Gazpacho - Oxford Tapas Club
Gazpacho – Oxford Tapas Club

Throw in blender:  tomatoes + peppers + cucumber + garlic + onion + bread soaked in water + olive  oil + sherry vinegar + water + S&P

Gazpacho – Oxford Tapas Club

Chill for a couple of hours

Good with Queen olives


Gazpacho - Oxford Tapas Club
Gazpacho – Oxford Tapas Club

Welcome to our new ‘Cookery School’ the OXFORD TAPAS CLUB!

Classes focus on the wonderful, unique flavours of Spanish, Catalan & Basque cuisine, with 1 -to-1 and group lesson options available

Drop by & say hola!


Cypriot style meatballs | Keftedes – with tzatziki & pitta

Cypriot style meatballs | Keftedes – with tzatziki & pitta

Cypriot style meatballs - Keftedes

Mix together: free range/organic pork mince + grated potato (with water squeezed out) + finely sliced spring onions + finely chopped fresh mint + pinch dried mint + sea salt

Roll the mix into balls and refrigerate for 30 minutes

Cypriot style meatballs - Keftedes

Shallow fry in olive oil until cooked through and golden

Cypriot style meatballs - Keftedes

For pittas:

240ml warm water
2 teaspoons dry yeast
400g  flour ( 1/4 wholemeal + 3/4 plain white is a good mix)
Good  pinch or two of sea salt
Drop of honey
Glug of olive oil
Mix water + yeast + honey & leave to froth up for five minutes
Add to the flour and knead for 7- 10 minutes
Cover and leave in a warm place for 90 – 120 minutes or until doubled in size
When ready divide into 8 pieces & roll into 7″ – 8″ rounds
Place on pre-heated baking tray and cook @ 210C for around 3 minutes
The pitta will puff up and when fully ‘ballooned’ is ready

Cypriot style meatballs - Keftedes

Serve with the freshly made pitta bread + tzatziki

Works very well with chicken mince too

For more meatball ideas visit:

Meatball Deli  |   |  For the love of meatballs!

Seekh kebabs

Seekh kebab

Seekh kebab

Minced lamb (works surprisingly well with turkey mince too) + finely sliced spring onions + grated ginger + minced garlic + green & red chillies + cayenne + cumin + garam masala + chopped coriander + S&P


Mix all the ingredients together for a couple of minutes until well combined

Roll into a sausage shape and thread on to a pre-soaked wooden or metal skewer

BBQ, grill or shallow fry until cooked through


For the raita – grate cucumber & squeeze out water
Mix with yoghurt + dried mint
Garnish with a pinch of cayenne


Serve the seekh kebabs with raita + mango chutney (see previous post for recipe) + freshly made naan bread



Any excuse for an ice cold Cobra!


Saturday night feast! – Thai fish cakes & satays

 Thai fish cakes & chilli dipping sauce – rice wine vinegar + garlic + spring onion + chilli
 Rice noodle salad -cucumber + radishes + shallots + coriander + fish sauce + lime juice
Indonesian beef satays – beef + coconut milk + garlic + red chilli + ground cumin & coriander + lemongrass