Category Archives: garlic

chimichurri chicken with patatas bravas

chimichurri chicken with patatas bravas

England may be out of the World Cup, but there's still lots of excuses to throw a football party. For people who enjoy a cooking challenge, it presents opportunities to burrow through the regional cookbooks and get inspired. Will¬†you serve the Nigerian jollof rice? German Bratwurst? Australian shrimp? Ghanaian fufu? Here's a pair of great Latin-flavoured dishes in celebration of Argentina and Spain. First up is a butterflied chicken breast bursting with vibrant lemon and garlic, partnered with a herby, sharp chimichurri sauce. And as a foil for for that, some fiery patatas bravas made with … Continue Reading ››
teriyaki ribeye steak

teriyaki ribeye steak with garlic fried rice

I've been a mild Japanophile since I was a teenager. The best games of the time came from Japan; you had to import them at extortionate prices. As such we pored over every detail and absorbed a lot of Japanese along the way. I took a Japanese module at university to bolster this further, reading James Clavell's Asian Saga along the way. I've always dreamed of going to Japan some day. It's against this backdrop I gleefully accepted an invitation to Continue Reading ››
turkey-masala-burgers

turkey masala burgers

turkey masala burgers with sweet potato wedges and cauliflower pickle

A turkey isn't just for Christmas. It's for all year round.

That was the message put out by the British Turkey board. Headed up by Paul Kelly - a good Essex boy - me and a bunch of others were entertained as a guest of Cyrus Todiwala to help promote the use of turkey throughout the year. Cyrus was an affable host, preparing dinner and chatting away. We were … Continue Reading ››

hei-hei-wedges

hei hei wedges

hei hei salt gbk style wedges Here's a recipe for hei hei salt GBK style. I found myself in GBK at the weekend. It was supposed to be family lunch at Las Iguanas, but a few seconds of appalling customer service had me trundle a few steps down Lakeside's Boardwalk to the burger parlour. I was surprised how much I enjoyed it - a tasty "Capital" cheeseburger with standard accompaniments, a choice of brioche or regular sesame seed bun and all the monkey nuts you can … Continue Reading ››