California Prune Board Ambassador Peter Sidwell, is a chef, baker, TV presenter, author, and innovator of all things food related. Peter has been a chef all his working life and over the years has developed a simple, fresh and innovative way of cooking which focuses on the importance of fine ingredients and technical know-how to ensure the best results.
Peter has travelled the world cooking, talking and demonstrating his approach and explaining how and why it works so well for all manner of food offerings. Peter works both with chefs, consumers, food producers and retailers to innovate, create process or refine procurement.

Working from his new innovation centre in England’s beautiful Lake District, Peter and his team create exciting, attractive and mouth-watering new recipes with digital content, showcasing the delicious flavour and versatility of California Prunes.

Fresh and Fruity California Prunes Salad

Fresh and Fruity California Prunes SaladThis salad is super summery and perfect for a BBQ. Just remember – don’t make it too far in advance as it wants to be the freshest plate on the table. Makes: 4-6Prep Time: 10 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  3 vine tomatoes 12 cherry tomatoes 1/2 honeydew melon 1/2 galia…

No Churn California Prunes and Mint Ice Cream

No Churn California Prunes and Mint Ice CreamCalifornia Prunes can be used in combination with so many different foods, and this California Prunes and mint ice cream from our ambassador Peter Sidwell is no exception. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, why not give this delicious vegan ice cream a try? The only…

All the Flavour, Half the Fat Chocolate Cake

All the Flavour, Half the Fat Chocolate CakeLove cake but bothered by the amount of fat and sugar involved? Well, worry no more! Chef and California Prunes’ Ambassador Peter Sidwell shows you how using California Prunes to make a prune butter means that you can halve the amount of fat and reduce the sugar by…

One Pot Chicken Wonder

One Pot Chicken WonderWe all like a one pot dish, and this new recipe from Peter Sidwell is no exception: it’s easy to make, and full of great flavours. Perfect for a midweek meal for the family – and light on the washing up too! Makes: 4Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 20 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE…

Fruity Quinoa Salad with California Prunes

Fruity Quinoa Salad with California PrunesMakes: 6Prep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 10 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  100g quinoa 150ml water 1 red onion 1 apple 1 red chilli 1/2 lemon 3 spring onions 400g cooked lentils (washed) 400g chickpeas (washed) 1/2 pomegranate 150g California Prunes 2 tbsp olive oil 100g mixed seeds fresh mint  …

Korean Style BBQ Beef with Kimchi Slaw

Korean Style BBQ Beef with Kimchi SlawPeter is joined in the kitchen by his daughter, and this time they are preparing a fantastic Korean Beef dish. California Prunes add a sweetness to the BBQ sauce, which complements the tanginess of the pepper, and create a rich, velvety flavour and texture. With its fresh Kimchi slaw…

Squash and California Prunes Fonduta Risotto

Squash and California Prunes Fonduta RisottoMakes: 4-6Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 50 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  1 onion, chopped 2 tbsps olive oil Salt & black pepper to taste 1/2 bulb of fennel, chopped 1 butternut squash, chopped 3 gloves garlic, grated 150ml dry white wine 200g risotto rice 1l vegetable stock 150g California…

California Prune and Squash Gingerbread

California Prune and Squash GingerbreadMakes: 6-8Prep Time: 20 minutesCook Time: 40-45 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  250g diced butternut squash (cooked in microwave) 50g black treacle 125g golden syrup 125g light soft brown sugar 100ml semi-skimmed milk 100g butter 225g self-raising flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tbsp ground ginger 2 tsp mixed spice 2…

Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding

Self-Saucing Chocolate PuddingA luscious, luxurious chocolate pudding, created by Peter Sidwell.   Makes: 4-6Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30-35 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  220g caster sugar 150g self raising flour 50g cocoa powder, plus extra to dust 60g unsalted butter, melted 125ml milk 1 egg 150g California Prunes, chopped 250ml boiling water DIRECTIONS Preheat the…

Spicy Vegetarian Chilli with California Prunes

Spicy Vegetarian Chilli with California PrunesCalifornia Prunes’ Chef Ambassador, Peter Sidwell, has elevated the humble chilli to something truly special. Adding California Prunes to complement the spices, this rich, inviting vegetarian chilli will set your taste buds tingling with so many flavours and textures. Go on…give it a try! Makes: 4 peoplePrep Time: 20 minutesCook…