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Spiced Chickpea and Potato Cakes

Spiced Chickpea and Potato Cakes A starter with a difference, more akin to the street food of Mumbai, and a fusion dish which can unite peoples of different cultures. These potato cakes are easy to prepare and cook, yet a little bit different to the usual starters. Chickpea flour is easier to find in France…
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Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Chicken

Taking inspiration from a recent business trip to Barcelona here's a fantastic and easy recipe for an authentic Mexican dish, based on Spanish influences, which will soon become a standard in your culinary tool kit.

As with most situations, the filling is only as good as the ingredients which have been slowly and tenderly simmered with a variety of Mexican spices making your burrito, taco or tortilla sing "Hola!"

I'm not giving you an alternative method here; the aim is to cook low and slow for extra tenderness. As usual, you'll have a fair bit of liquid which isn't required in this dish, but don't throw it away, use it to cook rice and add another dimension to this staple side.

I served this with tortillas, spicy wedges, a simple salad, homemade salsa and a cooling mint yogurt sauce.

Ingredients (Serves 5-6)
2 or 3 good sized chicken breasts
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup salsa
4 jalapeño chillies (or Serrano if you want even more heat)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 chipotle in Adobo sauce
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
Hot sauce to taste

Add all the ingredients to your slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours.

Remove the ceramic container from the unit 20-30 minutes before it's due to finish and p, using two forks, pull the chicken apart.

Return to the slow cooker for the remaining 20 Minutes and allow the chicken shreds to re-absorb some of the liquid. Pour off any liquid after cooking but save this for another dish.


Sweet Chilli Jam

I decided to process some of our homegrown #ChilliGang chillies by making a wonderfully simple and uncomplicated jam which focuses on the active ingredient, capsaicin, of these fantastic fruits. Chillies are becoming more widely available in France in larger supermarkets and, of course, Grand Frais stocks them as standard. Using golden caster sugar and /…
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Pickled Chillies

A few weeks ago I shared a recipe for pickling chillies. Today I harvested some of mine. The others I've left to ripen on the plant. Here's the recipe again: Pickled chillies Ingredients 500g chillies 250g water 250ml white vinegar 1 tsp sugar 1 tbsp salt 1 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp peppercorns 2 bay…
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