This is a really easy and quick to cook stir fry chicken recipe using szechuan pepper which is a fragrant pepper which is widely available.
First place the chicken in a bag with the ginger, garlic, soy, pepper and chilli; ideally leave it to marinade for at least half an hour.
When you are ready to eat get all the veg ready for a quick drop in the wok! Heat the oil in the wok until smoking hot.
Add the onion and chilli and fry for a couple of minutes before adding the carrot and pepper. Fry for a couple of more minutes then add the chicken mix from the bag.
Fry until the chicken is coloured all round, make sure you keep everything moving around the wok.
Add the broccoli and the stock and allow to cook off for a few more minutes; let it reduce and place a lid on for the last couple of minutes to steam the brocolli; this stage should take no more than 5 minutes.
Serve hot with rice – yum
For the dal
In a large pot, bring the split peas and 7 cups of water to a boil. Cover, lower the heat, and simmer for 1 hour or until the split peas are tender. I would start checking around the 30-40 minute mark. Drain and set aside. Continue reading Dal with potato masala
For the gyoza skins, sift the flour into a large bowl and mix in the salt. Stir in the boiling water using a fork or a pair of chopsticks until the mixture comes together as a dough. (You many not need to use all of the water.) Continue reading Prawn and pork gyoza
This is an amazing curry and you can beef or chicken (used in the photo) instead of lamb for this lamb and spinach karahi. Heat the oil in a karahi (or wok), add onions and cook gently for 20-30 mins until soft and light brown. Put tomatoes, water, ginger and garlic into a whizzer and whizz until smooth. Remove the fried onions with a slotted spoon, add them to paste and whizz again. Continue reading Lamb and spinach karahi
This is an excellent cod curry using but you could use any white fish such as hake or pollock as it will work as well. It is a very simple dish but packed with flavour; adjust the amount of chilli to suit your palate and bear in mind that the peppercorns will add spice as well. Continue reading Cod curry
This is an excellent twist on a simple breaded chicken recipe using an old foccacia to give it an Italian twist. Its better if you can make your own focaccia.
First make your breadcrumbs by finely blending the foccacia – you need one that was flavoured with rosemary, garlic and salt. Next mix with 50g of parmesan cheese and set aside in a bowl.
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This is a super healthy kebab, aka Greek turkey meatballs, although I also accept it looks like a joby on a stick!
First make the bread as it will take a little time to prove. Place the flour in a bowl, add the salt to one side and the yeast to the other, pour in the water and mix to a smooth dough. Continue reading Greek turkey meatballs with flatbreads
This is a twist on a classic minestrone using pork belly, its a Jason Atherton recipe and really stunning topped with a poached egg.
First cut the pork into 33 or 4 large pieces, removing any excess fat (it needs to be skinless). Pan fry the pieces on a high heat until the meat is browned on all sides before setting aside on a large plate.
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Hake is a member of the cod family but has a more subtle flavour and slightly firmer texture than its more well-known fishy relation. It is the perfect foil for strong, punchy flavours such as chorizo here, and indeed it is a popular fish in Spain. This is a simple one-pot supper but its simplicity belies its taste reward. If you’ve never tried hake, I urge you to give it a go and this is the ideal recipe to convert you!
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Cut the pancetta into short strips; they need to be thicker than a matchstick. Put them, together with the butter, into a thick-bottomed casserole and let them cook over a moderate heat. Stir the pancetta until golden, lift it out into a bowl, leaving behind the fat in the pan. Continue reading Coq Au Vin