the morning to give the beef plenty of time to marinate.