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SEARED SQUID AND CHORIZO WITH CHICKPEA PUREE

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SEARED SQUID AND CHORIZO WITH CHICKPEA PUREE

  CHICKPEA PUREE - 1 x 400g can chickpeas, 2 tsp ground cumin, pinch chilli flakes, 1 garlic clove, 150ml Fino Extra Virgin Olive Oil, salt YOGURT DIP - 2 tbsp natural yogurt, 1 tbsp chopped coriander SQUID AND CHORIZO - 1 tbsp olive oil, 500g squid cut in to rings, 1/2 jar Fino Chorizo Jam, 12 cherry tomatoes, juice of 1/2 lemon Start by placing the chickpeas, cumin, chilli flakes, garlic and olive oil in to a whizzer and puree until smooth. Season to taste. Chill in the fridge. Then combine the yogurt and chopped coriander in a small dish. Again place in the fridge to...

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THE SIMPLEST TOMATO AND CHORIZO TART - SERVES 6

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THE SIMPLEST TOMATO AND CHORIZO TART - SERVES 6

1 pack ready rolled puff pastry, 1 jar Fino Chorizo Jam, 6 ripe red tomatoes sliced, few sprigs of basil, 50g feta cheese (could use grated parmesan), Fino Olive Oil, salt and pepper Place the puff pastry on a baking sheet and gently score a line (not cutting through the pastry) about 1cm from the edge - prick the remainder of the pastry with a fork. Place in a preheated oven at 180C for about 5 mins to slightly crisp, then remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Then spread the chorizo jam evenly across the base (avoiding the edge), place the tomato slices...

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ROASTED CHORIZO STUFFED RED PEPPER - SERVES 2

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ROASTED CHORIZO STUFFED RED PEPPER - SERVES 2

2 large red peppers, 1 large handful basmati rice, 120g spinach, Fino Chorizo Jam, salt, pepper, Fino Olive Oil Place the basmati rice in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down, simmer for 10 mins until cooked and drain. Drizzle some Fino Olive Oil over the base of a second saucepan, add the spinach and saute over a gentle heat.  Once the spinach is wilted, combine it with the rice, then add two heaped teaspoons of chorizo jam. Mix together and season. Slice the tops off the peppers and remove the core and seeds. Stand the hollow peppers...

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SPANISH ORANGE AND ALMOND CAKE

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SPANISH ORANGE AND ALMOND CAKE

Ingredients 2 oranges, 3 eggs, 150g caster sugar, 230g ground almonds, 70g plain flour, 1 tsp baking powder Method Preheat the oven to 180 C. Grease an 8" cake tin. Chop the oranges (skin on), remove pips and place in a saucepan with 2 tbsp water, bring to the boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Place the cooked oranges and juice in a blender and pulse until smooth.  In a separate bowl beat the eggs and sugar with an electric beater until thick and pale. Add the orange mixture, ground almonds, flour and baking powder and fold to combine. Pour the mixture into the...

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SPICY CHICKEN WITH ANDALUCIAN VEGETABLES AND PEARL BARLEY

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SPICY CHICKEN WITH ANDALUCIAN VEGETABLES AND PEARL BARLEY

Serves 4 For the chicken - 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp ground cumin, 1 tsp cinnamon, 2 tsp cayenne, pinch salt, 8 skinless boneless chicken thighs For the vegetables - 2 peppers (I used yellow and orange), 6 medium tomatoes (finely chopped), 2 garlic cloves, 1 tbsp tomato puree, 8 anchovy fillets (optional), 3 tbsp Fino olive oil, 1/2 glass of white wine, 150g pearl barley, salt and pepper to taste, plus 1 cup chicken stock (if needed). Mint for garnish. Mix all the spices together and rub on to the chicken thighs until they are coated. Place the spicy chicken on a plate, cover and put in the fridge to marinate for an hour or so.  Pour 3 tbsp olive...

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