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Paella Nirvana

Every family in Spain has their own paella recipe. What not me? But before I get into that, here’s your Spanish word for the day: Socorrat… A beautiful word for something seemingly banal — the rice that gets crunchy and forms a crust at the bottom of paella pan. You might wonder why crusty rice deserves such a beautiful name, especially since […]

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Chicken and dates and olives and…

This is fab for when you have company as you do all the prep a couple of days before and just bung it in the oven when guests arrive. Serve with fennel gratin, new pots and broccoli — partners well. INGREDIENTS 8 chicken legs, drumstick and thigh attached, skin on 5 garlic cloves, crushed 15g […]

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Salmon on a chalkboard

Salmon on a chalkboard…..or a better recipe title is Broiled Salmon with Thai Sweet Chili and not plated on a chalkboard! Super easy is this one!! The salmon fillets are briefly marinated in Thai sweet chili sauce, soy sauce and grated fresh ginger, then broiled until caramelized on top. Doesn’t get much easier and it […]

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Steve’s (actual) Salsa Verde

Credit to Steve here! This Italian vs Mexican “green sauce” is so easy to make and goes with all manner of things from fish to beef and lamb and chicken. Stir into soups, drizzle on roasted veg or rice, and dunk in your crusty bread. Salmon served with this tangy salsa verde is one of […]

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Herbed and Butterflied Leg o’ Lamb

Bahhhh humbug!! We’re too cute for this kinda work!!! 🙁 A high quality leg of lamb doesn’t need much enhancing because of its natural flavor and tenderness. The method here infuses the meat with garlic and rosemary (no rosemary, no lamb) and coats the outside with fresh herbs. I’m not one who is ever up […]

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