Type: Simple easier than you thnk

April 26, 2021

Vanilla custard with roasted strawberries and rhubarb

If it’s in season use forced rhubarb here: the hot-pink colour of the slender stalks looks stunning once cooked. Regular field-grown rhubarb,…

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Sumac-roasted strawberries with yoghurt cream

This is a good pudding to remember if you have over-ripe strawberries which are slightly past their best. Roasting them makes them…

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Mackerel with pistachio and cardamom salsa

This is a super impressive (but secretly very easy) summer starter. It also works well as a main course, served with some…

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Bridget Jones’s pan-fried salmon with pine nut salsa

This is the dish Patrick Dempsey’s character tells Renée Zellweger’s Bridget Jones that he would have brought her on their imaginary second…

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Roasted trout with tomato, orange and barberry salsa

This is one of those dishes which is simple and quick enough for a mid-week but impressive enough to serve to guests…

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Chicken with miso, ginger and lime

This dish is lovely either warm from the oven – served with sticky or basmati rice – or at room temperature. If…

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Trout tartare with burnt butter and pistachios

Tartare is all about the quality and freshness of the ingredients. The trout needs to be fresh as can be, the nuts…

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Lamb arayes with tahini and sumac

Arayes are lamb stuffed flatbreads popular across the Middle East. They’re traditionally made with pitta bread but I’ve used tortillas here. They’re…

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Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with mint and cumin

This is a feast of a meal, served with something like butterbeans – gently mashed with the cooking juices from the lamb…

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