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Sauces Pastes & Dips

Balsamic Glazed Queen Scallops with Capers and Pine Nuts

I saw something recently about Balt-Scandic SL, a great supplier that I’ve written about previously and to my surprise it was up for sale but after contacting the owner, Erik Graae Nielsen, he explained that whilst this is true what has actually happened is that the wholesale side of the business has grown so […]

By |October 18th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Surprise Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Pancetta

Surprise Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Pancetta, Roasted Rosemary and Onion Potatoes, Sautéed Broccoli and Red Wine Gravy

The reason why I’ve called this ‘surprise’ chicken breast is because you can stuff it with whatever you wish… mushrooms, feta cheese, spinach, mashed sun-dried tomatoes, etc. etc. I just happened to have a block of cheddar cheese left […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Chicken Legs with Tomatoes & Ginger (and Peas)

There’s been a sudden temperature drop in Andalucía today to a measly 23°C which is a good excuse for cooking something spicy for supper after the football tonight .

This is a quick and easy dish using a few spices to liven up chicken. To add depth of flavour dry fry coriander seeds and dried chillies […]

By |September 6th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

It is Hot and I am Sweating Onions

I read somewhere and some while ago that an onion is at the heart of every good meal even a salad I would say. They are cheap, flavourful, and versatile and without them a lot of meals would be, well, flavourless. Think curry, what would that be like without an onion or six making […]

By |August 25th, 2015|Andalucia|3 Comments|

Real Mint Sauce

There’s lamb in the fridge so it is time to make a fresh batch of mint sauce. This really is simple and keeps for weeks stored in an air tight jar in the door of the fridge.

Strip the leaves off a bunch of fresh mint then sprinkle with sea salt and chop finely. Scoop […]

By |August 6th, 2015|Andalucia|1 Comment|

Ramsbottom: Incredible Edible Wild Garlic Pesto

Back in England’s green and pleasant land I’m in Lancashire’s former mill town Ramsbottom and it isn’t raining. I love this place and imagine that if I ever left Andalucía then this would be my home. I am visiting my son and his wife and their new-born, George, who was born in February.

Catering for […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Andalucia|2 Comments|

Home Made Hoisin Sauce – You Need Time and Patience

Think crispy duck, Chinese pancakes and thinly sliced cucumber and spring onions. Now you are getting hungry aren’t you?

If anybody says they can knock this together in no time then they are lying. Complete liars. It takes a long time together with more than a little love. Living in rural Andalucía it is not […]

By |June 5th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Orange Chicken is the New Lemon

This makes a tasty alternative to lemon chicken. It’s cheap and easy but still worthy for a Saturday night in front of the log burner. It also makes comforting eating if your team happen to have lost in the afternoon.

Take some chicken pieces, thighs and/or drumsticks. Skin them and slash the thick parts of […]

By |January 25th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

Pushed for Time? A Quick and Easy Midweek Supper

Sometimes, you just need to prepare something quick and easy. For starving kids or just for yourself, a quick and tasty dish can be simply made by using Cajun spices.

From a bottle of Cajun Blackening Rub from Salsa Sierra Nevada* add a spoonful to a bowl then mix with olive oil – add meat […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Andalucia|0 Comments|

New venture adds spice to Andalucían company

Salsas y Especias Sierra Nevada S.L., the highly successful hot sauce creator and producer based in Granada, is extending its offering with a range of unique Asian fusion sauces, including authentic Indian curry sauces being developed in partnership with UK Chef Phil Morrison. The new range will be launched in 2015.

The company was started […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Andalucia|1 Comment|