My recipes will be based on items available from Scarecrows Pantry and along with standard store cupboard ingredients.

What I want to try and achieve from Scarecrows Kitchen is not just to introduce you to tasty, family friendly recipes and amazing ingredients, but also give you more confidence to cook & produce dishes for your family and friends.

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Roasted Organic fennel, shaved courgette salad, lemon, honey and baked rosemary croutonsBy Justin GillamAn amazing colorful vegetarian salad with roasted Organic fennel, and courgette ribbons all combine with a sweet zingy lemon and honey dressing. Simple to put together, a refreshingly crunchy and vibrant side for those summer gatherings. Courgettes are amazing raw, using a peeler to shave delicate slices adds a fun look, the y are full of VIT C and a perfect addition to your 5 a day.
Whole roasted Cauliflower, Pork meatballs, tomato, spring onions and Chestnut mushroomsBy Justin GillamThis recipe is a interesting way of using your Cauliflower, it moves your thoughts away from just a Cauliflower cheese on a Sunday roast to a taste changing way of cooking. They do not have much natural sugar like other vegetables so will not caramelize with heat, so using a dry rub when roasting will really boost the flavors. I Have used Asian and Moroccan spices before that have worked extremely well but this time I'm going a little Mediterranean, with garlic, Tomatoes, Paprika, and lemons. The cauliflower will work with most meals, I've gone with some meatballs as this is a family favorite. My perfect picture for this recipe would be in the center of the table surrounded by salads, dips, pieces of torn flatbread and olives. This recipe will serve 4 people.
Roasted Squash puffed PancakesBy Justin GillamSo easy & So tasty, perfect little afternoon snack, healthy breakfast idea, amazing with fresh berries, a savoury starter, would even be perfect to make little ones for a Canape & once the mix is made it will last in the fridge for a couple of days, just make sure you cover properly. This recipe would be good if you had any left over Squash from another recipe or Pumpkin. For this recipe you will need a baking tray, non-stick frying pan, mixing bowl, whisk, ladle & a Pallet knife that is it.
Crispy Marrow fingers, Panko crumb, basil and black Pepper mayo dipBy Justin GillamI wanted to try and pimp up this classic British vegetable, instead of the typical recipes that are out there, most chefs normal recipes always involve stuffing and baking. Marrows do not have the strongest and deepest of flavors but what they are good at is absorbing, the inside flesh is very sponge like, so perfect to infuse other taste and create your own recipe. I've kept the basic of this recipe simple, meaning that once you have mastered the basic steps, introducing your own touches will be very easy and satisfying. example; by adding dried seasoning mixes to the flour, smashed seeds or nuts to bread the crumbs or by simply changing the dip you really can turn this into one of your own specialties, I've even served them tomato ketchup for the little man and he loved them as a dunker.
Pan Roasted Sprouting Broccoli, Tarragon, Fennel seedsBy Justin GillamI love this, simple, tasty, fresh & so easy, can be use as a side dish to any meal or just a wicked snack for any time of the day, it would pair so well with a sexy bit of fresh Salmon or oven roasted chicken legs with more garlic, olives
Creamed Aubergine dip, Garlic & Olive oilBy Justin GillamThis is a great way of your using your Aubergines, a hint of warmth but not too spicey & amazingly easy, will store in your fridge for 24hrs so you can get ahead.
Turmeric and Ginger Braised Pak ChoiBy Justin GillamI really love this idea because it is so fresh, simple & has amazing Asian flavours which I absolutely love. It’s an easy and perfect addition to griddled meats such a Chicken & Pork plus its delicate flavour will work with all types of fish, especially Salmon as it is slightly oily which will complement the peppery taste of the leaves.
Potato Scones with Sussex leeks & red ChilliBy Justin GillamThis recipe is a real favourite in our house especially with little man, I just leave out the chillies for him. We like to have them with breakfast they work well with a good Sausage & scrambled eggs, the recipe originates from the Scottish style, I’ve just adapted by adding a egg some leeks & chilli. You could use these for lunch & dinner as well, I’m thinking pork chops, Lamb steaks, grilled garlic mushrooms, rocket salad.
Red Kurri Squash and Chickpea Korma with Minted Natural Yoghurt.By Justin GillamI really like this type of Squash it has a very deep intense colour to it when cooked, look amazing when cooked & presented in the middle of the table as sharer between friends, the fleshy inside is sweet & when cooked properly has a truly buttery texture in your mouth. Depending on the size of your Squash this recipes can work as  a sharer or an individual dish, up to you…. I get passionate about all Indian based flavours, Curry powders, Tandoori seasoning, Cumin, Coriander, Ginger Garlic etc, so that is exactly why I thought I would pimp up these squashes with a little Indian influence.