Kale & Walnut Pesto

Kale & Walnut Pesto

Mark Hughes BBQ, Dips & sauces, Leftovers, Light Lunches, Main Courses, Oils, Salads 0 Comments

We love pesto! It’s one of the most versatile things you can have on hand & not just for pasta: brush some onto chicken or salmon fillets, stir a spoonful into a nice soup or mashed potato or simply dip crusty bread into it for a quick snack! There are fewer things that are cheaper or faster to make & …

Truffle Fries

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Truffle Fries take regular fries to a new level! To celebrate this unique flavour, we thought we’d tell you how we make our perfect fries so they’re crisp, crunchy & fluffy on the inside. Twice-cooked or even thrice-cooked is the key to the perfect chip. We’re going for the twice-cooked option here because (obviously) it’s quicker & there’s not a massive …

Gorgeous new products for 2015

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We’ve been busy at Spice HQ & have some gorgeous new treats in store to kickstart your year! This first wave is mostly focused on the pure ingredients with store-cupboard essentials like Lime Leaves & Rose Petals for Thai or Middle Eastern cuisine, along with a couple of more regular items like Celery Seeds, Ground Cardamon, Mace & Nutmeg. We’ve also put together …

Walnut Basil Pesto

Mark Hughes Appetisers & Starters, BBQ, Dips & sauces, Leftovers, Light Lunches, Main Courses, Oils, Salads 0 Comments

Pesto is one of the most versatile things you can have on hand and can make so many different meals & our Walnut Basil Pesto is a super easy way to get massive flavour for very little effort. The classic way to eat it is tossed with hot pasta but it’s delicious spread over some fish before roasting, added to a soup …

Cold-pressed Infused Oils

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Since we launched almost three years ago, we’ve tweaked the recipes for our Cold-pressed Infused Oils but have been trying hard to find the time to really focus on creating some interesting flavour combos. Never one to do things by half-measures, we’re pleased to announce that we have launched nine – yes, nine – new beautiful Infused cold-pressed Oils for your …

Linguine with Spicy Sausage & Herb Breadcrumbs

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This is an incredibly simple & tasty dish, perfect for a light lunch or supper & ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta. A lot of people go for the usual tomato sauces with pasta. Quite often though we prefer something, well, lighter but still full of flavour. Tomato sauces are fine, but they can be a …

Fire-pit BBQ Salmon with 1-minute Lemon Sauce

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This is an incredibly quick and incredibly tasty dish and the 1-minute Lemon sauce is so simple it’s a stretch actually calling it a sauce. It’s zingy, lemony, sharp with a beautiful herby depth – the perfect foil for a fish with a hint of sweetness. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 Salmon fillets, skin-on 2 tsp Fire-pit BBQ rub (or Salmon rub …

King Prawn Linguine with Smoked Chilli Oil

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The summer is nearly here (though you wouldn’t know it with the rain we’ve had in the past fortnight!) so we have a gear shift when we have pasta. Gone are the heavier, richer tomato sauces and in come much lighter, fresher sauces and dressings – or even just a drizzle of good oil instead. When we do use tomatoes …

Insalata Caprese: Tomato & Mozzarella salad with Smoked Chilli Oil

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One of the most obvious uses for any good oil is a salad dressing. But, the classic combo of 3 parts oil to 1 part balsamic vinegar is usually reserved (at least, in our book) for a salad that’s robust enough to cope; for a baby leaf salad or rocket leaves we normally just use a drizzle of balsamic vinegar …