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Award-winning Scots chef shares budget recipes for family meals under £6

A Glasgow-based chef is sharing recipe ideas ideal for those on a budget.

Published: February 15, 2021
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Chef David Hetherington, who is heading up the kitchen at newly opened Glasgow cafe Locker Hyndland, has started sharing budget-friendly recipes on his social media.

Using products from Aldi, the recipes from chef Hererington are ideal for families, with each meal costing under £6.

Posting on his Instagram, David wrote: "I have decided in these ever unprecedented times to come up with some nutritious, tasty and cheap meals that you can cook at home to feed your family.

"I have chosen to shop at @aldiuk and each meal will cost under £6.

"Lots of feedback is welcome, requests are welcome and send me any pictures you get of our creations.

"There will be some ingredients I will assume people will have in the cupboards, like salt and pepper, oil for cooking, but I will try to squeeze as much as I can out of our money, or show you how cheap it can be.

"And lastly try to highlight any Scottish suppliers I can get my hands on!"

The first recipe was Scottish baked egg and smoked salmon pot, which serves four and worked out at £4.18.

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Of this tasty looking recipe, David wrote: "This pot of banging good for you stuff is great served as perhaps a late breakfast or brunch. Throw in a nice toasty sourdough slice in for that little bit extra! Or hey blow a gasket and chuck in some chillies too!"

The following week the award-winning chef posted a recipe for Cauliflower Bolognese with Rigatoni, which serves four and costs £4.06.

Recent data has shown that more of us having taken to cooking from scratch during the pandemic and lockdowns.

Before his move to Locker Hyndland, which is located in Glasgow's west end and is currently offering lunch collection and afternoon tea delivery as well as delicious looking cakes and coffee, David was the head chef at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel.

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He took on this position in 2019 and created a menu based on seasonal and local produce.

David previously held the position of head chef at the Loch Lomond Arms Hotel in Luss, and in 2018 was crowned ‘Provenance Chef of the Year’ by the Scottish Food Awards and Academy.

As head chef at The Finnieston in 2017, he led the restaurant to win ‘Glasgow Restaurant of the Year’ and in 2012 he took part in BBC’s MasterChef, The Professionals.

Originally from Arrochar on the Cowal peninsula in Argyll, David is known for his eye-catching dishes with bold flavours created using locally sourced, seasonal produce.

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To find out more about David's budget recipes, follow him on Instagram.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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