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Thai style chicken satays served on rice with lime wedges

Thai Style Chicken Satay

These Thai style chicken satay skewers are a guaranteed hit at any party, they certainly are at any of mine!

catalan toasts

Catalan Toasts

Every region of Spain has its own tapas dishes and Catalonia is no exception. If you visit Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, you will find Catalan toasts on the menu in the majority of tapas bars.

garlicand chorizo prawns

Garlic and Chorizo Prawns

The combination of chorizo cooked in red wine and garlic with succulent tiger prawns is a sure-fire starter for any family gathering.

cullen skink

Cullen Skink

Cullen skink is a thick Scottish soup made with smoked haddock, potatoes and onions. The name originates from Cullen in Moray, Scotland.

bowl of mulligatawny soup

Mulligatawny Soup

On a cold winter’s day, nothing beats a bowl of hot mulligatawny soup with some lovely fresh crusty bread.

sizzling prawns

Sizzling Prawns with Garlic

Simple authentic Spanish sizzling prawns with garlic. This has to be one of the most popular tapas dishes ever.

serrano ham with melon

Serrano Ham with Melon

Salty and full of flavour, Serrano ham makes an excellent contrast with juicy honeydew melon.

crispy whitebait

Five Spice Dusted Whitebait

These delicious little whitebait deep fried in a spicy crispy coating make a great starter or tapas dish.

chicken pieces with yoghurt dip

Chicken Pieces with Yoghurt Dip

This really easy to make chicken pieces with yoghurt dip recipe from Jamie Oliver makes a great tapas dish for the kids to enjoy.

jellied conger eel

Jellied Eels – Conger Style

An East End of London dish traditionally served in Pie and Mash shops like Manzes near Tower Bridge. This recipe substitutes the normally used silver eels for conger eel.