Patata L-Forn – Maltese Roast Traybake

As complicated as peeling and slicing some potatoes, this Maltese-style roast traybake is robust with flavour, rustic and versatile; when made with lamb, it’s also my mum’s favourite!

Breakfast Hash

Potato, bacon, fresh herbs and eggs: this is the ultimate one pan lazy weekend breakfast in bed food, so I beg you all to make this and Instagram your foodporn photos with hashtags like #neverleavingthisbedexcepttomakemorehash

Pappardelle with Italian Sausage and Cime di Rapa

The bitterness of wilted rapini seems to be the perfect companion to pork, chilli and garlic. This rustic recipe makes the most of the fire and caramelised butteriness that occurs when these flavours are allowed to infuse together.

Crispy Chermoula Salmon and Couscous Salad

A quick Middle Eastern spice paste packed with fresh herbs and woody whole spices is the perfect marinade for this grilled succulent salmon with satisfyingly crispy skin.

Baklava Gyoza

No confusion, this is one sweet fusion! All the sweet, citrusy and woody spice of Greek baklava in soft syrup-bathed Japanese-style pastry parcels.Β 

Warm Greek Bean Salad

The most actual cooking you’re going to do to make this Greek inspired warm salad is boil the kettle and pop a few tomatoes on an oven tray. The rest is just some artless assembly.

‘Stolen’ Lamb and Potato Packets

I’ve stolen this idea from the Greek Klephts who used to steal lambs and cook them in underground fire pits to conceal their whereabouts. The result: a succulent flavourful parcel of meat and potatoes.

Let’s Talk Traybakes: Chicken and Chorizo

Entertaining should be casual, relaxed and…entertaining, for the host too. This crowd pleasing feed-an-army recipe is almost as effortless as pouring yourself another glass of wine. I think we all have room in our lives for a recipe like that.