Brunch – chickpea pancakes

Chickpea pancakes for brunch

Infuse olive oil with rosemary and garlic

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Make a pancake batter – chickpea flour (or any flour you like) + water + S&P (or Greek yoghurt and water for a richer pancake)

Chill batter for a while

Fry up your pancakes in the rosemary and garlic infused olive oil

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Coarsely mash together avocado + lemon + S&

Fry up some good quality free range eggs  –  e.g. Old Cotswold Legbar

Old Cotswold Legbar eggs

Top pancakes with avocado + fried egg

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Or tomatoes

Chickpea pancakes for brunch

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Or pan-fried chorizo

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Or just a sprinkle of sweet/smoked paprika or cayanne

Chickpea pancakes for brunch

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Lamb Biryani –

Lamb Biryani

Lamb Biryani

Diced lamb + ginger + garlic + coriander + yoghurt + chilli + turmeric + cumin + garam masala + S&P

Lamb Biryani

Mix together & marinate for a couple of hours

Fry in a plain oil until golden

Cover & cook til lamb tender

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Sprinkle over Basmati rice

Lamb Biryani

Add stock + turmeric/saffron + tomato pureé + bay leaf

Cover & cook til liquid absorbed

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Lamb

 

Chorizo – two ways

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Fry the chorizo whole or slice on the diagonalchorizo

Divide the fried chorizo in 2 portionschorizo

Fry the potatoes until golden + peppers + garlic +  fried chorizo + paprika + chilli

Tomatoes/onions/salt cod/pork can be added if you fancychorizo

Add water + salt + pepper

Cover and cook until the potatoes are tenderchorizo & water absorbed

Chorizo braised in red wine

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Fry the  sliced chorizo in olive oil until golden & add some garlic & fry some more

Pour in the red wine + couple of bay leaves and braise until tender & wine reduced

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Saturday sandwich – French salami + cheese + dressed spinach leaves

French salami sandwich

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Cut off a chunk of bread from a square rustic loaf – as big as you like

French salami sandwich

Dress washed baby spinach leaves with a light Dijon mustard dressing

French salami sandwich

Lay a slice of  French Pavé peppercorn salami on the bread and top with the dressed spinach

French salami sandwich

Top with slices of Continental cheese and another layer of salami

French salami sandwich

French salami sandwich

Why not have some cornichons on the side?!

Red pepper, potato & parsley frittata

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In a non-stick pan fry sliced potatoes ( & onions if you like)  in olive oil. Cook over a  medium heat for 15 minutes

When they are beginning to soften throw in some sliced peppers and cook for a further 10 minutes

Stir in some chopped garlic and cook on a low-medium heat for 5 minutes

In a bowl whisk together some eggs and season with salt and pepper

Stir in chopped fresh parsley and chives

Add the cooked potato and red pepper to the bowl of beaten eggs and stir

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Return to the frying pan and cook on a medium heat until the egg is 2/3 cooked

Then either finish cooking the frittata under a hot grill for a further 5 minutes

Or place a large plate on top of the frying plan and quickly turn the pan to invert the omelette – try doing this over the sink if you are an omelette making novice! Then slide it back into the frying pan and cook for around 5 minutes

Frittata

For a super fast supper use any leftovers, including cooked potatoes – boiled or even roasted will do!