6 adventurous recipes you already have the skills to cook

Turns out that with very little effort at all you can make all kinds of exotic-sounding dishes based on the skills you already have. Go on, push the boat out (a little)Follow your usual chilli recipe, using lamb mince instead of beef for greater authenticity, and leaving out the kidney beans. While the meat sauce is cooking, slice a couple of aubergines thinly, toss in olive oil and bake in a hot oven for 20-30 minutes until soft and browned with golden edges. Layer the sauce with the aubergine slices, finishing with a layer of meat. Top with white sauce whisked together with 1 egg and 250g ricotta cheese, then bake in a medium oven for 30-40 minutes.