Sweet Chilli sauce with Scotch Bonnets

My plan was to do a chutney, but this is what came out: a fantastic Sweet Chilli sauce Ingredients: 12 Scotch Bonnet Chillies 1 kg San Marzano Ripe Tomatoes Half a Garlic Head, peel the garlic cloves 250 ml apple vinegar 350 gr gelling sugar 2 tbsp grated ginger 2 tsp salt   First of…

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Shakshuka

Shakshuka is an Israeli / Middle Eastern tomato based dish. Ingredients for 2: 750 gr of ripe tomatoes 2/3 spoon olive oil 3 garlic cloves finely chopped or pressed 1 medium sized onion finely chopped 4-5 medium sized green peperoncini cut in rings 2 tbsp tomato paste 1 tsp piri piri chili flakes (optional) 1…

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Asian style Mango Chicken salad

Another summer recipe which is tasty but not heavy. Ingredients for 2: 300 gr Chicken Upper Thigh deboned (you may use breast with skin as well) 3 shallots 3 chilies 1 tbsp chopped ginger 1 lime 1 tbsp Sesame Oil salt pepper 1 small apple 1 mango 1 small bunch of Mint 1 small bunch…

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Lamb salad with Tzatziki

This is a nice summer dinner. You may eat the tzatziki as a side salad (like my boyfriend did) or you can use it as a dressing for the salad (as I did). In the picture you see the different components so anyone can prepare it as he wishes. Ingredients: For the tzatziki: 180 gr greek…

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Penne Stracchino e Gorgonzola

We just came back from holiday and we managed to do some specialities shopping on the way back. In particular some nice Stracchino and some nice Gorgonzola Piccante. As yesterday the weather was really bad and rainy, what better to combine them in a recipe. Ingredients: 250 gr. Penne (Garofalo) 100 gr. Stracchino 50 gr. Gorgonzola piccante…

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Chilean Pebre

I just got a lot of Jalapeño ready in my garden so I was on the search for a good recipe. I found this chilean recipe and everybody liked it! Ingredients: 1 bunch of coriander 1 bunch of parsley 2 spring onions 6 small Jalapeño peppers 2 small tomatoes (preferably the more fleshy ones) a…

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Mixed chilies and garlic sauce

As we planted a lot of chilies this year, we are always thinking of what to do with the harvest. I just did this sauce in 10 minutes, of course you can choose different kind of chilies. I like the mix of flavours even as the colour may result a bit bland. Ingredients: 2 Aji…

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Loup de mer in salt crust

I have been doing fish in salt crust for ages, but tried a new preparation some time ago. Loved it! You can use Loup de Mer, Dorade, Mackerel, …. anything you like. Ingredients for 2: 1 fish 800gr. in this case Loup de Mer 2kg coarse salt 4 egg white 1 lemon (just the skin,…

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Spaghetti with broad beans, peas and pesto.

This is a pure spring recipe. When the peas and the broad bean (fave) arrive on the market it’s time to cook this recipe. Ingredients for 2: 125 gr Spaghetti ( Garofalo from Gragnano) a cup of fresh peas a cup of fresh broad bean (dont forget to get the skin around the bean off)…

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3 tomatoes and asparagus salad

I am currently preparing the seedlings for our garden and got a tomato craving  (I planted 7 different types 😉 , let’s hope they grow well. Armed with my craving I went tomato shopping and found already different sorts (season has started in Spain and Italy). I settled for some Merinda, some Datterini and some…

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