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Curry in a hurry

I am originally from Birmingham so curry is in my blood. I have grown up with continental supermarkets on my doorstep selling a variety of spices, wonderful vegetables and within stomping ground of the famous Birmingham Balti triangle.

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Paella

I do like my kitchen gadgets and unusual pots and pans. When I came back from a trip to York with a Paella pan, the other half was less than impressed. “How often do you make Paella?”

I took this as a bit of a challenge and at least try and make a couple a year in order to prove my point.

Pealla is the perfect meal when cooking for five or more, if you add a lot of interesting and different seafood to it, it looks pretty spectacular when you bring it out to serve your guests. Just remember to ask if your guest eat seafood (mussels in particular).

Paella

 

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Stuffed Seafood Plantain

My Grandparents on my father’s side are from St.Kitts, which is an island in the Caribbean. A lot of the food I ate when I was growing up was inspired by this beautiful area of the world.

A couple of weeks ago I saw a Twitter post from food producers Unearthed. They were attempting to serve up a 193 course meal containing a dish from every country in the world but were a few short.

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