Jay’s Din Dins

Collected Recipes and Notes

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Meat Char Siu Bao

Chinese barbeque pork buns steamed, light and fluffy

Meat Char Siu Roast Pork

Chinese barbeque pork

Meat Spicy Cheese Buldak

Super-spicy Korean chicken tempered with loads of cheese and fresh spring onions.

Meat Chinese Battered Chicken for Sweet and Sour

Classic cornflour and egg batter

Meat Chinese BBQ Ribs

Easy one dish oven baked ribs

Meat Chinese Meatballs

Lightly spiced meatballs with a hoisin based sauce

Meat Crispy Chinese Battered Meat

A crispy batter for chinese meat dishes

Meat Crispy Chinese Chicken Wings

Chinese inspired crispy oven baked wings

Meat Spicy General Tso’s Chicken

Classic takeaway spicy chicken

Meat Honey Sesame Chicken Wings

Classic takeaway fried wings

Meat Jiaozi/Gyoza/Potstickers

Luvverly dumplings. Steam ’em, fry ’em, stick ’em in a soup.

Meat Mongolian Beef

Stir fried beef with a sweet sticky sauce

Meat Orange Chicken

Meat Sticky Thai Orange Peanut Chicken

Orange peanut sticy chicken thighs

Meat Sweet Indonesian Fried Chicken

Using sweet Indonesian soy sauce - kecap manis


Vegetarian/Vegan American Pancakes

Fluffy breakfast treat

Vegetarian/Vegan Crumpets

English breakfast classic

Vegetarian/Vegan English Pancakes

English pancakes for pancake day

Vegetarian/Vegan Waffle Batter

Best served with fried chicken and maple syrup

Vegetarian/Vegan Yorkshire Pudding

Essential crispy accompaniment to any roast dinner

Bread & Pastry

Vegetarian/Vegan Burger Buns

Simple buns for burgers, hotdogs or sandwiches

Vegetarian/Vegan Camp Bread/Bannock

Simple bread for outdoor cooking

Vegetarian/Vegan Cheese and Herb Scones

Savoury scones. Eat warm

Vegetarian/Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

Big, fluffy, soft & delicious.

Vegetarian/Vegan No Knead White Bread

Crusty, quick and easy

Vegetarian/Vegan Flour Tortillas

Unleavened mexican flatbread

Vegetarian/Vegan Focaccia

Italian tray baked bread with rosemary and sea salt

Vegetarian/Vegan Hokkaido Milk Bread Rolls

Amazing fluffy slightly sweet rolls. Great for pulled pork.

Vegetarian/Vegan Lembas Bread

Tolkien inspired

Vegetarian/Vegan Naan Bread

Leavened tandoori baked or tawa-fried flatbread found in many cultures

Vegetarian/Vegan Naan Bread - No yeast

No Yeast for tawa/stovetop

Vegetarian/Vegan Plain/Fruit Scones

Vegetarian/Vegan Potato Bread Rolls

Potato rolls ideal for burger buns

Vegetarian/Vegan Soft Pretzel Twists

Perfect snack bread with mustard or cheese dip

Vegetarian/Vegan Tear and Share Doughballs

Great party snack

Vegetarian/Vegan Texas Roadhouse Rolls

Simple dinner roll

Confectionery & Desserts

Vegetarian/Vegan Banana Bread

Simple quick sweet bread

Vegetarian/Vegan Banana Bread (no butter)

Dairy free version

Vegetarian/Vegan Bonfire Toffee

Yorkshire Autumn treat

Vegetarian/Vegan Bread Pudding

Simple but indulgent

Vegetarian/Vegan Brownies

Squidgy and gooey

Vegetarian/Vegan Candied Almonds

Spanish almond brittle

Vegetarian/Vegan Carrot Cake

Vegetarian/Vegan Cinnamon Chips

Vegetarian/Vegan Easy Chocolate Cake

Vegetarian/Vegan Fairy Cakes

Simple cakes for kids

Vegetarian/Vegan Florentines

Mum’s recipe

Vegetarian/Vegan Gingerbread Biscuits

Vegetarian/Vegan Gingerbread Loaf

Vegetarian/Vegan Honeycomb Candy

Also called cinder toffee or Crunchie guts

Vegetarian/Vegan Nanna’s Parkin

Yorkshire cake for bonfire night. My Nanna’s recipe

Vegetarian/Vegan Orange Marmalade

Simple orange marmalade without pectin

Vegetarian/Vegan Peppermint Creams

Vegetarian/Vegan Simple Yeast Doughnuts

Vegetarian/Vegan Spice Glazed Pineapple

Ideal for barbeques

Vegetarian/Vegan Sugar Cookie Dough


Vegetarian/Vegan Iced Coffee

Vegetarian/Vegan Lemon Iced Tea

Vegetarian/Vegan Mums Mulled Wine

My Mum’s recipe


Meat Pork Schnitzel

Meat Spaghetti Bolognese

Simple weeknight staple

Meat Steak and Pepper Sauce - Reverse Sear


Meat Beer Battered Fish

Meat Moqueca

Brazilian Fish Stew

Meat Smoked Mackerel Pate

Gorgeous smoky pate best served with toast points

Meat Tuna Patties

Easy weeknight fish cakes


Meat Fondue Accompaniments

Vegetarian/Vegan Cheddar and Cider Cheese Fondue

Cider based simple cheese fondue

Vegetarian/Vegan Classic Cheese Fondue

Vegetarian/Vegan Wineless Cheese Fondue

Alcohol-free version using chicken stock

Fritters & Dumplings

Meat Bacon, Cheese and Onion Pierogi

Polish dumpling for cold winter nights

Meat Beef Pierogies

Polish dumpling

Vegetarian/Vegan Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Vegetarian/Vegan Corn Fritters

Southern US accompaniment

Vegetarian/Vegan Spicy Onion Bhaji


Vegetarian/Vegan Spicy Bombay Aloo

Spiced potatoes

Meat Spicy Chicken Balti

Vegetarian/Vegan Chicken Bhuna

30 min onion based flavourful curry

Meat Spicy Chicken Dhansak

Aromatic chicken lentil curry

Meat Spicy Chicken Pulao with Cardamom, Cloves and Basmati Rice

Chicken on the bone rice dish with cardamom

Vegetarian/Vegan Dehli Potato Pancakes with Indian Spiced Sour Cream

Crispy lightly spiced indian hash browns

Meat Spicy Lamb Rogan Josh

Yoghurt marinaded lamb in a rich tomato curry

Vegetarian/Vegan Masala Sauce for Chicken Tikka Masala

Rich tomato masala

Vegetarian/Vegan Red Lentil Dahl

Quick and easy flavourful vegan and gluten-free curry dish

Meat Spicy Tandoori Chicken Tikka

Yoghurt marinated chicken ideal for a kebab or a Tikka Masala


Meat Spicy Barbacoa Beef - Slow Cooker

Sweet and smokey beef. Perfect for fajitas.

Meat Spicy Beef Birria - Slow Cooker

Best tacos ever

Meat Carnitas - Slow Cooker

Slow cooker version of classic Mexican pork carnitas

Meat Spicy Chilli con carne

Meat Enchiladas

Simple Mexican enchiladas

Meat Shredded Chipotle Chicken Tinga

Slow cooked shredded chicken for tacos or burritos

Vegetarian/Vegan Vege Chili

Vegan/Vegetarian, warm and filling

Middle Eastern

Meat Chicken Shawarma and Garlic Sauce

Rotisserie of oven baked for great chicken kebabs

Meat Doner Kebab

Classic Turkish kebab to make at home

Meat Kirby Koftas

Kofta kebabs. Great for barbeques.


Meat Cooking temperatures

Meat Cups to grams conversions

Meat Flour mixes

Meat Freezer Guide

Meat Oven temperature conversions

Meat Spice blends

Pasta Rice & Noodles

Vegetarian/Vegan Arroz Blanco Con Ajo - Garlic Rice

Vegetarian/Vegan Coconut Lemon Rice

Vegetarian/Vegan Egg Fried Rice

Vegetarian/Vegan Fresh Egg Pasta

Meat Lasagne

Family recipe

Meat Parmesan Chicken with Lemon Garlic Pasta

Vegetarian/Vegan Ramen Noodles

Homemade ramen

Vegetarian/Vegan Stove-Top Macaroni & Cheese

Pasties & Pies

Meat Chicken and Chorizo Empanadas

Spanish pasties

Meat Chicken & Leek Pie

Also works well with leftover turkey

Meat Cottage Pie

Simple and hearty comfort food

Meat Tuna Empanadas

Spanish pasties


Vegetarian/Vegan Foolproof Pan Pizza

Vegetarian/Vegan Napoletana Pizza Dough

Simple pizza dough

Vegetarian/Vegan New York Style Pizza Sauce

Cooked tomato sauce

Vegetarian/Vegan Overnight Pizza Dough - Poolish

Best homemade pizza dough ever

Vegetarian/Vegan Pizza Dough – Stand Mixer


Meat 6-Hour Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder

Fall-apart tender roast pork

Meat Perfect Roast Beef

The best roast beef you’ve ever eaten

Meat Pot-Roast Beef with French Onion Gravy

Meat Roast Turkey - Dry Brine

Best Christmas turkey ever

Meat Slow Roast Chicken

Rosemary, lemon and garlic oven roast chicken

Meat Slow Roast Lamb

Beautiful marinated fall-apart lamb served with lemon, garlic and mint gremolata

Meat Special Baked Ham

Christmas ham family recipe

Meat Sweet & Sticky Baked Chicken Drumsticks


Vegetarian/Vegan Apple, Celery, and Walnut Salad

Simple Waldorf

Vegetarian/Vegan Classic Coleslaw

Vegetarian/Vegan Creamy Summer Pasta Salad

Meat Greek Salad & Oregano Lemon chicken

Vegetarian/Vegan Vinaigrette Coleslaw (no dairy)

Vegetarian/Vegan Quick pickled onion and cucumber

Sauces & Seasonings

Vegetarian/Vegan BBQ rub

Vegetarian/Vegan Bread Sauce

Vegetarian/Vegan Chinese Five Spice Powder

Vegetarian/Vegan Classic Barbecue Sauce

Vegetarian/Vegan Easy Curry Paste

A quick basic curry paste

Vegetarian/Vegan Curry Paste with whole spices

A little more effort, a lot more flavour

Vegetarian/Vegan Fajita seasoning

Vegetarian/Vegan Fresh Salsa

Vegetarian/Vegan Garam Masala

Indian for hot spice mixture

Vegetarian/Vegan Guacamole

Vegetarian/Vegan Mint Raita

Vegetarian/Vegan Potsticker Dipping Sauce

Vegetarian/Vegan Roux/white sauce

White sauce base for cheese, bechamel or veloute

Vegetarian/Vegan Sweet & Sour Sauce


Vegetarian/Vegan Hash Browns

Vegetarian/Vegan Carrots & Parsnips with Cinnamon and Orange

Festive crispy sweet side dish

Meat Sage and Apple Stuffing

Meat Sausage, Sage & Onion Stuffing

Vegetarian/Vegan Spiced Red Cabbage

Vegetarian/Vegan Spring greens with lemon dressing


Vegetarian/Vegan Carrot, Coriander & Lemon Soup

Meat Chicken & Cheese Tortellini Soup

The Soup from r/cooking

Meat Chicken & Sweetcorn Egg Drop Soup

Meat Spicy Hot and Sour Thai Soup - Tom Yum Goong

Meat Simple Ramen Soup

Southern US

Meat Fried Chicken

Two alternative spice mixes

Meat Jambalaya

Just like maman used to make. Replaces Andioulle with Chorizo because I can’t get it in the UK.

Meat Beef Jerky

Simple smokey jerky using the dehydrator

Meat Pulled Pork - Slow Cooker

Great pulled pork in the slow cooker


Meat Beef Stew with Suet Dumplings

Meat Great Sausage Casserole

Warning winter casserole. Best served with mashed potato

Meat Winter Chicken Stew

Simple, quick and hearty


Vegetarian/Vegan Spicy Recipe template


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