This is probably my favourite dish in this feature: it’s full- flavoured with plenty of spices and textures, so it ticks all my boxes. Even better, all of it can be done ahead ready to bake a day or three later. The dish will freeze well, or freeze the tomato sauce separately if you've made extra.
Recipe Tag: sauce
A Neapolitan tomato sauce is about as classic a sauce as you’ll find. And there is no denying how classic raspberries are to our summer palates. Combining the rich, umami-like flavours from tomatoes with the fresh and very fragrant raspberries creates a delicious sauce that is strangely familiar but new and intriguing at the same time. This recipe can be multiplied or halved easily depending on how many tomatoes you have.
Slow-cooked barbecue pork is a thing of beauty, not least because it is so incredibly easy to make and yet hugely popular. Add quick cheesy soft polenta and an American-style slaw and you’ll be in barbecue bliss before you know it.
The tomato barbecue sauce is super easy and can be made in advance and stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. Use any leftover pork to make the indulgent breakfast quesadillas overleaf.
Finally, you can burn your desserts without judgment! The recipes that follow are based on classic techniques that involve fire, smoke or high heat. The nectarine dish is smoky, fruity, with just a hint of sweetness, while the barbecued bananas are super-easy and tasty, as well as being vegan and dairy-free.
The sesame brûlée is inspired by sesame ice cream, which I’m a big fan of, and the baked Alaska slice is a simplified version of the retro favourite. Finally, no fiery dessert feature would be complete without a bit of flambé, which is where the buckwheat crêpes Suzette come in. Enjoy!