Tag: spices

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

Meat Free Monday – Dudhi and Aubergine Curry

For Meat Free Monday today, we’ve chosen a vegetable I came across in our local ethnic store over the weekend. I had looked for courgettes which we now have a total obsession with in this house either in salads or sautéed with lemon. strangely, I couldn’t find any courgettes yesterday […]

Meat Free Monday: Bumbu – Terong Balado

Meat Free Monday: Bumbu – Terong Balado

It’s Meat Free Monday and we are cooking up the most delicious Indonesian dish Terong Balado, made with aubergines and a fabulously aromatic paste or Bumbu. Bumbu is the Indonesian word for seasoning, and it commonly appears in the names of certain spice mixtures, sauces and seasoning pastes. Commonly found in […]

Eat More Fish : Spicy Pollock Fillets

Eat More Fish : Spicy Pollock Fillets

Pollock or pollack is the common name used for either of the two species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus. Both P. pollachius and P. virens are commonly referred to as pollock. Other names for P. pollachius include the Atlantic pollock, European pollock, lieu jaune, and lythe; while P. […]

Spice Box – Khmeli Suneli: Lamb Kharcho

Spice Box – Khmeli Suneli: Lamb Kharcho

Khmeli suneli (Georgian: literally “dried spices”) is a traditional Georgian  (Caucasian) spice mix. It is popular in Georgia and the entire Caucasus region. Georgia is well-known for the subtle blends of herbs in its khmeli-suneli, which is used liberally to flavor kharchio, a thick, stewlike soup made from beef, lamb, […]

Heaven Preserve Us: Caraway Seeds – Harissa Paste

Heaven Preserve Us: Caraway Seeds – Harissa Paste

I’ve cooked a lot for Heaven Preserve Us recently and i’ve been experimenting using different flavour combinations to enhance our recipes. Caraway is one of the spices we use in our new range. Here’s a bit about this quite extraordinary little seed. Caraway, also known as meridian fennel,or Persian cumin, is a biennial plant in […]

Sunday Lunch – Spicy Pulled Lamb

Sunday Lunch – Spicy Pulled Lamb

Pulled is a method of cooking  meat where, what would otherwise be a tough cut of meat, is cooked slowly at low temperatures, allowing the meat to become tender enough so that it can be “pulled”, or easily broken into individual pieces usually with two forks. Pulled pork is probably one of […]

Spice Chest – Garam Masala Roasted Chicken

Spice Chest – Garam Masala Roasted Chicken

Welcome to our first delve into our spice chest. It’s no accident I love spices, my great-grandfather owned a spice importing business in London in the 30’s and 40’s and my grandmother would always remark about the amount of pepper I used, saying that I loved black pepper as much […]

Nigella Seeds: Kalonji jhinga

Nigella Seeds: Kalonji jhinga

We’ve got the most amazing tiger prawns in the fridge at the moment and I’ve been thinking different ways to cook them. I keep looking outside at the BBQ and imagining them sizzling away, I just worry that I might get frostbite. So we are heading back inside and using […]

National Curry Week – Murgh Makhani

National Curry Week – Murgh Makhani

Its’ national curry week in the UK and so today we thought we’d pay homage to probably one of the most delicious,fragrant and aromatic of cuisines. Curry is an English word, a generic term used to describe Asian, originally Indian cuisine. The actual word Curry was adopted from the word […]