This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Sauces Pastes & Dips

Kashmiri Kabargah – Fried Lamb Ribs

Kabargah is usually made with mutton or goat ribs and often forms part of a celebratory meal in Kashmir but for me it was a mid-week supper made with pork ribs but living in rural Andalucía it’s not so easy to pop out and buy lamb ribs or sometimes lamb itself unless you want a […]

By |March 18th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Naam Prik Pao (Thai Chilli Sauce)

This is like a sweet and not too spicy chilli jam. Add it to soups, stir fries or even spread it on toast.

250ml vegetable oil
75g dried red chillies
½” piece tamarind broken off a block
20 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
5 shallots, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons shrimp paste
2 tablespoons fish sauce
100g brown sugar

Mix the tamarind with 100ml […]

By |March 15th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Korean Style Pork Ribs

1kg sheet ribs, cut into two pieces
100ml soy sauce
100g brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
6 garlic cloves, crushed and finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 onions, peeled and pulped in a blender
50ml runny honey
1 tablespoon tomato purée
1 tablespoon freshly ground black peppercorns
½ teaspoon turmeric
Sesame seeds
Fresh coriander

Make a marinade of […]

By |March 4th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Schezwan Sauce

This is delicious, fiery hot, sweet and sour at the same time with plenty of yin and yang. It is easy to make at home.

3 large ripe plum tomatoes, whizzed in a blender
10 dried red chillies, rehydrated in hot water, quick blast in the blender
A few spring onion tops, finely chopped
A few coriander stalks, […]

By |January 31st, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made English BBQ Sauce

2 shallots, grown in Kent – finely diced
1 garlic clove, from the South West Garlic Farm, crushed and finely chopped
1 or more tbs Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce (alas now made in the Netherlands)
1 tsp Hampshire Foods dry mustard powder
1 tsp Billington’s organic light brown soft sugar
1 dried red chilli from The South Devon […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Ponzu Sauce

This citrus based sauce is used in Japanese cuisine and it is also an important ingredient for my hot and sour soup.

In Japanese ponzu means vinegar punch but I don’t recommend that you drink it.

100ml fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
150ml soy sauce
2 tablespoons mirin (sweet rice wine)
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 pinch red pepper

Whisk […]

By |November 23rd, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Chicken Crown with Ethiopian Berberé Spice

The crown is essentially the two breasts still on the ribcage with the legs and wings removed. Cooking meat with bone-in gives moister results, skin on and marinating helps too. This does all of those things.

One chicken crown
2 tablespoons Berberé spice
Olive oil
One carrot, peeled and diced
One small onion, peeled and diced
Small jar chick peas, […]

By |November 1st, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to make Home-made Hoisin Sauce

If I think of duck then Hoisin sauce springs to mind although I have never seen it sold in rural Andalucía, however, with a bit of effort you can make your own. By the way I just happened to have an aging tin of black beans in a dark corner of my store cupboard.

This […]

By |October 29th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

How to make Home-made Sriracha Sauce

Sriracha is a hot sauce that originated in Thailand but is widely used throughout Asia and forms part of Hoisin Sauce.

350g red jalapeño chillies, chopped

2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed

1 tablespoon brown sugar

40ml water

60ml white wine vinegar

Pinch salt

Place all ingredients except the vinegar into a blender and pulse a few times and then blitz.

Pour […]

By |October 27th, 2015|Andalucia|4 Comments|

Asiático de Cerdo (Asian Pork)

I was wondering what to do with solomillo (pork tenderloin). Knowing I had an onion, carrot and a lot of spices I came up with this Friday night special that I served with a mash of potato, carrot and sweet potato (plus a few cloves of garlic).

Solomillo, sliced
One onion, peeled and sliced
Two carrots, peeled […]

By |October 24th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|