Pairing spice with wine: Chimichurri rub

Mark Hughes Drinks, General, Ideas, Rubs

GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! Pairing spice with wine for our Chimichurri is the sixth in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright. Simon has worked in the wine trade for 5 years and has recently passed the WSET’s Diploma in Wine and Spirits. After meeting him at a food festival, he wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to …

Kale & Walnut Pesto

Kale & Walnut Pesto

Mark Hughes BBQ, Dips & sauces, Leftovers, Light Lunches, Main Courses, Oils, Salads 0 Comments

We love pesto! It’s one of the most versatile things you can have on hand & not just for pasta: brush some onto chicken or salmon fillets, stir a spoonful into a nice soup or mashed potato or simply dip crusty bread into it for a quick snack! There are fewer things that are cheaper or faster to make & …

Ras-el-hanout wine pairing

Pairing spice with wine: Ras-el-hanout

Mark Hughes General, Ideas

GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! Pairing spice with beer for our Ras-el-hanout is the fifth in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright, manager of a wine shop in Cambridge who we met at a food festival. He wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to give people a better understanding of how different spices work well with wines …

Truffle Fries

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Truffle Fries take regular fries to a new level! To celebrate this unique flavour, we thought we’d tell you how we make our perfect fries so they’re crisp, crunchy & fluffy on the inside. Twice-cooked or even thrice-cooked is the key to the perfect chip. We’re going for the twice-cooked option here because (obviously) it’s quicker & there’s not a massive …

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 …

Vanilla Poached Apricots with Orange Flower

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Being more savoury than sweet, we prefer starters to desserts a lot of the time, but Vanilla Poached Apricots with Orange Flower tick all the boxes: light, simple, fresh & tangy with the Greek yoghurt or creme fraiche to add creaminess. Deceptively simple to prepare, it’s an ideal foil for a big meal or for those times when you just want something a …

2-minute Mackerel Pate

Mark Hughes Appetisers & Starters, Light Lunches, Spice 0 Comments

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 …

Pairing spice with beer: Berbere spice

Mark Hughes Drinks, General, Ideas, Main Courses, Rubs

GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with beer! Pairing spice with beer for our Berbere spice is the fourth in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright, manager of a wine shop in Cambridge who we met at a food festival. He wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to give people a better understanding of how different spices work well with …

Pairing spice with wine: Steak rub

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GUEST POST from Simon Wright: Pairing Spice with wine! This is the third in a series of guest posts by Simon Wright, manager of a wine shop in Cambridge who we met at a food festival. He wanted to come up with pairings for our spice to give people a better understanding of how different spices work well with wines and craft beers. We’ve been …