Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salad

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Honey Grilled Watermelon Caprese Salad
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  • 2 large round watermelon slices, each cut into 4 triangles (so 8 triangles)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 punnet of grape tomatoes quartered
  • 120 g of fresh mozzarella balls cut in half or sliced
  • a bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic glaze for drizzling
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Ingredients
  • 2 large round watermelon slices, each cut into 4 triangles (so 8 triangles)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 punnet of grape tomatoes quartered
  • 120 g of fresh mozzarella balls cut in half or sliced
  • a bunch of fresh basil leaves
  • balsamic glaze for drizzling
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  1. Preheat a grill or fry pan to medium heat.
  2. Brush both sides of each watermelon triangle with olive oil and season all sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Add a drizzle of honey over each triangle and place them on the grill, grilling each side for about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove and add a little more honey if desired.
  5. Assemble salads by placing 2 watermelon triangles on each plate, then cover with a sprinkle of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil leaves.
  6. Add some salt and pepper on top, then drizzle with balsamic glaze. Serve!
Recipe Notes

Balsamic Glaze is available in our store. However if you want to make it add 1 cup of balsamic vinegar and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar to a pan, bring to the boil then reduce heat and simmer until reduced by 3/4. The glaze will thicken further once removed from the heat.

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Tomato-Basil Jam

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Tomato-Basil Jam
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  • 1.2 kg ripe tomatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered fruit pectin
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  • 1.2 kg ripe tomatoes peeled
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons powdered fruit pectin
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  1. Seed, core, and finely chop tomatoes. Measure 3 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes; place in a 6- to 8-quart stainless-steel, enamel, or nonstick heavy pot. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Measure 3 1/3 cups tomatoes; return to pot. Stir in lemon juice and basil.
  2. In a small bowl combine 1/4 cup of the sugar and the pectin; stir into tomato mixture. Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Stir in the remaining 2 3/4 cups sugar. Return to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil hard for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and quickly skim off foam with a metal spoon.
  3. Ladle hot jam into hot sterilized 250ml jars, leaving a 1cm headspace and seal while hot.
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Oysters with Chorizo Crumb & Tomato, Chilli & Coriander Salsa

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Oysters with Chorizo Crumb and Tomato, Chilli & Coriander Salsa
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  • 12 fresh oysters
  • 1 cured chorizo sausage from the deli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil if needed
  • 1 vine-ripened tomatoes seeded and finely diced
  • 1 French shallots finely chopped
  • 1 small red chillies seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Lime wedges to serve
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Ingredients
  • 12 fresh oysters
  • 1 cured chorizo sausage from the deli
  • 1 tbsp olive oil if needed
  • 1 vine-ripened tomatoes seeded and finely diced
  • 1 French shallots finely chopped
  • 1 small red chillies seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Lime wedges to serve
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  1. Finely chop (or crumble) the chorizo sausage - you might need to peel the skin off first. Place the chorizo crumb in a cold non stick pan and set over a medium heat. Allow to cook until the chorizo has released its oils and crisped a little. You may n need to add some oil to help it along. Remove from heat and allow too cool.
  2. Remove the oysters from their shells. Wash the shells in hot water, then pat dry. Replace the oysters and cover with a damp cloth in the refrigerator.
  3. Put the tomato, shallots, chilli and coriander in a bowl and mix together well. Stir in the lime juice, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Put a teaspoon or so of the chorizo crumb on each oyster and top with a teaspoon of salsa.
  5. Serve with lime wedges for extra juice.
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Pan-fried & raw asparagus with goats curd & beetroot

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Pan-fried & raw asparagus with goats curd & beetroot
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  • 10 spears bunch asparagus washed
  • 100 g cooked beetroot
  • 150 g goat's curd (or use goat's cheese ricotta or cottage cheese)
  • baby salad leaves to decorate
For the dressing
  • 70 ml grapeseed oil plus 2 tsp extra for grilling the asparagus
  • 1/4 zest orange plus 30ml juice
  • 20 g pine nuts lightly toasted
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Ingredients
  • 10 spears bunch asparagus washed
  • 100 g cooked beetroot
  • 150 g goat's curd (or use goat's cheese ricotta or cottage cheese)
  • baby salad leaves to decorate
For the dressing
  • 70 ml grapeseed oil plus 2 tsp extra for grilling the asparagus
  • 1/4 zest orange plus 30ml juice
  • 20 g pine nuts lightly toasted
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  1. First, make the dressing. In a small bowl or jug, whisk the oil, orange zest and juice lightly, then add the pine nuts and set aside.
  2. Hold the asparagus at the base and just below the tip, then snap in two – you will feel a natural breaking point where the asparagus becomes a little woody. Save the woody bases for soups or stocks.
  3. Shred four spears of asparagus using a mandolin (or slice lengthways with a vegetable peeler). Repeat the process with the cooked beetroot. Put the shaved asparagus in a bowl of cold water and set side.
  4. Heat a frying pan or skillet over a high heat until hot. Coat the remaining six whole pieces of asparagus with the oil and place in the hot pan, moving them around in the pan, and season with a few pinches of sea salt. Allow the asparagus to brown, then remove, draining off any excess oil.
  5. Put the roasted asparagus on the plate, then add dollops of the curd. Drain the raw asparagus, then layer it over the curd with the slices of cooked beetroot. Stir the dressing and drizzle over the dish. Add some baby salad leaves to decorate, if you like.
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Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce

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Baked Coconut Chicken Tenders with Mango Mustard Sauce
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Chicken
  • 3 inch chicken breasts pounded to ½thickness and cut into strips
  • Brine/Marinade
  • 1 cups ½coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
Coating
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 cups ½rice flour
  • 3 cups coconut unsweetened shredded
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • tsp ½chili flakes
  • salt to taste
sauce
  • 3/4 cup mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard dijon or stoneground
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
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Ingredients
Chicken
  • 3 inch chicken breasts pounded to ½thickness and cut into strips
  • Brine/Marinade
  • 1 cups ½coconut milk
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
Coating
  • 3 eggs large
  • 1 cups ½rice flour
  • 3 cups coconut unsweetened shredded
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • tsp ½chili flakes
  • salt to taste
sauce
  • 3/4 cup mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons mustard dijon or stoneground
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt to taste
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  1. In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients mentioned under brine/marinade and add the chicken strips to it. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 2 hours.
  2. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 200°C. Set a cooling rack on a baking sheet and spray or brush with oil.
  3. Now start by creating an assembly line of ingredients. You will need three wide mouthed bowls or plates for this. In the first bowl or plate place rice flour. In the second bowl season eggs with salt and whisk them with Sriracha and 2 tablespoons water. In the third bowl, place shredded coconut seasoned lightly with salt and chili flakes.
  4. Start by dipping each strip first in the flour, then egg, making sure to shake off any extra egg and finally crust it with the shredded coconut mixture. Place the strip on the greased cooling rack. Repeat this till all the strips have been coated.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes till cooked through, turning halfway through. Place under the griller for the last 2-3 minutes till the tenders are golden brown.
  6. Serve these baked coconut chicken tenders with mango mustard dipping sauce.
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Yoghurt and Spice Roasted Broccoli

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  • Sea salt flakes
  • 500 g broccoli tough stems trimmed, stalks peeled
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 small garlic clove finely grated
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or a couple dashes of hot sauce
  • Lemon wedges for serving
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Ingredients
  • Sea salt flakes
  • 500 g broccoli tough stems trimmed, stalks peeled
  • 1/2 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. hot paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. ground turmeric
  • 1 small garlic clove finely grated
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper or a couple dashes of hot sauce
  • Lemon wedges for serving
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  1. Place a rack in top third of oven; preheat to 200c.
  2. Bring a small pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cut broccoli in half lengthwise, then cut on a diagonal into 2"–3" pieces, leaving tips of florets intact.
  3. Working in batches, cook broccoli just until bright green, about 30 seconds. Drain very well.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, oil, paprika, coriander, turmeric, garlic, and cayenne in a medium bowl.
  5. Season with salt. Add broccoli and toss to coat. Transfer broccoli mixture to a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and arrange in a single layer.
  6. Roast broccoli until browned and stalks are tender, 15–20 minutes (unblanched broccoli may take as long as 25 minutes).
  7. Serve with lemon wedges.
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Mini Mushroom Pies

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Mini Mushroom Pies
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mini pies
Ingredients
  • 25 g Butter plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 350 g mushrooms sliced
  • small handful parsley finely chopped
  • 100 ml single cream
  • 375 g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • a little plain flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp caraway or fennel seeds
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mini pies
Ingredients
  • 25 g Butter plus extra for greasing
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 350 g mushrooms sliced
  • small handful parsley finely chopped
  • 100 ml single cream
  • 375 g pack ready-rolled shortcrust pastry
  • a little plain flour for dusting
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 tsp caraway or fennel seeds
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  1. Heat the butter and oil in a frying pan. Add the onion and fry until soft. Stir in the garlic and mushrooms, season and cook for 5 mins until the mushrooms are soft. Stir in the parsley and cream. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  2. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Grease a 6-hole muffin tin with butter, then line each hole with a long thin strip of baking parchment. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and stamp out 6 x 10 cm circles. Press a circle into each hole to line. Roll out the remaining pastry (you may need to re-roll trimmings) and stamp out 6 x 8cm circles.
  3. Divide the mushroom mix between the pies. Brush the pastry edges with a little egg, top each with a pastry lid and carefully press the pastry edges together to seal.
  4. Brush with the remaining egg and sprinkle with caraway seeds. Bake for 25-30 mins until golden. Allow to cool in the tin slightly before serving, or cool on a wire rack and keep in airtight containers for up to 1 day. Reheat before serving.
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Charred Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini Sauce

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Charred Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini Sauce
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  • 1 leaves medium cauliflower outertrimmed and discarded
  • 1/2 cup tahini stirred before using
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey plus more as desired
  • Seasalt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
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  • 1 leaves medium cauliflower outertrimmed and discarded
  • 1/2 cup tahini stirred before using
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey plus more as desired
  • Seasalt flakes and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil for drizzling
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  1. Place a few inches of water in a large pot, then insert a steamer basket. Bring to a boil and then add the whole cauliflower head. Reduce heat to medium and steam until the base of the cauliflower can be really easily pierced with a sharp knife, 15 to 17 minutes. Arrange oven rack at least 10 - 15cm from the grill and preheat the grill.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the tahini, 1/2 cup warm water, lemon juice, garlic and honey in the bowl of a food processor or blender. Add a pinch of salt and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust flavouring as desired.
  3. Place the whole head of cauliflower on an aluminium foil-lined tray. Drizzle all over with olive oil (you want to pour it on slowly so the cauliflower soaks it up but don't add so much that it pools on the baking pan). Season all over with a large pinch of salt, then place under the grill. Cook, watching the whole time and rotating the baking tray as needed, until the cauliflower is mostly charred.
  4. Serve with tahini sauce, parsley and a pinch of salt.
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Our Best Ever Pumpkin Soup

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Our Best Ever Pumpkin Soup
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra to serve
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlicroughly chopped
  • 600 g pumpkin peeled chopped
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 leek chopped white part only
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups chicken stock 750ml
  • 1/2 cup pure cream 125ml thin
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds toasted pepitas
  • dried cranberries to serve
  • leaves Finely chopped flat-leaf parsleyto serve
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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil plus extra to serve
  • 1 onion roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlicroughly chopped
  • 600 g pumpkin peeled chopped
  • 1 potato chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 1 leek chopped white part only
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups chicken stock 750ml
  • 1/2 cup pure cream 125ml thin
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds toasted pepitas
  • dried cranberries to serve
  • leaves Finely chopped flat-leaf parsleyto serve
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  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes until soft. Add garlic, vegetables and nutmeg, then toss to coat. Add stock and 2 cups (500ml) water, then bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 25 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In batches, transfer to a blender and whiz until smooth. Return soup to the saucepan and place over low heat. Stir in cream, then season. To serve, ladle into bowls and top with seeds, cranberries and parsley, then drizzle with extra oil.
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Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic

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Caramelized Broccoli with Garlic
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  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large heads of broccoli stems peeled and heads halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large heads of broccoli stems peeled and heads halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 garlic cloves thinly sliced
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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  1. In a large, deep thick based pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.
  2. Add the broccoli, cut side down, cover and cook over moderate heat until browned on the bottom, about 8 minutes.
  3. Add the water, cover and cook until the broccoli is just tender and the water has evaporated, about 7 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil along with the garlic and the crushed red pepper and cook uncovered until the garlic is golden brown, about 3 minutes.
  5. Season the broccoli with salt and black pepper, drizzle with the lemon juice and serve.
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