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Make the most of watermelon season and the hot weather with a watermelon salad. It’s make a perfect starter – especially for a Mexican meal.
Pete always liked my Asian-flavoured sweet glazed ham. So here is a version based on five-spice flavourings.
These were trending a while back, but they were made famous long ago by Peter Gordon at Kopapa in Covent Garden London (now closed). I had them there and thought them a bit gloopy (sorry Peter/Turkey).
Dad’s Vietnamese summer rolls with nuoc cham dipping sauce is a must learn. A tasty salad in a roll just waiting to be dipped in a beautiful nuoc cham!
Bun cha, along with pho and banh mi is something of a cult at the moment. I made it myself and now know why it’s so popular; It’s a perfect balance of ingredients, texture and taste. A brilliant dish.
‘One of the best Thai Green Prawn Curries I’ve had and packed full of Thai flavours. It’s a simple dish, and a quick one to rustle up after work for the family.’
‘Here’s a healthy, easy Baked Cod recipe from Dad. Delicious fish on the bone that holds in all the juices, garnished with black olives and basil.’
‘Another classic family meal for the weekend at our place. Everyone getting their hands into the center of the table and making their tacos in a bespoke way is what makes this meal so enjoyable.’
‘Now that the sun is coming back – let’s start cracking out the superfood citrus slaw!’
‘Ah a bit of spice in the morning, with a traditional Mexican breakfast. Sometimes I ask Dad to make these if I’ve had a few beers the night before…’
‘A beautiful chocolate flan from Dad inspired by the flavours of Mexico.’
‘It’s great to watch dad cook like an alchemist, throwing ingredients into a pot. But we all know it will taste delicious…’
‘With meat or vegetarian, everybody loves Chilli Con Carne don’t they..?’