Category: lunch

Microwave Salmon | Cooking fish in microwave (in 3minutes!)

Microwave Salmon | Cooking fish in microwave (in 3minutes!)

Microwave Salmon – cooking fish in microwave in 3 minutes flat, one of my favourite microwave fish recipes (I always say that..) My microwave salmon is one of the easiest microwave fish recipes I’ve done. Obviously cooking fish in microwave is going to be extremely…

Slow Baked Baby Aubergine Preserve with Aloades Olive Oil

Slow Baked Baby Aubergine Preserve with Aloades Olive Oil

This post is sponsored; but I only promote what I love and genuinely use – and these guys are great, first press olive oil from Cyprus by an incredibly ethical company. Find out more about Aloades Olive Oil – or try their olive oil –…

Roasted Aubergine & Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted Aubergine & Cauliflower Couscous

Roasted aubergine with chili dressing on a bed of cauliflower couscous, beautiful vegan lunch – exclusive to David Lloyd Clubs

Smoked Haddock Hash – David Lloyd Clubs Christmas Video Recipe

A delicious and simple smoked haddock hash with a poached egg making the perfect festive brunch! Check out the full recipe on the David Lloyd Blog here and watch the video recipe below.

Lemongrass Pork Skewers | Vietnamese BBQ Pork Recipe

Lemongrass Pork Skewers | Vietnamese BBQ Pork Recipe

Lemongrass Pork Skewers, these are reminiscent of the flavours I remember whilst travelling around Vietnam. BBQ pork with chilli, lemongrass, mint, all wrapped around a stick of lemongrass, perfect for your summer bbq or on the griddle for a winter treat (I have no idea…

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe

Smoked Salmon Brunch Recipe – smoked salmon hash. For my smoked salmon brunch recipe it has to be a smoked salmon hash; I do love a hash (not that sort of hash!) I love the total freedom of bunging a load of ingredients into a…

Coronation Chicken Recipe

Coronation Chicken Recipe

Coronation Chicken Recipe Coronation chicken recipe was originally created in 1953 for the coronation of Elizabeth II.  This amalgamation of cultural influences pays homage to the British colonial past and it’s then groundbreaking love affair with Indian spices and nuts. From that first gastronomic kiss,…

Tuna Poke with Marmalade Glaze and Giant Cous-Cous Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Tuna Poke with Marmalade Glaze and Giant Cous-Cous Recipe – David Lloyd Clubs

Tuna Poke (pronounced ‘po-keh’) is the second video recipe I’ve done in the new David Lloyd food series. Marmalade Glazed Tuna Poke Recipe with Giant Cous-Cous – what’s not to like?! After the great success and feedback from our first video (did you see the…

Grilled Octopus | How to cook tender octopus crispy

Grilled Octopus | How to cook tender octopus crispy

Grilled Octopus – how to cook octopus and importantly how to cook octopus so it is tender seems to be cloaked in mystery – but it’s easier than you think.. Grilled Octopus, baked octopus, octopus stew, however you want to cook it; I always start…

Corned Beef Hash | My Recipe For Corned Beef Hash with Baked Eggs

Corned Beef Hash | My Recipe For Corned Beef Hash with Baked Eggs

Corned Beef Hash – This is my Corned Beef Hash recipe with Baked Eggs all cooked in one pot – the perfect family brunch! (even the kids liked it..) Corned beef hash recipes vary and in general I reckon corned beef hash has a bad…

Microwave Cooking for One – Spaghetti Carbonara (as seen on ITV This Morning)

Microwave Cooking for One – Spaghetti Carbonara (as seen on ITV This Morning)

Microwave Cooking for one – Spaghetti Carbonara in a mug! Traditional spaghetti carbonara is a total guilty pleasure of mine – I always end up ordering this in our local Italian restaurant Microwave cooking for one doesn’t have to be a chore. Try making my…

Padron Peppers – Spanish style grilled peppers (Pimientos de Padrón)

Padron Peppers – Spanish style grilled peppers (Pimientos de Padrón)

Padron Peppers are the famous grilled peppers from Spain, known as Pimientos de Padrón.  I was first introduced to these darling grilled peppers when in Majjorca on our family holiday and they are the epitome of a tapas. I first decided to cook these in the…

Bombay Potato Recipe – How To Make Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potato Recipe – How To Make Bombay Potatoes

Bombay Potato Recipe – let me show you how to make Bombay potatoes at home. These are delicious, I mean really, really, delicious! Bombay potatoes are an old-school favorite and go with just about everything, especially with my homemade tandoori salmon! Want to make a curry…

How to Cook Octopus | Greek inspired Octopus Recipe

How to Cook Octopus | Greek inspired Octopus Recipe

How to cook octopus couldn’t be easier and my octopus recipe will show you how exactly how to cook tender octopus. Follow me on Instagram @theocooks – click here to see! When thinking about how to cook octopus I always start with a slow braise to…

Stewed Eels with Parsley Sauce | Eel Recipes

Stewed Eels with Parsley Sauce | Eel Recipes

A classic East London Stewed Eels recipe. Eel recipes? You heard! Eel recipes seem to be on the decline in the UK which is a shame – so here’s my stewed eels recipe for the old school amongst us. If you’re reading this from outside…

Lamb Flatbreads – Easy Homemade Lamb Flatbreads recipe

Lamb Flatbreads – Easy Homemade Lamb Flatbreads recipe

Lamb flatbreads couldn’t be easier to make (literally done in 20 minutes including making your own flatbread dough!) Spicy minced lamb topping roasted in the oven for 5 minutes (yes, 5 minutes!) and you’re good to go! Lamb flatbreads fundamentally requires two important components –…

Gemista Recipe – Greek Stuffed Vegetables Roasted Whole

Gemista Recipe – Greek Stuffed Vegetables Roasted Whole

Gemista are the famous Greek stuffed peppers (pron. Yemista).  In fact, Gemista is Greek for any stuffed vegetable roasted whole, usually stuffed with rice. Typically stuffed peppers or beef tomatoes are the most popular.  Gemista (Greek stuffed peppers and tomatoes) work amazingly well as a…

Thai Seafood Salad | Thai Salad Recipe

Thai Seafood Salad | Thai Salad Recipe

My Thai Salad, my Thai seafood salad to be exact! There’s something very cleansing and pure about this seafood salad. Lots of lovely seafood and vegetables tangled in thick rice noodles with a delectable hot, spicy, sweet, sour dressing that is very light but still…

Grilled scallops in garlic butter | BBQ Scallops

Grilled scallops in garlic butter | BBQ Scallops

Grilled Scallops with Garlic Butter is a wonderful thing. There’s no mucking about with this one – scallops in their shell, a dollop of garlic butter, straight on to the BBQ. I love barbecued scallops – simple, classic, utterly mouthwatering… Just be sure to have plenty…

Grilled Sardines with Chipotle Dressing | BBQ Sardine Recipes

Grilled Sardines with Chipotle Dressing | BBQ Sardine Recipes

Grilled Sardines with Chipotle dressing – awesome. Grilled sardines taste delicious (especially on the BBQ) and need nothing more than a light dressing. They’re cheap, like ridiculously cheap – I bought 5 the other day for a £1. They’re sustainable, they’re healthy and sardines always…

Grilled Clams with Cambodian Ginger Dressing | BBQ Clam Recipes

Grilled Clams with Cambodian Ginger Dressing | BBQ Clam Recipes

Grilled clams cooked on the BBQ with a Cambodian Ginger Dressing – I should stop writing now. Soft succulent morsels of shellfish steamed in their own little shells. Combine those grilled clams cooked on the l with my Cambodian influenced ginger dressing and the smokiness from the…

Chicken Gyro Recipe – How To Make Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyro Recipe – How To Make Chicken Gyros

Chicken Gyro Recipe… nuf said. Watch how to make awesome Chicken Gyros – the ubiquitous Greek chicken wraps are found all over Greece and Cyprus. It is a culmination of soft chewy pita, tender grilled meat, refreshing salad, tzatziki (yogurt mint dip) and a handful of fries all wrapped up in…

Grilled Mackerel Recipes | How to Cook Mackerel

Grilled Mackerel Recipes | How to Cook Mackerel

Grilled Mackerel is my favourite way to go when handling this shiny slither of the sea. How to cook mackerel is a common question, and the truth is; cooking mackerel couldn’t be easier. For me, a great mackerel recipe is a short mackerel recipe. My…

Baked Chicken Wings with Honey, Soy and Black Sesame

Baked Chicken Wings with Honey, Soy and Black Sesame

Baked chicken wings with honey and soy glaze couldn’t be easier! The honey and soy glaze is sticky, sweet with a little kick of chilli! Chicken wings are incredibly cheap, easy to cook and always satisfy – just remember to make roast more hot wings than you think…

Clay Pot Rice | Hong Kong Clay Pot Recipes

Clay Pot Rice | Hong Kong Clay Pot Recipes

Clay Pot Rice always reminds me of Hong Kong…  Strolling along the streets of Kowloon market the main event is the street food, in particular the clay pot rice and the black bean clams (but more on the clams another day…). Clay Pot Rice Recipe is inspired…

Chicken Livers Recipe – Fried Chicken Livers with Grand Marnier

Chicken Livers Recipe – Fried Chicken Livers with Grand Marnier

Chicken Livers Recipe – that’s right – fried chicken livers I love them pan fried, crispy and soft in the center.  If you’re a fan of chicken livers then you’ll love my pan-fried chicken livers recipe. If you’re not a fan of chicken livers; you’ll still…

Pourgouri recipe – Bulgur Wheat Recipe | Greek Recipes

Pourgouri recipe – Bulgur Wheat Recipe | Greek Recipes

Pourgouri is a traditional Cypriot recipe. Pourgouri is a delicious accompaniment made from bulgur wheat and vermicelli noodles which is full flavoured, easy to make and goes with just about everything! Pourgouri is a Bulgur wheat recipe. Bulgur Wheat Recipes have been around for literally thousands of…

Thai Beef Salad | Summer of Love Thai Beef Salad Recipe

Thai Beef Salad | Summer of Love Thai Beef Salad Recipe

Thai Beef Salad – there are some salads you eat that you literally feel your body thanking you for. That’s exactly how I feel when I’m diving into a bowl of my Thai Beef Salad. Crunchy, fresh, zesty, nostalgic flavours of Thailand and Vietnam this is the…

Greek Sausage Cassoulet | Loukaniko Greek Sausage

Greek Sausage Cassoulet | Loukaniko Greek Sausage

My sausage cassoulet may have it’s origins in France but is firmly being invaded by the Greeks. The main ingredient is Loukaniko – a delicious Greek sausage [insert smutty joke here]. A sausage cassoulet is a really cheap but tasty way of feeding the family and using…

Bone Marrow Recipe | Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin – living the dream…!

Bone Marrow Recipe | Roasted Bone Marrow Gratin – living the dream…!

Let your inner caveman loose and indulge in this ridiculously simple but oh so indulgent bone marrow recipe (can I even call it a recipe?).  Roasted Bone Marrow Recipe with Gratin, the gratin is what makes this dish, it gives the crunch that is needed. Perfect…

Zucchini Pancakes – Greek inspired Courgette and Feta Pancakes

Zucchini Pancakes – Greek inspired Courgette and Feta Pancakes

Zucchini pancakes – these are my brand new Greek inspired zucchini pancakes recipe with feta, otherwise known as courgette and feta pancakes! My zucchini pancakes are great if you fancy a savoury pancakes and perfect for brunch (or dinner on Pancake day)! Zucchini pancakes are…

Fried Calamari Recipe – also known as Salt and Pepper Squid

Fried Calamari Recipe – also known as Salt and Pepper Squid

Fried Calamari recipe or Salt and Pepper Squid is the ultimate fried calamari recipe; crispy, fiery exterior and soft tender center..  Fried calamari tends to conjure images of Greek islands and scoffing platefuls with nothing more than a squeeze of lemon and the sound of…

Salmon Gravlax Recipe – How To Cure Salmon At Home

Salmon Gravlax Recipe – How To Cure Salmon At Home

My salmon gravlax recipe (also known as Salmon Gravadlax) is a delicious, succulent and seriously crowd pleasing recipe that is a perfect for any festive season. My Salmon gravlax recipe is a real convivial centrepiece that takes pride of place on the table and keeps guests coming back for…

Greek Orzo Recipe (Kritharaki) – Orzo Paella with Seafood

Greek Orzo Recipe (Kritharaki) – Orzo Paella with Seafood

This is my Orzo Paella recipe with seafood inspired by a traditional Greek Orzo recipe called kritharaki. This Greek orzo recipe originates from a humble Cypriot dish called ‘Kritharaki’ but I’ve added a few extras to create something new and utterly mouthwatering; an orzo paella (with a…

Tomato Salad Recipe with Grilled Halloumi – Rainbow Salad

Tomato Salad Recipe with Grilled Halloumi – Rainbow Salad

This beautiful tomato salad recipe is what I call Rainbow Salad due to the different colour tomatoes used. A summery combination of grilled Halloumi, mixed tomatoes, pomegranate seeds.. beautiful! My tomato salad recipe genuinely looks as delicious as it tastes and warrants the nickname of a…

Roasted Aubergine Recipe with Feta & Parsley Dressing

Roasted Aubergine Recipe with Feta & Parsley Dressing

Roasted aubergine recipe topped with a light and zesty feta and parsley dressing – perfect to bring a little summer to your table. My roasted aubergine recipe is great as a vegetarian main meal and equally well served as a side dish (especially at a…

Confit Salmon with Lavender Recipe

Confit Salmon with Lavender Recipe

Confit Salmon – salmon delicately cooked in olive oil with hints of lavender. When I say; melt-in-the-mouth; I mean melt-in-the-mouth! Succulent and delicate salmon flesh. My confit salmon with lavender is aromatic with accents of spice, citrus and flora. The sophistication of flavours belies the simplicity of the…

Tofu Stir Fry – Deep Fried Tofu with Coriander & Chilli dressing

Tofu Stir Fry – Deep Fried Tofu with Coriander & Chilli dressing

Tofu Stir Fry – deep fried tofu with coriander and chilli dressing. I first tried a tofu stir fry whilst travelling through China and I was converted. Deep fried tofu in batter was delicious! You either love it or simply don’t see the point of…

Angello Peppers Recipe

Angello Peppers Recipe

Roasted Angello peppers are a great alternative to the famous Padron peppers tapas dish. Angello peppers tend to be sweeter than padron peppers but still taste great! Grilled or roasted Angello peppers are perfect to serve as a snack or part of a tapas and incredibly quick and easy to…

Aubergine Stir Fry – spicy aubergine with soy and chilli (aubergine recipes)

Aubergine Stir Fry – spicy aubergine with soy and chilli (aubergine recipes)

Aubergine Stir Fry Recipe from the Orient! My aubergine stir fry is dark, sweet and seductively hot! Rich in colour, it covers all the taste bases – hot, sweet, sour, easy and delicious! I stumbled across a version of an aubergine stir fry years ago while travelling…

Fried Mussels with a hint of spice! Fried Mussels Recipe

Fried Mussels with a hint of spice! Fried Mussels Recipe

Fried mussels are as close to instant gratification as you are going to get in the kitchen…well…maybe.. A cheap packet of shelled pre-cooked mussels deep fried and transformed into little crunchy Asian bites of beauty.. My fried mussels are delicious but I have a confession… I’ve…