Steak with Balsamic Buerre Noir

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It would be easy to think the steak is the star of this dish, but we’d argue it’s actually the sauce! Just as a simple buerre noisette can lift any fish dish, this beurre noir gets its name from the addition of a gorgeous balsamic vinegar. Once mastered, this rich, glossy, intense sauce gives such an incredible hit of flavour in just a …

Magic Vegan Fajitas!

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We’re always trying to show how versatile our rubs are and that they’re not just for BBQ or meats, so we were excited to be featured in TheVeganKind box with our Magic Vegan Fajitas! As you may know, Magic BBQ Dust is a fave of ours and this recipe is a lovely way to incorporate it into a totally vegan recipe. Of course, it …

Magic Tomato Sauce!

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Magic BBQ Dust is one of our favourite seasonings and, here at Spice HQ, one of the things we most look forward to growing each year is our tomatoes. So, we thought we’d combine two of our most favourite things to create our Magic Tomato Sauce and show you how easy it is to get massive flavour with just a pinch of …

Spicy Beans with attitude!

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Baked beans are a staple in many British households but sometimes I want more zing and these Spicy Beans with attitude certainly deliver! This is a fantastically simple recipe and great for either ladling on a slice of toasted sourdough or as an interesting side to a BBQ. Try these with our Street Chicken and some spicy wedges for a real treat! All the …

Great British Food Awards 2014

Great British Food Awards 2014

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Great British Food Farm Produce Awards 2014 We were delighted to be a runner-up in the Great British Food Awards 2014 with our Rosemary & Garlic Oil in the category of ‘Best Oil‘. Whilst it’s great to be recognised at a country or regional level, it’s even better to be chosen at a national level. Although we were just pipped from winning, …

Linguine with Spicy Sausage & Herb Breadcrumbs

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This is an incredibly simple & tasty dish, perfect for a light lunch or supper & ready in the time it takes to cook the pasta. A lot of people go for the usual tomato sauces with pasta. Quite often though we prefer something, well, lighter but still full of flavour. Tomato sauces are fine, but they can be a …

Zhoug – a spicy, vibrant and fresh chilli-based dip

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It’s difficult to convey how great Zhoug is until you try it for yourself. It’s so simple to make, but the payoff for just 10 minutes prep time is off the scale. Despite the seemingly insane proportion of chillies, it isn’t ridiculously hot. Of course, it has a bite, but it is still the most incredibly vibrant and fresh accompaniment …