Kicking off Week 2 of Daily Brunch with Ocado

We’re back for a second week of fantastic recipes. Here’s how Simon kicked things off…

Chicken or Turkey Koftas with Yoghurt Dressing

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These chicken koftas can be also be made with turkey – but lamb, beef or pork mince would be delicious too. The mince is studded with herbs and spices for an exotic Persian-inspired flavour. Simon serves them with a fresh, herby yoghurt to cut through the spice. These koftas would make a great starter or you could serve them as part of a Middle Eastern mezze. Continue reading

Two great weekend recipes from Daily Brunch with Ocado

Phew, that’s the first week of Daily Brunch with Ocado over! Hope you loved watching it. Simon cooked up two great recipes today – some indulgent brownies and a big bowl of comfort food. Try them out this weekend.

Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies

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These Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies are one of Simon’s most popular Sunday Brunch recipes. Dark and gooey, with creamy cheesecake marbled through rich dark chocolate, these would be delicious as a dinner party dessert with red berries and crème fraîche, or as an afternoon treat with a cup of tea.

  • Serves 12
  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

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An indulgent day for the Daily Brunch crew – today’s recipes

This morning we saw Simon make a deliciously creamy but light Carbonara, followed by a Cheese and Onion Tart – wish I had a slice lined up for lunch! If you’re as much of a dairy fan as I am, you’ll love these recipes below.

Carbonara

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This carbonara is a really quick and easy meal that is perfect for a midweek supper. Simon makes a lighter version of the Italian classic using fresh peas and crème fraîche instead of cream. If you use fresh egg pasta, you can make this filling dish from start to finish in under 10 minutes. Continue reading

Asking the experts – our children’s food judging panel

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Won’t eat their greens? Can’t eat gluten? Obsessed with ham sandwiches? Children have all sorts of needs and demands when it comes to food.

In our latest survey, parents said their children were more likely to eat food they’d chosen themselves. The trick is making sure it forms part of a healthy, balanced diet.

That’s where you – well, your little one – can help. We’re looking for junior food critics to taste our food and tell us what they like. Continue reading

Midweek meals from Daily Brunch

Today Simon’s been cooking up tasty Lamb Bhuna Turnovers (perfect for National Curry Week) and deliciously exotic Passion Fruit Puddings with Coconut Custard. Sunshine on a plate! Here are the recipes…

Lamb Bhuna Turnovers

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Simon’s spicy lamb turnover is a delicious alternative to a pasty, made with flaky puff pastry. He fills his turnovers with spicy slow-cooked lamb for a warming autumnal treat. These mini pies are really easy to prepare ahead of time and then bake when ready to eat. 

Makes four turnovers

For the pastry

  • 4 x circles 15cm ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg, beaten with1 tsp turmeric

For the filling

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 400g lamb shoulder in chunks
  • 1 tbsp lamb bhuna paste
  • 250ml beef stock
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stalk celery, diced
  • Zest of 1 lemon

For the sauce

  • 1 bunch mint
  • 50ml white wine vinegar
  • 225g Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cucumber, diced

Method

  1. First fry the lamb in a pan to seal on all sides and then remove.
  2. Add the onion and garlic to the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the curry paste and a little stock, then cook for 3 minutes more.
  4. Add the rest of the stock, the carrot, celery, lemon zest and the lamb. Cook for about 90 minutes on a low heat then leave to cool completely.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4. Spoon some mixture onto one side of each piece of pastry. Fold the pastry over and seal the seam with a fork.
  6. Brush the top with the turmeric egg wash and bake the pastry for 25 minutes.
  7. To make the sauce, blend the mint, vinegar and yoghurt together until smooth, then fold in the cucumber.
  8. Serve the turnovers with the dipping sauce on the side.

Passion Fruit Puddings with Coconut Custard

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Simon’s Passion Fruit Puddings are a tropical alternative to a conventional sponge pudding, made with exotic passion fruit and creamy coconut custard. Passion fruit are in season throughout the winter, so this pudding is a delicious way to indulge in seasonal fruit throughout the colder months.

Makes 4 puddings

For the pudding

  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 125g/4oz caster sugar
  • 40g/1½oz plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 50ml whole milk
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 2 free-range eggs, separated
  • 8 passion fruit, pulp only, sieved to remove the seeds
  • Butter for greasing

For the custard

  • 6 free-range egg yolks
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 40g plain flour
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped out and reserved

 Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/365˚F/Gas 4.
  2. First soak the desiccated coconut in the milk until softened.
  3. Place the butter and sugar into a large bowl and mix together well, until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour, milk, desiccated coconut, egg yolks and the passion fruit pulp, and stir until just combined.
  5. Whisk the egg whites in a clean bowl until stiff peaks form when the whisk is removed.
  6. Fold the egg whites into the passion fruit mixture.
  7. Divide the cake mixture among four greased and floured 6fl oz/170ml dariole moulds and place onto a baking tray.
  8. Transfer to the oven and bake for 12 minutes, or until cooked through.
  9. Meanwhile, for the custard, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a bowl until pale and creamy, then sieve in the flour and mix well until smooth.
  10. Put the custard mixture back into a clean pan and cook over a medium heat, stirring frequently for 4-5 minutes, or until the custard thickens enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon.
  11. To serve, turn the puddings out of their moulds and put onto plates, drizzle the custard over the top of each and top with a dollop of whipped cream.

See all the recipes from Daily Brunch so far in the Recipes section of ocado.com

Naomi, PR and Social Media Executive

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UPDATE! Due to popular demand we’ve extended this offer for orders by the last available slot on Monday.

Image of the Curry Week BundleCook up the perfect ruby – we’re giving away 1,000 Curry Week Bundles including:

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From croquettes to mud pie – today’s Daily Brunch recipes

Loved the look of those croquettes? Got a hankering for Mississippi-style indulgence? Here’s how you can make today’s recipes at home…

Chorizo Croquettes with Romesco Sauce

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Simon’s Spanish-inspired croquettes are made with spicy chorizo sausage and served with a vibrant red pepper sauce. These croquettes are a great way to use up leftover mashed potato from dinner the night before. You can prep these ahead of time and fry just before serving for a hassle-free meal.

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Daily Brunch is Go! Today’s recipes…

We’ve kicked off the week with the first ever episode of Daily Brunch with Ocado – hope you enjoyed watching!

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Want to recreate Simon’s recipes at home? Here you go:

Cauliflower Cheese Shepherd’s Pie

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Guess who won The Soil Association’s Best Organic Supermarket award…

Oh OK, it was us! We’re extremely chuffed and couldn’t have done it without all our lovely fans voting for us.

Thank you for voting

Our team keep very busy unearthing all sorts of new organic brands and products to stock (we have over 2,800 organic products), so we hope you love the range as much as we do.

We’ve picked out a few our our favourites – have a browse and see what all the fuss is about.

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Hurry – win a masterclass at Michel Roux Jr’s Cookery School

Image of the prizeHead to our Facebook page now to win one of three masterclass cookery experiences designed by Michel Roux Jr.

They are held at Cactus Kitchens in London and delivered by one of his expert chefs. Continue reading