Recipes

Rice and Peas

This is the Jamaican equivalent of potatoes for the Irish, pasta for the Italians, noodles for the Chinese and naan for the Indians. Every Sunday I would wake to the aroma of garlic simmering in this broth and would spend the day wishing dinner was ready. My mum would make a huge saucepan of this rice for our family, enough to feed us all on Sunday and Monday – yum!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Hurry Home Chicken Curry

Back in the day when my friends were tucking into roast beef and Yorkshire puddings for Sunday lunch, in my house, we’d be eating rice and peas (black beans), and chicken prepared in various ways. I would cook the family recipe, but over the years I’ve transformed it into this quick as a flash version, but never fear it still remains the most delicious curry ever.

I have called it ‘Hurry Home’ because generally, as with most curries, it’s best made the day before so the flavours can bloom; then when you get home you can just reheat it and relax into a big plateful…

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Crispy Cheesy Potato Stuffed Croquettes

Crispy, Cheesy and delicious! These little babies are moorish, comforting and sure to be a family favourite on a cold winter’s day, served with a little mustard mayo on the side… Just make sure you get in quick before they magically disappear…

  • Prep Time: 10 min + 15 min chill time
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4

English Chocolate & Bread Pudding Slice

In the winter this was a consolation prize when standing at a cold,wet bus stop waiting to get home from school… serve it in large slabs, with oodles of custard or a nice mug of ‘Rosie-Lee’ (tea)…

  • Prep Time: 10 + 30 minutes standing time
  • Cook time: 1 hour
  • Serves: 6

Beef Schnitzel w Piquant Sauce

Easy, quick and delicious.  Takes meat and 2 veg to another level (if you add a side of glazed carrots). Enjoy.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Serves: 4