Chorizo and Butterbeans in Port

This recipe is at the same time the most satisfying and the most simple entertaining nibble I have in my arsenal. If you ever have friends pop in unannounced and need something delicious and yet easy to prepare then you need this dish, which I served last week alongside a cheeseboard, some dips and sliced…

Chicken and Chorizo Cassolé

I call this recipe Cassolé as a play on words as this is neither truly a casserole nor a cassoulet but is a happy accident combining the best bits of both.  A cassoulet is all about sausage and beans, whereas a casserole is usually about slow cooked meat and vegetables but thankfully this dish ticks…

Paella – with chicken, chorizo and seafood

Since I first had Paella on holiday as a kid, almost 30 years ago I was hooked. Fast forward 15 years and I had my first adult holiday to Ibiza and even though none of my friends wanted it, I had to have paella.  The resulting individual paella for one was so obviously pulled out…

Snow Day CassOlé

I’ve been rooting round in my kitchen since lunch and have found some interesting purchases!! I’ve got some great raw chorizo from the freezer and have lots of tins of various beans so I thought I’d combine two of my favourites into a Spanish inspired cassoulet which of course needs to be called my Snow…