Category: mediterranean

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…

Sea bass Tray Bake on Greens

Sea bass Tray Bake on Greens

Delicious seabass tray bake on a medley of green – the perfect, quick, healthy fish supper. I use seabass in this recipe, but it works equally as well with hake or any other sustainable white fish. The secret is to include lots of butter and…

Harissa Tofu with Orzo Pasta (vegan recipe) – David Lloyd Clubs Video

Harissa Tofu with Orzo Pasta (vegan recipe) – David Lloyd Clubs Video

This vegan delicious Mediterranean orzo salad topped with crispy harissa tofu is the ideal summer dinner dish. Ready and on the table in less than 20 minutes, enjoy as a quick mid-week meal or packed lunch – get the full recipe from the David Lloyd Blog.…

Rainbow Carrots with Garlic Lemon Chicken – David Lloyd Clubs

Rainbow Carrots with Garlic Lemon Chicken – David Lloyd Clubs

This recipe is perfect for a quick, healthy mid-week dinner. Tender, grilled garlic-lemon marinated chicken breast sits on a bed of fluffy couscous and brilliantly colourful and sweet honey glazed rainbow carrots. Delicious and perfectly balanced, it provides a healthy balance of veggies, carbs and…

Puff Pastry Pizza – easy cheese tart

Puff Pastry Pizza – easy cheese tart

Puff pastry pizza recipe, simple to make and delicious!

Lamb Breast Recipe – Slow Roast Breast of Lamb

Lamb Breast Recipe – Slow Roast Breast of Lamb

An easy and delicious lamb breast recipe – try out my slow roast breast of lamb recipe with gnocchi in a rich aromatic sauce.   Lamb breast is really underrated, it’s cheap, tastes great and if you treat is right; a slow roast breast of…

Curried Chicken and Gnocchi recipe cooked en papillote for David Lloyd Clubs

Curried Chicken and Gnocchi recipe cooked en papillote for David Lloyd Clubs

Curried Chicken and Gnocchi recipe cooked en papillote is part of a new series of brand new recipes I’ve created especially for the lovely folk at David Lloyd Clubs – and this is the first one out! Check out the full recipe and cooking video…

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…

Leg of Lamb Marinade | BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

Leg of Lamb Marinade | BBQ Butterflied Leg of Lamb Recipe

Leg of Lamb Marinade for Butterflied Leg of Lamb (perfect for BBQ or Grill) A good leg of lamb marinade makes all the difference to elevating a gorgeous cut of butterflied leg of lamb from great to the sublime (or at least I think so…)…

Potato Bake Recipe with Pancetta, Thyme, Garlic and Lemon

Potato Bake Recipe with Pancetta, Thyme, Garlic and Lemon

My layered potato bake recipe is elevated with a few humble ingredients such as pancetta, thyme, garlic and lemon. Slowly cooked; the potatoes melt together, enveloping the other flavours for a deliciously more-ish concoction. Soft, chewy, a hint of crisp charring; I originally made this…

How To Make Horseradish Gremolata

How To Make Horseradish Gremolata

Horseradish Gremolata is a great alternative and accompaniment to a traditional gremolata recipe. Horseradish gremolata with freshly grated horseradish gives this herby condiment a real kick and goes great with red meat. Gremolata is usually a combination of lots of finely chopped parsley, lemon zest and…

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…

Grilled Zucchini Recipe – Grilled Courgettes with summer dressing

Grilled Zucchini Recipe – Grilled Courgettes with summer dressing

Grilled Zucchini recipe or Grilled Courgettes (if you live in the UK!) is one of the Michaels’ family staple BBQ vegetables. My grilled zucchini recipe (or grilled courgettes!) is served with a lemon, garlic and parsley dressing. Grilled zucchinis are a wonderful thing; charred exterior,…

Bulgur Wheat Salad – my take on a tabbouleh recipe!

Bulgur Wheat Salad – my take on a tabbouleh recipe!

My Bulgur Wheat Salad – deliciously simple and healthy. I’ve got quite into bulgur wheat recently; something about the summer and wanting something light but not quintessentially a salad. Something fresh and filling but not heavy, potato salads are great, but sometimes I’m searching for that…

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…

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 –…

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…

Monkfish Kebabs with Pancetta | Monkfish Recipe

Monkfish Kebabs with Pancetta | Monkfish Recipe

Monkfish kebabs are perfect for a decadent BBQ – especially wrapped in pancetta with a little tapenade.. If you are looking for a monkfish recipe for the BBQ, then my Monkfish kebabs are perfect! Marinated monkfish in a light tapenade, wrapped in pancetta and skewered onto.…

Grilled Goats Cheese Recipe | BBQ Goats Cheese with Dates

Grilled Goats Cheese Recipe | BBQ Goats Cheese with Dates

Grilled Goats Cheese is a wonderful way to cook goats cheese on the BBQ. But add a few other simple ingredients and you go from good to great! There are a lot of grilled goats cheese recipes, but my grilled goats cheese parcels are a…

Bean Salad Recipe | Mixed Bean Salad

Bean Salad Recipe | Mixed Bean Salad

An easy but delicious bean salad recipe with lots of herbs and a sharp lemon dressing. I love the rustic feeling of a good mixed bean salad. I would say my bean salad recipe is really a mixed bean and herb salad. It’s the herbs…

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…

How to make Crepes | Crepes Recipe

How to make Crepes | Crepes Recipe

How to make crepes couldn’t be easier with this uber quick and simple Crepes recipe. Quite simply, this is a crepe recipe that will show you how to make crepes, or how I make crepes anyway. How to make crepes couldn’t be easier and I…

Flatbread Recipe No Yeast | Two Ingredients (How to make Flat Bread)

Flatbread Recipe No Yeast | Two Ingredients (How to make Flat Bread)

My flatbread recipe no yeast is such an easy flatbread recipe! Ever wondered how to make flatbreads? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Especially if you want to make super easy flatbreads without yeast. This is literally two ingredient flatbread. Flatbread recipes have been…

How to make Pasta – homemade pasta recipe

How to make Pasta – homemade pasta recipe

How to make pasta – homemade pasta is a wondrous thing and making your own pasta dough is as therapeutic as it is enjoyable to eat. Ever so easy yet transforms the most simplistic of pasta dishes into something to savour and cherish. This is my…

Make Parmesan Baskets | Parmesan Cheese Recipes

Make Parmesan Baskets | Parmesan Cheese Recipes

These delicious pretty little Parmesan baskets are a wonderful addition to your Parmesan cheese recipes. My Parmesan baskets are the perfect serving dish for a spaghetti carbonara (as I demo’d at the Harpenden Food Festival) and can be made in advance. See my recipe video on how to…


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