June 01, 2022

Spicy recipes to try for this years Jubilee!

By Ndah Mbawa
Spicy recipes to try for this years Jubilee!

 The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a fitting tribute to Britain’s longest-serving monarch. There is a long list of events taking place, but if you haven’t got the time or means to travel, why not hold your own event and enjoy the celebrations in the comfort of your own home with new rcecipes.

Spice up your regular recipes for this Jubilee and impress friends and family with these flavoursome recipes.

First up:

Fish tacos


  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 lb. cod (or other flaky white fish)
  • 1/2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1avocado, diced
  • Lime wedges, for serving
  • Sour cream, for serving
  • One of Eh-co's explosive hot sauces, for serving



  • In a medium shallow bowl, whisk together olive oil, lime juice, paprika, chili powder, cumin, and cayenne.
  • Add cod, tossing until evenly coated. Let marinate 15 minutes.
  • In a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, heat vegetable oil. Remove cod from marinade and season both sides of each filet with salt and pepper. Add fish flesh side-down. Cook until opaque and cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Let rest 5 minutes before flaking with a fork.
  • Assemble tacos: Serve fish over grilled tortillas with hot sauce and avocado. Squeeze lime juice on top and garnish with sour cream.


Spicy minestrone with garlic crutons


  • 2 tsp olive oi
  • 3 shortcut bacon rashers, trimmed, chopped
  • 500g jar spicy pepper pasta sauce
  • 2 cups beef consomme
  • 400g can butter beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1/3 cup dried risoni
  • 3 slices sourdough garlic bread, cut into large cubes
  • Chopped fresh parsley leaves, to serve



  • Heat oil in a large heavy-based saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until golden. Add pasta sauce, consomme and 1 1/2 cups cold water. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add beans, vegetables and risoni. Season with salt and pepper. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until risoni is tender.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook garlic bread, turning, for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden and heated through then
  • serve minestrone topped with garlic bread and parsley.


Sri Lanken lamb curry


  • 2kg lamb cut into pieces
  • 4 tsp chilli powder *to taste
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbs dark soy sauce
  • 10 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 3 tbs Eh-co Habanero chili oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp cardamom pods bruised
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tbs ground coriander
  • 1 tbs ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk


  • Cut the meat off the bone and into large bite-sized pieces, and place in a bowl.
  • Add the chilli powder, garlic, salt and soy sauce and mix together well. Set aside to marinate for approximately 1 hour.
  • Heat the chili oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, cardamom pods and the cinnamon stick and lightly stir.
  • Add coriander, cumin powder and the marinated meat, and stir until well mixed.
  • Reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  • Add chopped onions and cook for a further 20 minutes.
  • Stir well, add the coconut milk and cook for another 10 minutes.
  • Serve with rice and accompaniments of choice.