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  1. Sea Bass with Piquillo Sauce and Celeriac

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    For a light, zingy, and relatively quick summer dinner, this dish is perfect. With the flaky seabass and flavoursome piquillo sauce, add some honey to cut through the earthiness of the celeriac for a real depth of flavour!

    Equipment

    Copper Tri-Ply 20cm Saucepan

    Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Sauté Pan

    Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Non-Stick Frying Pan

    Prep time: 30 minutes

    Cook time: 40 minutes

    Ingredients

    Serves 4 as a main

    • 300g celeriac, chopped into 4cm cubes
    • Maldon Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper (any coarse sea salt will do)
    • 125ml olive oil
    • 2 large shallots, peeled and diced
    • 1.5 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
    • 2 fresh bay leaves
    • 1 x 390g tin or jar of piquillo peppers, drained
    • 1 tbsp caster sugar
    • 50ml manzanilla sherry
    • 12 fresh sage leaves
    • 4 fillets of wild sea bass (approx. 180-200g each)

    Method

    1. Peel and cube the celeriac and cook in plenty of salted boiling water until tender (approx. 30 minutes). Drain, allow to cool.
    2. Heat 25ml of the oil in a Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Non-Stick Frying Pan. Add the shallots, garlic, and bay leaves and gently fry for 5 minutes, until just translucent.
    3. Finely slice the piquillo peppers and add to the pan with the caster sugar. Stir well.
    4. Add the manzanilla sherry and 125ml of water, bring to the boil and then reduce to a simmer and cook for a further 5 minutes.
    5. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.
    6. Put into a blender or food processor and blitz until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
    7. Heat 75ml of oil in a heavy-bottomed frying pan (we used our Copper Tri-Ply 24cm Sauté Pan). Brown the celeriac, add the sage leaves and season.
    8. While the celeriac is browning, score the skin of the sea bass every 0.5cm or so, making sure you don’t score all the way to the edge of the fish.
    9. Heat the remaining 25ml of oil in a large, heavy bottomed non-stick frying pan until smoking and fry the sea bass (skin side down) for about 6 minutes. Season well and then carefully turn the fish and fry on the other side for another 2 minutes, seasoning again.
    10. Serve the fish as soon as it’s ready. We served it on a bed of the piquillo sauce and celeriac.

    Top Tip: We added a glaze of honey to our celeriac to cut through the earthiness. You could also use maple syrup.

    Recipe courtesy of Barrafina.

  2. Gazpacho Andaluz

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    We’d say there isn’t much better than a refreshing bowl of gazpacho on a hot summer’s day. We’re taking you to Spain with this gorgeous recipe.

    Originally made as a way of using up old bread by combining it with garlic, olive oil, vinegar and salt, gazpacho only became associated with tomatoes when they arrived in the 16th century!

    Our Top Tip is to let the ingredients infuse for a few hours before blending.

    Equipment

    A bowl for mixing

    Hand/Stick Blender

    Walnut Chopping Board

    Ingredients

    • 1 kg ripe tomatoes cut into large chunks
    • 200g cucumber, peeled and cut into large chunks
    • 1 medium onion cut into large chunks
    • 2 cloves of garlic, halved
    • 2 piquillo peppers
    • 100g bread (we used fresh Sourdough)
    • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
    • 200ml extra virgin olive oil
    • pinch of ground cumin
    • sea salt, to taste
    • 200g ice cubes

    To Serve:

    • Pieces of Sourdough, fried in olive oil
    • finely chopped cucumber
    • finely chopped red pepper

    Method

    1. Put the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, garlic and peppers into a bowl or container. Add the chopped bread, vinegar and half the extra virgin olive oil. Put in the fridge to infuse for 2 hours.
    2. Add the remaining ingredients, apart from the remaining olive oil, and begin to blend with a hand blender (use a slow setting). Add the rest of the oil a little at a time until you have a creamy, soup consistency. Pass through a sieve.
    3. Serve with the fried bread, cucumber and red pepper scattered on top.

     

    Recipe courtesy of Brindisa.

  3. Vanilla rice pudding, pistachio honeycomb & glazed summer fruits by Josh Angus

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    Looking for a summery pud for your next date night dinner, sunday lunch, or dinner party? Look no further! Michelin Starred Hide Restaurant‘s Head Chef Josh Angus has created a super light and completely delicious dessert for you.

    Equipment

    Copper Tri-Ply 18cm Saucepan (with lid)

    Copper Tri-Ply 12cm Mini Frying Pan (to serve)

    Ingredients (Serves 5)

    (For the Rice Pudding)

    • 1 vanilla pod
    • 35g sugar (to taste)
    • 150g pudding rice
    • 900g milk
    • 165 double cream
    • 4 figs halved
    • 2 peaches quartered
    • Red wine
    • 75g sugar
    • 75g water

    (For the Honeycomb)

    • butter, for the tin
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 5 tbsp golden syrup
    • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 50g chopped pistachios
    • 20g chopped pistachios for serving

    Method

    Make the Honeycomb first so it can rest…

    1. Butter a 20cm square tin. Stir the caster sugar and golden syrup together in a deep saucepan over a gentle heat until the sugar has melted. Try not to let the mixture bubble until the sugar grains have disappeared.
    2. Once completely melted, turn up the heat a little and simmer until you have an amber coloured caramel (this won’t take long) add your pistachios at this point, then as quickly as you can, turn off the heat, tip in the bicarbonate of soda and beat in with a wooden spoon until it has all disappeared and the mixture is foaming. Scrape into the tin immediately – be careful, the mixture will be very hot.
    3. The mixture will continue bubbling in the tin, simply leave it and in about 1 hr-1 hr 30 mins the honeycomb will be hard and ready to crumble or snap into chunks.

    For the Rice Pudding…

    1. Place the milk in a medium saucepan and add the rice and sugar. Split the vanilla pod lengthways with a sharp knife, scrape out the seeds and add both the pod and the seeds to the pan. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook gently with a lid on, stirring frequently, for 25-30 minutes or until the rice has absorbed most of the milk & cooked through. Remove the vanilla pod but save for presentation and stir in the cream. The rice  should be glossy now & fall off a spoon; leave to cool.
    2. Cut the figs in half & ripe peaches in to quarters, bring to boil the sugar & water in a frying pan to make stock syrup, once the sugar has dissolved add the peaches on a medium heat & cook for 1 minute either side just to soften the peach & glaze them up with stock syrup remove from pan.
    3. Add the figs & do the same but this time add two splashes of red wine & reduce to a syrup consistency. The figs & peaches should be slightly soft but hold their shape & not messy!
    4. To serve have the cooled  rice pudding on the bottom with the glazed fruit on top, sprinkle with chunks of honeycomb & chopped pistachios. Then drizzle with the red wine syrup.

     

    What a treat! We can’t thank Josh enough for this summer sensation. Check out his other recipes for us here.

  4. Grilled Octopus, rosemary new potatoes & chickpea feta salad recipe by Josh Angus

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    One of our favourite pieces, our Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 35cm Roasting Pan was put to the test by Hide‘s Head Chef Josh Angus recently and look what a culinary masterpiece he concocted! If you thought cooking octopus at home might be inaccessible, then think again with Josh’s recipe…

    Equipment

    Large Walnut Chopping Board

    Stainless Steel Tri-Ply 35cm Roasting Pan

    Copper Tri-Ply 10cm Mini Casserole Pans

    Ingredients

    Serves 4

    • 1 x Spanish frozen octopus 3-4kg (defrosted)
    • 1 carrot (roughly chopped)
    • 1 leek (roughly chopped)
    • 1 bulb garlic (roughly chopped)
    • 1 tin chickpeas
    • 200g feta
    • 150g cherry tomatoes quartered
    • 150g edamme beans or broad beans popped & blanched if needed
    • 1 cucumber sliced at angle
    • Green or black olives (optional)
    • 4 tbsp Red wine vinegar
    • ½ Lemon juice
    • 5 tbsp good olive oil
    • Salt to taste
    • 500g new potatoes
    • 5 cloves garlic finely chopped
    • 15g Rosemary chopped
    • Salt to taste

    Method

    1. Turn the oven on 170c full fan, once the octopus is fully defrosted. Give the octopus a rinse under the sink. Then cut the octopus in half having 4 tentacles either side, place in the cast iron dish with the roughly chopped vegetables & a splash of white wine. (optional)
    2. Cover with greaseproof & foil, then put in the oven & cook for 2 to 3 hours until the octopus is completely cooked through & not chewy! A knife should easily go through the octopus.
    3. The meantime chop the new potatoes in half or quarters if large, mix in a bowl with olive oil, salt, chopped rosemary & chopped garlic.
    4. Roast potatoes in the oven for 35mins same temperature as octopus until really crispy & cooked through. Mix time to time in the oven so they become really crispy.
    5. For the salad wash the chickpeas under cold running water & mix with chopped feta, tomatoes, broad beans & cucumber. Dress the salad with olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice & salt to taste.
    6. Once the octopus is cooked & rested for 20 minutes, take each tentacle & detach them from the head individually, then grill them in hot pan with splash of olive oil to get crispy on the outside, 2 minutes on each side will be enough.
    7. Serve immediately with the hot crispy potatoes & cold Greek salad. Also could serve with aioli or romesco sauce as a dip.

    We can’t get enough of this recipe, perfect for a summer dinner party with friends who love seafood. Thanks Josh!

  5. Fried Chicken and Kimchi Bao by Brad Carter

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    Head Chef Brad Carter of Carters of Moseley has used our brand new Stainless Steel Multi Steamer to whip up these Korean inspired Fried Chicken and Kimchi Baos with a kick!

    Here’s how you can make them yourself…

    Equipment

    Copper Tri-Ply 20cm Saucepan

    Copper Tri-Ply Non-Stick 24cm Frying Pan

    Stainless Steel Multi Steamer

    Ingredients

    (For the Kimchi)

    • 2kg chinese leaf
    • 200g sea salt
    • water to cover
    • 150g gochugaru korean chilli powder
    • 300g leek, finely chopped
    • 3 tbsp minced garlic
    • 2 tbsp finely grated ginger
    • 200g mooli, shredded
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    • 1-2 tbsp salt
    • 1 tbsp granulated sugar

    Ingredients

    (For the Bao Dough)

    • 1kg Bao flour
    • 550g water
    • 10g dry yeast
    • 50g sugar
    • 10g salt
    • oil for brushing
    • 18-20 dim sum papers or cut out circles of baking parchment

    Ingredients

    (For the Chicken)

    • 500g Cotswold white chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, cut into bao sized pieces
    • 200g plain flour
    • 75g cornflour
    • 25g rice flour
    • 15g korean red chilli flakes
    • salt to season
    • rapeseed oil for frying

    Ingredients

    (For the Mayonnaise)

    • 200ml kewpie mayonnaise
    • 1 tbsp gochujang paste

    To garnish

    • 2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
    • 4 spring onions, sliced ultra thin

    Method (Kimchi)

    1. Firstly start with the kimchi.
    2. Cut the chinese leaf into quarters keeping the root attached, then rub in the salt.
    3. Put the leaves into a container & pour over cold water just to cover, leave the cabbage at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
    4. Drain the water away from the cabbage & ring the leaves out to remove as much of the water as possible.
    5. Taste the leaves to see how salty they are, this will deter how much salt you add to the rest of the recipe.
    6. Mix the remaining kimchi ingredients together in a bowl & add either 1 tablespoons of salt or the full 2 tablespoons depending on how salty the leaves were tasting, then mix everything into a paste, add to the chinese leaves, rubbing the paste all over the leaves & into the layers.
    7. Add the leaves to a large kilner jar or vaccum pack bag (if you have the luxury!) and lay the quarters into the jar or bag, upright & add the excess paste, seal the jar or bag & leave to ferment at 28c-30c for around 10 days.

    Method (Bao)

    1. Fast forward 10 days & now it’s time to make the bao.
    2. Mix all of the dry ingredients for the Bao dough together & add the water.
    3. Knead for around 3 minutes, add it to a lightly oiled bowl, cover and let it prove for 2 hours at room temperature.
    4. After 2 hours, roll out the dough into a long sausage shape, about 3cm thick, then cut into pieces that are about 3cm wide, you will probably have more buns than you need but don’t worry- you can freeze them if you do!
    5. In the palm of your hand, roll each piece of dough into a ball and leave to rest for 2-3 mins.
    6. Use a dumpling rolling pin to roll out each ball, one by one, into an oval shape about 3-4mm thick. Rub the surface of the dough ovals with oil and brush a little oil over a chopstick.
    7. Place the oiled chopstick in the centre of each oval. Fold the dough over the chopstick, then slowly pull out the chopstick.
    8. Lay out the dim sum papers or baking parchment and put a bun on each. Transfer to a baking tray, cover with a clean tea towel or lightly oiled cling film and leave to prove in a warm place for 1 hr, or until doubled in size.
    9. Heat a large ProWare Stainless Steel Multi Steamer over a medium-high heat. Steam the buns, in batches, for 8 mins until puffed up.
    10. Set the buns aside to reheat later & the excess buns can be cooled & frozen.

    Method (Chicken)

    1. For the chicken, heat 2cm of oil in a deep sided frying pan to around 180c.
    2. Season the chicken all over with the salt.
    3. Mix together the flours & chilli flakes with a whisk then dredge the chicken pieces into the flour mix, fry the chicken in batches turning occasionally for around 5-6 minutes, remove the chicken with tongs & drain on kitchen paper.
    4. Whisk together the kewpie mayonnaise & the gochujang in a mixing bowl & transfer to a squeezy bottle.
    5. To assemble the bao buns, steam the buns for 1-2 minutes in the bamboo basket & remove.
    6. Add the chicken to the bun & dress with an equal amount of kimchi alongside it, squeeze a healthy amount of mayonnaise over the chicken & sprinkle with the sesame seeds & the spring onions then shove it it in your big, drooling mouth.

    Why not try it at home? Thanks so much for Brad for this amazing recipe. What are you waiting for? Head over to our online shop to purchase your Steamer now!