Red lentil & mushroom lasagne

For the sauce Make a traditional beef ragu or Bolognese sauce using your favourite recipe but substitute red lentils for minced beef  – be careful not to over cook the lentils! For the mushroom layer Pan-fry sliced mushrooms in olive oil When they have released & reabsorbed their water add some finely chopped garlic &…

Baked squash stuffed with quinoa & halloumi

Hollow out squash & par-bake Saute the scooped out squash & garlic in olive oil Fill the par-baked squash with the sauteed squash + cooked quinoa + skinned seeded tomatoes + blanched spinach + chopped marinated olives + chives + dill + paprika + diced +  halloumi Return to oven and cook through

Gazpacho

  Throw in blender:  tomatoes + peppers + cucumber + garlic + onion + bread soaked in water + olive  oil + sherry vinegar + water + S&P Chill for a couple of hours Good with Queen olives OXFORD TAPAS CLUB – ‘COOKERY SCHOOL’ Welcome to our new ‘Cookery School’ the OXFORD TAPAS CLUB! Classes…

Chestnut flour pancakes with creamy mushroom & chive filling

Vegetarian & gluten free For the mushroom filling: Slice mushrooms & sauté in light olive oil When golden add a little finely chopped garlic & cook for a minute or two Add a big splash of dry sherry + water + sprig of thyme + sea salt + pepper Simmer until the liquid has reduced…

Chorizo, red pepper and Romesco pizza – Italy meets Spain!

Prepare a batch of pizza dough, using your favourite recipe Make the Romesco by pounding together in a pestle mortar:  roasted red peppers + toasted almond & hazelnuts + fried bread + cayenne + paprika + garlic + sea salt+ olive oil Spread over the the prepared Romesco over the pizza base Finely grate Manchego…

Spinach & puy lentil burgers

  Cooked puy lentils + chopped blanched spinach + finely sliced spring onions + minced garlic + chopped chillies to taste + grated mature Cheddar + chopped parsley Paprika + mustard powder + thyme + ketchup + breadcrumbs +  beaten egg + S&P Mix together Form into burgers & chill for  a while Shallow fry…

Summer pizzas

Two summer pizzas using tomatoes, basil, ricotta, Parmesan & garlic –   Salad pizza: cooked base + raw topping = perfect for summer! Using your favourite dough recipe prepare a pizza base Place the base on a baking tray and put under a hot grill for 2-3 minutes each side – or until cooked through…

Beef ravioli in a chicken, pancetta and mascarpone sauce

Use 1 large egg per 100g of flour (preferably Tipo 00 or a mix) Create a well and crack the eggs into it (add tomato puree to the egg at this stage for tomato pasta) Whisk the eggs together and begin to combine with the flour until you have a soft dough Knead for 5…

Baja California fish tacos

Salsa cruda/pico de gallo – diced seeded tomatoes + green chilli + coriander (optional) + red onion + lime juice + salt Guacamole – scoop out the avocado flesh & mash coarsely Add diced seeded tomatoes + chilli + red onion Squeeze in some lime juice + minced garlic + salt For the fish – cut…