Recipes starting with Q
Quinces are high in pectin so this jelly sets easily. Sometimes I add a little rose water to make an extra fragrant Middle Eastern style jelly.
- Time: 1hr to prepare and stew the fruit. Overnight straining and then 10/15 minutes to boil.
- Complexity: easy
This thick quince paste or Membrillo as it is called in Spain, is traditionally eaten with Manchego cheese but great on any cheeseboard. It's a bit of a labour of love as it needs to be stirred constantly towards the end of the cooking and does take a bit of time. The rich deep red colour develops as it gets thicker and thicker. Quantities will vary depending on how many quinces you have. Don't try to cook too large a batch in one go!
- Time: At least1 hr to prepare and cook the fruit. Allow 2hrs to bubble and thicken on the stove
- Complexity: advanced
This recipe is inspired by Nigella who in turn was inspired by Frances Bissell. My recipe is very fruity using a high ratio of quinces instead of the Bramley cooking apples that I would use in my traditional mincemeat recipe. I keep mine in the fridge as the storing time is slightly reduced due to the high amount of fresh fruit. However it easily keeps from quince season 'til Christmas. This recipe will make about 4 kg and is best made in a mincer if you have one. If not a food processor will do, but go steady and don't over process or you will have pulpmeat.
- Time: 40 minutes
- Complexity: medium
A fresh and summery salad which is just delicious by itself or as part of a mezze style meal. Tabbouleh is usually made with bulghur wheat but quinoa makes a great change and is also gluten free.
- Time: 30 minutes
- Complexity: very easy