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.

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…

Granola Bites with California Prunes

Granola Bites with California PrunesMakes: 32 piecesPrep Time: 10 minutesCook Time: 35-40 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  200g margarine 400g porridge oats 50g pumpkins seeds 20g chia seeds 30g sunflower seeds 70g walnuts 5 tbsp honey 150g caster sugar 100g California Prunes 1/2 lemon DIRECTIONS Preheat your oven to 160°C and line a baking tin with…

California Prune, Fennel Seed and Sage Sausage Rolls

California Prune, Fennel Seed and Sage Sausage RollsMakes: 12 Prep Time: 15-20 minutesCook Time: 15 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  250g packet of puff pastry 500g Cumberland sausages 150g chopped California Prunes 1 peeled and finely diced apple 4 sage leaves 1/2 nutmeg, grated 1 large egg, lightly whisked 1tsp fennel seedsDIRECTIONS Cut the block of…

California Prunes and Peanut Butter Traybake

California Prunes and Peanut Butter TraybakeMakes: 12 slicesPrep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 15-20 minutesEMAILPRINT PIN SHARE INGREDIENTS  125g California Prunes 125g butter 150g dark brown sugar 4 eggs 125g peanut butter 250g plain flour 30ml espresso 12 whole California Prunes DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 170°C In a food processor, blend the California Prunes and…