• Sesame crisp Thai crab cakes

    Ingredients 300g fresh white cooked crab meat 3 tbsp fish sauce 5 kaffir lime leaves 5 tbsp chopped coriander 1 diced shallot 1 clove crushed garlic 1 lime juiced 1 egg whisked Coating: 2 eggs whisked 100g breadcrumbs 100g sesame seeds Flour to dust Method Combine all ingredients Form into 2 inch balls and roll in flour and then egg wash Finally roll in breadcrumb and sesame mix Shape into cakes and deep fry for 2 minutes, removing when crisp Serve with a squeeze of fresh

  • Annabel Karmel's Spanish omelette

    Ingredients 100g small new potatoes 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped 1 courgette, diced or grated 2 tomatoes, skinned, de-seeded and roughly chopped 4 eggs 1 tbsp milk 2 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese Salt and freshly ground black pepper Method • Bring a lightly salted saucepan of water to the boil, add the new potatoes, reduce the pan to a simmer and cook the potatoes for about 12 minutes, until tender. • Drain, leave to cool and then cut into slices. • Heat the oil in an 18-20 cm non-stick frying pan. Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the chopped courgette and sauté

  • Annabel Karmel's sushi rolls

    Makes 1 portion Ingredients 1 x 80 g tin (or ½ x 160g tin) tuna in sunflower oil 2 tbsp mayonnaise 1 and a half tbsp tomato ketchup 2 drops of Tabasco or to taste 2 slices white bread, crusts removed 2 in length of cucumber cut into strips 2 in length of carrot, coarsely grated Method • Using a rolling pin, flatten the bread until about 5 mm / 1/8 in thick. • Mix the tuna together with one tablespoon of the mayonnaise and the tomato ketchup. • Spread the remaining mayonnaise over the bread and then spoon the tuna about a quarter of an inch from the edge of

  • Annabel Karmel's oriental plum chicken wraps

    Makes 12 pieces Ingredients 4 tbsp mayonnaise 1 tbsp plum sauce 1 cooked chicken breast, sliced Quarter small cucumber, thinly sliced into strips 4 spring onions, sliced into strips 4 tortilla wraps Method • Mix the mayonnaise and plum sauce together. • Spread a little mayonnaise mixture along one side of a wrap. • Top with chicken, spring onion and cucumber. • Roll up, and then slice into three pieces on the diagonal. • Wrap in cling film. Annabel Karmel Lunchboxes (Ebury Press) £6.99 eburypublishing.co.uk and