An appetiser’s purpose… stimulate your appetite and leave you wanting more. The rich and complex flavours in this dish certainly had people hungry for more. The roasted garlic cream sauce was simply divine. The black pudding spiked mash – delectable! And seared scallops are great any time anywhere.
Call it fusion. Call it a mash-up. These black pudding and apple parcels, echoing that classic pork and apple sauce combination, are dipped in a lively ginger garlic dipping sauce that perfectly balances that rich black sausage.
Crispy potato waffles are a delight any time. Add the complexity of black sausage and a dab of crème fraîche to this potato waffle recipe, and you have something worthy of savouring together with a glass of good wine.
This dish invokes some mystery for me. Within this tortilla, the black beans, black rice, and black garlic provide a dark backdrop to the colour and light of the red peppers and fresh mozzarella.
An upgrade of the classic, pastry encased UK style giant sausage roll. The pastry is still there, but the sausage filling is transformed by adding cashew nuts, apricots, ginger, and black pudding. Pork benefits from a fruity counterpoint, provided here by the charred zucchini and apple. And the mushroom Marmite gravy brings it all together.
These black and white beans exhibit an earthiness complemented by a vegetarian broth infused with the heavenly spices and aromatics that make Vietnamese veggie pho so distinctive.
A lot is going on in this compact dish. The chewy black rice cake, fresh salmon patty, crisp salmon skin, and velvety egg yolk are complemented by the acidity and mild heat of the green peppercorn drizzle. Wonderful.
Sometimes an ingredient exceeds all one’s expectations. For example, the black rice brings a delicious nuttiness to these yeast-based black rice waffles. They are also visually engaging. And the texture – so crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside.
The classic Beef Wellington reimagined with a more tasty, nutritious, and environmentally friendly black bean core. This Vegetarian Wellington is paired with a mushroom miso gravy, layering in loads of umami.
The tenderness and succulence of pork tenderloin cooked sous-vide style is awesome. Paired with a blackberry balsamic reduction and a fresh mango salsa, this dish tasted like summer.
Despite its simplicity, this whipped feta dip has a depth and complexity of flavour that cries out for something crisp and crunchy to be dipped in and lifted to your waiting lips. The black rice waffles are the perfect vehicle.
You can put together this incredibly delicious pasta dish in minutes. The anchovies, garlic, and extra virgin olive oil is a classic combination, enhanced here with a hint of truffle oil and chilli. To the side, a black garlic and balsamic drizzle brings some sweet earthiness and acidic balance.
Subtle aniseed and nutty notes make this roasted cauliflower and fennel soup recipe a little mysterious. The unexpected sweetness of the black garlic crumbs on top adds to that mystery.
Caramelised onions are great. Caramelised fennel is even better – the anise flavour coming through amongst that delicious sweetness. A black garlic and balsamic sauce tops the scallop, bringing some balancing sour and umami notes to that sweetness.