PopUp Chef's Recipes

Wild Mushroom Arancini

I recently taught on my first PopUp Chef cookery masterclass, these wonderful wild mushroom and mascarpone arancini risotto balls. Risotto balls, full of wild mushrooms, creamy mascarpone and parmesan, make these arancini balls a real delight to eat. Classically they...

Whisky Cappuccino

This is another classic dish from Nobu. The famous whisky Cappuccino. If you have not had the pleasure of trying this dessert, you are in for a treat. There are 4 parts to this dessert, the coffee creme brulee, the chocolate & coffee biscuit, vanilla ice cream and...

Bread & Butter Pudding

Here's a beautiful family style Bread & Butter pudding I made at work recently, an English classic dessert. My mum and Nan have been asking for months since lockdown to make them one, sorry, it's coming soon. 🙂 This great Bread & Butter pudding recipe will...

Goat Cheese Fritters

Goats Cheese fritters with sweet red onion marmalade and dill yoghurt. Delicious, crunchy and creamy, these fritters are great for a canape or sexy starter. Simply mix the goat's cheese with the other ingredients in a bowl. Roll the goat's cheese mixture into small...

Chicken Tikka Masala

The best Chicken Tikka masala recipe. The secret is marinating your chicken for as long as possible. Overnight will produce great flavours for the chicken tikka. You can also make the masala sauce the day before for amazing results. Everyone knows that a curry always...

Peshwari Naan

If you've not had Peshwari naan before, it's a surprisingly delicious addition to a normal naan, it's sweet, nutty and the coconut gives it a unique taste. Fantastic served with my Chicken Tikka Masala recipe. I personally love coconut so once I tried this Peshwari...

Spicy Beef Samosas

Spicy and crispy beef samosas are delicious with sweet chilli sauce or for a mezze lunch with grilled flatbread and hummus. The spicy beef filling with cumin, coriander, chilli, garlic and pine nuts make these little morsels an absolute delight. You can make the the...

Yakitori Grilled Baby Chicken

Baby grilled yakitori chicken is so delicious. Succulent and super tasty with the yakitori glaze. Serve with steamed jasmine rice and grilled asparagus. Have a little extra yakitori sauce to drizzle more over the chicken and rice. The Yakitori sauce recipe is the real...

Sushi with my Family

Japanese food is an art form and even though I'd say I'm pretty good at making sushi, I am by no means a master. Sushi masters take 5 to 10 years to earn that title. Fresh sushi and sashimi are all about quality ingredients. You need the best fresh fish, the best rice...

Smoked Aubergine Salad

This is a healthy salad that is great as a mezze side dish. Smoky, lemony and full of flavour. This would be perfect with a nice grilled piece of fish such as Sea bass or Sea trout. Or if you are vegetarian, a mezze platter of falafel, hummus, grilled flatbread and...

Sweet Chilli English Fish Cakes

Sweet chilli English fish cakes are great for a summers day lunch. These fish cakes are packed with flavour, basil, chives, spring onion and sweet chilli along with the salmon, cod and prawns make these fish cakes, delicious and moreish. Coat with panko breadcrumbs...

New York Cheesecake

The best ever New York Cheesecake is here, look no further, you've found the most smooth, velvety and creamy New York Cheesecake. To make the perfect baked cheesecake is all about how you cook it, overcook the cheesecake and you will get a dry and grainy cheesecake....

Sea Bass with Ginger sauce

Soft and succulent steamed Sea Bass with a fragrant ginger sauce. I got this Thai-Chinese recipe from the Thai course I did in Bangkok in 2018. The ginger sauce and filling really make this Sea Bass dish delicious. Serve with some nice wok morning glory and steamed...

Sweet Miso baked aubergine

I first tried this dish in a Japanese restaurant in Sheffield and I was surprised how well miso and aubergine went together. So I had to recreate the dish and boy is it good. The soft aubergine flesh with the sweet miso is a real indulgence. Again surprisingly easy to...

Creamy Mushroom, Pumpkin & Blue Cheese-Tart

I got this shortcrust pastry recipe out of the late great Gary Rhodes book, New British Classics. If you ever need any proper British classic recipes, I recommend the main man, Gary Rhodes. Gary Rhodes first book, Rhodes Around Britain, was my first ever cookbook that...

Soft Burger Buns

Beautiful soft burger buns are fabulous for a meaty or veggie burger. They are even great for a nice roast pork sandwich. These for me are a cross between a burger bun and a brioche bun. First, you activate the yeast in warm water, milk and sugar for 5 minutes until...

Spinach, Pumpkin & Ricotta Tortelloni

Beautiful little tortelloni filled with spinach, butternut squash pumpkin and ricotta in a creamy, butter and parmesan sauce. Absolutely divine. Since the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown has been happening, this is the best dish I've cooked. It's so so good....

Homemade Fresh Pasta

Homemade fresh pasta seems more intimidating than it actually is. All you do is mix flour, eggs, olive oil and salt in a bowl with a fork, then bring it together and knead it for 5 to 10 minutes. Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes to an hour. I like to add some...

Sweet Potato & Guacamole with Poached eggs

Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration and this brunch recipe was exactly that, from a Facebook group I'm apart of. I adapted it slightly, adding some cheese to the mix, obviously. The sweet potato and cheese rosti, smashed avocado and poached egg goes so well...

Best Homemade Coleslaw

Homemade coleslaw is so easy to make and far superior to a supermarket pack. This is where a little extra effort goes a long way. Not only is it better, you actually will yield more for less money than it costs to buy a pack from the supermarket. I make this at home a...

Strawberry Pavlova

Crunchy, soft, sweet and creamy. Just a few words to describe how good Strawberry Pavlova is. These little pillows of meringue, whipped cream and fresh strawberries are pure indulgence. Perfect for a summer's day lunch or afternoon tea. Or infact, anytime you fancy if...

Steamed Bao Buns

Beautiful soft steamed Chinese Bao buns are a real treat with my buttermilk fried chicken, pickled cucumber, spring onions and sweet chilli mayonnaise. I've wanted to make these for a long while and while in lockdown, I've had time to practice some new dishes which...

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Who doesn't like fried chicken? Unless you're vegetarian obviously.:-) Crispy succulent and morish, fried chicken has been around since Colonel Sanders started his empire in 1952. This simple recipe uses buttermilk to marinate the chicken which keeps the fried chicken...

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

PopUp Chef brings you these fresh, tasty and very healthy rice paper rolls. If you haven't tried these before you are in for a treat. Super easy to make once you know-how and they are delicious with lots of variations of dipping sauces. With fresh mint and coriander...

Bakewell Tart

Being from Sheffield, Bakewell is only 25 minutes away and this famous tart is actually called a pudding by locals of Bakewell. I often visit Bakewell with family and it's a must to pick up a tart (pudding) when you're there. So this is the tart version with...

5 Ingredient Hoisin Duck Wraps

I used to make these back in the day when I was head chef at Lions Lair in Sheffield, a gastropub that was highly regarded. I made them into big tortilla wraps and used hoisin and plum sauces mixed together with crunchy cucumber and spring onion. The rich duck meat...

Best Tabbouleh salad

A super healthy version of this classic Lebanese Tabbouleh salad served without the bulgur wheat. This is a great salad that goes well with grilled flatbread, hummus & some crispy beef samosas. Very quick to make and really refreshing with the fresh parsley, mint,...

Crispy Green Papaya Salad

This is the classic green papaya salad with a modern twist. I discovered this dish on a Thai cooking course in Bangkok.

Avocado & Tomato Salad

Are you ready for the BBQ season? Try this amazingly simple salad to impress your guests. Creamy avocado & cherry tomatoes with a beautiful balsamic dressing. Always impresses. When I do a BBQ at home on a hot summer day, I always serve this salad. It always has...

Chocolate & Almond Marble Cake

This Chocolate & Almond Marble Cake is so moist and delicious. A great afternoon tea treat or dessert served with cream. If you love almond and chocolate, this cake is so yummy. Perfect with a lovely cup of tea or coffee.

Creamy Chicken & Sweet Potato Tagliatelle

Creamy Chicken, Mushroom & Sweet Potato Tagliatelle. Try this delicious garlicky and velvety cream pasta. Top with parmesan and rocket, surly will wow your guests. Omit the chicken for an equally delicious vegetarian delight.

Triple Cooked Chips

One of my daughter's favourites, Alice loves these triple cooked chips served with PopUpChefs beef burger or grilled ribeye steak. So I had to share this simple yet yummy triple cooked chips recipe. For a family of 4, I get 4-6 large maris piper potatoes, peel them,...

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chewy and soft with crispy edges and lots of chocolate. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is the best. You can make mini cookies or the same recipe makes a giant birthday cookie. So easy to make and delicious.

World’s Best Yorkshire Puddings

Congratulations, you’ve discovered the world’s best Yorkshire puddings recipe.  ~Fabulous with roast beef and horseradish for a wonderful Sunday roast with all the trimming. 

Thai Red Curry

I love this Thai red curry sauce recipe, it's so versatile and so tasty. I have to admit, I think it's one of the best Thai red curry sauces I've had. I like to buy my Asian ingredients from a tradition Asian store as you can buy classic brands like Mae ploy &...

Spicy Mexican breakfast Tortillas

This is such a tasty alternative for breakfast. So fresh and packed with flavour. Each bite wakes up your senses ready for the day. Why not try these spicy Mexican breakfast Tortillas on a chilled weekend. Warm soft Tortillas with spicy Mexican bean paste with fresh...

Creamy Baked Blueberry Cheesecake

Creamy baked blueberry cheesecake

spicy Asian beef salad

This Spicy lemon Asian beef salad is so tasty and refreshing. Very simple to make once you have the dressing premade and beef roasted. I found the spicey lemon dressing from a classic Nobu salad. It's simply served with mesclun salad leaves, sprinkled with thin crispy...

Crispy Lobster Wraps

Delicious Crispy and Spicy Lobster Wraps are a real treat with friends and family. Preparing and cooking lobsters are the challenging part, yet easy once you learn how. Let Popup chef be your guide into wowing your guests with this amazing sexy dish.

Spicy Thai Fishcakes

Beautiful spicy Thai fishcakes are a delicious starter for a special night in or Thai themed dinner party.