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CARAMELISED FIG SALAD WITH OVEN BAKED SWEET POTATOES, WALNUTS AND BLUE CHEESE

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CARAMELISED FIG SALAD WITH OVEN BAKED SWEET POTATOES, WALNUTS AND  BLUE CHEESE

30g Dried Figs, 3 tbsp Dark Balsamic, 5 tbsp Water, 1 Large Sweet Potato, 1 tbsp Olive Oil, 1 tsp Salt, 2 Fresh Figs, 2 tbsp Honey/Maple Syrup, 50g Rocket/Salad, 25g Walnuts, 75g Blue Cheese  For 2 people Preheat the oven to 180°C/ gas mark 4. Cut the dried figs in half removing the hard bits. Soak the dried figs in the water and balsamic vinegar for 5 minutes, making sure all the figs are submerged. Scrub sweet potatoes to remove any dirt. Leaving skin on, cut into wedges. Place on a baking tray and drizzle with olive oil and ½ teaspoon of salt. Bake in...

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Spanish Mushrooms

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Spanish Mushrooms

3 tbsps Fino olive oil, 1⁄2lb mushrooms chopped, 4 garlic cloves chopped, 2 tsps lemon juice, 2 tsps Fino dark balsamic or Fino Arrope, 1⁄4 cup  vegetable stock, 1/2 tsp smoked paprika, 1⁄4 tsp chilli flakes, salt and peeper to taste - 1 tbsp  flat leaf parsley to garnish In a sautè pan, heat the olive oil until hot but not smoking. Sautè the garlic for about 1 minute, being careful not to burn! Add the mushrooms and cook 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients except for the parsley and simmer for 2 minutes. Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve immediately. Serve with lemon slices. Heaven is these mushrooms scooped up with crusty bread!

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Tasty Coconut Fish Stew

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Tasty Coconut Fish Stew

Tasty Coconut Fish Stew – for 4 Fish fillets (I used cod and salmon but anything will do) – 2/3 large chunks per person 3 limes 2 large cloves garlic Red onion Fresh spinach 1 inch piece fresh ginger Fino olive oil 1 tin tomatoes 1 tin coconut milk Fresh coriander   Firstly chop fish fillets into large chunks  - place in a bowl and marinade for at least an hour with juice of 2 limes and chopped garlic.  Chop red onion and ginger and fry with Fino olive oil over a gentle heat for a few minutes.  Then add...

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Moroccan Lamb

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Moroccan Lamb

Moroccan Lamb 250g good diced lamb steak, 1 red onion chopped, 1 inch piece fresh ginger chopped, 1 clove garlic chopped, 1 sweet potato peeled and cubed, carton chopped tomatoes, 500ml chicken stock, dash of Fino Dark Balsamic or Fino Arrope, fresh chilli (as much as you like), 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds, shake of cayenne pepper, 2 tbsps pomegranate seeds, fresh coriander for garnish, tbsp plain yogurt Fry the onion, garlic and ginger with a drizzle of olive oil over a gentle heat for 5 mins – then add the diced lamb and cook until browned.  Add the chilli, cumin and cayenne to the browned meat...

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Chicken Marbella

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Chicken Marbella

Chicken Marbella (note the Spanish connection in name!) – serves 6 3 cloves garlic chopped, 12 pitted prunes halved, 18 pitted green olives, 2 tbsp capers with juice, 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 2 bay leaves, 1 tbsp dried oregano, salt, pepper, 12 chicken thighs (skin on), 55g brown sugar, 10 fl oz white wine, chopped parsley Combine garlic, prunes, olives, capers, olive oil, vinegar, bay leaves, oregano, salt and pepper to make a marinade. Place chicken thighs in a big baking dish and pour over the marinade. Make suer you turn all the chicken pieces...

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