RecipesDish typeStartersMezeThis is the classic Greek yoghurt dip, made with cucumbers, salt, garlic, lemon juice, yogurt, vinegar and olive oil. It& 39;s also great as a sauce.52 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and quartered1 tablespoon sea salt4 cloves garlic, finely chopped1 tablespoon lemon juice350g natural yoghurt1 teaspoon distilled malt vinegar4 tablespoons olive oilMethodPrep:40min ›Extra time:30min chilling › Ready in:1hr10minPlace quartered cucumbers in a small colander and sprinkle evenly with salt.
Category Traditional recipes
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonSalmon fillet Japanese flavours take centre-stage in this delicious and impressive salmon recipe. If you don& 39;t have access to good quality fresh salmon, substitute tuna, mahi mahi or swordfish.44 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 Cucumber Salad2 tablespoons sesame oil2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill125ml rice wine vinegar60ml mirin (Japanese rice wine)1 teaspoon white sesame seeds1 teaspoon black sesame seeds2 cucumbers, halved, seeded and cut into very thin slicesGinger Crust5 tablespoons minced fresh root ginger4 spring onions, thinly sliced4 cloves garlic, minced4 tablespoons groundnut oilSalmon2 tablespoons groundnut oil4 (225g) centre-cut salmon filletssea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste2 tablespoons honeyPonzu Butter2 tablespoons unsalted butter2 shallots, minced125ml dry white wine3 tablespoons ponzu sauce120ml double cream110g cold unsalted butter, cut into 1cm piecessea salt to tasteMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr40minTo make the cucumber salad, stir together sesame oil, dill, rice vinegar, mirin and sesame seeds in a glass or plastic bowl; add cucumber, and toss until well coated.
RecipesDish typeDessertMeringuePavlovaThis is a spectacular lemon pavlova with a twist - it is served frozen, making it perfect for the summer months. The lemon cream filling is lighter than air and melts in the mouth once frozen.8 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 Meringue2 teaspoons cornflour6 egg whites300g caster sugar1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon4 tablespoons caster sugar100g flaked almondsLemon Filling3 egg whites1 pinch salt200g caster sugar4 tablespoons lemon juice4 teaspoons lemon zest250ml double cream1 lemon, sliced1 sprig fresh mint150g fresh strawberriesMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:2hr freezing › Ready in:2hr45minPreheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersScallop startersA very impressive and delicious recipe for how simple it is! Just crush the garlic with the side of a chef& 39;s knife blade instead of chopping it, and keep the sprigs of rosemary whole - this allows them to be easily removed before serving.161 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 60g (2 oz) butter2 cloves garlic, crushed2 sprigs fresh rosemary450g (1 lb) scallopsMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:5min ›Ready in:10minIn a medium size frying pan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenChicken pizza This is a rich deep-dish pizza that calls for a creamy sauce instead of the usual tomato. Using an array of shop-bought ingredients means you have time to make your own pizza base, which is both easy and immensely satisfying!
RecipesPopular collectionsEveryday cookingDinner for twoMy gran made this when I was growing up in Malaysia and I learnt to cook it and it& 39;s been my favourite fried rice since! For all the Marmite lovers out there, this is a wonderful dish!15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 185g uncooked white rice475ml water225g minced chicken or turkey1/2 tablespoon light soy sauce1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 clove garlic, minced2 pok choi stalks, chopped2 eggs, lightly beaten2 tablespoons light soy sauce1 tablespoon yeast extract spread (such as Marmite®)white pepper to tasteMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:35min ›Ready in:50minBring the rice and water to the boil in a saucepan over high heat.
RecipesDish typeDessertNo cook dessertsThis is a no-cook, easy recipe for pastry cream that you can use in profiteroles, eclairs, trifles or even to layer your favourite sponge. It& 39;s refreshingly light, but still decadent.35 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 180ml double cream4 tablespoons milk4 tablespoons icing sugar1 egg white, stiffly beaten1/2 teaspoon vanilla extractMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minMix double cream with the milk and beat until stiff.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeMascarpone cheesecakeThis chocolate cheesecake is unique and memorable; perfect for a show-stopping end to a meal. It& 39;s made with mascarpone instead of cream cheese, and calls for gianduja chocolate, which is a sweet chocolate containing about 30 hazelnut paste. In a pinch, you can use good quality plain chocolate instead of the gianduja.
RecipesDish typeSaladPasta saladThis Greek pasta salad is a classic combination of feta, olives and tomato, with the addition of mushrooms. Oregano and basil combined with vinegar and olive oil make for an easy vinaigrette.108 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 250g fusilli pasta120ml olive oil125ml red wine vinegar1 1/2 teaspoons garlic granules1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano350g sliced mushrooms15 cherry tomatoes, halved125g crumbled feta cheese8 tablespoons chopped spring onions100g chopped black olivesMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:2hr chilling › Ready in:2hr20minBring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesNoodlesThis is a fail-safe recipe for egg noodles which you can use in your favourite soups, pasta dishes or Chinese-inspired stir fries and noodle salads. As with all homemade pasta, there is no comparison to dried!20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 5 250g Durum wheat flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon baking powder3 eggswater as neededMethodPrep:30min ›Extra time:2hr drying › Ready in:2hr30minCombine flour, salt and baking powder.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodShellfishCrabCrab cakesThis is a recipe from my grandmother. Coated in breadcrumbs and fried till golden, they are delicious as a main or starter.14 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 1 egg1 tablespoon butter1 small onion, minced1 stick celery, minced450g fresh crab meat1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce350ml milk5 slices day-old bread3 eggs, beaten350g dried breadcrumbs1L oil for fryingMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:45min chilling › Ready in:1hr25minPlace egg in a saucepan and cover with cold water.
RecipesDish typeStartersNo cook startersThese canapes are as unique as they are delicious. Walnuts would also work well!16 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 100g chopped green olives100g chopped Kalamata olives90g crumbled Gorgonzola cheese100g chopped macadamia nuts5 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped1 red pepper, chopped3 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh garlic2 tablespoons dark brown soft sugarsalt to tasteground black pepper to taste1/2 (500g) jar vine leaves, drained thoroughlyMethodPrep:45min ›Ready in:45minIn a bowl, mix the green olives, Kalamata olives, Gorgonzola cheese, macadamia nuts, basil, tomatoes, pepper, garlic and dark brown soft sugar.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeBaked cheesecakeThis is a easy cheesecake recipe that has just a & 39;hint& 39; of a biscuit base. It& 39;s delicious on its own, or paired with your favourite toppings. As with all cheesecakes, chill thoroughly for best results.13 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 40g digestive biscuit crumbs675g cream cheese170g caster sugar120ml double cream2 tablespoons soured cream4 tablespoons single cream1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract4 eggsMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr15min ›Extra time:1hr35min › Ready in:3hr10minPreheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseGoat& 39;s cheese startersThese stuffed tomatoes make a lovely starter and are easy to prepare. Goat& 39;s cheese, jarred roasted red peppers, olive oil, breadcrumbs and basil combine to make tasty stuffed tomatoes that are ready after just 10 minutes under the grill.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishWhite fish Tilapia A whole tilapia is deep fried till golden, then served with a Thai-inspired sauce flavoured with Thai basil, garlic, red chillies and fish sauce, or nam pla. Serve with steamed jasmine rice.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 whole fresh tilapia, cleaned and scaled1 litre oil for deep frying2 tablespoons cooking oil5 large red chillies, sliced5 cloves garlic, chopped1 onion, chopped2 tablespoons fish sauce2 tablespoons light soy sauce4 tablespoons Thai basil leaves4 tablespoons chopped fresh corianderMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minHeat 1 litre oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 175 degrees C.
RecipesDish typeSaladPasta saladThis pasta salad is a meal in itself, with broccoli, artichoke hearts, olives, roasted red peppers, courgette and more. The dressing is made by mashing avocado with shop-bought dressing, making it wonderfully creamy.12 people made thisIngredientsServes: 10 350g penne or rotini pasta1 small broccoli, broken into small florets1/2 teaspoon minced garlic1 small red onion, diced1 (280g) jar artichoke hearts, drained and chopped1 (350g) jar pitted Kalamata olives, sliced1 (250g) jar roasted red peppers, drained, cut into strips4 plum tomatoes, diced1 (350g) jar oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, cut into strips1 small courgette, chopped1 small cucumber, chopped1 small yellow pepper, chopped2 ripe avocados450ml shop-bought Italian vinaigretteMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr45minFill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to the boil over high heat.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsPastry Puff pastryThis recipe makes a lighter and just-as-delicious alternative to the classic beef Wellington. Simply serve with new potatoes and salad for a lovely meal.47 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 (450g) fillet cod50g butter2 tablespoons chopped onion200g fresh mushrooms, choppedsalt and black pepper to taste120g smoked salmon pate2 tablespoons double cream1 sheet puff pastry1 egg, beatenMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:55minPreheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
RecipesDish typeBreadBread without yeastSoda breadIf you would like to make soda bread but don& 39;t want to heat up the oven, this recipe is perfect. Sort of like drop scones, these soda bread wedges are pan-fried on a frying pan or griddle.6 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 300g plain flour1 teaspoon salt1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda475ml buttermilk, or as neededMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40minPreheat a frying pan or flat griddle to medium-high, about 180 degrees C.
RecipesDish typeCakeNut and seed cakesAlmond cakeThis is a German recipe for a simple but delicious and moist marbled cake. The chocolate and almond flavours are fabulous, and it looks especially pretty when cut, as you get the full marbled effect.49 people made thisIngredientsServes: 14 225g butter300g caster sugar4 eggs250ml milk1 teaspoon almond extract400g plain flour1 tablespoon baking powder1/8 teaspoon salt4 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder3 tablespoons dark rumMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr10min ›Ready in:1hr30minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
RecipesDish typeDessertPuddingsBread pudding in the American South is just a bit different from our classic recipe, but heavenly all the same. Serve with a whisky sauce if desired.48 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1 (500g) loaf French bread60g chopped pecans110g unsalted butter, melted3 eggs250g single cream300ml milk1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg200g caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract75g sultanasMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr20minPreheat oven to 170 C / Gas 3.
RecipesDish typeSide dishSauceChilli sauceFinadene sauce is a favourite among Pacific Islanders. The heat of the chillies will intensify over time.10 people made thisIngredientsServes: 16 10 chillies, seeded and minced1 small onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, minced125ml fresh lemon juice60ml soy sauceMethodPrep:10min ›Ready in:10minMix chillies, onion, garlic, lemon juice and soy sauce together in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.