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Dinner

Antipasto Pizza

Two Italian greats combined, pizza and antipasto. Building your own pizza is one of life’s greatest pleasures and I’ve taken inspiration from a recent antipasto platter and put it all on a freshly made pizza base. Bellissimo.

Argentinian Mince on Toast

This mince on toast will blow your mind and your taste buds. It’s what mince on toast ought to be. It starts with chargrilled bread covered in fragrant Argentinian beef mince, topped with a poached egg and drizzled with lashings…

BBQ Beef Short Rib Burgers ’n’ Slaw

Beef short ribs have to be one of my favourite cuts. These ones are packed with flavour and cooked on the bone low ’n’ slow, until they pretty much fall apart. Shredded and tossed in my barbecue sauce, I serve…

BBQ Beef Short Ribs & Summer Slaw

And here you were, thinking short ribs were for winter! Well, think again. These ribs are slow roasted with an awesome rub, draped in my super savoury BBQ sauce and finished over roaring coals, then served up with a slaw…

BBQ Sauce

Now this is no ordinary BBQ sauce. Layers of deep flavours that will enhance anything you put it on. Drizzle it on grilled meats, dip chicken wings in it. She’s packed with loads of ingredients but trust me, it’s like…

Butter Chicken

Butter chicken or, as they call it in India, Murgh Makhani is one of those dishes we all know and love. Front and centre are fresh chillies, garlic and ginger with traditional spices like cardamom, garam masala and smoked paprika…

Chicken, Fennel, Leek & Tarragon Pie

We all love a good chicken pie. Packed with moist and juicy chicken, delicious veges, a touch of tarragon for a French twist, and topped with buttery puff pastry this is a great make-ahead dish that you can just pop…

Chicken, Leek & Tarragon Tart

Leftover roast chicken was the inspiration for this tasty tart. With the addition of some leeks, mustard, tarragon, cream, eggs and cheese it was on the table and gone in no time. I’ve made the pastry myself, but you can…

Chilli Con Carne

Having a big pot of chilli on the stove ready to go is perfect for a midweek winter warmer. Serve it piping hot with rice, over baked potatoes or with nachos for Mexican night fiesta.

Chimichurri Lamb Chops with Chargrilled Vegetable Salad

Barbecued meats and chimichurri go hand in hand in Argentina. I’ve paired my take on this traditional sauce with spring lamb chops served alongside a fantastic warm salad that’s packed with chargrilled vegetables and drizzled in herb dressing.

Chipotle Chicken Soul Bites

These bad boys are like the best chicken nibbles you’re likely to find. I hasten to call them nuggets but essentially that’s what they are. Juicy pieces of chicken thigh, marinated in buttermilk, crumbed then fried up for your eating…

Coriander Pesto

Homemade coriander pesto packs so much flavour it will liven up any dish. It’s perfect with barbecued chicken or fish and I absolutely adore dollops of it with my morning scrambled eggs – it’s also great on toast or fantastic…

Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken Burgers

Come on, do I really need to sell these bad boys? Juicy, tender chicken thighs encased in a crispy crunchy buttermilk batter, packed into a bun with good old iceberg lettuce and some classic bread and butter pickles. Go on,…

Gourmet Hock Dogs

Smoked ham hocks are a godsend as they’re cheap, delicious and wickedly versatile. I love to put them in a pot and let them bubble away for hours with aromatics until they’re flaky and tender. Here, I’ve put them to…

Hawaiian Pulled Pork Burger

You’re going to want to gather all and sundry to enjoy some serious flavours with a little Hawaiian vibe in these gorgeous burgers. Pork shoulder, smothered in a delicious spice rub, is slow roasted, shredded and then coated in a…

Homemade Pizza Dough

There is nothing like homemade pizza dough. Here is a simple recipe that I use all the time at home. Plus any spare dough is easily frozen ready for another day

Italian Meatball Subs

These are the kind of meatball subs you’d imagine devouring in a classic Italian New York restaurant. They are hearty, comforting and made just like the nonnas do back in Sicily. So you’ve gotta give them a go. Now. Capiche?

Italian sausage, radicchio and pea risotto

Salty sausage, bitter radicchio, and sweet peas make this risotto a must have. You want your risotto oozy not stodgy so keep an eye on it and always stir with a wooden spoon as it’s gentle on the rice helping…

Le Frenchy Double

I call this beauty Le Frenchy Double, because it’s got a double helping of Dijon mustard. If you can, go with a nice soft brioche style bun and ask your local butcher to grind up some brisket for your patties,…

Marty’s Ultimate Beef Burger

Preparation time: 35 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes The ultimate burger is a very subjective thing, but I reckon this one is hard to go past. A succulent beef patty draped with smoky melted cheese, topped with American mustard, gherkins,…

Moroccan Chicken with Tabouleh

This is a fantastic midweek meal that is super healthy, seriously delicious and could quite possibly become a weekly regular, it’s that good. The chicken is covered in a delicious Moroccan rub and the tabouleh is jam-packed with fresh, vibrant…

My All Day Sausage & Egg Burger

Forget starting the day with the full English, this juicy little number will get you out of the starting blocks and keep you cranking right up til lunch. A brioche bun topped with a chili avocado smash, peppery watercress, a…

My Classic Beef Burger with Not-So-Secret Sauce

We all love a good burger, but sometimes you can get carried away with mountains of fillings and sauces. In my humble opinion, a great burger comes down to three elements: the patty, the sauce and the bun. Get these…

Pesto & Bacon Gnocchi with Rocket

This is a fantastic Italian-inspired midweek meal that can be whipped up in almost no time. When you’re in a hurry it’s pretty hard to go past pillows of gnocchi tossed in basil pesto, with crispy sautéed bacon and peppery…

Pink Pickle

My Pink Pickle is epic on tacos. So make them for your next taco night or use them for sandwiches, salads and omelettes. Hell I put them on almost anything.

Pumpkin Soup

There is nothing more comforting on a chilly winter’s night than a hot bowl of pumpkin soup. This is a classic recipe that is super simple to make. Serve this with a beautiful garlic bread and you’re onto a winner.

Rainbow Vege Sauce

This sauce of mine gets its name from the fact it pretty much has all the colours of the rainbow in it. Reds, yellows and greens – and best of all you simply cook it down, blend it, and it…

Rocket Pesto

If you’ve got loads of rocket blooming in your garden or find a bunch on special from the local market you’re halfway to a great homemade pesto that can be used with almost anything.

Salmon Gravadlax

A whole salmon Gravadlax is a great centerpiece for any table when having friends around for dinner. I’ve used fennel, beetroot and blood oranges to transform this traditional Scandinavian dish into a visual and culinary delight that tastes as good…

Snapper Sliders

A fresh snapper slider is a thing of beauty. Gorgeous fish in a soft slider with zingy mayo is just the ticket for a midweek feast. And even better when washed down with a chilled crafted beverage or your favourite…

Snapper Tacos

Fresh snapper tacos are just the thing to get taco night rockin’. Throw in some pink pickle, and spicy guacamole and it’s party time.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Bolognese is one of those dishes that takes us back to our childhood, makes us feel at home, it’s comfort food at its simplest. It’s hard to reinvent a classic, so this version is just full of all the goodness…

Spaghetti Carbonara

Carbonara is a very simple dish, yet can often be over-complicated. Traditionally, it’s made using guanciale (cured pork cheek) and salty pecorino, which is a sheep’s milk cheese. My recipe embraces these traditions. However, if you can’t find guanciale and…

Spaghetti with crispy bacon & rocket pesto

For a quick, delicious and tasty meal you can’t go past the combo of spaghetti, peppery rocket pesto and crispy salty bacon. This dish was born out of a need to use up the abundance of freshly grown rocket in my…

Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce

Puttanesca sauce is about as tasty as they come. Legend has it the sauce was whipped up by Neapolitan harlots to lure men into their establishments late at night, but a more conventional explanation is that it was created using…

Summer Cherry Tomato Tart

As far as tarts go, this one is up there in taste, flavour and looks. It’s packed with cherry tomatoes bursting with the flavours of summer, sweetened with sautéed red onions and delicate soft cheese and all nestled in beautiful…

Tabouleh

Tabouleh is one of my all time favourite side dishes. Packed with parsley and spring onions making it super fresh and vibrant. It goes really well with lamb, fish and chicken or is a great accompaniment to any vegetarian meal.

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Having to hand a good Thai chicken curry recipe is a must, and this one is just that. I’ve made the curry paste myself and trust me when I say this it is a synch to whip up and makes…

The Ultimate Lasagne

A great lasagne should be an all-day love affair. Taking your time to get the individual stages right and letting the flavours mellow is all part of the joy of making this iconic dish. My version has a few little…

Vegetarian Burgers

Now I’m all for a juicy beef patty but after creating this wicked little vege number I’d happily give beef the night off in order to let one of these take centre stage. Packed with freshly made pesto, crispy panko…