recipes comes from Dancer
and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally
comes from New Zealand, is now living with his
wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently
principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet.
You will be able to find out more about Martin
when his Biography page is published.
so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also
be talented in the kitchen as well but he has
agreed to share some of his recipes with us which
is great news.
5" piece fresh ginger, peeled
1/4 cup garlic cloves, peeled
6 bay leaves
6 to 8 Habanero or Scotch bonnet chiles, seeded,
2 teaspoons freshly ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons freshly ground cinnamon (approx.
1 tablespoon freshly ground allspice
2 tablespoons black peppercorns, ground
2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds, ground
1 tablespoons kosher salt
1 cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped fine
1/2 C oil (if using a blender)
1 t apricot jam or honey
the scallions, ginger, garlic, bay leaves and
chiles separately until moderately fine. (by
these ingredients and continue chopping until
in a bowl and add ground spices.
in the chopped thyme and mix well.
rub tastes best if allowed to sit for a few
hours for the flavors to meld.