Homemade pide | Pide is the Turkish version of a traditional pita flatbread, and this recipe shows just how easy it is to make your own. Serve it warm with sea salt and olive oil for a satisfying pre-dinner snack or use it to accompany chopped kebab meat and a herby yoghurt.
Mantu | Beautiful little dumplings that are perfect starters or great party food – they’re easy to make and fun for children too. Basil grew up with these in Pakistan and devised his recipe using the readily available wonton wrappers. They are served with yoghurt and parsley, although you can also add a dollop of dhal.
Minted lamb and mushroom kebabs
Minted lamb and mushroom kebabs | Chef Hassan M’Souli from Sydney's Out of Africa introduces this recipe for Moroccan minted lamb and mushroom kebabs. The couscous and asparagus dish is a great example of a Middle-Eastern salad that's easy to prepare (it can be made the day before and refrigerated), and versatile as you can replace the lamb with beef. The combination of mint and yoghurt gives the dressing a fresh taste.
Minted lamb and mushroom kebabs
Minted lamb and mushroom kebabs | Chef Hassan M’Souli from Sydney's Out of Africa introduces this recipe for Moroccan minted lamb and mushroom kebabs. This is a great example of a Middle Eastern salad that's easy to prepare (it can be made the day before and refrigerated), and versatile as you can replace the lamb with beef. The combination of mint and yoghurt gives the dressing a fresh taste.
Turkish stuffed eggplants (imam bayldi)
Turkish stuffed eggplants (imam bayldi) | David Tsirekas' recipe for this popular Turkish eggplant dish is quick and easy to make. At his restaurant, David drizzles the eggplant with a spiced yoghurt, which includes paprika, cumin, cinnamon and cloves.
Simple blackcurrant jam
Simple blackcurrant jam | This easy recipe uses the whole fruit for a tart, rich preserve that sets well. It's excellent on crisp toasted rye bread, or spooned with yoghurt onto porridge in the morning. You’ll need a sugar thermometer for this recipe.
Barbecued lamb (mechoui) with minted yoghurt
Barbecued lamb (mechoui) with minted yoghurt | Here is a dead-easy Moroccan marinade recipe for lamb that is full of incredible flavour. The cool taste of mint and the tang of yoghurt team beautifully with the barbecued meat. As well as lamb backstraps or fillets, you can try this with chops.
Rhubarb, cinnamon and yoghurt muffins
Rhubarb, cinnamon and yoghurt muffins | The creamy yoghurt is a perfect contrast for the tart pieces of rhubarb in this quick and easy muffin recipe. Get the kids to give you a hand!
Feta and yoghurt dip
Feta and yoghurt dip | Here's an easy cheese dip recipe that is best served chilled with a loaf of crusty sourdough. You might also drizzle it over meat or salads. A few sprigs of mint add fabulous freshness.
Minted yoghurt | Serve this creamy Moroccan accompaniment with lamb backstrap instead of a traditional mint sauce. It's an incredibly easy recipe and makes a tasty addition to lamb dishes, or with grilled vegetables for a vegetarian version.
Yoghurt flatbread | Matthew Evans shares his recipe for these incredibly easy yoghurt flatbreads that take minutes to cook. Piping hot from the wood-fired oven or chargrill, they're perfect for outdoor entertaining. They can also be cooked in a chargrill pan on the stove. Lightly oil each side before cooking.