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Chocolate pots with Tejas de Tolosa

Chocolate pots with Tejas de Tolosa

Chocolate pots with Tejas de Tolosa Typically served with coffee. Add drops of really good extra-virgin olive oil and a few flakes of salt to the chocolate pot, too. You won’t regret it. Serves 6 dark chocolate 200g, broken into pieces full-fat milk 75ml, warmed to blood temperature double cream 200ml, out of the fridge […]

Tomato soup with jamon and Idiazábal

Tomato soup with jamon and Idiazábal

Tomato soup with jamon and Idiazábal This is my interpretation of the tomato soup that you can find in many Basque restaurants. Yum yum! Serves 6 vine-ripened tomatoes 2kg bulb garlic 1, cloves separated olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper banana shallot 1, finely chopped thyme sprigs a handful, plus a few […]

Merluza en salsa verde (Hake in Parsley Sauce)

Merluza en salsa verde (Hake in Parsley sauce)

Merluza en salsa verde (Hake in parsley sauce) This is a very popular dish in Basque cooking. In Spain they normally use tinned asparagus. Ingredients for 4 people olive oil 3 tbsp garlic cloves 3 small shallot 1, finely chopped plain flour 1 tbsp Txakoli or dry white wine 200ml fresh fish stock 150ml hake […]

Roast John Dory, Alubias the Tolosa and pancetta

Roast John Dory, Alubias the Tolosa and pancetta

Roast John Dory, Alubias the Tolosa and pancetta Roast John Dory, Alubias the Tolosa and pancetta, is a dish made in heaven. It is simple but very tasty. The creaminess of Tolosa beans makes them the perfect match for this dish. Serves 4 cooked alubias de Tolosa (see below) waxy potatoes 200g, sliced bulb garlic […]

Korean Beef and Cucumber Bimbibap

Korean Beef and Cucumber Bimbibap

Korean Beef and Cucumber Bibimbap Bibimbap is a Korean classic and literally translates to ‘mixed rice bowl’. Our Korean Beef and Cucumber Bimbibap is topped with pickled smashed cucumber, beef bulgogi, spinach and a crispy fried egg. For traditional eating, mix all your veg, rice and egg yolk together. Seoul-food! PREP TIME 20 min Ingredients for 2 people […]

Thai Green Vegetable Lime Curry

Thai Green Vegetable Lime Currry

Thai Green Vegetable Lime Curry This fragrant Thai green vegetable lime curry is packed with Tenderstem broccoli, sugar snap peas and meaty aubergine. In a spicy, zingy and coconutty sauce and served alongside basmati rice. Topped with fiery chilli, fresh coriander and smashed peanuts. (Gluten and dairy-free but unsuitable for coeliacs). PREP TIME 30 min […]

Simple meals for new cooks

Parisienne Spiced Chicken

Parisienne Spiced Chicken with Balsamic Mustard Lentils and Roasted Chantenays. White peppercorns, nutmeg, paprika, clove buds, thyme, cinnamon, basil and bay leaves are the great eight found in this recipe. Its fragrant, earthy flavour is a brilliant seasoning for roasted chicken, which you can serve alongside creamy balsamic mustard lentils and sweet roasted carrots. For a […]

Mascarpone Biscuits Thermomix

Mascarpone Biscuits Thermomix

Mascarpone Biscuits Thermomix The Marcarpone biscuits Thermomix are incredible. The thermomix makes the process really easy! 200 grs Self raising flour Pinch of salt 1 tsp cinnamon 130 grs mascaropone 120 gras sugar Preparation for the Marcarpone biscuits Thermomix 1. Add to the bowl the sugar, cinnamon, salt and mascarpone 10 secs / speed 5 […]

French Beans with Orange Gremolata

French Beans with Orange Gremolata

French Beans with Orange Gremolata Gremolata is a bright, herbal sprinkle made from fresh parsley, garlic, and citrus zest. Traditionally used to top rich, long-cooked meats to cut their richness, it is also a terrific way to perk up any blanched or roasted vegetables. You can substitute some of the parsley for minced dill or […]

Thermomix black olive biscuits

Thermomix black olive biscuits

Thermomix black olive biscuits These biscuits are phenomenal, filled with a mixture of parmesan and mascarpone cheese. Delicious for a party as a canapé or even for biscuits as for the cheese course. Try them all the time, when I have a dinner party, they are just so easy! It is a lengthy process, but […]