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Curried Chicken and Aubergine

Curry meal

CURRIED CHICKEN AND AUBERGINE The sweetness of the aubergine lends itself to this curry in a way you just can’t forget. Aubergines are a healthy addition to many curries; they are high in antioxidants and vitamins and minerals, while also being low in calories and salt- but their flavour is what makes this dish. Served […]

Velvet Crab Curry with dumplings

Velvet Crabs Since arriving in the Uk we have always made crab and dumplings (a Tobago speciality) with brown crabs. But now we have discovered velvet swimmer crabs we will be using these all the time. They are inexpensive and eco friendly (apparently they breed rapidly and the ocean is full of them). But for […]

Jamaican Hot Sauce – The Mockingbird Hotel

Hot Sauce Jamaica

The Mockingbird Hotel Jamaica – a hotel that knows about hot sauce I love this hotel ( LINK TO HOTEL) because grow their own peppers and make their own sauces and pickles. I always love to hear about places with this level of dedication to hot sauce. Mockingbird Hotel I have no connection with the […]

Ooft! at Loch Lomond Springfest

Springfest on Lock Lomond

Ooft! at Loch Lomond in early April at the Springfest. Ooft! at Loch Lomond, as part of the great culinary adventure. Chef Martin Sweeney was the host of Culinary adventures at the Lock Lomond Springfest in April LINK. This event is attracting increasing numbers of visitors due to its lovely location on the banks of Loch […]

Bermuda Breakfast – Salt Cod transformed

Bermuda Breakfast

Bermuda Breakfast or Brunch   Salted Cod is a very old Scottish tradition dating back to the Vikings. There is a great company in the Shetland Isles making the finest quality salted cod, and I urge you to try and use this truly great food.  Before fridges this kind of food was a staple in […]

Chipotle Liver and Onions

Chipotle Liver and Onions

Liver and onions cooked in Ooft! Chipotle Chipotle liver and onions a rich hearty dish for your evening meal. This lovely rich dish is much improved by adding Ooft! Chipotle Sauce while cooking. The smoky Chipotles develop the flavour. Buy Ooft! smoky Chipotle to make this recipe here Ingredients: 6 pieces lambs liver, 1 medium […]

Doubles – Trinidad Street Food

A singles dressed

Cooking Doubles, Trinidad Street Food A “doubles” is a special Trinidad street food made up of one (a singles) or two deep fried mini roti and a comfort food tasting, lightly curried, chickpea mixture. Of course being Trinidad that just the start. Add Ooft! Hot Sauce, add Tamarind sauce, add cucumber finely chopped and mixed […]

Ooft! home made hot sauce on the Table

Ooft! home made hot sauce is very pleased to announce that the wonderful Glasgow Science Centre, (link to GSC Website)  one of Scotland’s premier visitor venues attracting thousands of families annually from all over the world has chosen Ooft! Hot Sauce to grace every table in the Centre Café. Hot Sauce is growing in popularity […]

Langholm Chilli Club on the map

Langholm Chilli Club arrives with a splash in 2018! Just down the road from Ooft! a group of locals in the small pretty Borders town of Langholm got together and started a club. Now we are in Scotland the land of the golfer, the hunter, and the walker, but they chose to grow, compare, and […]

Hot Sauce recipe – Making Ooft! – Part One

hot sauce recipe

  Hot sauce recipe – Making Ooft! Hot sauce recipe – When we make Ooft! part of the process is checking each individual pepper for quality. So in the picture above carefully hand washed peppers are being checked, topped, and chopped ready for “long term aging”. The centre of the image shows the tops, sometimes […]