A speedy staple of eggs on toast is spruced up with creamy avocado, spicy Spanish sausage and some nutritious pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seed
- 85g chorizo, sliced into chunks
- 1 large ripe avocado, stoned and peeled
- juice ½ lime
- ½ small pack coriander, chopped
- 2 eggs
- 4 thick-cut slices wholemeal bread
MethodAdd the chorizo and cook for 5 mins until it releases some of its oils and becomes crisp. Meanwhile, roughly mash the avocado with the lime juice, half the coriander and a pinch of salt.
- 500g baby new potato
- 2 onions, sliced
- 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into strips
- 200g cooking chorizo, sliced
- 4 eggs
- Steam the potatoes for 15-20 mins or until cooked.
- Heat 1 tbsp oil in a non-stick pan. Add the onions and peppers, then cook for about 10 mins until soft. Push the peppers to the side of the pan and add the chorizo, sizzling until cooked though and releasing its oils. Transfer to a plate.
- Once cool enough, halve the potatoes. Heat 1 tbsp oil in another non-stick pan and tip in the spuds. Fry for about 10 mins until golden and beginning to crisp. Stir in the onion mix, heat through and season.
- Meanwhile, in the onion pan, fry the eggs to your liking. Place them on top of everything, allowing 1 egg per person.
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 10 chicken leg pieces (or 10 each thighs and drumsticks)
- 4 heads fennel, trimmed, cut into wedges
- 200g chorizo, cut into chunks
- 5 leeks, trimmed and thickly sliced
- 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 2 tsp hot smoked paprika
- 150ml dry sherry
- 750g large or plum tomatoes, quartered
- small bunch coriander, leaves only
- On the hob, heat the olive oil in a large frying pan. Season the chicken pieces, then fry, in batches, until golden brown on both sides. Lift out and set aside.
- Pour all but 3 tbsp fat from the pan, add fennel and chorizo, then cook, stirring, until the fennel is soft and lightly coloured. Add leeks, cook until soft. Add garlic and paprika, cook for 1 min more, then pour in the Sherry. Let bubble for 1 min, stirring well, taste, then season.
- Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Pour the mix into 2 ovenproof dishes. Scatter tomatoes over, then arrange the chicken on top. Cover with foil, then cook for 20 mins, until the chicken is cooked through. During cooking, check and add a little water if it seems to be getting dry.
- Turn the oven up to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Uncover the chicken and season the skin with salt and pepper. Bake for 20-30 mins until the chicken is heated through and the skin is crisp. Rip the coriander leaves over the top and serve straight away.
- 2 plump kippers, about 650g/1lb 7oz total weight
- 2 tsp whole coriander seeds
- 2 tsp whole cumin seed
- ½ tsp black peppercorns
- seeds from 2-3 cardamom pods
- a good pinch of saffron threads or ¼ tsp turmeric
- 1 dried red chilli or 1 tsp crushed chilli flakes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 50g butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 225g basmati rice
- 600ml fish stock or water
- 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
- 4 eggs
- Put the kippers in a pan, cover them with hot water and simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover the pan and leave the kippers in the hot water while you start the rice.
- Crush the spices and chilli using a mortar and pestle. Heat the oil and butter in a large deep frying pan and cook the onion until soft. Tip in the rice and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally, then add the crushed spices and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
- Pour in the stock or water and bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 minutes until the rice is tender. There still needs to be a little moisture in the pan, so if it is dry, add more liquid and continue to cook. Taste and season.
- Flake the fish, removing all the skin and bones. Gently fold the fish and coriander into the rice, then cover and cook over a low heat for 3-4 minutes. At the same time, poach the eggs for about 2-4 minutes until the whites are just cooked but the yolks are soft. On a plate, lay the eggs on the rice and finish with a grind of black pepper.