Christmas would not be the same without mince pies, bursting with rich dried fruits, spices and citrus notes. After a glut of quince one year, I decided to add them to the mix, rather than the usual grated apple, and this was the delicious result, giving the mix a sweet, tart twist. Freshly chopped ginger lifts all the flavours up.
Parma Wrapped Salmon with Lemon & Dill Butter
(3 parcels are perfectly sufficient per person as a starter)
I’ve an absolute passion for anything wrapped in parma ham! These little delights are perfect for your summer BBQ or as an hors-d’oeuvre at a dinner party.
Chicken also works brilliantly as an alternative to the Salmon, you’ll just need to bake them for a few more minutes until cooked through.
Far from being one of those awful paleo substitutions, Cauliflower Couscous actually originates from the kitchen of the great chef Ferran Adria. A useful addition to paleo cookery, it lends its fairly neutral flavour and slightly chewy texture as a decent stand in for grains. Here we mix the cauliflower with almonds, mint and pomegranate seeds to make an excellent accompaniment to our cumin lamb chops but you could leave it plain or add any bits that you wish. It would suit a little chopped crispy bacon really well.