Vegan Thai green curry

With a mild green chilli warmth and sweet, creamy coconut sauce, Thai green curry is one of the ultimate comfort foods. This lovely recipe is largely based on Meera Sodha’s ‘Thai Green Curry with aubergines, courgettes and mangetout’ recipe from East, with the addition of some poached firm tofu strips and baby corn. We have…

Lo Mein-tenance noodles

…I’m all for them! I’m all about low fuss dinners where all you need to do is chop some veggies, toss them in a hot wok with some oil, add noodles and some sauces for flavour and within minutes, hey presto! Dinner is served! This veggie lo mein dish is from Pippa Middlehurst’s book ‘Dumplings…

Pizza margherita: Jamie Oliver recipe

This pizza dough recipe from Jamie Oliver is the best we’ve ever tried in The Salford Kitchen. Over the years we’ve dabbled with many other recipes, but this one has remained our firm favourite. This recipe produces a base with a lovely texture, and most importantly it tastes delicious too. We have come to the…

Parsnip dumplings in broth, from Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’

This dish from Plenty by Ottolenghi is warming, filling yet light, and very healthy; the perfect way to cut through all the rich and decadent food we have been indulging in throughout the festive period! We have been going through a bit of a vegetable stock making phase recently, experimenting with various types of white…

Glamorgan sausages

Winter comfort food at its finest! These Glamorgan sausages are made up of a mixture of sharp punchy cheese (Caerphilly or Welsh cheddar), pan fried leek and herbs, rolled in breadcrumbs, then fried over a gentle heat to produce a sausage that is fantastically crunchy and crispy on the outside and yields to a deliciously…

Vegetarian Korean japchae noodles

Japchae is a Korean stir fried vegetable and glass noodle dish which can also include flank steak. This version celebrates the vegetarian variant of this meal. Tasty, easy to prepare, packed full of healthy veggies, and with minimal pots to wash up, this has become a new favourite weeknight meal in the Salford Kitchen! Many…

Shakshuka

Rich spiced tomato sauce, spiked with a warm chilli heat. Eggs cooked just enough to set the whites, revealing liquid gold yolks when gently pierced with the tip of a knife. A couple of slices of toasted week-old sourdough enjoyed on the side. I am of course, talking about Shakshuka, a popular brunch dish which…

Vegetarian shepherd’s pie

Over the past few months, I have been consciously trying to reduce the meat and fish that we eat as a household, for a combination of reasons: concerns about the impact to the planet; animal welfare; the impact of overfishing our oceans. I have also noticed that I feel better when I eat a predominantly…

Leek and pancetta quiche

This leek and pancetta quiche with homemade shortcrust pastry is a favourite in the Salford Kitchen! The original recipe is from Gordon Ramsay, but I use a slightly different method to make the pastry case. I’ve made this quiche many times, as it’s relatively easy to whip up, super delicious, and stores well in the…

Spinach and ricotta ravioli

In all honesty, I make pasta from scratch maybe once a year (if that). It’s hardwired in my brain that pasta is the ultimate mid-week quick fix for dinner, so the thought of standing around for hours making the dough, refrigerating it, crafting the fillings, rolling out and cutting the pasta, drying the strands (if…