Category Archives: Hot & Spicy

Chilli Tomato Prawns

Ingredients for 2 16 Raw deveined prawns 1 Clove of garlic 1/2 Onion cut in wedges 1 Teaspoonful of fresh ginger, cut in strips 3 Tomatoes, medium coarsely chopped Seasoning One tablespoon of tomato ketchup. Half teaspoonful Worcestershire sauce One … Continue reading

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Practically Paella

Ingredients for 6 people 4 chicken thighs, chopped into thumb size pieces 1 cup of double podded broad bean (i.e. skin them) 12 shelled large prawns 1 cup scallops, small or chopped large Few slices of mild chorizo 1 sliced … Continue reading

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Masala Omelette

>Discovered in India but adapted to home. Ingredients for one person, two eggs, finely sliced coriander stalks, diced hot red chilli to taste. Mix all together and fry in lightly oiled non stick pan. Serve on a morning roll. (In … Continue reading

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Indian Chickpea & Vegetable Curry Soup for 2

2 teaspoonfuls of vegetable oil 1 chopped onion 1 teaspoonful of grated ginger 1 chopped garlic clove 2 teaspoonfuls of garam masala Chilli flakes to taste 3/4 pint chicken stock 1 large chopped carrot 1/2 of a 14oz tin of … Continue reading

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Chicken with Vietnamese Coleslaw for 2

Photo of Tandoori Chicken with Vietnamese Coleslaw Ingredients for 2 7 oz cooked chicken breast 1 hot red chilli, chopped 1 garlic clove, grated 1 small carrot, grated 1/2 red onion, sliced Cabbage, enough for 2, finely sliced 2 teaspoonfuls … Continue reading

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Fish Stew for 2

Ingredients for 2 12oz/360g Fish.  Any mix of white fish, prawns and mussels 1 onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 teaspoonful (5ml) olive oil 1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes 6 sliced black olives 1/2 teaspoonful dried oregano   … Continue reading

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Heather’s Bankok Chicken

For 4 people 8 chicken thighs. MARINADE 150ml sweet chilli sauce, 50mi fish sauce, juice of two limes 1 tbsp grated ginger, 1 tsp chopped red chilli, 1 tbsp chopped mint, 1 tbsp chopped coriander. METHOD Mix all ingredients together … Continue reading

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Mexican Tomato Soup

1 jar passata 2 jars chicken stock 1 onion sliced 1 carrot peeled and sliced 1 clove garlic 2 teaspoons mild chilli powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 cup red lentils Soften onion, garlic and carrot  … Continue reading

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Aubergine Dhal

For two people Splash oil-not olive 1 onion finely chopped 2 cloves garlic finely chopped 1 teasp grated fresh ginger 1 teasp cumin seeds 1 teasp nigella seeds 1 tablespoon medium curry powder 3oz red split lentils 1 small or … Continue reading

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Chickpeas with Chilli and Tomatoes

For Four 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 red onion finely sliced-or normal if that is what uou have 3 cloves garlic finely sliced 2 teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger 2 green chillies finely chopped 1 teaspoon salt 2x400gm tins chickpeas … Continue reading

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Chilli (fast good and will feed a crowd)

For 8 portions or more if you are not as greedy as us! 1lb extra lean beef mince(yes it is healthy too!) 1 large onion, chopped 1 sachet schwartz chilli mix 1 sachet schwartz hot chilli mix 2 400gm tins … Continue reading

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Lamb and Chickpea tagine

For four 300gm lamb-cubed 1 onion chopped 1/2 jar Belazu Rose Harissa 1 400gm tin chopped tomatoes 100gm dried apricots or sultanas or a combination 1 tin chickpeas drained handful baby spinach Put the lamb and a little oil in … Continue reading

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Lamb with Harissa and Beans

For four 400gm lamb neck fillet or other lamb if not possible 1 large onion-chopped 2 cloves garlic-chopped olive oil 2/3 jar belazu rose harissa 1 tin chopped tomatoes 1 tin red kidney beans drained 1 tin butter beans drained … Continue reading

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Spicy lentil soup

For at least eight 300gm red lentils 2 litres chicken stock[made from cubes is fine] 2 celery stalks chopped 1 large onion chopped 2 med carrots chopped Thumb size piece of ginger sliced into small matchsticks 2 med tomatoes chopped … Continue reading

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Asher Bootes Lentil Puree

For four -easily doubled or more A non-stick pan makes this a lot easier 1 stalk celery 1/2 a med onion 1 small carrot 200gm red lentils 400ml water leaves from a small sprig of fresh rosemary salt/pepper to taste … Continue reading

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Chinese braised lamb

For eight portions 4 tbsp tasteless oil- I used rapeseed 6 garlic cloves thinly sliced 1 thumbsized piece of fresh ginger peeled and sliced into fine matchsticks 2 red onions halved and sliced 1 red chilli deseeded and sliced fine … Continue reading

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Tropical Salad with Chilli Dressing

For four servings 1 bag ready prepared salad leaves of your choice 1 med avocado peeled and chopped 1 mango peeled and chopped 4 spring onions sliced finely small handful walnuts or pecans chopped coarsly 6 cherry tomatoes halved 1/2 … Continue reading

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Spicy Turkey Lettuce Wraps

For four as a main course or eight as a starter 1 tbsp vegetable oil 4 garlic cloves chopped 2 teasp grated fresh ginger 2 chillies one finely chopped and one finely sliced 500gm chicken or turkey mince finely grated … Continue reading

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Beef Rendang

1 large red onion 6 garlic cloves 10cm/4in piece of peeled ginger 5cm/2in peeled galangal (optional) 1 red pepper 4 dried hot chillies 10ml/2tsp ground coriander 10ml/2tsp ground cinnamon 5ml/1tsp ground cloves 5ml/1tsp ground turmeric Dash of vegetable oil 1.1 … Continue reading

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Hot and Sour Pickled Prawns

  Serves 4 as a starter 16 large cooked Mediterranean prawns 1 level tablespoon drained capers 1/2 medium yellow pepper, very thinly sliced 1/2 medium red pepper, very thinly sliced 2 oz (50 g) red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 lemon, … Continue reading

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Moroccan Hot Pot

SERVES 8 Rolled shoulder of lamb 2k Green & black olives, pitted 150g Dates or prunes, pitted 10 Anchoives, drained & rinsted, 1 tin Juniper berries, crushed 6 Cumin seeds, 15ml Black peppercorns 15ml Bay leaves 3 Thyme, a bunch … Continue reading

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Fish Curry

FOR TWO 1inch piece fresh ginger peeled and chopped 2 cloves garlic 2 tbsp veg oil 1 medium onion peeled halved and sliced 1 red chilli finely chopped 1 heaped teasp ground cumin 1/2 teasp turmeric 400ml coconut milk 12 … Continue reading

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Spicy Chickpea & Squash Soup

Olive oil 1 large onion finely chopped 4 celery sticks finely sliced 1 tin chopped tomatoes 3 cloves garlic peeled and chopped 1 level teaspoon ground cumin 1 level teaspoon ground coriander pinch of saffron 1 or two fresh red … Continue reading

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Vietnamese Spring Rolls

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Lentil and Avocado Salsa

For Two as a side dish 1 cup puy lentils diced cucumber diced avocado diced red onion chopped coriander chopped flat leaf parsley finely diced red chilli olive oil juice of a lime Cook lentils in boiling water until tender. … Continue reading

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Spiced Rice with Chicken

1.4kg/3lb oven ready chicken 75ml/5tbsp vegetable oil 175g/6oz onion, skinned and sliced 15ml/3 level tsp ground coriander 1.25ml/1/4 level tsp chilli powder 2.5ml/1/2 level tsp ground turmeric 2 141g/5oz carotns natural yoghurt About 350ml/12fl oz chicken stock Salt and milled … Continue reading

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Spicy Bean & Cucumber Salad

2 cups cooked chopped green beans, about 11oz 1 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber, about 1 medium cucumber 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion, 1/2 medium onion 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 tbsp red wine vinegar or cider … Continue reading

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Spicy Tomato Beans

225g/8oz french beans, trimmed Salt and pepper 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely sliced 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 large beef tomato, roughly chopped 1 tbsp tomato puree 3 tbsp water 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce 1/4 tsp sugar 1 … Continue reading

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Linda’s Potato & Chilli Pie

2 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped 1lb lamb mince 2 garlic cloves 14oz can kidney beans 14oz can chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato puree 1 tbsp ground cumin 2 tsp mild chilli powder 1 3/4lb potatoes, chopped 1. Fry … Continue reading

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Balti Prawns

1 onion, quartered 2 garlic cloves, peeled 2.5cm/1in piece fresh ginger Rind and juice of 2 limes 15ml/1tbsp coriander seeds, crushed 5ml/1tsp fenugreek seeds 30ml/2tbsp vegetable oil 5 large, ripe tomatoes, cut into small pieces 700g/11/2lb large,cooked prawns or cubed … Continue reading

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Prawn & Papaya Salad

2 small red chillies 30ml/2tbsp white wine vinegar 45-60ml/3-4tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice (about 2 limes) 150ml/5fl oz olive oil 30ml/2 level tbsp honey salt and pepper 350g/12oz cooked, peeled king prawns 2-3 ripe papayas grated lime rind to garnish … Continue reading

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Hot Crab Dip

2x8oz cream cheese 4 teasp worcester sauce 2x6oz cans crabmeat 1/4 cup sliced spring onions 1/4 cup chopped celery to garnish 1/4 cup flaked almonds Mix all together and spread in china flan dish or similar.scatter with flaked almonds.Bake at … Continue reading

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Spiced Chickpeas

400gm tin of Chickpeas 1/2 Onion Chopped 1 table spoon of spicy curry paste 2 Tomato Ripe and Chopped 1 Handfull of baby spinach 1 Handfull of corriander chopped Water or Stock Fry the onion until softadd the curry paste … Continue reading

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Karens Vietnamese Coleslaw

2 Garlic Cloves Crushed 2 Tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce 1 Tbsp Sugar 2 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar Juice of 2 Limes 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce 2 Tbsp Olive Oil 1/2 Lrg Onion Thinly Sliced Salt & Pepper to taste 1/2 … Continue reading

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Pico de Gallo

10 Medium but ripe tomatos – chopped 2 Medium Onions – finely chopped 3 limes – skinned and chop the flesh 2 Garlic cloves – finely chopped 1/2 Jar of Jalepeno chillis chopped 1 tsp of ground cumin 3 splashes … Continue reading

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