In her fascinating book The Flavour Thesaurus, Nicky Segnit writes that the compound 3-sec-butyl-2-methoxypyrazine, which has a slightly musty, green-pea quality is present at higher levels in parsnip than any other vegetable. She suggests pairing parsnips with peas in a winter soup. Here I...
Its such a simple recipe and you can make it as spicy as you like by adding extra chilli. I served the soup with a toasted camembert sandwich for a complete meal.
1 medium onion, finely chopped
20g ginger grated (1 tbsp)
2 tsp fresh turmeric, grated
2 fat cloves of...
Marinated beef with leek and spicy rice
Serves 5-6 | Marinating overnight, Preparation & cooking 30-40 min
This dish contains shallot, garlic and leek. The nigella seeds (Nigella sativa L.) mimic the tone of roasted onions. The abundant vinegar and a spoonful of sugar give the beef a Teriyaki...
Recipe can be doubled, tripled, or quadrupled as desired.
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1-1/2 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp honey
tiny pinch of salt
1/8 -1/4 tsp hot chile pepper flakes (Carolina Reaper, Scorpion or Ghost) or powder (optional and to your heat tolerance)
Combine sugar, honey and...
500 grms cubed pork shoulder
1 large onion sliced
4 cloves of garlic chopped
1 thumb of ginger sliced
2 tbls of garam masala
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 teaspoon of fresh ground black pepper
4 good grinds of Himalaya mountain salt
1 cup of yogurt
Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins
Broccoli: 200 g
Fresh or Frozen Prawns: 80 g (about 8 medium-sized prawns)
Garlic: 2 cloves
Anchovy fillets in olive oil: 2
Extra Virgin Olive oil (EVOO): to taste
Dried chili pepper flakes: a teaspoon
Salt and pepper: to taste...
Here is a combination to spice up your usual tomato sauce: anchovy fillets and ‘Nduja, with the addition of black olives and myrtle leaves.
‘Nduja is a spicy spreadable pork cream from Calabria, Italy.
Serves: 4 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 25 mins
Tomato sauce: 450 g...
Turkish Style Spicy Tomato Dip - Acili Ezme
Possibly the most common meze dish in Turkey, Turkish version of salsa dip with fresh tomatoes, chilies, onions and a spicy sauce, usually served with kebabs but the recipe itself is vegan and full of vitamins...
Spicy Celery and Chick Pea Spread
Lacto-ovo vegetarian; contains dairy products and egg
Preparation 35-40 min
250 g celery stalks and leaves
Juice of 1 lemon
2 slices of bread/loaf (~12 cm x 12 cm x 1,5 cm)
3-4 cloves of garlic
100 ml milk...
- 500g shrimp, skins removed (I usually leave the heads)
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 red chili, chopped
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- about 60ml gin
1. Melt butter under low heat.
2. Add green onions and the red chili and stir for a minute.
3. Add shrimps...
If you order Chicken Pasanda in a UK Indian restaurant, you would expect a mild creamy curry, thickened with almonds. In fact you can make the curry as spicy as you like and it will take quite a lot of chilli because the almonds tend to temper the heat. Here I used black peppercorns as well as...
The meatballs can be ground pork or lamb or veal or beef, or a mixture of any or all. A package of the prepared meatloaf mix sold in the grocery would be great for this. We also served this with tzatziki sauce.
1 Tbsp cumin seeds, toasted and finely ground in spice grinder
Serves 2, Preparation 20 mins, Cooking time 30 mins
160g Spaghetti or Linguine
500g fresh or frozen mussels
400g tomato sauce
A sprig of fresh, chopped parsley
2 peeled garlic cloves
A chili pepper
Black pepper, to taste
Half a glass of dry white wine
Extra Virgin Olive Oil – EVOO, 2 tbsp...
Prep. Open a big can of quality white crab meat
Buy quality fresh Linguine from the supermarket, it absorbs better than dried.
Fine dice of chili, fine dice of a bit of garlic.
A couple of handfuls of very ripe cherry toms withe the green bits removed.
In a heavy bottomed pan put in maybe 1.5...