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Chipotle Chilli Chicken


Having finally unpacked the last boxes, after the epic house move, I was delighted to be finally back in the kitchen. For the record I have no intention of moving for at least another 10 years, and will most certainly not offer to wrap and box the contents of the house ever again.

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As a result of the house move, I am now the proud owner of a gas fired BBQ.

Generally, I am a fan of all things charcoal when it comes to BBQ’ing, however, I have been swayed over the years from my sisters-in-law in New Zealand and Oz that quick al fresco cooking is worthwhile.

So, last night I wanted to create something with Chipotle chilli. I have become totally addicted to the smokey flavour and slight punch these chillies give. Combined with the lime juice and cumin I wanted to achieve a real Mexicana feel.

The kebabs were fantastic, moist and succulent but savoury and fresh with a delicate smokey taste followed by a tingling on the lips as the chilli mades itself known!

Totally delicious, and tasting even better for being eaten outside!

Chipotle Chilli Chicken : Wrap Close Up

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Onion Bhajis


Quick easy and very delicious. Once you have made your own, there really will be no going back.

Originally served with
Monkfish Curry.

Onion Bhajis


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Potato and Spinach Patties


These spinach and potato patties are delicious as standalone nibbles, or to provide a bit of crunch and texture with a curry.

Simple to make and so much cheaper than the shops!

Originally served with a
Monkfish Curry.

Onion Bhajis



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Lamb Koftas, Mint Yoghurt Dressing, Tomato Salsa and Flatbreads


I love making these flatbread. Now the weather is warmer, it is so much easier to make and prove bread dough. These flatbread are so simple to make, stolen from the River Cottage, I think. Either way, there is no going back to stale pitta bread from the supermarkets.

I have experimented with almond flour, cumin, fresh coriander - every time a delicious puffy tasty flatbread.

The koftas, as you would expect with me, pack a punch in chilli. However, the parsley really helps to keep things balanced. Don’t worry though, the yoghurt dressing is so fresh and refreshing with the cucumber and mint - you will want more chilli than you add in!

This really does not take long to make - the flatbread dough will happily freeze and can be pulled out when required.

Kofta in flatbread


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