Tasty Turkey and Chorizo Burgers

Turkey Chorizo Burger - Pikalily Food Blog

Feeling festive, we decided to have some turkey for dinner this week, but with a twist.  We had made these burgers before and they were very tasty and juicy, so we knew they would hit the spot.  They are easy to make, packed with flavour and perfect with sweet potato fries. A great way to use up any uncooked turkey you might have over the Christmas period. All you have to do is mince the turkey and get down to business.

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Chorizo and Bacon Baked Potato Rosti

Chorizo Bacon Potato Rosti Recipe - Pikalily Food Blog

We recently added a new kitchen appliance to our ever growing collection of tools in the form of a Tefal Fresh Express Fruit and Veg Slicer.  We tested it once we got it with some apples as we couldn’t wait to get trying out the 4 attachments – 1 that slices, 1 that grates and 2 that shred.  We were instantly impressed and have since been putting it to good use in the kitchen, none more so than our recent potato rosti creation which we are going to talk about today.

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Chorizo, pepper and potato Spanish omelette

Chorizo Spanish Omelette - Pikalily Food Blog

We’re both big fans of Spanish cuisine and have enjoyed visits to some of Spain’s culinary hotspots, including the home of tapas, Barcelona, and the home of paella, Valencia.  We often take inspiration from our travels when it comes to making dishes in the house, and with potatoes, eggs, peppers and chorizo sitting in our fridge and cupboard, our minds went back to a Spanish omelette we enjoyed in Valencia, so we have decided to recreate this dish.  Obviously you can use different ingredients to make your very own Spanish omelette, but we both enjoy the flavour of chorizo and would strongly recommend trying it out.

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Chorizo scotch egg and curry risotto recipe

Chorizo scotch egg recipe - Pikalily food blog

After a recent visit to Vanilla Restaurant in Newcastle (review to follow), we thought we would try to recreate one of the dishes we had on our visit.  Vanilla offer a great range of dishes but it was their duck and chorizo scotch egg with curry risotto that got our mouth watering.  The dish was amazing; so impressed were we that we thought we’d try to make our own version of the dish.  This dish can be the perfect starter to a 3 course meal for the family or a filling lunch or dinner for you to enjoy any day of the week.  The pressure points in this dish are getting your egg boiled and deep fried perfectly and also ensuring that your risotto has the right texture.  Let’s begin.

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Smoked bacon potato croquettes recipe

Bacon cheese croquettes - Pikalily food blog

We were recently watching the Food & Drink show on BBC 2 which is hosted by one of our favourite chefs, Michel Roux Jr.  In the episode we watched, Michel was joined by Mary Berry, one of Helen’s favourites cooks, especially when it comes to baking.  In the show, Michel and Mary discussed food waste, and we were shocked to see just how much food is binned every year in the UK.  It actually made us feel a little guilty, as we are often too quick to throw food in the bin rather than using it before it’s sell-by date.  Bread is the most binned food in the UK and as we had bread that was a day out of date, we thought we’d better use it instead of taking the easy option and binning it.  Michel cooked roast chicken croquettes using left over Sunday roast chicken and other ingredients that were ready for the bin.  This got us thinking, and with bread, potatoes and bacon all ready for the bin, we decided to take a leaf out of Michel’s book and try making some tasty croquettes.

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Sweet potato and chorizo soup

Sweet potato and chorizo soup recipe - Pikalily food blog

Welcome to the Pikalily food blog. Today we are going to share with you our first recipe of the blog. This recipe is so easy to make and tastes incredible. We’re talking about homemade sweet potato and chorizo soup.

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