Deep-fried ice cream with rum and raisin sauce – Recipe

The perfect combination of hot and cold. Prepare the ice cream balls in advance for an impressive dinner party dessert. Ingredients For the ice cream 1 litre/1¾ pints vanilla ice cream 150g/5½oz ginger nut biscuits 75g/2½oz desiccated coconut 2 free-range eggs, beaten 2 tbsp coconut cream vegetable oil, for deep frying For the rum and […]

Steamed pork and prawn dumplings – Recipe

These dumplings are great when served at a party as a shared snack or make a wonderful starter to an Asian feast. Ingredients For the stock 250ml/9fl oz chicken stock prawn shells (see below) ginger and garlic peel (see below) chilli trimmings (see below) 1 garlic clove, peeled For the prawn dumplings 150g/5½oz raw shelled […]

Easy chicken chow mein – Recipe

Cook this authentic Chinese stir-fry in less than ten minutes, adding any crisp seasonal vegetables you fancy. Ingredients 150g/5oz medium egg noodles dash toasted sesame oil 300g/11oz skinless chicken breast fillets, sliced into strips 2 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tsp five-spice powder 1 tsp chilli sauce (optional) 1 tbsp cornflour 1 tbsp groundnut oil […]

Caribbean chicken with rice and peas – Recipe

Look for very ripe plantains to make this taste of the Caribbean: rum chicken, rice and peas, tropical slaw and fried plantain. Ingredients For the chicken ½ onion ½ tsp ground coriander 1 tsp ground cumin 4 thyme sprigs, leaves picked 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley 4 tbsp rapeseed oil […]

Coconut and sticky rice pudding with lime and papaya salad – Recipe

Here’s a great dessert to end a Thai feast. You’ll need a visit to an Asian supermarket to source the sticky rice, lime leaves and papaya – and plenty of time for soaking the rice. Well worth it. Ingredients 200g/7oz Thai sticky rice 1 x 400ml/14fl oz can coconut milk ¼ tsp salt 50g/1¾oz palm […]

Stuffed roast turkey breast – Recipe

As well as lemon and thyme, the stuffing features tart dried cranberries, crunchy almonds and sweet leeks. Ingredients For the stuffing 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 onion, finely chopped 1 leek, trimmed and finely sliced 4 pork sausages, around 275g/9¾oz 50g/1¾oz dried cranberries 25g/1oz flaked almonds 1 unwaxed lemon, finely grated zest only 1 heaped […]