Romesco Sauce

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Back in August of last year, we had a fabulous meal at Donostia in Marylebone, London. While we were there, we enjoyed the most amazing piece of Ibérico pork we had ever had. Playing second fiddle to the pork though, was an incredible romesco sauce. While I was at home in California, we barbecued a nice piece of halibut and for some reason the romesco sauce popped back into my head as the perfect accompaniment to the meaty Halibut.

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Meatless Monday: Barley Risotto with Caraway and Feta

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I know I seem to be banging on about Jerusalem a lot lately, but if you have flicked through its beautifully photographed pages, enjoyed its history and relished its ‘foreignness’ like I have, you find it hard to think of much else when dinner time rolls around. This risotto is another complete cracker of a recipe; utterly beautiful in its simplicity.

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Zhoug: Another Chili Paste from Jerusalem

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Chili pastes are all the rage these days with the Asian varieties like sriracha taking the biscuit for most people. And I can’t disagree, sriracha has depth of flavor rather than just pure heat and makes the best. chicken. wings. ever. But stepping a bit further west to the Middle East, the condiments stashed at the back of Jerusalem are full of interest and intrigue and there’s more plenty of spice for chili lovers too.

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Meatless Monday: Roasted Potatoes and Fennel with Bagna Cauda Dressing

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I’ve got to come clean right away, this isn’t…strictly…vegetarian. But hear me out! The star of the show is definitely vegetables, right? And there is no meat, as such, involved in any way. The caramelized potatoes and fennel just happen to be bathed in the most. amazing. dressing. ever. Which also happens to contain an entire can of anchovies…

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