Egg and bacon bread bake
Egg and bacon bread bake | “This is a really easy dish to put together with a few simple ingredients. It's perfect for any time of day - breakfast, lunch, dinner or even a midnight snack. You don’t have to used sliced white bread for this - just use whatever you have hanging around at home and even better if it’s a few days old. And it wouldn’t be a Khoo recipe if there wasn’t some cheese involved! You can easily make this dish vegetarian by just leaving out the bacon and using a…
Tomato and saffron pasta salad
Tomato and saffron pasta salad | Chef and author Dominique Rizzo shares her recipe for tomato and saffron pasta salad, based on her nonna’s cooking. My nonna was a very modest woman who had the most beautiful skin. I loved spending time with her, and even though she only spoke the Sicilian dialect and I could hardly understand what she was saying, we always managed to have lengthy conversations. This full-flavoured pasta salad was one of her special dishes.
Vegetable paella | For Pablo, this is the dish of Spain, often cooked in the fields at lunchtime over an open fire. As a vegetarian, Pablo uses tomato juice rather than meat-based stock in his recipe, but it can include anything you want. The secret to good paella is the socarrat (bottom crust) and smoked paprika.
Baked pasta (pasta al forno)
Baked pasta (pasta al forno) | This is a hearty rustic Italian dish perfect for large family gatherings. The recipe takes about 7 hours to prepare, but if you get organised and prepare all the elements ahead it's a great way to cater for large numbers. You could cook the ragu the day before and the flavour will be even better.
Baked lamb and spiced rice (ouzi)
Baked lamb and spiced rice (ouzi) | In any Lebanese home, eating together and sharing plates of food is part of everyday life, even for simple meals there are often many different dishes laid out. Lamb is often the meat of choice and this recipe is designed to be shared at large gatherings. Make sure you allow time to marinate the lamb overnight for the best result.
Baked chipotle chicken with black bean guacamole
Baked chipotle chicken with black bean guacamole | Mexico's most defining ingredient is the chilli and there are over 100 varieties used in Mexican food. In this recipe, I have used chipotle paste which is made from the chipotle, a smoke-dried jalapeño chilli. The chipotle chilli imparts a mild heat, yet earthy and smoky flavour, and the paste is readily available in supermarkets along with the jalapeño chillies in the Mexican section. The black bean guacamole is made with a classic avocado…
Kibbeh bil sanieh
Kibbeh bil sanieh | Syria’s national dish of minced meat and burghul is so deeply loved that over the years its fans have found many different ways to prepare it. The secret is using fresh, very finely minced meat. This is carefully spiced then served raw, baked or fried in endlessly varying shapes, often with delicious fillings (that often include more minced meat). This recipe is for a kind of kibbeh sandwich: a layer of cooked, spiced meat and pine nuts is pressed between two layers of…
Palestinian sumac chicken with sautéed onions (msakhan)
Palestinian sumac chicken with sautéed onions (msakhan) | “Bread is so important in the cooking of the Middle East and there are breads that are particular for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bakers in Amman come from the many countries that surround Jordan, and many are refugees, but bread is a reminder of who you are and where you are from. This recipe is based on a bread called taboun from Palestine: chicken spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and sumac is placed on lightly caramelised onions…
Baked apple pie oats
Baked apple pie oats | I’ve made this recipe a few times now and this is my most favourite version, a completely comforting breakfast meal for those cooler months. The melted butter really is a stupendous addition, and indeed I do notice a difference in texture and flavour when it is absent. Soaking the oats for 30 minutes while your oven preheats and you do a little yoga or take a shower really does see a better, creamier dish, too. Soaking is now mandatory oat behaviour in my house. Other…
Baked sausages with olives and onions
Baked sausages with olives and onions | This is a rustic dish of bangers, simply cooked in the oven in a rich onion sauce. For this recipe, try to use pure pork sausages with no added starch, coarsely ground in the southern French or Italian style.