#NationalBBQWeek – Top 10 Recipes for Al-Fresco Dining

BY NONI CHRISTOPOULOS As the weather warms up we naturally want to spend more time outdoors and gardens come alive with the sound of people socialising as we fire up the BBQ.  Gone are the days though when we chucked a few sausages on the BBQ and stood around a wasp invested lawn balancing that burnt sausage on a flimsy paper plate and holding a … Continue reading #NationalBBQWeek – Top 10 Recipes for Al-Fresco Dining

Scallops with Fennel & Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients:  3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil 16 sea scallops (about 1½ pounds), patted dry kosher salt and black pepper 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced, plus 2 tablespoons fronds 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1 8-ounce bottle clam juice ½ cup dry white wine 1 pint grape tomatoes 8 slices baguette, toasted 1 clove garlic, peeled   Instructions:  Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil … Continue reading Scallops with Fennel & Cherry Tomatoes

Chimmichurri Rib Eye

Ingredients 600 g rib-eye steak Chimmichurri ½ bunch coriander, leaves picked ½ bunch parsley, leaves picked 1 green chilli, seeds removed ½ garlic clove, minced Juice and zest of 1 lemon 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper   Instructions Preheat the pan or barbecue until it’s searingly hot. Start by whacking the steak on your pan and cooking for 8 minutes on … Continue reading Chimmichurri Rib Eye

Chicken Coconut Curry

Ingredients:  2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs (about 4 breasts or 7 thighs), cut into 1″ cubes 2 1/2 teaspoons mild curry powder 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons virgin coconut or vegetable oil (plus 2 teaspoons; optional) 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk (preferably full-fat) 1 (2 1/2″) piece ginger, peeled 4 … Continue reading Chicken Coconut Curry

Nowt Wrong With £3.47 Chicken

BY DR MILS HILLS I recently discovered that there is much controversy amongst some angry consumers about the existence of a raw whole chicken discounted by Tesco to the price of £3.47. In fact, I had only just returned from shopping, placed a chicken into the slow-cooker (accompanied with merely some celery salt, olive oil and salt) when what should pop up on my Twitter … Continue reading Nowt Wrong With £3.47 Chicken