2-minute Mackerel Pate

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Our 2-minute Mackerel Pate has alway been one of those go-to recipes to get you out of trouble. It’s almost as quick to put together as it is to open a shop-bought one, but you can tweak this one just the way you like it – plus you know what’s in  it. Use either peppered mackerel or plain smoked – the packs …

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 …

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 …

Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

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We met Emma Cotton at a food festival and got chatting about one of her favourite soup recipes, using sweet potato and our Ethiopian-inspired Berbere spice. Any recipe with sweet potato and coconut is a winner in our book, so we asked Emma to give us the recipe. Just a few short days later, this fab recipe appeared in our …

Street Chicken – food with attitude!

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This is an incredibly simple dish and really shows the flexibility of our rubs. Substitute the chicken for chunky fish fillets or even camembert or brie wedges if you prefer and feel free to add your own personal touch to the mixture too. Spicy breadcrumbs are so easy to make and any leftover can simply go in the freezer for …

Middle Eastern Stuffed Flatbreads

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One spice you may not have tried before is Sumac. Made from the dried, crushed berries of a sumac tree it is an essential part of any Middle Eastern cuisine, imparting a citrusy, almost bitter taste that’s delicious in marinades, seasonings, stews and soups. Its partner, Za’atar, is Sumac with herbs and spices and both together deliver an incredible and unique flavour. This is …

Quick & easy Paella

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Like risotto, paella is sometimes thought of as a dark art, when in reality it’s pretty straightforward. Rick Stein once said that when he’d asked ‘how the risotto was’ in a restaurant, the answer was simply ‘we have some excellent stock’. Therein lies the secret; good stock turns a good risotto or paella a great risotto or paella. But, more …

Fire-pit BBQ Salmon with 1-minute Lemon Sauce

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This is an incredibly quick and incredibly tasty dish and the 1-minute Lemon sauce is so simple it’s a stretch actually calling it a sauce. It’s zingy, lemony, sharp with a beautiful herby depth – the perfect foil for a fish with a hint of sweetness. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 Salmon fillets, skin-on 2 tsp Fire-pit BBQ rub (or Salmon rub …