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One Hour Pork Ramen

One Hour Pork Ramen

This recipe is incredibly delicious and takes less than an hour to bring together. It's got everything a good ramen should have - umami broth, great noodles and toppings with a variety of textures....it's so good, you will feel like you are eating out.
Cheeseburger - Shedletsky Style

Cheeseburger - Shedletsky Style

Making a good burger is a real craft. I have to say this as I wrote the recipe, but this burger was AWESOME  - everything that a great burger should be and with very little fuss. There are three things that you have to get right for your burger to taste sublime.

Jimmy's Satay Cheeseburger

Jimmy's Satay Cheeseburger

Come on foodies... UP YOUR BURGER GAME! Our great friend Ping Coombes gave me this awesome burger recipe which incorporates our fabulous Jimmy's Satay sauce. The secret lies in good quality beef... 
Shawarma Chicken with Tahini Sauce

Shawarma Chicken with Tahini Sauce

Shawarma is up there as one of my favourites, it's so tasty and the hands down winner over the Turkish Doner or the Greek Gyros. Although it's traditionally cooked on a large skewer, rotisserie style, it's easily possible to recreate this fantastic street food classic at home.

Chorizo sausage cooked in cider

Chorizo sausage cooked in cider

Not everyone knows that Spain has a huge cider-drinking culture, but in the Northern region of Asturias there are plenty of apple orchards and sidra is a really popular drink. In the bars of Asturias, the waiters pour cider with a flourish - holding the cider bottle with one hand, a couple of feet above their heads, and pouring it into special glasses that are held below their waists with the other hand. This takes a fair bit of practice and unless you're happy to mop the floor up afterwards, not recommended to try at home!
Egg Fettuccine with Mussels and Saffron

Egg Fettuccine with Mussels and Saffron

Eating seafood with pasta always makes me think I'm on holiday, it's a fantastic combination particularly with this delicious egg fettuccine. It's really worth trading up for dried egg pasta... compared to Durum wheat pasta, dried egg pasta has a much richer flavour with a lovely silky texture.
Somerset Foodie Bucatini alla Amatriciana Recipe

Bucatini all'Amatriciana

Providing a recipe for one of the classic Roman pasta dishes is always fraught with danger...a) because I don't come from Rome and b) I remember cooking for my wife's Great Aunt, who lived in Naples and was always quick to point out when I'd got something wrong! I love the simplicity of this dish and I want to share it, so here goes...

Japanese Gyudon - Beef Rice Bowl

Japanese Gyudon - Beef Rice Bowl

The essence of the dish is extremely thinly sliced strips of beef that are simmered in a flavourful broth, served over rice and topped with pickled ginger, spring onions, shichimi togarashi and often a soft cooked egg. It's utterly delicious and super simple to make.The bonus is that once sliced, a single 8oz steak is enough for two people.

Chinese Beef in Chilli Bean Sauce

Chinese Beef in Chilli Bean Sauce

This recipe is like a beef stew with the added benefit that it all comes together in less than 10 minutes (with about 20 minutes of prep time). To save time and money use beef mince instead of sirloin.
Dan Dan Noodles

Dan Dan Noodles

These addictively savoury noodles, laced with fiery chilli oil and fragrant, mouth-numbing Sichuan peppercorns do require a reasonably well stocked Chinese larder, but are relatively straight forward to make and will quite possibly become a regular on your weekly menu.
Kung Pao Chicken Recipe - Somerset Foodie Gong Bao Chicken

Kung Pao Chicken Recipe

Kung Pao Chicken - sometimes called Gong Boa - is a really simple stir fry recipe that's full of rich umami flavours spiked with the holy trinity of Chinese ingredients - chilli, ginger and garlic - seasoned with mouth-tingling Sichuan pepper and soy sauce. It's a classic for good reason - dark, sticky, sweet and sour and really tasty, quick and easy to make.

Sourdough Flatbreads with Aubergine, Red Peppers and Schug

Sourdough Flatbreads with Aubergine, Red Peppers and Schug

This recipe, using our Italian Pinsa Romana pizza/flatbreads showcases some of our Middle Eastern ingredients. The flavours go brilliantly together, these flabreads are absolutely delicious and will become a firm favourite on pizza night.

Mexican Huevos Rancheros

Mexican Huevos Rancheros

Mexican Huevos Rancheros (ranch eggs) is a real celebration of simple flavours that combine to taste amazing. We have all the ingredients you need to make this popular dish, great for breakfast, Sunday brunch or a perfect light lunch. I’ve embellished this classic dish slightly with the addition of the black beans.

Khao Soi - Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Khao Soi - Thai Curry Noodle Soup

Khao Soi is a noodle soup from Northern Thailand, packed full of flavour. It's spicy, it's fresh, it's fragrant, there is so much going on - you'll love it. The base of the soup is pretty similar to a red curry so to keep things simple, I've just used our brilliant Thai red curry paste. 
Chorizo, White Bean & Potato Stew Recipe

Chorizo, White Bean & Potato Stew Recipe

This recipe is my homage to an amazing 'menú del día' of soft chorizo sausages, potatoes and beans, enjoyed in the Rioja region of Spain, where we ate and drank the most fabulous food.
Pork & Chive Dumplings with Black Rice Vinegar Dressing

Pork & Chive Dumplings with Black Rice Vinegar Dressing

Dumplings are just one of life's little joys. Juicy, succulent and full of flavour. If you don't have time to make you're own, these ready-made dumpling are totally delicious and perfect for a quick meal. Simply cook them straight from frozen for 6-7 minutes, toss them in a tasty sauce and enjoy.


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