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Our Top 5 Recipes for 2022

With the pop of a bottle and a liberal sprinkle of glitter, 2022 came to an end. There’s no better time than now to take a look back at the recipes that came to life this year. Here are the top 5 recipes that you liked, saved and ate in 2022.

Our Top 5 Recipes for 2022

Think of this as the Culinary Cartel Spotify wrapped for 2022 – showcasing the recipes you raved about, saved, and cooked last year. The competition was stiff and there were some delicious contenders. The run away hit, our Crispy Parmesan Potato Stacks were the fan favourite. Picture fluted, burnished layers of crispy potato, flavoured with thyme, garlic, and butter. A modern classic that can serve as a side dish or canapé base (we loved it on NYE topped with sour cream and caviar), this recipe won’t be falling off our rotation any time soon.

Beyond that, upskilling in the kitchen was a popular trend with many of you making your own labneh and curing salmon for the first time. Read on for the recipes you loved and shared the most this year, then find these and hundreds more delicious creations over on our recipe page.

Crispy Parmesan Potato Stacks with herbs on a white plate

Crispy, buttery and flecked with herbs, these were our viral sensation in 2022. The trick to making the perfect stack is the muffin tin, which holds these scrumptious stacks together. As they nestle in the muffin tin, they gently cook in the thyme, butter, and parmesan mixture, turning deliciously crisp. Be sure to cut those potato slices nice and thin and use a floury potato thats made for roasting to get the best from this recipe. Give this recipe a go!

Candied Bacon Dates stuffed with cheese on a white plate

The combination of crispy, glazed bacon, gooey cheese and soft, sweet dates stole your hearts this year. No need to spend hours in the kitchen, this simple snack takes just minutes to prepare and can be made in advance. Simply place the uncooked, bacon wrapped dates in the fridge for up to 3-4 days before your party, and simply pop into the air fryer when guests arrive. Get cooking over on the recipe page here.

Peruvian Chicken

This recipe inspired by Peruvian roast chicken, also known as polo al a brasa, is succulent, flavourful, and very easy to make (full recipe here)! The chicken is slathered in a spiced, citrus marinade, crisped in the air fryer, and drizzled with coriander jalapeño sauce and freshly squeezed lime. The spice lacquered crispy skin contrasts perfectly with the punchy jalapeño green sauce. It’s, quite simply, the ultimate chicken. 

Labneh yoghurt cheese balls in a bowl with infused olive oil

Labneh is a thick, cheese-like spread used in Middle Eastern cuisine, made by separating yoghurt solids from whey liquid. These liquids gets released from the yoghurt when strained and left overnight in a muslin or cheesecloth. Spread it over toast or crackers, or use the infused oils as a dip with pita bread and enjoy. Make your own labneh and become a DIY kitchen god/-ess.

Citrus Gin and Tonic Salmon on latkes with herbs on a grey plate

This citrus gin and tonic salmon recipe is simple to make and can be enjoyed as a boujee starter or delicious canapé on your grazing board. Make it a budget-friendly option by using smaller pieces of salmon to feed 6-10 people as a canapé. Alternatively, wow your guests and serve it as a starter, scaling the recipe to allow for 70-90g of cured salmon per person. Try this recipe now (click here).

Serve this bright and zesty salmon alongside your favourite accompaniments. We love it on latkes with a slick of cream cheese, perched on crackers or next to a bright and simple cucumber salad.

If you give these recipes a try let us know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag your photo #theculinarycartel on Instagram so we can see what you come up with. Happy cooking! 

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