The perfect oven chips

INGREDIENTSServes 4-6  1kg floury potatoes, such as Maris Piper or King Edward 60ml vegetable oil 5 sprigs rosemary, leaves chopped 1 teaspoon Pure Sea Salt Black pepper The key to the perfectly crisp oven chip is to save the seasoning until the end of cooking. This...

Jin Môr has won a bronze award!

''Classic nose with citrus freshness on the palate, softness to the mouthfeel with sweetness of ginger spices. The finish is surprisingly complex with sweet spice reappearing. " 2021 IWSC judges -- We are so happy to have been awarded a bronze medal in this year's...

Chargrilled courgettes, whipped feta and coriander chutney

INGREDIENTSServes 4 as a side or part of a bbq 6 large courgettes, sliced lengthwise into thick strips 150ml extra virgin olive oil Pure Sea Salt Black pepper For the whipped feta 200g feta 200g thick Greek yogurt 50ml extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, zest and juice...

BBQ mackerel with quick pickled cucumbers and charred lemon salad

INGREDIENTSServes 4 For the fish 4 mackerel fillets, skin on, boned 2 tablespoons oak smoked water 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed Pure sea salt Cracked black pepper   For the cucumber 1 medium cucumber, cut lengthways with water...

Leek and potato galette with hazelnut pastry

INGREDIENTSSERVES 6   For the pastry 50g hazelnuts, toasted 125g wholemeal spelt flour 125g plain flour 125 cold butter, cubed Pure sea salt in a finer flake 2 tbsp very cold water For the filling 200g Pembrokeshire Earlies, or new potatoes2 tbsp olive oil 1 large...

Smoky ginger cakes

INGREDIENTSMAKES 12    75g unsalted butter 100g dark muscovado sugar 150g black treacle 2 large eggs, beaten 4 tbsp Welsh whiskey (we like Aber Falls) 2 tsp vanilla extract 180g self raising flour 2 tsp ground ginger 2 tsp Pure Sea Salt Smoked Over Oak 140g...

Asparagus on toast with soft boiled eggs + herbs

INGREDIENTSServes 1 1 handful of asparagus spears 1 organic or free-range egg A thick slice of good bread Half a clove of garlic Pure Sea Salt or Pure Sea Salt with Roasted Garlic Freshly ground black pepper Extra virgin olive oil Halen Môn salted butter A small...

Perfect picnic sausage rolls

INGREDIENTSMAKES 8 (or 16 bite-size)    500g free range / organic pork sausage meat 1 large apple, peeled and grated 1 tsp Halen Môn smoky dijon mustard 1 tsp garam masala 2 sprigs of sage, leaves chopped Pure sea salt Black pepper 320g ready made puff pastry 1...

Anna Jones’ green olive Welsh cakes

INGREDIENTSMAKES 12 LITTLE WELSH CAKES 1 tablespoon olive oil a small leek, washed, or a bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced 200g plain or white spelt flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g cold unsalted butter or vegan butter, cubed 50g...

Towpath’s ricotta gnudi

INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 500g / 1b 2oz ricotta 170g / 6oz Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve 2 eggs, lightly beaten 5 tablespoons fine breadcrumbs 2 pinches of freshly gratednutmeg plain flour, for dusting 250g / 9oz unsalted butter bunch of sage, picked salt and...

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Anna Jones’ green olive Welsh cakes

Anna Jones’ green olive Welsh cakes

INGREDIENTSMAKES 12 LITTLE WELSH CAKES 1 tablespoon olive oil a small leek, washed, or a bunch of spring onions, thinly sliced 200g plain or white spelt flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 100g cold unsalted butter or vegan butter, cubed 50g...

Towpath’s ricotta gnudi

Towpath’s ricotta gnudi

INGREDIENTS SERVES 4 500g / 1b 2oz ricotta 170g / 6oz Parmesan, grated, plus extra to serve 2 eggs, lightly beaten 5 tablespoons fine breadcrumbs 2 pinches of freshly gratednutmeg plain flour, for dusting 250g / 9oz unsalted butter bunch of sage, picked salt and...

Nena Foster’s fermented three cornered leek

Nena Foster’s fermented three cornered leek

INGREDIENTSMakes 1 x 2L jar 250-300g three-cornered leek, bottoms trimmed and washed 3 fresh bay leaves 1.25 litre salt brine, 5% (1.25 litre water and 63g Pure Sea Salt) Cabbage leaf/fermentation weight Nena Foster is a food writer who specialises in all things...

Six Beauty Spots to visit on Ynys Môn/ the island of Anglesey

Six Beauty Spots to visit on Ynys Môn/ the island of Anglesey

We started making sea salt because we love Ynys Môn, and wanted to find a way to make a living here. We feel incredibly lucky to call the island, and this particular Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, our home. There is an abundance of beauty to be discovered, but...

A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

A Panad with… chef Chris Roberts (AKA Flamebaster)

Chris Roberts, AKA ‘Flamebaster’, has taken Wales (and beyond) by storm with his passion and knowledge for food, provenance and cooking outdoors. Known for filming recipes in outstandingly beautiful locations around North Wales, over serious flames, his love of...

Traditional Welsh honey buns

Traditional Welsh honey buns

INGREDIENTSMAKES TWO TRAY FULLS 100g unsalted butter 300ml whole milk 600g strong white flour 100g caster sugar 2 x 7g fast active dry yeast 1 teaspoon Halen Môn in a finer flake 1 free-range egg For the filling: 150g softened unsalted butter 150g soft brown sugar  //...

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

A panad with…comedian Kiri Pritchard Mclean

As well as being one of our favourite comedians – you’ll recognise her from everything from Have I Got News For You to The News Quiz - Kiri Pritchard Mclean is known for being passionate about her home island of Ynys Môn, and for supporting independent Welsh...

Sweet lacy pancakes

Sweet lacy pancakes

INGREDIENTSMakes about 18 130g plain flour ¼ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon active dried yeast ¼ teaspoon Pure Sea Salt in a Finer Flake 1 tablespoon caster sugar 2 eggs 180ml whole milk 100ml water 20g butter, for frying Salted...

An Anglesey gimlet

An Anglesey gimlet

INGREDIENTSServes 1 25g caster sugar 3 limes, juiced 1 shot of Jin Môr Ice     This classic 19th century cocktail offers a sharp citrus hit, with the slight hint of saltiness from the Jin Môr coming to the party. Add a few drops of bitters and this is known...

Salted caramel + apple crumble cake

Salted caramel + apple crumble cake

INGREDIENTS SERVES 6-8 For the cake 75g unsalted butter, plus extra for greasing 2 tablespoons Halen Môn Salted Caramel Spread 150g plain flour ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 85g soft light brown sugar ¼ teaspoon...

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