Celebrating Father’s Day in Yorkshire Style

Shakshuka

Here at Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium we have lots of Father’s Day gifts to choose from. We’re open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week, so why not pop in and take a look at our coffees, jams, chutneys pickles and relishes? With our bespoke hamper service, we can help you make sure dad gets a real treat this Father’s Day!

Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Beer
When it comes to Father’s Day, we don’t think you can go wrong with a nice selection of bottled beers. Here at Mr Pickles’ we have a great range of Yorkshire beer; whether you’re looking for a traditional bitter, a lip-tingling IPA or a cheek-sucking sour we can help you find the perfect beer this Father’s Day.
Recommendations
Saltaire Pride is a classic English pale bitter – its light malt base and spicy fruitiness makes it a great all rounder and is a sound choice if you’re not too sure which beer styles your dad likes. However, if you’re looking for something a bit more adventurous, try Magic Rock’s Salty Kiss. This refreshing and slightly tart gooseberry gose beer is great for anyone who hasn’t tried a sour beer before.

Sweet stuff
If your dad has a sweet tooth then take a look at our chocolates, biscuits and cakes. We have lovely, sticky Yorkshire Brack from Bootham’s of Whitby, beautifully wrapped biscuits from Cartwright & Butler and chunky cookies from Grandma Wild’s.
Recommendations
We think our Lottie Shaw’s Parkin is the best we’ve ever tasted and we think it should be enjoyed all year round – not just on Bonfire Night! If dad likes to experiment with different flavour combinations then our Choc Affair chocolate bars will see you right. With flavours such as Orange & Geranium, Lime & Sea Salt and Raspberry & Rose you’re bound to find something he hasn’t tried before.

Gin & Other Spirits
From Sheffield’s own Sir Robin of Locksley gin to Masons Yorkshire Tea gin, we have a great range of the classic spirit in store. Make sure you take a look at our range of Sloemotion liqueurs too – made with hedgerow fruits, they have a great natural and homemade taste to them.
Recommendations
Made in Sheffield, Sir Robin of Locksley, is a true sipping gin and can be enjoyed on its own, with a little ice. Alternatively Masons Yorkshire Tea gin is great for something a bit different – the tea is added to the botanicals so it adds quite a sophisticated and subtle flavour.

Cheese
As well as the traditional Wensleydale and cheddar, we have a surprisingly varied range of cheese here at Mr Pickles’ Yorkshire Food Emporium. We have blues ranging in strength from soft and creamy to bold and strong, two different brie style cheeses, a selection of soft and hard goats’ cheese and a couple of ewes’ cheese.
Recommendations
Our Vintage Cheddar is the strongest cheddar we stock and it’s a real favourite with our customers. It makes a great addition to any cheeseboard but is also good for cooking – where a little really does go a long way. If you want to try something different, we recommend our Mrs Bell’s Blue. It’s quite mild but has a lovely complex blue flavour thanks to the use of ewe’s milk which contrasts with the saltiness of the cheese.

Steak
We can’t imagine many dads would pass up the chance to indulge on a tasty steak and, as we buy in the full cow, we always have a good selection available. From sirloin and fillet to tenderloin and flank, you’ll find something for all tastes and budgets. Just pop in and ask a member of the team for advice on picking the perfect steak this Father’s Day.
Recommendations
Of all the premium steaks, rib-eye is probably our favourite. The meat is lovely and tender, and there’s lots of flavour thanks to the layers of fat running through the meat. We also have to recommend the Pope’s Eye. Located near the rump, this steak is very rarely seen, which is a shame as it’s both delicious and tender and bound to impress!

Father’s Day Breakfast 
Whether you choose to treat your dad to bacon and eggs, smoked salmon and fizz or a healthy selection of museli, fruit and yoghurt, we’re sure he’ll appreciate every mouthful! But why not try something a bit different this year? Shakshuka is a hearty, but healthy, Middle Eastern dish made with tomato, peppers and eggs. We like to add a little chorizo too – the chunks are perfect for dipping into the gooey egg yolks. If you want to keep the dish vegetarian, just skip the chorizo and include a teaspoon of paprika when you add the spices.

Shakshuka with Chorizo
1 tbsp rapeseed oil
1/2 medium onion, peeled and finely sliced
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 medium red pepper, sliced
2 400g tins of tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato puree
100g Lishman’s of Ilkley chorizo
1 tsp mild chill powder
1 tsp cumin
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Pinch of sugar
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
4-6 eggs
Handful of fresh coriander, chopped

Serves 4

1) Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat and sauté the onion and pepper for about 10 minutes or until soft.

2) Add the chorizo and the garlic and continue to sauté for a minute or so, taking care not to burn the garlic.

3) Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, spices and sugar and mix into the onions and garlic.

4) Allow the mixture to cook for around 10 minutes, until it starts to reduce.

5) Season with salt and pepper and taste to see if you’d like too add any more cayenne or chilli powder.

6) Using a spoon, form slight wells in the mixture. You’ll need one for each egg.

7) Crack the eggs into the wells, cover the pan and allow everything to cook for 10-15 minutes or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.

8) Divide the dish out onto plates, ensuring that everyone has at least one full egg and serve with warm crusty bread and a sprinkling of fresh coriander.

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