Chop Shop, London

Name: Chop Shop Location: 6 Haymarket, London, SW1Y, UK Website: http://www.chopshopuk.com Email: enquiries@chopshopuk.com Hours: Monday-Saturday, midday to midnight It was date night last night and my boyfriend took me to Chop Shop near Piccadilly Circus. He had found a great offer on Time Out where we had 3 courses and a cocktail for £27 per…

Gluten free gnocchi

What haven’t I done before? I have never made homemade pasta before. It really did take lots of preparation but it was worth it and I will try again. Ingredients (serves 4): 450g x Baked potatoes (I baked these the day before. You need to peel them when they have cooled) 150g x Rice flour…

Gluten free minestrone soup

What haven’t I done before? Made stock from scratch (pre-made) – I used the chicken carcus from my Sunday roast. Feel free to make vegetarian stock for this recipe Used cannellini beans Made minestrone soup Ingredients (serves 4-6): 2 x Celery sticks, diced 2 x Carrots, diced (I don’t peel carrots but feel free to…

Gluten free grilled aubergine, spicy chickpea and walnut salad

What haven’t I done before? A colleague told me that grilled aubergines and yoghurt worked really well together so I looked for ideas on how to combine these ingredients to make it into a dinner. This was a great, healthy dish and would work well for both lunch, dinner or even as part of a…

Gluten free melanzane alla parmigiana

What haven’t I done before? I haven’t made this Italian dish before – it’s so delicious and therefore you should give it a go asap #fact. Ingredient (serves 4): 3 x Large aubergines, sliced thinly lengthways and degorge (salted for 30 minutes and then rinsed) 2 x Garlic cloves, crushed 2 x 400g cans of…

Gluten free chickpea and vegetable stew

What haven’t I done before? Made a vegetarian stew from scratch. I just added bits and bobs from the fridge – don’t be scared to experiment and use vegetables that need using. Ingredients (serves 4): 1 x Red onion, diced 2 x Garlic cloves, diced 6 x Baby potatoes, cut in half 2 x Handfuls…

Gluten free braised chorizo in red wine

What haven’t I done before? I haven’t braised meat before. This was a deliciously rich dish but the flavour of the chorizo really worked with a deep red wine. Ingredients (serves 2-4 as part of a selection of tapas): 1 x Red onion, diced 1 x Garlic clove, crushed 300g x Chorizo, diced in thick…

Gluten free gambas al ajillo (prawns in garlic)

What haven’t I done before? I wanted to look at Spanish tapas this week as I love eating this dish in restaurants. Therefore, I gave it a go and it’s ridiculously simple but absolutely delicious. Ingredients (serves 2-4 as part of a selection of tapas): 150g x Fantail prawns 2 x Garlic cloves, sliced finely…

Gluten free cheese croquettes

What haven’t I done before? I have never made croquettes – quite frankly this is a failure in my life as these beauties were incredible. I mean cheese and potato deep fried…how can you possible go wrong? Ingredients (makes approx. 10-12): 750g x Baby potatoes, washed 100g x Cheddar, grated 25g x Parmesan, grated 2…

Gluten free seafood paella

What haven’t I done before? I haven’t made a paella from scratch before. Ingredients (serves 4-6): 1 x Red onion, diced 3 x Garlic cloves, crushed 100g x Chorizo, diced 0.5 x Large red chilli, diced (I didn’t de-seed but if you don’t want a kick to the paella you can easily de-seed the chilli)…

Gluten free spicy prawn curry

What haven’t I done before? I made this from scratch and pretty much guessed what would and wouldn’t work in terms of flavours – it worked! I also haven’t used fenugreek before which is used in lots of Indian recipes, is used for culinary and medicinal purposes and, apparently, has estrogen-like properties known to increase…

Gluten free butternut squash hash with an egg

What haven’t I done before? This is a new recipe using a couple of ingredients I already had in the fridge. Ingredients (serves 2): 1 x Butternut squash, peeled, de-seeded and cubed 1 x Red onion, diced 1 x Sweet red pepper, de-seeded and diced 0.5 x Savoy cabbage, thinly sliced 2 x Eggs Gluten…