JALAPEÑO PAIRINGS

Natives from Mexico. They have a medium-high spiciness.

They can be used fresh, raw, broiled or pickled.

JALAPEÑO PAIRINGS:

VEGETABLES:

  • Ancho Chiles
  • Arugula
  • Butternut Squash
  • Cabbage
  • Corn
  • Green onion
  • Green Bell Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Poblano Peppers
  • Radishes
  • Red onion
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Tomatillos
  • Scallions
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Zucchinis

FRUITS:

  • Avocado
  • Lime
  • Mangoes
  • Peach
  • Pineapple
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

HERBS & SPICES:

  • Allspice
  • Cardamom
  • Chili Powder
  • Coriander/cilantro
  • Cumin
  • Curry Powder
  • Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Turmeric

NUTS & SEEDS: 

  • Cashews
  • Peanuts
  • Pumpkin Seeds

MEAT & DAIRY:

  • Brisket
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Chorizo
  • Ground Meat
  • Monterey Jack Cheese
  • Pork
  • Sour Cream
  • Turkey

FISH & SHELLFISH:

  • Anchovies
  • Clams
  • Crab
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • White fish

OTHER:

  • Brown Rice
  • Black Bean
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Fish Sauce
  • Flour tortillas
  • Olive Oil
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pinto Beans
  • Quinoa
  • Sesame Oil
  • Tofu

 

Shortbread Scones

Scones are made for autumn days. The trick to good scones is not to overmix them.

Pre heat oven at 200ºC

Mix all dry ingredients. Once well mixed, add the oil tbsp by tbsp and mix well with a fork.

In a different bowl mix all wet ingredients and whisk well. Start adding them to the dry ingredients slowly, at the same time you mix the dough. You might not use the whole quantity of the liquid. You are looking for a humid dough, but now sticky or runny.

If it’s too wet, add 1 tbsp of oat flour. If it’s too dry continue to add more of the liquids’ mix.

Once you are happy with your dough’s consistency, put it on a clean surface.  Sprinkle some flour on the surface before adding the dough and start spreading the dough to until you have a dough with 3 cm in height.

With a glass or a round cookie cutter, cut the dough and add the circles to an oven tray, previously greased.

With a cooking brush, paint a little bit more of olive or coconut oil on top and sprinkle some of the sugar.

Bake for 15-20 minutes until the dough is golden. After those 15 minutes have passed, crank the oven up to 230ºC for 3-5 more minutes, checking them the whole time so they don’t burn.

Let cool, cut in half and enjoy with butter, clotted cream, jam, ghee, yoghurt, or any other spread you fancy.

Ricotta, Tomato and Basil Toast

A very cheap,  and cheerful appetizer. Simple ingredients, fantastic flavour.

 

Toast the desired slices of bread.
Spread the Ricotta on the toast.

Slice the cherry tomatoes into 4 or 6 pieces, add them on top of the Ricotta, and sprinkle some basil leaves on top.

Season with Maldon salt and add a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Finish your toast with a few drops of lemon juice on top.

 

Super delicious hot dogs

A refreshing delicious take on the fast-food favourite.

 

Heat up a pan with a drizzle of oil. Fry the sausages until golden brown and crisp.

Finely chop the onion and tomato.

Grab 2  hot dog buns and add the cheese. Heat them in the microwave for 15 seconds. This will heat up the buns and melt the cheese.

Spread some mustard, chipotle, and mayonnaise on the bread. Add the sausages, and top with ketchup and the cilantro-less “pico de gallo.”

Enjoy

  • Other toppings might include cornichons and red onion.

Omega 3 seed mix

Mix the seeds together in a glass jar.

How to store

You can keep this seed mix at room temperature for 1-2 months (depending on how fresh the seeds are).

How to use

Add to yoghurts, smoothies,  porridge, bread mixes, sprinkled over pasta, soups or salad.

Filloas – Galician crepes

Blend everything, if the consistency looks good, put it in the fridge for 1 hour. If it’s too thick, add another tbsp of water; if it’s too thin add a tbsp of flour. It should be not too thin and not too thick, if you know what I mean!

After the hour has passed, take it out of the fridge. Heat a pan with butter and use a laddle to spread the mix. 1 laddle at a time. Add the batter in the center of the pan and grab de pan and start moving it in circles so the batter coats the entire surface.

Cook on both sides.

Usually they are filled with honey, sugar or jam.  My brother-in-law loves his with honey and extra virgin olive oil.

Chickpea salad

Two cans chickpeas.

Chopped red onion, celery whatever other veggies you have (red pepper, carrots etc) follow your heart. Mayo.

Splash Apple Code Vinegar. Jalapeños if you want.  Salt and Pepper to taste.

Simply mix everything together and add to bread to create a sandwich with lettuce & tomato.

Fast bagels

Pre heat the oven to 180ºC.

Get ready a baking tray and oil it.

In a bowl mix the flours, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add the yoghurt and mix with a fork or spatula until well incorporated. The dough must look like breadcrumbs.

In a clean surface, add a bit of flour, take the dough and mix it around 15 times, until it’s not sticky any more.

Divide into 4 equal parts. Make little balls and make a whole in the middle with your finger.

Put the on the baking tray. Grab the beaten egg and with a brush, brush the dough on the surface and add the desired toppings.

Put it in the oven for 25 minutes. Let cool for at least another 15 minutes before cutting them.