Basic but Impressive · Cheese · Comfort Food · Party Food · Sauces & Dips

Gordon’s Hot Crab Dip

I’m not much of a crab fan, but this incredible hot, cheesey dip is an absolute game changer!   Ingredients 80g butter 2 garlic cloves 3 shallots, thinely sliced 1tsp mustard powder 1/2tsp cayenne pepper 125ml cream 150g cream cheese 160g grated cheddar 350g crab meat 2 tbls lemon juice 2tsp Worcester sauce 3tsp fresh… Continue reading Gordon’s Hot Crab Dip

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Cheese · Comfort Food · Party Food · Plan Ahead · Sauces & Dips

Cheese Artichoke Dip

This served with some sliced fresh bread – nothing could be better (I meant to take a photo, but we accidentally devoured it before I could get to my phone!)   Ingredients 4oz  grated mozzarella 10oz thawed frozen spinach 14oz canned artichoke hearts 2 large cloves of garlic 8oz cream cheese 2 tbsp sour cream… Continue reading Cheese Artichoke Dip

20 Minute Meals (max!) · Basic but Impressive · Cocktail Hour · Fish · Party Food · Plan Ahead

Salmon Rillettes with Cucumber Pickle

Part starter, part lazy weekend lunch, this is simple, delicious and dangerously moreish. Ingredients 150g butter 1 tsp water 200g salmon fillets Lemon juice to taste Fresh nutmeg Black pepper for seasoning Sliced fresh bread to serve 1 cucumber, thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 25g caster sugar 1 tsp salt 200ml cider vinegar… Continue reading Salmon Rillettes with Cucumber Pickle

Basic but Impressive · Cocktail Hour · Fish · Party Food · Picnic Inspiration

Super Simple Salmon Pinwheels

Roll ‘em up and go Ingredients 1 packet flour tortillas 1 large pack smoked salmon 1 jar horseradish sauce 1 large scoop of cream cheese Handful fresh chives Black pepper and salt to season Juice ½ one lemon   Method Trim the edges of the tortillas to make them a large square Lightly spread half… Continue reading Super Simple Salmon Pinwheels

Basic but Impressive · Party Food · Sauces & Dips

Cheesy Spinach Dip

Hot, creamy and a perfect accompanying for a couple of glasses of something tasty! Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion (or 3 shallots) 2 cloves garlic 280g frozen spinach 1tsp cayenne pepper 120ml milk 180g cream cheese 75g mozzarella and cheddar cheese, grated 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce Salt and pepper to season Small… Continue reading Cheesy Spinach Dip

Lamb · Meat · Spicy

Nick’s Signature Thai Spiced Lamb

It’s a tried and tested favourite, easy to prep ahead, and guaranteed to please!   Ingredients Marinade: 10-12 kaffir lime leaves 2 thumb sized pieces fresh garlic 2 sticks lemon grass 4 cloves garlic 1 bunch fresh coriander 2 green chilies 4 tbsp olive oil 2 limes, juice 1 x 2.5kg leg of lamb, butterflied… Continue reading Nick’s Signature Thai Spiced Lamb