Deli Truck Paella test run

Practice run on ingredients for next Friday’s Paella Evening. We are using the Rolls Royce of Paella Rice – “Bomba” Bomba rice is twice as expense as any other Paella rice, but it does have amazing qualities – it can absorb up to three times it’s own weight in stock. Most rices absorb about 2 times.. We also used grade “A” Spanish Saffron in this test dish with free range chicken and organic pork loin. The taste is amazing – better than I though. Next Friday we will scale this dish up to our 80cm Paella pan – which is a maximum of 35 very generous main courses so you’ll have to book early.

Fresh Burger Buns for takeout feast

Started making the buns for tomorrows “Monster Burger” evening in Limpsfield. This is a milk and butter bun – which has the strength to hold our freshly minced 1/2 pound piece of ground beef (Skirt, Brisket, Chuck) – along with the cheddar cheese and bacon.

We spent two years trying to find a commercial burger bun that didn’t fall apart under the dual assault of moisture and heat. In the end we had to make our own. By adding full cream milk and butter to the recipe, the bun is crispier and stronger.

Grilled octopus from start to finish

Prepping for a seafood starter for BBQ lunch tomorrow. Can’t wait for char grilled squid, octopus and green prawn salad. I braised a whole raw octopus in a stock of onion, carrot, bay leaf, Lemons and salt. It goes into the pot looking like an alien and comes out 1 and a half hours later blushing and tender – and ready to go into a bath of olive oil, garlic and fresh chilli, which it soaks up to stay tender and moist. Tomorrow for lunch it will hit a super-hot char grill for intense flavour.

It’s Mexican Week at the Deli Truck

This week the Deli Truck delivery and take-out service is honouring the great cuisine of Mexico with a vibrant and super tasty dish. We will fill two CORN tortillas with a substantial beef and bean mixture and delectable and alluring Mexican spices. The filled Enchilada will then be slathered in Enchilada sauce, which we make ourselves, and then topped with two cheeses and grilled. 

Our Tequila Lime cheesecake topped with lime tequila cream and raspberry coulis. The biscuit base is made partly of crushed salted pretzels.

Make no mistakes this is a flavour packed robust beefy dish, so bring your appetite. We will be making a vegetarian version of this dish as well. And staying with the Mexican theme, pudding this week will be a Lime and Tequila Cheesecake topped with Raspberry Coulis and lime tequila cream. Hope you can join us… Delitruck.co.uk info@delitruck.co.uk  #streetfood #mexicanfood

The End Result
Half way through preparation
Ready for baking

Unique double pie to celebrate VE Day

For tomorrows VE Day celebations the Deli Truck delivery service has produced a unique Allied/ English pie.

Shepards Pie for the Brits (Lamb) and Cottage Pie for the Aussies, New Zealanders and Canadians (Beef). All in one container – but separate.

Just finished piping the mash and about to start delivery… One of my very elderly customers cracked me up when I told her I was creating classic English food from 40’s era. She said, “Well I hope it’s better than ones we ate during the war”.. I convinced her it was. You can see in the photo below the lighter meat is the lamb and the darker meat is the Beef. The mash used up three packets of butter. #shepherdspie #cottagepie #delitruck

“creating the two meats cottage pie

Fresh picked Wild Garlic for Pesto

Always a great time of the year in the countryside as the fields erupt with wild garlic leaves. You can pick in most places during your daily exercise. Makes an amazing pesto and I mean amazing – a much stronger garlicky flavour mixed with pecorino, pine nuts and olive oil. You just blend the leaves with all of the above. We used it to dress Salmon last night…. A revelation.

Wild Garlic Pesto being made
Wild Salmon with Wild Garlic Pesto.

Deli Truck, Harley Davidson at a brewery.

Yep it’s that time of the year again when members of the HOG (Harley Owners Group) make the pilgrimage to the Westerham Brewery in Kent to taste award winning beer and eat award winning food from the Deli Truck. We will be serving the HOG’s and any one else who wants to come along steaming rolls of Italian Porchetta with sautéed Rosemary potatoes. You don’t have to have a bike to attend and of course your more than welcome at the Deli Truck for a meal and a chat. The day gets underway at midday on the 15th of April and we will continue to serve our Porchetta until 4.00 pm.

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Deli Truck Porchetta half way through cooking

There will be some fantastic bikes on show and you can taste award winning Westerham Brewery Beer, tour their brand new brewing complex, have a bite at the Deli Truck and look at some fabo bikes – Does it get any better than that? Not in this universe…  We really look forward to seeing you.

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Harley Owners Group (HOG) rideout

Our Porchetta is cooked Old Style – using the complete Loin and Belly of Pork wrapped around fresh Italian herbs, pine nuts and sundried Tomatoes. We are pretty certain that we are only one of 3 Porchetta cooks in the UK who use the entire side of the pig as it should be done. Many other providers just use the belly of pork because it’s so much cheaper. On the Deli Truck we use the much more expensive loin and belly in one large roll, which makes the entire slice less fatty, but it also makes it more meaty.. it really is fantastic. And we source our Pork locally either directly from the farmer at Danemore Farm near Tunbridge Wells or though the famous butcher to the stars, Batchelors the Butchers in Sevenoaks.

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Deli Truck Porchetta served with sauteed potatoes

Bubbling Cauldron of Home Made Hot Chocolate

A great hit this winter has been our bubbling cauldron of hot chocolate. We were first asked to make hot chocolate for a Bonfire night party in London. And in true Deli Truck style we researched and tasted and researched some more to make the most extraordinary Hot Chocolate you could imagine. We used a mixture of 70 percent coco solids chocolate and milk chocolate from Lindt. You could stand your spoon up in this one. We have since been asked to make this for another 5 parties during the winter.

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Our hot chocolate Cauldron which keeps the contents hot and ready to serve with mini marshmallows.

Deli Truck at the Ightham Beer Festival

After the massive success of the inaugural “Old House Pub” beer festival last year, the Deli Truck will be returning this year to supply great food to the revellers and music lovers who flock to this event. It’s intentionally a small exclusive party held in a tucked away pub in the beautiful village of Ightham near Sevenoaks. This year it will be held on the 28th of May.

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Deli Truck 8oz Steak burger with double cheese, usually Emmental and smoked Gouda with double bacon.

The Deli Truck will be raising the game this year with some more substantial dishes, along with a number of old favorites.  After so many compliments last year we will be doing our famous home made 8oz pure beef, double cheese and bacon burger – again.

Now that’s a mouthful in more way than one.. and you can see how we make our burger by clicking here

This year  we will be creating more substantial full lunch dishes, so you can come and have a proper sit-down lunch while you enjoy the beer and the entertainment.

Included in our menu will be grilled fillets of sustainable Sea Bass and pollack served with Char-Grilled Mediterranean vegetables, lemon scented couscous with a home made lemon chipotle mayo.

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The Deli Truck at the Old House Pub, Ightham near Sevenoaks – all set up ready to go for 2016’s beer festival

Also on the menu will be a great Deli favourite with an Italian theme. Free range pork loin stuffed with herbs and rolled and sautéed with sage, white wine and organic tomatoes to form a rich tomato sauce. The Pork will be served with parmesan and butter polenta, pea and lettuce greens with lardon.

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Deli Truck Chilli Dog – Yum Yum

For those of you who want a slightly smaller dish we will be doing our famous Texas Chilli dog again. All ingredients for this very beefy dog are organic and the best of quality – we supply lots of different sides for our dog including bacon bits, fried onion, 3 mustards and 4 different hot sauces.

For the vegetarians we will be offering a very seasonal dish of steamed asparagus with a hollandaise sauce. This is one of the great dishes for late May early April.

So if you can make it this year to Kent’s lovely small relaxed and fun Beer Festival you can get more information by looking at the Old House Website at http://www.oldhouse.pub.

The Day starts at around 12.00 midday on the 28th of May 2017 and goes until 9.00pm. We’ll start serving food from 1.30pm until about 6.00pm. I hope you can all make it.

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Char Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce