Chicken, Red Pepper and Olive Cacciatore June 12, 2019 15:42
This summery Italian one-pot is easy to make and freezes brilliantly, plus, it's gluten free. The recipe is easily halved if you only want to serve 3-4 people.
12 chicken thighs or drumsticks (a mix)
Telegraph Hill Extra Virgin olive oil for frying
2 onions, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
800g vine tomatoes, peeled and chopped, or 2 x 400g tin tomatoes
2 red peppers, seeded and sliced
2 sprigs rosemary, needles chopped
300ml red wine
120g pitted Telegraph Hill Kalamata olives, drained and halved
Handful of basil leaves
1. Season the chicken pieces all over. Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a large shallow casserole or frying pan and fry the chicken on both sides until the skin is golden brown, about 10 minutes. You may need to do this in batches. Transfer from the pan onto a plate. Drain most of the fat from the pan, add the onions and garlic, and fry for 8 minutes on a low heat until the onions are soft. Add the tomatoes, peppers and rosemary and simmer for another 10 minutes until the tomatoes break down. Add the wine and simmer for 20-30 minutes until it thickens and becomes a rich sauce. Add a splash of water if it becomes too thick. Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.
2. Stir the olives through the sauce, then nestle the chicken back into the pan. If the pieces don’t fit in one layer, transfer the sauce and chicken to a baking dish. Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through and the meat pulls away from the bone easily. Allow to cool to room temperature, then tip into freezer boxes in portions, or freeze the whole baking dish covered in clingflim then foil, if you like.
3. To reheat, allow to thaw overnight in the fridge. Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Tip into an ovenproof dish (add another splash of water if the sauce has thickened too much when cooled), and cook for 30-40 minutes until piping hot. Scatter over some basil, and serve with pasta or potatoes.
Cook's notes: Peel the vine tomatoes by pouring a kettleful of boiling water over the tomatoes in a large bowl. Blanch for 15 seconds or until the skins burst. Drain, cool and the skins will peel off easily.
Mini Herb, Olive and Buttermilk Cornbreads June 12, 2019 15:36
Mini herb, green olive and buttermilk cornbreads, they're really easy to make, are ready in under an hour but look really impressive.
25g melted butter, plus extra for greasing
200g plain flour
100g cornmeal or polenta baking powder 2 tsp
½ tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
2 eggs, beaten with a fork
75g Grated Gruyère Cheese
50g pitted Telegraph Hill Traditional Olives, roughly chopped
4 tbsp mixed herbs (such as basil, parsley and dill)
- Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and butter the mini loaf tins. Mix the flour, polenta, baking powder, salt and sugar. In another bowl or jug, whisk the buttermilk, eggs and butter with 1 tbsp water, then stir this into the dry ingredients until well mixed. Add most of the grated gruyère, chopped olives and herbs and fold through.
- Divide the mixture between the loaf tins and scatter with the remaining cheese, olives and herbs.
- Bake the loaves for 20 minutes, or until golden and risen (if using the larger tins they may need 22 min). Check with a skewer – they’re done when it comes out clean. Leave to cool in the tins for 15 minutes, then carefully turn out and cool on a wire rack, or eat with extra butter while still oven warm.
Chicken tray bake with Lemon, Olives and Orzo June 12, 2019 15:24
This chicken tray bake with lemon, olives and orzo is a great midweek meal for all the family. It's super simple.
1 Red onion, cut into wedges
12 whole chicken thighs
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges
200ml white wine or chicken stock
Small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped
24 Telegraph Hill Traditional Olives, pitted and quartered
- Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.
- Put the red onion in the bottom of a roasting tin. Season, then sit the chicken thighs on top.
- Squeeze over the lemon wedges and then tuck them in around the chicken. Pour around the wine or stock.
- Season the chicken skin then put in the oven and roast for 45-55 minutes, until really crisp and deep golden.
- Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water until tender, then drain.
- Take the tin out of the oven, remove the chicken and keep warm under foil.
- Tip the orzo into the tin and stir into the onions and juices.
- Add in the parsley and olives and stir again.
- Serve the chicken tray bake with the orzo.
Linguine with Savoy Cabbage, Olives and Feta June 12, 2019 15:14
Check out this super simple linguine recipe with olives and savoy cabbage. Packed with plenty of flavour this easy recipe makes a quick midweek meal
2tsp Telegraph Hill Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Garlic bulb, cloves peeled and thinly sliced
1 Large head savoy cabbage, shredded, tough stalks discarded
150g pitted Telegraph Hill Kalamata Olives or mixed olives, roughly chopped
2-3 tbsp paprika
2 lemons, juice of 1 and zest of 2
1. Cook the linguine in a large pan of boiling salted water following pack instructions.
2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and gently cook the garlic until translucent. Add the cabbage and fry for 5 minutes or until starting to soften.
3. Using tongs, lift the pasta from the water and add it to the frying pan with a few spoonfuls of the cooking water. Stir well, then add the olives and a little seasoning. Add the paprika and lemon juice and zest, and combine before crumbling in ¾ of the feta and tossing the pasta to evenly distribute the ingredients. Add a few more tbsp of pasta cooking water if it seems dry. Serve with a sprinkling of the remaining feta.
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Telegraph Hill Style Olives
Easy. Fun. Enjoyable.
The most simplistic way of home processing olives is to naturally ferment them. This produces great flavour and requires minimal inputs.
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