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Cous Cous and Cajun Chicken Wings

This weeks recipe is a bit of a strange combination of New World cuisine, meets Old. I was quite happily making a batch of Cajun Chicken wings (with an awesome spice recipe provided by, Cooking Up The Pantry) when I thought, maybe eating 2kg’s of chicken wings isn’t the healthiest meal I could be making.  So rummaging through the pantry I found a bag of cous cous and fortunately enough ingredients in the refrigerator to make a light and tasty cous cous salad.  After whipping up a batch of both wings and cous cous, not only did I have a very happy belly, but leftovers to savour later on in the week. The only caveat is unlike many of my usual recipe’s, this one you need to give yourself 24 hours, to let the dry rub work it’s magic. So sit back, read and enjoy of old meets new, east meets west.

East meets West

East meets West



– 2kg of chicken wings
– 1 lemon
– 2 tablespoons of olive oil
– 9 tablespoons paprika
– 3 tablespoons smoked paprika
– 3 tablespoons cayenne pepper
– 6 tablespoons ground pepper
– 9 tablespoons garlic powder
– 5 tablespoons onion powder
– 6 tablespoons salt
– 6 tablespoons dried oregano
– 3 tablespoons dried thyme


– 200 grams of cous cous
– 3 cloves of garlic
– 1 small onion
– 250 ml’s of chicken stock
– Half a cucumber
– 12 cherry tomatoes
– A handful of pine nuts
– 1 handful of coriander

More fun with knifes

More fun with knifes

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Las Iguanas – Spitalfields Markets

After spending the later part of the evening, wandering the streets of London’s Eastend, following in the footsteps of Jack the Rippers haunts, we eventually ended our tour and wandered away from the scene of the crimes, to Spitalfield Market. Having walked past Las Iguanas many times, we ventured in and were pleasantly surprised with a nicely decorated, friendly ambiance of Las Iguanas, a Latin inspired restaurant, with a spin of street food for grown ups, served up to the hungry masses that had arrived at their doorsteps.

Lamb Empanada, Hot wings, chicken wings

Lamb Empanada
Hot wings
Chicken wings
Hot wings with the good sauce

Having arrived in a sizeable group and hungry we decided to order and share, so what we have here as a mixture of various dishes from across Latin America.  I do have to point out, is that the lamb empanada is definitely recommended.  The chicken wings no matter where you’re from always goes down well.

Chicken wings

Chicken wings of normalness.

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