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Creole Flambé Bananas

Flambé bananas | Bananes flambées

If you love the darkly spiced and decadent flavours of Caribbean desserts, you’ll adore these Flambé Bananas from Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen. Traditionally made with plantains, this very simple and easy recipe also works a treat when made with sweet bananas. Read our full review of Sunshine Kitchen and the Caribbean flavours to be found ... Read more »

Creole Chicken Fricassee

This Chicken Fricassée from Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen is one of the recipes in this cookbook without an accompanying photograph but luckily, our reviewer Nicky took some lovely images to show off this delicious Creole chicken dish. Flavoured with warming spices lifted by lime and chilli, the recipe is particularly delicious made with chicken thighs ... Read more »

Creole Prawn Blaff

Prawn blaff

Vanessa Bolosier’s Sunshine Kitchen is full of delicious Creole recipes from the islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique. Her Prawn Blaff recipe is deceptively simple, featuring prawns flavoured with a few key aromats, and yet it’s packed full of flavour, and very easy indeed to make. This quick and vibrant dish encapsulates the colours and punchy ... Read more »

Garlic Pepper Butter Prawns

Garlic Pepper Butter Prawns

From the Spied and Curried chapter of Ed Smith’s Crave: Recipes arranged by flavour, to suit your mood and appetite, these garlic pepper butter prawns are cooked in a rich, butter sauce flavoured with black pepper, chilli, turmeric and mustard seed. After a quick 15 minutes in a simple marinade, the dish takes just 2-3 minutes ... Read more »

Eastern European Summer Blueberry Soup

Summer Blueberry Soup

Cold berry soups are a taste of childhood for many who grew up in Eastern Europe, as did Zuza Zak, author of Amber & Rye: A Baltic Food Journey. Zak’s favourite variation uses ripe blueberries, though you can use any fresh summer berries you like. This sweet “dessert soup” can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a ... Read more »

Potato Latkes with Smoked Sausage & Spinach

Potato Latkes with Smoked Sausage & Spinach

Similar dishes of grated potatoes shaped into a pancake and fried exist right across Europe from North to South, East to West. Some, like these Eastern European latkes use egg to bind the ingredients, whereas others, such as rösti and hash-browns don’t, but the love of grated fried potato is very widespread. In this simple ... Read more »