A favourite recipe for aubergines from ” Mediterranean Cookery” by Claudia Roden.
A Brazilian dish of chicken in a shrimp and almond sauce from ” The book of Latin American Cookery” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz,
A thai style green curry from Nigel Slater to serve with rice.
A recipe from Nigel Slater.
A refreshing and light dish from Das Sreedharan, chef and owner of the Rasa restaurant chain . Be careful not to overcook the tomatoes. Serve with plain rice or chapatti.
Here’s an old favourite from ” Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery”. Serve as a side dish.
This beef hash is one of Cuba’s most popular dishes and it is also found in parts of Latin America. It can be served simply with just plain rice to accompany, or with black beans and rice, perhaps topped with a fried egg. This is from ” The Cooking of the Caribbean” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.
Poultry or meat dishes cooked with fruit are commonly found in the Spanish speaking islands of the Caribbean and indeed throughout Latin America. This practice originated in the Middle East, then spread to Spain when the Moors occupied the Iberian Peninsula. This is from Antigua and can be found in ” The Cooking of the Caribbean” by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.
A traditional light and spicy fish stew from Bengal where it would be made with hilsa or rohi. This is from “India with Passion” by Manju Malhi.
An easy egg curry from ” Fresh Flavours of India ” by Das Sreedharan. When i lived in Stoke Newington I had two of his Rasa restaurants within a 15 minute walk. Although I didn’ t eat there often ( what a missed opportunity…) I can honestly say it was the best South Indian food I have ever eaten in the UK. I serve this with a spinach curry alongside and some rice or naan.
A colourful dish for summer which i like to make using cherry tomatoes from ” A Modern Way to Eat” by Anna Jones.You could also serve the roasted feta in a greek salad or crumbled over roasted squash. This will serve two as a main or four as part of a meal. Sometimes i serve this with some home made oven chips, or with warmed pittas or crusty bread to mop up the juice. You could also serve a green salad alongside.
A Sicilian recipe from Diana Henry.
Another delicious seasonal recipe from ” River Cafe Cook Book Easy” by Rose Gray and Ruth Rogers.
An Anglo Indian dish from Madhur Jaffrey’s ” Ultimate Curry Bible”. Serve with rice, chutneys and relishes.
An easy and delicious curry from Trish Hillferty’s ” Lobster and Chips”.