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

Pea pancakes with poached eggs

Put cooked peas (frozen are fine) + cornflour + beaten egg + S&P in food processor and blitz to make a purée/pancake batter Make this as fine or coarse as you like Add chopped parsley + finely sliced spring onions Fry in small batches in a good non-stick pan with a little olive oil Keep…

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…

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…

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…

Salbitxada

Salbitxada –  Catalan sauce eaten with char-grillled  calçots,  a type of green onion from Catalunya – similar to spring onions/baby leeks 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 Add the garlic + chilli &…

Cypriot style meatballs | Keftedes – with tzatziki & pitta

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 Shallow fry in olive oil until cooked through and golden For pittas: 240ml warm water…