RecipesDish typeDessertFruit dessertsPear dessertsPoached pearsAn impressive and light dinner party dessert. The rum caramelises the sugar, and brings out the flavour of the pears.28 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 350ml water150g caster sugar1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract6 dessert pears - peeled, halved and cored300g apricot preserves2 tablespoons cornflour2 tablespoons water125ml rumMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:25min ›Ready in:40minBring 350ml water, sugar and vanilla extract to the boil in a saucepan over high heat.
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RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup This soup& 39;s aromas will make your mouth water. Freezes well, so it& 39;s excellent for leftovers (not that there will be any left).99 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 3 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, chopped2 sticks celery, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons fresh root ginger, minced1 tablespoon demerara sugar2 teaspoons sea salt1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric1/4 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 potatoes, peeled and diced450g chopped courgette1.
RecipesIngredientsPastaPasta typesMacaroni This is the easy version of the classic Greek dish macaronatha, which is octopus in a delicious tomato-based sauce served over macaroni, then topped with grated sheep& 39;s milk cheese.18 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 250g (9 oz) macaroni500g (1 lb) squid, cleaned by your fishmonger4 tablespoons red wine vinegar6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil4 cloves garlic, minced1 large onion, chopped1 (600g) jar passata4 tablespoons dry white wine1/2 lemon, juiced1 cinnamon stick, broken in half2 bay leaves1/2 teaspoon dried oreganosalt and freshly ground black pepper to taste60g (2 oz) grated Mizithra cheeseMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:40min ›Ready in:55minCook pasta according to package instructions; drain.
RecipesCuisinesLatin AmericanCaribbeanJamaicanForget buying it in the supermarket - you can make your own tasty jerk seasoning, which works wonders on any meat. Store it in an airtight container and in a cool, dry place.136 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 7 tablespoons (50g) jerk seasoning2 tablespoons dried minced onion2 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme2 teaspoons ground allspice2 teaspoons ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons vegetable oilMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minIn a small bowl, stir together the dried onion, thyme, allspice, ground black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper and salt.
RecipesDish typeSide dishVegetable side dishesA full-flavoured side dish that is a nice twist on your typical Brussels sprouts recipe, but just as easy. Use streaky bacon instead of pancetta, if preferred.160 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 700ml water450g Brussels sprouts, trimmed2 tablespoons olive oil2 cloves garlic, minced225g pancetta, diced1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground black pepperMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:20min ›Ready in:30minBring the water to the boil in a large saucepan.
RecipesDish typeMain courseStew and casseroleThis is a spicy goat stew recipe that originates from the Dutch Antilles. Sweet soy sauce can be found in larger supermarkets; Cook& 39;s is a popular brand.21 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 1L cool water3 tablespoons lime juice900g goat stewing meat, cut into 2.
RecipesDish typeSaladPasta saladSeafood pasta saladSalmon pasta saladThis pasta salad makes a lovely light summer meal. Tinned salmon is tossed with macaroni, tomato, spring onion, pickled cucumber spears and mayo for an easy but delightful salad.31 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 500g macaroni2 ripe tomatoes, diced4 spring onions, chopped2 pickled cucumber spears, diced1 (418g) tin salmon, drained8 tablespoons mayonnaisesalt and pepper to tasteMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr20minBring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.
RecipesDish typeStartersSeafood startersCevicheCeviche is an impressive and easy starter, perfect for seafood lovers. Serve with tortilla chips on the side for easy eating.9 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 675g seafood mix (such as octopus, squid, prawns, scallops)250ml lime juice2 plum tomatoes, diced1 small red onion, diced2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce1 tablespoon hot sauce2 tablespoons tomato puree1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon chilli powder1 teaspoon salt1 bunch coriander , chopped1 avocado - peeled, stone removed and dicedMethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:1hr30min marinating › Ready in:1hr50minChop any large chunks of seafood so all of the pieces are relatively the same size, about 2 to 3cm.
RecipesIngredientsPastaThis is a quick and fast version of Turkish manti in which I use ready-made beef ravioli.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 4 1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon dried mint1 (250g) packet beef ravioli50g butter1 teaspoon sweet paprika1 tablespoon minced garlic225g plain full fat yoghurtMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:25minBring a large pot of water to the boil.
RecipesDish typeSaladThis fattoush leaves nothing behind! Full of crunchy vegetables, fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds and molasses for a hint sweet and sour flavour.1 person made thisIngredientsServes: 6 6 cos lettuce leaves, chopped3 cabbage leaves, chopped2 small radishes, minced1 medium cucumber, diced1 red pepper, minced1 carrot, shredded4 tablespoons tinned sweetcorn kernels1 large tomato, finely diced1 small onion, sliced thin2 large cloves garlic, crushed12 sprigs parsley, minced12 mint leaves, minced4 tablespoons olive oil4 tablespoons pomegranate seeds4 tablespoons pomegranate molasses2 pitta breadsvegetable oil for fryingMethodPrep:40min ›Ready in:40minToss together the lettuce, cabbage, radish, cucumber, red pepper, carrot, corn, tomato, onion, garlic, parsley, mint, olive oil, pomegranate seeds and pomegranate molasses in a large bowl.
RecipesDish typeDessertThis is a cold semolina pudding with caramel syrup sauce and pistachio nut topping. If you do not wish to use rose water, you can substitute with 2 teaspoons vanilla.8 people made thisIngredientsServes: 15 For the pudding1.9L cold milk250g fine semolina2 eggs3 tablespoons rose water or 2 teaspoons vanillaFor the syrup800g caster sugar525ml water1/4 teaspoon lemon juiceFor the topping250ml whipping cream1 tablespoon caster sugar40g finely chopped pistachio nutsMethodPour the milk into a large saucepan and bring to the boil over medium-high heat.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryPoultryChickenPopular chickenEasy chickenQuick chickenAn easy homemade Jamaican jerk sauce of soy, lime, orange juice and lots of spices makes a mouthwatering marinade for barbecued chicken.193 people made thisIngredientsServes: 3 1 spring onion, minced4 tablespoons orange juice1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root1 tablespoon minced green chilli1 tablespoon lime juice1 tablespoon soy sauce1 clove garlic, minced1 teaspoon ground allspice1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1 whole chicken, cut into piecesMethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40minCombine spring onions, orange juice, ginger, chilli, lime juice, soy sauce, garlic, allspice, cinnamon and cloves.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeLime cheesecakeA delicious tangy dessert if you like lime. However, if you can& 39;t find key limes, use the same amount of zest and juice from normal limes. The taste won& 39;t be identical but close enough.499 people made thisIngredientsServes: 12 125g digestive biscuit crumbs85g butter, melted680g cream cheese, softened200g caster sugar1 tablespoon cornflour3 eggs1 tablespoon grated lime zest160ml key lime juiceMethodPrep:25min ›Cook:1hr ›Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:2hr25minPreheat oven to 150 C / Gas 2.
RecipesIngredientsFruitAppleCaramel sauce dresses up apples so even the pickiest kids can get their five a day!20 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 2 apples - peeled, cored and dicedCaramel sauce, such as Merchant Gourmet Caramel Toffee Dulce de LecheMethodPrep:5min ›Ready in:5minPlace apples in the bowl, drizzle with desired amount of caramel sauce and toss until coated.
RecipesDish typeStartersStarters with eggsA gorgeous seafood souffle with a Caribbean twist. Serve as a starter to a special meal, or for a light lunch with a green salad.65 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 30g (1 oz) desiccated coconut60g (2 oz) unsalted butter30g (1 oz) celery tops, finely chopped1 clove garlic, minced1/2 teaspoon curry powder1/2 teaspoon dried thyme1/2 teaspoon crushed chillies, such as Schwartz1/2 teaspoon saltfreshly ground black pepper to taste3 tablespoons plain flour280ml (10 fl oz) semi-skimmed milk4 egg yolks225g (8 oz) crab meat6 egg whites, stiffly beaten1/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juiceMethodPrep:40min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:1hr10minPreheat oven to 200 C / Gas mark 6.
RecipesDish typeCakeCheesecakeLemon cheesecakeThis is a deliciously creamy and moist, no bake cheesecake. A digestive biscuit base is filled with a mixture of lemon jelly, lemon juice, cream cheese and evaporated milk, then topped with cherries.26 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 1 23x33cm cheesecake215g digestive biscuits, crushed into crumbs115g unsalted butter, melted1 1/3 (135g) boxes lemon flavour tablet jelly, broken into cubes250ml boiling water225g cream cheese200g caster sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract3 tablespoons lemon juice350ml evaporated milk1 1/2 (390g) tins cherry fruit fillingMethodPrep:20min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr20minMix together the digestive biscuit crumbs and melted butter press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a 23x33cm or similar sized tin.
RecipesDish typePies and tartsSweet pies and tartsTreacle tartA buttery shortcrust pastry is used to lines tart tins, which are then filled with a mixture of butter, golden syrup, brown sugar, raisins, eggs and nutmeg. Delicious dessert idea or for an afternoon treat.16 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 24 7.
RecipesDish typeSoupVegetable soup Root vegetable soupPotato soupA delicious and hearty Moroccan soup, made by combining kidney beans, milk, cream, potato and a variety of spices. Serve with a crusty bread roll.38 people made thisIngredientsServes: 8 1.5 litres water1 (400g) tin kidney beans3 tablespoons olive oil2 onions, chopped2 potatoes, peeled and cubed3 tablespoons chicken stock granules1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper2 teaspoons curry powder2 tablespoons soy sauce125ml full fat milk125ml single cream25g dry potato flakes4 tablespoons chopped spring onionsMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:45min ›Ready in:1hrIn a medium saucepan, add water and kidney beans and bring to the boil.
RecipesDish typeSide dishA delicious side dish made from peppers and tomatoes, which are seasoned with sugar, paprika, parsley, cumin, garlic granules. Serve as a hot or cold side dish.23 people made thisIngredientsServes: 6 2 green peppers3 tablespoons olive oil4 fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped2 teaspoons sugar1 1/2 teaspoons paprika1 teaspoon fresh parsley1/2 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon garlic granulesground black pepper to taste40g sliced green olivesMethodPrep:15min ›Cook:15min ›Ready in:30minPreheat the grill.
RecipesIngredientsMeat and poultryBeefCuts of beefSteakStewing steakThis is a delicious adaption of Lebanese meat and bean stew. This recipe calls for stewing steak and black eye beans, which are cooked until tender.14 people made thisIngredientsMakes: 8 225g butter2 onions, thinly sliced1.35kg diced stewing beef steaksalt and pepper to taste2 cloves garlic, sliced or to taste1.
RecipesDish typeDessertThis recipe is of Chinese origin. Three ingredients make this deliciously simple dessert.11 people made thisIngredientsServes: 4 210g whole green mung beans1.3 litres water150g palm sugarMethodPrep:5min ›Cook:35min ›Extra time:3hr soaking › Ready in:3hr40minPlace the mung beans into a large container and cover with several centimetres of cool water; let stand 3 hours to overnight.