However, last year I began experimenting with other spicy food. I'd always dismissed Mexican food - unfortunately in England its very homogenised, whether you're eating at one of the many chain restaurants or cooking from a ready-made Mexican-sounding spice mix, the taste just isn't as vibrant as the packaging and branding would lead you to believe! But quite frankly it all tastes the same!
So, this time last year I took on Mexican food head on in a fiesta themed dinner party as part of "come dine with my course mates". Ever since I have been playing with spice.
This dish is one of my family's favourites!
(You should have seen them gobble these down on bonfire night!)
Although there are very few spices, they work perfectly together to give a depth of flavour! It may also seem like an odd addition but I promise you, cumin really is the star of this dish!