You need lovely little treats and nibbles for all your guests when they pop round at Christmas and what could be better than bite size Yorkshire puddings with beef and horseradish
Serves 4 Cooking time 1 hour Ingredients 2-3 large handfuls of spinach olive oil 200g chestnut mushrooms, sliced or chopped 1 large banana shallot, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 75ml white wine 120g (about half a tub) of creme fraiche nutmeg handful of chopped parsley parmesan 1 x 400g pack of gnocchi Method: First, prepare […]
Serves 2 Cooking time 20 mins Ingredients 1 large onion, peeled, halved and thickly sliced spices – cayenne, turmeric, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger salt 5 tbsp gram flour 1 heaped tsp tomato puree groundnut oil for deep-frying lemon wedges and Indian pickles to serve Method: Serves 2 as a starter or wee snack! […]
Serves 4 Cooking time 10 mins Ingredients 1 lemon 250g of cooked small peeled prawns Lemon wedges, to garnish 1/2 iceberg lettuce For the Marie Rose Sauce: 200g fresh mayonnaise 2-3 tbsp tomato ketchup Pinch cayenne pepper Dash Tabasco, to taste Dash Worcestershire sauce, to taste Splash of brandy, to taste Method: To make the […]
Serves 4 as a starter Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients 1 small cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 onion, sliced knob of butter half tsp each ground cumin, turmeric, ground coriander, ground ginger, cardamom seeds Batter: 100ml milk pinch of saffron threads 160g gram flour 1 egg, beaten oil for deep-frying Method: Put the cauliflower […]
Smoked mackerel pate is amazing with oat biscuits and perfect for Christmas party nibbles. This will take ten minutes to make which means there is more time for gin o clock!
Serves 4 Cooking time 45 mins Ingredients 5 Parsnips, peeled and chopped into chunks 1 Onion, chopped 1 Stick celery, chopped 1 Medium potato, peeled and cut into small chunks 2 Litres vegetable stock 1 Cup lentils 1 tsp Cumin seeds 2 tsp Coriander seeds A good pinch of chilli flakes Salt Method: Heat the […]
Serves 4 Cooking time 60 mins Ingredients 1 Butternut squash, peeled and cut into chunks 2 tsp Coriander seeds 1 tsp Chilli flakes 1 Onion 1 cup Lentils 1.5 litres Chicken (or vegetable) stock 1 tsp Yellow curry powder Pinch of garam masala Salt Method: Heat the oven to 200C. Grind the coriander seeds, chilli […]
Serves 2 Cooking time 30 mins Ingredients 6 Large free range eggs 125g Chorizo (sliced or cubed) 2 Large potatoes cut into 3mm slices 1 Onion, sliced 1 Clove of garlic, thinely sliced or crushed 1 Cup of peas 1 Red or yellow pepper, sliced A good grating of parmesan or similar hard cheese Salt […]
Ok so it’s still deep fried bt at least sweet potato is healthy. This recipe will probably serve about 4 people as a starter or wee snack! Serve with salad and a wedge of lime or maybe a yogurt, cucumber and mint dip.
Method: This is such an easy soup to make. The basil gives it a lovely pungent flavour but you could also use mint to give a fresher flavour. Heat a generous amount of olive oil in a large pan and add the onion, celery, carrot and garlic. Cover and cook over a low heat, stirring […]
Method: This is a really easy starter or light lunch, ideal to take to work. Packed full of goodness with lots of veggies and omega 3-rich oily mackerel. Win win! The amounts are just a rough guide – add more or less of what you want. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain […]
Method: This is a very simple recipe, place the prawns in a small food bag and add the ginger, garlic, lime juice and chilli. Leave to marinate for 30mins at least. Prepare the salad by pan frying the peppers in a pan with some olive oil, when ready remove from the pan and mix in […]
Method: Boil the potatoes and mash. leave to cool. Add the tuna, garlic, bread and parsley. season and mix well Divide into 4 portions and shape into fishcakes before dipping in egg then roll in the breadcrumbs Bake in a medium over (180oC) for about 20 mins or until golden brown
Don’t be put off by the amount of ingredients, to make the perfect spiced lamb pies you need to put in the effort. These are amazing and another great addition for Christmas snacks