Chicken and Chilies in Soured Cream Sauce

Chicken and Chilies in Soured Cream Sauce

This is a versatile recipe. You can serve it for a simple supper, with taco chips or hot toast, or dress it up for company by surrounding it with crescents of cooked puff pastry and accompanying it with mange tout and baby carrots. INGREDIENTS 4…

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe

This authentic jerk chicken recipe incorporates a classic rub, a combination of spices, brown sugar and hot chili peppers that is applied to the chicken to enliven the dish. Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 25 g/1 oz chopped seeded fresh red chilies 4 tsp crushed…

Spicy Squid With Hot Pepper Sauce

Spicy Squid With Hot Pepper Sauce

Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 dried ancho chilies 675 g/1 lb cleaned squid 2 shallots, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 red habanero chilies, seeded and chopped 2 tbsp corn or sunflower oil 550 m1/1 8 fl oz peeled, seeded and chopped plum tomatoes Juice of…

Fish With Black Beans

Fish With Black Beans

Salted black beans are available in tins from Chinese food stores. They make an excellent marinade and sauce for fish. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 900 g/2 lb flounder, whiting or finnan haddie fillet, skinned 3 tbsp salted black beans 90 m1/3.5 fl oz dry sherry 3…

Aubergine Puree (spiced)

Aubergine Puree (spiced)

Baked aubergine puree with chilies and spices, makes a marvelous, creamy dip. Cumin seeds add crunch. Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 2 large aubergines, about 950 g/ 1 lb 4 red Anaheim chilies 4 garlic cloves Grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon 1 tsp ground…

Orange and Chili Marinated Sardines

Orange and Chili Marinated Sardines

Sardines cooked this way are simply delicious. Use lime juice instead of orange, if you prefer. Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 8 to 12 fresh sardines, cleaned 150 ml// pint orange juice 4 tbsp olive oil 4 green jalapeno chilies, seeded and finely sliced1 tbsp soft light…

Cold Avocado Soup Recipe

Cold Avocado Soup Recipe

Cold and creamy Avocado soup, with very good color, this is an excellent choice for summer. Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 1 or 2 green Anaheim chilies 1 tbsp oil 3 large ripe avocados 180 ml/6.5 fl oz chicken or vegetable stock 275 ml pint…

Spicy Thai soup with Coconut and Ginger Recipe

Spicy Thai soup with Coconut and Ginger Recipe

This creamy spicy Thai soup originated in Thailand. Use galangal instead of ginger, if you can find it, as it has a milder flavor and is more fragrant. Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS 600 m1/1 pint thin coconut milk 1 shallot, finely sliced 2.5 cm…

Thai Hors D’Oeuvres

Thai Hors D’Oeuvres

This colorful selection of ingredients on a leaf-strewn platter is a tempting invitation for guests to make their own flavourful lettuce parcels. INGREDIENTS 30 g/I oz unsweetened desiccated coconut, roasted at 1 80°/350°F/Gas Mark 4 until light brown 3 tbsp finely diced shallots 3 tbsp…

Homemade Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Homemade Spicy Guacamole Recipe

The cool appearance of this delicious dip is deceptive: contrasting with the creamy avocado is the fiery flavor of chili.This spicy guacamole recipe is great for parties. Serve it with carrot and celery sticks and traditional taco chips. INGREDIENTS2 ripe avocados100 g/4 oz peeled, seeded…