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Emma Inteman


This site is a collection of my tried and tested recipes. For me it is my cooking scrapbook that I can access from anywhere. A place I return to time and time again when I want to cook something that I have cooked before, something I know is good, a recipe I have sourced from someone else and I now call mine.

Chargrilled Broccoli With Chilli & Garlic


2 heads broccoli (about 500 g) 1/2 cup/115 ml olive oil 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 mild red chillies, thinly sliced Coarse sea salt and freshly ground pepper Toasted almonds or very thin lemon slices, for garnish (optional) Prepare the broccoli by separating it into florets (leave on the florets’ individual stems). Fill a […]

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Green Bean, Mangetout & Hazelnut Salad


300g of fine green beans 150g of mangetout 50g hazelnuts 15g chives 1 orange 1 tbsp sesame oil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil Black pepper Heat the oven to about 150 oC. Fill as big a pan as possible with water for the beans and mangetout. The more space you give them, the more […]

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Sweet Potato With Pecan And Maple


2 sweet potatoes (about 850g in total) 3 Tbsp olive oil 35g pecan nuts 4 spring onions, roughly chopped 4 Tbsp roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 Tbsp roughly chopped coriander 1/4 tsp dried chili flakes 35g sultanas salt and pepper For the dressing 4 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp maple syrup 1 Tbsp sherry vinegar […]

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Breakfast BLT


8 cherry tomatoes, halved 4 short cut bacon rashers 2 tsp olive oil sea salt and pepper 1 avocado 2 Tbsp creme fraiche 1 Tbsp lemon juice 1 Tbsp snipped chives dash of tobasco sauce 4 slices sourdough bread 4 small cos lettuce leaves Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Put the tomato and bacon […]

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Chicken And Date Tagine


  1 tablespoon plain flour 2 teaspoons each ground coriander, cumin, ginger 1 teaspoon each ground cinnamon, turmeric 1 cinnamon stick 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder 1kg (about 8 pieces) chicken thigh fillets, sinew trimmed, halved 3 tablespoons light olive oil 2 onions, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, crushed 1 1/2 cups chicken stock  425g can […]

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Baked Tomato And Mozzarella Pasta (easy mid week when you have nothing!)


1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 small carrot, diced 1 celery stalk, diced 400g tin chopped tomatoes (5-6 fresh tomatoes and blended) 45g small black olives,  pitted sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 300g cooked short pasta (such as fusilli or penne) 75g fresh mozzarella cheese, […]

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Spaghetti With Garlic And Spinach (great mid-week meal!)


400g Spaghetti 80ml extra virgin olive oil 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced Sliced red chilli, to taste (1-2 small ones) 80ml white wine 90g baby English spinach Sea salt Small handful finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Grated Parmesan cheese, to serve Cook the spaghetti in a large pan of boiling salted water until al dente. […]

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Spicy Chicken Meatballs


3 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed ½ tsp ground coriander 1 red chilli, thinly sliced 500g chicken mince 3 tbsp fresh breadcrumbs 50g pancetta, chopped 2 tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped 500g cherry tomatoes, halved 125ml chicken stock 500g fusilli  pasta, cooked, to serve Parmesan Preheat the oven […]

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Ham and Cheese Mini Muffins


6 slices of ham 190g Cheddar cheese 75g butter 1 egg 250ml milk 300g self-raising flour ½ teaspoon paprika a pinch of sea salt Preheat the oven to 190°C/375ºF/gas mark 5. Lightly grease a muffin tin. Cut the ham into 1cm chunks, and grate the Cheddar or chop it roughly. Cut the butter into pieces. […]

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Prawn Salad


500 grams prawns (2 dozen), peeled, deveined, and tails removed 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice plus 1 additional tablespoon, spent halves reserved 5 sprigs fresh parsley leaves plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped parsley leaves 3 sprigs fresh tarragon leaves plus 1 teaspoon finely chopped tarragon leaves 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns plus ground black pepper […]

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