RecipesDish typeDrinkThis syrup is known as Sekanjabin and is based on an ancient Persian recipe. When diluted with water and served over ice, it& 39;s a very refreshing summertime drink!9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 30 800g caster sugar475ml water300g fresh or frozen strawberries, chopped25g fresh mint, chopped50g sliced fresh ginger2 lemons, peeled and juiced235ml white balsamic vinegar (not distilled vinegar)MethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Extra time:8hr cooling › Ready in:8hr50minBring the sugar and water to the boil over high heat.
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RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with cheeseIf you love Greek salads, you have to try this dip. Serve with toasted pitta triangles, crisps, crackers or toasted baguette.49 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 225g crumbled feta cheese5 tablespoons chopped black olives1 tomatoes, seeded and chopped3 spring onions, finely chopped120ml Caesar-style salad dressingMethodPrep:5min ›Extra time:25min chilling › Ready in:30minMix the feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, spring onions and Caesar salad dressing in a bowl.
RecipesDish typeMain courseStew and casseroleThis is a Filipino one-pot meal that is full of flavour. Enjoy!2 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 450ml light coconut milk2 tablespoons prawn paste1 onion, chopped1 (5cm) piece fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced225g pork, cut into bite-sized pieces225g peeled and deveined prawns450g fresh fine green beans, trimmed and cut into 5cm pieces1 (450g) bottle gourd, peeled and cut into cubes1 green chilli, halved lengthways250ml coconut creamMethodPrep:20min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:50minWhisk the light coconut milk and prawn paste together in a bowl.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenServed with jasmine rice, this is a fabulous dish. Feel free to use fresh baby sweetcorn instead of tinned.61 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 tablespoons rapeseed oil3 shallots, finely chopped3 cloves garlic, sliced1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger1 1/2 tablespoons green curry paste, or to taste450g skinless chicken breast fillets - cut into stripssalt and pepper to taste5 stalks lemon grass1 (410g) tin baby sweetcorn, drained1/2 (227g) tin water chestnuts, drained300ml coconut milk1 bunch fresh Thai basil leaves, tornMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:45minHeat the oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishFlatfish Halibut This is a foolproof way to make halibut steaks, not to mention healthy and delicious. Fresh veggies top the halibut, which is baked in the oven with simple seasoning till it flakes perfectly.58 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 tablespoon olive oil1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced1/2 pepper, sliced thinly225g sliced fresh mushrooms1 clove chopped fresh garlic2 medium courgette, julienned6 (170g) halibut steaks1/2 teaspoon dried basil1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1 medium tomato, thinly slicedMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Extra time:40min › Ready in:1hr20minPreheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenCuts of chickenChicken breastPan fried chicken breastsTry this spicy chicken - a Cajun favourite. It& 39;s pan fried but finished off in the oven.1122 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 1/2 teaspoon paprika1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/4 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon dried thyme1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper1/8 teaspoon garlic powder2 skinless, boneless chicken breast fillets1 tablespoon vegetable oilMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:20minPreheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodFishOily fishSalmonSalmon fillet Salmon is topped with a flavourful combination of hazelnuts, tarragon and orange zest, then baked to perfection. Your family will love it, but it& 39;s good enough for dinner parties, too.56 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 450g salmon fillet, cut into 4 pieces8 tablespoons light mayonnaise8 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon1/2 teaspoon orange zest1/2 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground black pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Squash soupButternut squash soupHawaij is a spice mix from Yemen and adds beautiful, distinctive flavour to this vegan vegetable soup. You can find hawaij online or in speciality shops, or there is a recipe for a homemade version on this site.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 8 2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, chopped1 butternut squash - peeled, seeded and cubed1 potato, peeled and cubed1 large tomato, diced2 sticks celery, sliced2 carrots, peeled and sliced1 (400g) tin chickpeas, undrained1.
RecipesIngredientsVegetableRoot vegetablesPotato Potato side dishesChipsThese aren& 39;t your ordinary chips! Before frying, the chips are coated in a light batter with just the right amount of seasoning. They even stay crispy if you reheat in the microwave.838 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled125g plain flour1 teaspoon garlic salt1 teaspoon onion salt1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon paprika120ml water, or as needed250ml vegetable oil for fryingMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minSlice potatoes into chips, and place into cold water so they won& 39;t turn brown while you prepare the oil.
RecipesDish typeDessertFrozen dessertsIf you& 39;re making your own ice cream, why not go all out and make your own ice cream cones as well? They& 39;re simple to make, crispy and delicious. Kids and adults alike will love them! You could also get creative for a dinner party dessert by making them into bowls instead of cones.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesA light lunch, or serve with cheese and tortillas. Also good as a side dish with your favourite Mexican food.84 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil1 large onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, minced3 courgettes, diced1 green chilli, seeded and chopped175g (6 oz) frozen sweetcorn1 (400g) tin black beans, rinsed and drained1/2 teaspoon salt, or to tasteMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:25minHeat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsCustard tartThis is a very easy recipe for Chinese egg tarts. Wonderful to serve if you are having a Chinese dinner party.223 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 125g icing sugar375g plain flour225g butter1 egg, beaten1 dash vanilla extract125g caster sugar350ml water9 eggs, beaten1 dash vanilla extract225ml evaporated milkMethodPrep:30min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:50minIn a medium bowl, mix together the icing sugar and flour.
RecipesDiet & lifestyleDietary requirementsLow fatBudgetThere isn& 39;t an easier recipe for rustic homemade pasta than this. Simply drop the pasta into simmering chicken stock for a warming, delicious and budget friendly meal.100 people made thisIngredientsServes: 2 125g plain flour1 egg1 pinch saltMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Extra time:30min drying › Ready in:55minMix all ingredients.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefBeef burgersThese spicy burgers are cooked on the barbecue and served with a hot barbecue sauce.137 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 500g (1 lb) beef mince3 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs1 egg3 spring onions, chopped1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning1 tablespoon mustard4 tablespoons barbecue sauce1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning4 slices Cheddar cheeseMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minPreheat barbecue for high heat.
RecipesDish typeBiscuits and cookiesChocolate biscuitsA rich gooey chilled cake that you can cut up into biscuit portions. Pure heaven for anyone who loves chocolate! Be patient, for best results - you will need to chill overnight or for at least 8 hours.15 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 5 king size Mars bars2 Twix bars, chopped125g (4 oz) butter, melted2 eggs1 (400g) packet of digestive biscuits, crushed60g (2 oz) raisins60g (2 oz) chopped hazelnutsMethodPrep:8hr ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:8hr10minIn a bowl over simmering water, melt the Mars bars.
RecipesDish typeMain courseCurryCurry side dishThis is the basmati rice that you& 39;ll find in many Indian homes. Whole spices and fried onions flavour this rice, and soaking the basmati rice before cooking makes all the difference.401 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 280g basmati rice2 tablespoons vegetable oil1 (5cm) piece cinnamon stick2 pods green cardamom2 whole cloves1 tablespoon cumin seed1 teaspoon salt, or to taste600ml water1 small onion, thinly slicedMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:35minPlace rice into a bowl with enough water to cover.
RecipesDish typeDrinkCocktailsWhisky cocktailsThis cocktail is a special concoction - whisky, coffee flavoured liqueur such as Tia Maria®, peppermint schnapps and club soda combine for something deliciously different.Be the first to make this!IngredientsServes: 1 2 measures whisky1/2 measure coffee flavoured liqueur1 splash peppermint schnapps1 splash club sodaMethodPrep:3min ›Ready in:3minFill a glass with ice, and pour in the whisky, coffee liqueur, peppermint schnapps and soda; stir to mix.
RecipesDish typeBreakfastFrench toastWhisky and Irish cream make decadent additions to a classic French toast recipe. Treat Dad on Father& 39;s Day as part of a Sunday brunch, or surprise your sweetheart with breakfast in bed.8 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1 (500g) loaf French bread4 large eggs2 tablespoons Irish whisky2 1/2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur1 teaspoon vanilla extract50g butter1 teaspoon icing sugar for dustingMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minCut the bread into 12 slices.
RecipesIngredientsSeafoodShellfishSquidThis is an Italian Christmas Eve favourite. Buon Natale!84 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1kg squid, cleaned1 (700g) jar passata250ml (8 fl oz) Chianti wine2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 tablespoon olive oil1 clove garlic, chopped1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper1 teaspoon dried basil30g (1 oz) grated Pecorino cheeseMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:1hr ›Ready in:1hr15minSeparate the tentacles from the long body of the squid, if not done already.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPorkCuts of porkPork shoulderThis is a homemade recipe for Italian sausage, which is typical of the homemade sausages found in Tuscany near the city of Lucca. You can also leave some as-is to use as sausagemeat for pasta sauces, sausage rolls, etc.37 people made thisIngredientsServes: 20 1.
RecipesCuisinesLatin AmericanCaribbeanJamaicanJamaican curryAn aromatic and authentic Jamaican curry powder without chilli, which should be added separately to any dish. You can also use ground versions of any of the spices here, but for better flavour start with whole.59 people made thisIngredientsServes: 36 4 tablespoons whole coriander seeds2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds2 tablespoons whole mustard seeds2 tablespoons whole anise seeds1 tablespoon whole fenugreek seeds1 tablespoon whole allspice berries5 tablespoons ground turmericMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Ready in:15minCombine the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, anise seeds, fenugreek seeds and allspice berries in a frying pan.