Tag: barbecue

Braai season: piri-piri prawns

With schools out and restrictions lifting, barbecue season is firmly here. Inspired by the braais of South Africa, our Head Chef Stewart Turner offers a recipe for spicy prawns with a vibrant salsa, while we suggest what to sip while you stoke the flames Piri-piri (also spelt peri-peri) is a type of chilli that was […]

Kitchen secrets: romesco

A Catalan classic, romesco brings a jolt of colour and flavour to any meal. Stock your fridge with our Head Chef’s version, and serve it with anything fresh from the barbecue – fish, meat or, as here, seasonal green vegetables Romesco originated in Tarragona, Catalonia in northern Spain, originally made by local fisherman to serve […]

Kitchen secrets: Café de Paris butter

Whatever’s on the menu, make sure you have our Head Chef’s secret weapon on hand: Café de Paris butter. Stock the fridge with a stick of this and get set to slather it on anything that comes sizzling from the grill Years ago, on a trip to Toulouse, I came across a restaurant called L’Entrecôte […]

Essential ingredients: tomatoes

As we start to see the first of the new season tomatoes ripening to perfection, our Head Chef Stewart Turner rustles up a gazpacho with a smoky twist from barbecued veg, while we suggest the wines to drink alongside Tomatoes are one of the kitchen staples during the summer months, but I recall when I […]