Alvin Leung’s spring roll with Asian flavoured pesto and chicken

Alvin Leung has been making waves in London with his form of X-Treme Chinese cuisine since opening Bo London in December. Here we share his spring roll recipes…

Spring rolls withAsian flavoured pesto & chicken Serves 8 50g coriander 50g Thai basil 50g spring onion 50g toasted peanuts 250g corn oil 50g sesame oil 25g parmesan cheese, grated 200g tinned bamboo shoots, julienne 300g chicken thighs, julienne 16 spring roll papers 1 egg yolk, beaten METHOD Blend coriander, Thai basil, spring onion, peanuts, corn oil and sesame oil. Mix in cheese to taste. Season with salt and pepper. Sautée chicken thighs until just cooked. Mix bamboo shoots and cooked chicken thighs with enough pesto to just bind. Place spring roll...

January 20, 2013

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Hearty Scottish fare

Prepare for Burns Night next week with this hearty haggis recipe

In preparation for Burns Night, celebrated next Friday, 25 January, Paul Wedgwood of Wedgwood Restaurant, Edinburgh, prepares this easy haggis recipe Haggis is a dish consisting of oatmeal, spices and ground heart, liver and lungs, boiled in a stomach casing, traditionally made using only sheep, however variations now exists using beef. Try to ensure windpipe is still attached to the lungs Heart, liver, lungs, tongue of 1 sheep 500g lamb meat minced 2 large onions, very fine dice 250g oatmeal 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp fresh ground black pepper 1 tbsp ground coriander 1...

January 17, 2013

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Healthy Recipes

Give your 2013 diet a healthy kick with these low-fat recipes

Oriental smoked halibut soup Serves 4 3tbsp sunflower oil 1 large leek, finely sliced 1 large carrot, julienned or grated 45g fresh ginger, julienned 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced 1 red and 1 green chilli, finely sliced (seeded if youdon’t like it too hot) A pinch of ground cumin 600ml vegetable or fish stock Juice and zest of 1-2 limes 1 x 375g pack fresh stir-fry rice noodles A handful of coriander sprigs Sesame oil (optional) 200g smoked halibut, shredded Toasted sesame seeds, to serve Method Gently sauté the leek, carrot, ginger, garlic and chillies in...

January 08, 2013

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Winter cupcake recipes

Take three delicious and indulgent cupcake recipes, courtesy of LOLA’s

Christmas boozy fun Serves 12 65g currants 65g sultanas/golden raisins 65g cranberries 225g plain all-purpose flour 1tsp baking powder 2tsp ground cinnamon 125g butter cubed and soft 130g dark brown sugar 50g caster sugar 2tbsp dark rum 2tsp vanilla extract 2 eggs 2tbsp milk chocolate coated raisins to decorate Chocolate brandy buttercream 70g butter cubed and soft 200g icing/confectioners’ sugar 3tbsp cocoa powder 1tbsp brandy 3tbsp milk Put the currants, sultanas/golden raisins and dried cranberries in abowl with 4 tablespoons boiling water and let soak overnight...

December 16, 2012

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