Tomato salad with tomato dressing – AKA – ajotomate!

Super-ripe tomato for dressing + ripe salad tomatoes + garlic + sherry vinegar + olive oil Mash garlic and sea salt together Add coarsely chopped skinned & seeded super-ripe tomato Pound the tomato together with the garlic until  blended & add the sherry vinegar Gradually add the olive oil stirring with the pestle to mix…

Lahmacun – Turkish lamb ‘pizza’

Use any pizza dough recipe Roll into a thin round  Lamb + minced peppers + garlic + onion + chillies + tomato purée + dried mint + paprika +  S & P   Bake @ 220C for 15 minutes  Tomato + cucumber + red onion + parsley + lemon juice + olive oil + S…

Spanish pork and beef meatballs with patatas panaderas

Pork and beef meatballs  Dried chillies + garlic + shallots + green olives + paprika + tomatoes  Minced pork & beef + garlic + parsley + salt & pepper  Pan-fried in olive oil until golden Tip: why not make a double batch for the freezer   Patatas panaderas Potatoes + green peppers + sliced garlic…

Turkish Cerkez Tavugu

Turkish Cerkez Tavugu – poached chicken + ground walnuts & garlic + coriander + paprika oil + sesame flatbreads

Empanadas – three ways

  Tuna, boiled egg, tomato, garlic & parsley with olive oil pastry  X Serrano ham, leeks, parsley, tomato & boiled egg with olive oil pastry X Deep fried chicken, chorizo & red pepper empanadas with Fino sherry & olive oil pastry

Anyone for mezze?!

Houmous, coriander salt flatbread, marinated Halkidiki & Kalamata olives, and courgette, feta & mint fritters

Paprika Halloumi

Pan-fried paprika halloumi with a honey, mustard, garlic, chilli & mint dressing