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Baked Chicken Wings

1kg chicken wings, halved at the joint (keep the wing tips for a stock)

Make a marinade by combining the following:

1½ tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, peeled, smashed and finely chopped
1½ tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoon hot sauce of choice
1 tablespoon tomato purée
3 tablespoons runny honey
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 teaspoon crushed black peppercorns

Add […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home Made Beer Mustard

I’ve made this before and it is probably my favourite. I play around with the mustard seed ratio but this one is 50/50.

135g yellow mustard seeds
135g black mustard seeds
250ml lager or beer
135ml apple cider vinegar
Pinch crushed chilli flakes
1 tablespoon runny honey
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt

In a bowl add the mustard seeds then […]

By |October 9th, 2016|Andalucia|1 Comment|

How to Make Home-Made Mustard

Mustard is made from black, brown or yellow mustard seeds and often a mixture. Yellow mustard seeds, sometimes referred to as white, are the mildest whilst black and brown seeds are the most pungent. The whole seeds are ground with water and vinegar plus optional flavourings, honey or herbs for example.

Mustard plants belong to […]

By |September 18th, 2016|Andalucia|4 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Xawaash (Somali Spice Mix)

This is spice mix that varies from region to region and is added to savoury dishes to produce a unique flavour. It works very well with cabrito (goat kid).

4 tablespoons cumin seeds
4 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon black peppercorns
1 teaspoon cinnamon bark
1 teaspoon cardamom pods
½ teaspoon cloves (whole)
1 tablespoon turmeric powder

Lightly toast all of the […]

By |August 30th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

General Tso’s Chicken (or Turkey)

Whilst watching the football on Saturday and drinking copious amounts of bottles of Cruzcampo it seemed like a good idea to use some of the fresh turkey that I had butchered the day before.

And having so many beers I was just very pleased that this dish tasted as great as it looked, I didn’t even […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Advieh

Advieh is an Iranian spice blend to flavour rice or meat dishes.

It is easy to make, simply lightly toast the whole spices, allow to cool then grind and blend all ingredients in a pestle and mortar.

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground rose petals
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
½ teaspoon ground cumin

Store in an […]

By |August 21st, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Goan Xacuti Curry Paste

This is a fiery and vibrant paste suitable for meat, fish or vegetables.

8 tablespoons grated or desiccated coconut

8 dried Kashmiri chillies, broken

2 tablespoon coriander seeds

2″ cassia bark or cinnamon stick

1 teaspoon black peppercorns

4 cloves

2 cardamom pods, slightly crushed

2 star anise

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon fennel seeds

1 tablespoon white poppy seeds

6 garlic cloves, crushed

1 large […]

By |July 12th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Biryani Masala

3 tablespoons coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds
3 tablespoons caraway seeds
1 tablespoon mace strands
15 green cardamom pods
3 black cardamon pods
8 dried bay leaves, crumbled
4 dried red chillies
5 3″ cinnamon sticks
1 small nutmeg
½ tablespoon black peppercorns

Toast all of the whole spices, except the bay leaves, individually making sure not to burn them.

Grind all of the spices […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made Muhammara

This is a traditional hot dip originally from Syria and is easy to make at home. It’s fabulous spread on flatbread or pitta.

1 large roasted red pepper, skinned and de-seeded, roughly chopped
6 small spring onions, roughly sliced
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 garlic clove, smashed and chopped
1 teaspoon tomato purée
1 teaspoon […]

By |June 21st, 2016|Andalucia|0 Comments|

How to Make Home-Made 4-3-2-1 Spice Rub

Now that the BBQ season is well under way (well it is in sunny Spain) this rub will liven up a chicken cooked on your grill.

Simply combine:

4 tablespoons salt
3 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

Double or more the ingredients to make enough to use throughout the summer. It will keep for […]

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