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Starters

Wild Garlic Soup

Wild garlic leaves have a more subtle, mild and gentle flavour than cultivated bulbs of garlic.The soup should be very well seasoned. You may need to thin it with a little stock or water. It looks ext...

Serves: 6 -8

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Saganaki

My version of this lovely Cretan dish. Enjoy it as part of a mezze or as is, with a salad or two.Look for Feta cheese that displays PDO (protected designation of origin) on the packet.There are lots o...

Serves: 6 - 8 as Mezze (Fewer on its own)

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Asparagus & Anchovy Butter Feuillete

These tasty, savoury tarts are a doddle to make especially if you use ready rolled puff pastry. They can be made hours in advance, covered and kept in the fridge until required.Serve as a starter or ...

Serves: 4

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Caramelised Pear, Walnut & Goat's Curd Salad

A lovely autumnal salad, good as a starter or for lunch.  Pears and walnuts caramelised in butter and sugar take some beating! Delicious either warm or at room temperature. Goat's curd can be fo...

Serves: 4

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Carpaccio of Salmon with Pink Peppercorns

Pretty, fresh and healthy. This lovely starter is delicious served with toasted sourdough bread or griddled ciabatta bread rubbed with olive oil and sea salt....

Serves: 4

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Warm Scallop & Black Pudding Salad with Lemon & Chive Dressing

Overcooked scallops are tough so it is very important to cook them with care. They only need about 1 minute or less on each side (depending on their thickness).A good way of cooking scallops is to pla...

Serves: 2

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Braised Artichoke Hearts with Garlic & Capers

I grow artichokes in the borders in my garden, as well as the veg garden, as I love them for their sculptural appearance as much as for eating. Preparing the hearts is not difficult and although a...

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 30 - 45 mins

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Devilled Crab

A little bit hot, a little bit spicy, a little bit creamy and utterly delicious! Eat as a starter, or for lunch with crusty bread and a salad.  Make up to two days in advance, depending on the ...

Serves: 6

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Roast Red Pepper & Feta Cheese Dip

Tasty, tangy, a pretty colour and absolutely delicious!  Use the best quality Feta cheese that you can find.  Greek Feta has been awarded DPO which means cheese not carrying this logo is not...

Serves: 6 -8

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Courgette Fritters

Inspired by a recent holiday in Greece, these Courgette Fritters are utterly delicious – a thin, light, crispy golden batter coating slightly crunchy courgettes and sprinkled with lots of sea sa...

Serves: Lots!

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Griddled Asparagus & Parma Ham Bundles with Poached Egg & Anchovy Croutes

A delicious starter, snack, brunch, or a light lunch if you up the quantities a little. Spreading some Gentlemanís Relish over the croute is a tasty addition offering a savoury kick.  These quant...

Serves: 4

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Prawn & Wild Garlic (or Spinach) Risotto

The mild, mellow flavour of wild garlic marries beautifully with the delicate pink prawns in this creamy Springtime risotto.  Donít be tempted to use cooked prawns as they go rubbery, tough and t...

Serves: 4 -5 (More for a starter)

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Raw Asparagus with Bresaola & Pecorino

Raw asparagus has a lovely nutty, fresh flavour and crispiness which goes beautifully with the velvety Bresaola and the salty Pecorino.  It is important that the asparagus is very fresh.This is a...

Serves: Quantities are per person

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