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…

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…

Marinated anchovy and salmorejo crostini

Marinate prepared white anchovies in chopped parsley + finely sliced garlic + extra virgin olive oil For the salmorejo: Skin and core ripe tomatoes Roughly chop and blitz in food processor until smooth Place cubed white bread (crusts removed) in the tomato and leave to soak for 5 minutes Add a small clove of garlic…

Lebanese mezze

Lebanese mezze: baba ghanoush + broad bean dip + labneh + falafel + marinated olives + toasted sesame seed, garlic & chilli dip + flatbreads Baba ghanoush or ghanouj: chargrilled & roasted aubergines + tahini + minced garlic + lemon juice + Mediterranean sea salt flakes Broad bean dip:Cooked & skinned broad beans +  tahini…

Tomato tagliatelle with mozzarella, pine nuts, capers and olives

Prepare fresh tomato tagliatelle as described in the previous post for ‘ravioli’ Cook in gently boiling water until al dente  & drain Toss the cooked tagliatelle in garlic oil & season with S & P Stir in diced mozzarella + toasted pine nuts + cherry tomatoes + olives + capers + rocket + torn basil…

Prawn montaditos

With bacon Toast some sliced baguette & spread with alioli Fry raw prawns in olive oil for 1 minute Wrap in smoked or unsmoked bacon Return to pan and cook through ’til golden Skewer the prawns on to the prepared alioli toasted baguette bases Or with egg Poach raw prawns – reserve & cool Boil…

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…