Tag Archives | sherry

creamy masala mussels

Creamy masala mussels

A big pot of steamy mussels in a creamy masala sauce is the perfect dish to share. Make sure you have a nice loaf of crusty white bread to break off and dip into the delicious curry sauce. Continue Reading →


roast chicken & italian sausage with herbs and orange

roast chicken and italian sausage tray bake

I seem to have been on a roast chicken mission recently born mainly out of a desire to clear out my freezer stocks. I have 3 freezers – one chest, which seems to reach maximum capacity very quickly. I hate wasting food so freeze any scrap of leftovers I can. This on top if being a food stylist where any excess shoot food that is freezable gets tossed in. I had these chicken pieces and amazing Sicilians sausages from Giovanni’s so decided to combine in a saucy tray bake with fingerling fir potatoes (delicious) and loads of seasonings. Continue Reading →


chickpeas and chorizo with sherry

chickpea and chorizo tapas with sherry

I think this has to be the tastiest chickpea dish I have ever made, and I cant wait to make it again. Slightly spicy with loads of flavour, it makes a fabulous tapas for three or four people. I love to serve this with a good dollop of creme fraiche and a few sprigs of fresh coriander. It sort of takes the flavours from a smokey Spanish vibe to that of central America and Mexico. Scoop it onto slices of toasted baguette which adds crunch and mops up the juices.

Sherry is  making a comeback on the worlds cocktail and bar scene with this retro drink becoming trendy again. The name Sherry is protected as a designation of origin fortified wine, and is made only in the ‘sherry triangle’ made up of the three centres for Sherry making, Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlucar de Barrameda and El Puerto de Santa Maria which fall on the South Western coast of Spain. Sanlucar is on the Andalusian Atlantic coast where sea breezes are said to add to the tangy salt aromas and flavours of, particularly, a dry Sherry – which is why salty almonds, slices of jamon, chourizo and olives are such a perfect accompaniment. Continue Reading →


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