French apple tart

 

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Apples + lemon + sugar + cream +  almonds

Apple tart

Peel & slice apples

Mix with lemon juice & sugar

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Roll out sweet pastry

Lay on the sliced apples

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Beat egg & cream together

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Pour over apples

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Top with almonds and a little sugar

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Bake @ 190C ’til golden – around 25 minutes

French apple tart

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Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Fry  whole & smashed garlic cloves in olive oil – half with skins left on

Remove – set aside the unpeeled fried garlic & discard the rest

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Season corn fed free-range chicken joints with paprika + S & P

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Fry  in the  garlic oil until coloured

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Remove & reserve

Pour off any surplus oil left in pan

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Add saffron + whole dried chillies (and a couple of ñoras, if you have some) to hot chicken stock

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Add to the pan & boil for a couple of minutes

Return the chicken

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

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Pound toasted pine nuts & almonds + the peeled fried garlic cloves + chopped parsley + S&P to a paste

Add a little chicken stock

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Pour over the chicken in the pan

Fry in the garlic oil until coloured

Add a little more stock

Fry in the garlic oil until coloured

Cook on a low heat until tender

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Pollo all y pebre – Spanish garlic and pepper chicken

Salbitxada

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Salbitxada –  Catalan sauce eaten with char-grillled  calçots,  a type of green onion from Catalunya – similar to spring onions/baby leeks

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Salbitxada

Pound the toasted almonds with a mortar and pestle – to your preferred texture

Coarse for a sauce with more bite

Finer for a sauce to accompany calçots

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Add the garlic + chilli & pound some more

Add diced seeded tomatoes + chopped parsley + white wine or sherry vinegar + S&P

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Whisk in olive oil to create a thick sauce

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Also delicious with avocado & spinach salad

Greek, Mexican and Spanish inspired pizza

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Greek

courgettes

Slice courgettes thinly

Toast some pine nuts

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Spread tomato sauce on the pizza base

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Top with courgettes  + halloumi + pine nuts + oregano

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Drizzle with dill olive oil

Season and cook for 5 minutes at the highest temperature your oven can achieve

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Mexican

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Avocado + garlic + red onion + red pepper + green chilli + lime juice +  sea salt

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Soak chipotle chillies in warm water

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Marinate raw prawns in olive oil and chopped chipotle chillies

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Fry for a minute or two

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Put the prawns + the oil & chipotle from the frying pan in a bowl

Add cayenne + sweet or smoked paprika + finely chopped garlic

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Spread guacamole on to the pizza base

Top with the prawns & drizzle over the marinade

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Add some finely sliced red chillies & Monterey Jack or mature Cheddar +spring onions + sea salt

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Top with more guacamole + finely sliced spring onions + extra red chilli if you like it hot!

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Spanish

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Make Romesco with roasted red peppers + toasted almond & hazelnuts + fried bread + cayenne + paprika + garlic + sea salt+ olive oil

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Spread over the pizza base

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Finely grate Manchego & slice up some Iberico chorizo bellota

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Top the Romesco with sliced ramiro peppers + chorizo + shredded spinach

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Sprinkle over some grated Manchego + garlic oil

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Spoon over more garlic oil and chopped parsley

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Good with an extra dollop of Romesco – shame to waste it!

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