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A masterclass in the kitchen with MasterChef John Torode

26 NOVEMBER 2012

Co-presenter and judge of hit cookery show, MasterChef, John Torode is perhaps one of the most influential figures in the UK culinary market, and known to many food enthusiasts for his sharp-tongued critiques and high expectations. 

A perfectionist in taste, the Australian chef practices what he preaches on the show, demonstrating precision within the creative flair of his own home cooking.

After years of culinary experience, John's recipe collection now boasts a number of simple yet exotic dining options, perfect for spicing up a dinner party or making a mid-week meal with a difference.

 

John Torode

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And the Dad-of-four is an expert at whipping up a quick treat to entertain friends and family. His Aromatic Yogurt Crusted Indian Spiced Chicken makes an ideal addition to any main meal, whilst crisp Aubergine Fritters With Chilli & Coriander Chutney are a flavoursome vegetarian option for dinner party canapés.

When grilled on what John would want his last supper to be, the MasterChef host disclosed that it would have to be "something really heavily spiced", adding that if he were on a desert island his must-have would be "spices to flavour the food".

It won't come as a surprise then to find John at the crack of dawn making some Baked Turkish Eggs topped off with dashes of chilli, cumin and cayenne pepper. A spoonful of cooling yogurt brings harmony to the heat which will liven up any breakfast.

Tantalise your tastebuds with something traditionally British. Afternoon tea needn't be just for spring or summer, so spice up your winter evenings with John's modern twist on an old classic. Ginger Yogurt Scones with Black Cherry Filling gives a hum of warmth that complements the bake's indulgent, creamy filling whilst its simple and quick method makes it the perfect treat to whip up at the last minute.

 

Baked Turkish Eggs With Yogurt & Chilli

Aubergine Fritters With Chilli & Coriander Chutney

Yogurt Crusted Indian Spiced Chicken

Ginger Yogurt Scones with Black Cherry Filling

 

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