QC comes into its own when used as a marinade, rub or a dip.

The basics of what you need to make either are already in its ingredients.

So whether you have made your own or just looking to add flavour or heat to a shop bought one QC will be your culinary friend.


1tbsp Fish sauce + juice of one lime and rind + 1tsp palm sugar

1tbsp Garlic + 1tsp rosemary + juice of 1 lemon

1tsp Thyme + 1tsp sweet paprika + half the juice of an orange

1tsp Pink peppercorns + juice of one lime  + 1tbsp rice wine vinegar

 1tsp Ground cumin + 1tsp garam masala + 1tsp ground coriander + 1/2tsp ground black pepper

 1tsp Ginger + 2tsp garlic + finely chopped spring onion + 1tbsp soy sauce

 2tbsp Teriyaki + 1tbsp light soy sauce + 1tbsp garlic

1tsp Dried mint + 1tsp cumin + 1tsp dried oregano + 1tsp sweet paprika + whole juice and rind of a lemon


Being oil based QC is a delicious rub on its own. Adding a selection of dried herbs will create the perfect rub too.

Here are some of our favourite rubs, all are great for chicken, fish, pork, beef or potato wedges:

Mexican rub
1tsp dried oregano, 1tsp ground cumin, 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1/4tsp salt, 1tsp onion granules, 1/2tsp dark chocolate powder

Greek (Gryos)
1tsp dried oregano, 1tsp cumin, 1tsp sweet paprika, 1/4tsp cinnamon, 1tsp dried mint, 3 cloves of garlic chopped

1tsp ground cumin, 1tsp ground coriander, 1tsp turmeric, 1tsp of garam marsala,1/2tsp of garlic powder, 1/2tsp ground ginger, add salt to taste

BBQ rub
3tbsp light brown sugar, 1/2tsp salt, 1tsp garlic granules, 1/2tsp black pepper,  1tsp paprika, 1tsp onion granules, 1tsp cumin

1 1/2 tsp paprika, 1tsp dried oregano, 1tsp ground ginger, 1tsp ground cardamom, 1tsp garlic granules, 1tsp onion granules, 1/2tsp salt, 1/2tsp ground cayenne pepper


QC on its own as a ‘dip’ can be a wee bit hot!!

Adding half a teaspoon or so to either your homemade, or any of your typical shop bought dip can lift it to dipsville city.

A great benefit of QC is that if you love a bit of spicy loveliness and your partner or friends don’t then seperate the dip and add QC to one half.

Baba Ganoush
A smoky aubergine dip

A smooth blended chickpea dip with tahini and garlic

Mashed avocado mixed with tomato, onion, and seasonings, great is you splash a bit of vinegar and chuck a spoon full of bacon bites in too

Fresh tomato and onion based salsa

Courgette yoghurt dip
Very similar to tzatziki

Feta, olive and sun-dried tomato dip
Feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and black olives are blended in this full-flavoured Greek inspired dip

Peanut satay
Peanut flavoured dip or as a great marinade for bbq meats on skewers

Minty sauce with a creamy yogurt base is a classic Indian side

Simply add your required amount of QC to a small dish of mayo and mix in. Try it with chips, crisps, nachos etc

A rich and hearty Greek potato dip. A fantastic alternative to its cousin houmous

Olive oil bread dip
Along side your balsamic vinegar and olive oil grab another bowl and try QC with olive oil as an alternative dip

Pesto Dipping Sauce
Green or red QC helps bring the gentle kick to a classic pesto

Tapenade can be made with black or green olives

Beetroot Tzatziki
Bright alliterative to cucumber tzatziki

Spice up and add flavour to your ketchup

Mint sauce
If you like a bit of extra flavour with your lamb then try some qc mixed in with your mint sauce


The kickstart to our day deserves a little time spent on it so we are set up for whatever life throws at us. Many people have never tried a slightly spiced breakfast but when they do they tend to have them more often than not. Being oil based QC compliments anything that comes out of your pan for breakfast.

Try adding some QC to the following:

• Scrambled eggs

• Beef up your baked beans

• Spread over your bacon just as it’s cooked

• Drip over a fried egg

• Run a little through your fresh or cooked tomatoes

• Add some to your mushrooms

• Spread over your black pudding for the last 30 seconds of cooking

The versatility of QC doesn’t stop with your frying pan when it comes to breakfast. 
There are many other areas of breakfast that QC fits write in, for example:

• Mix some in with your red or brown sauce

• Pop some into a savoury pancake mix

• Add a little in with your chopped avocado

 • Spread over puff pastry before cooking for a savoury bacon and cheese with a hit                                   

Please do visit our ‘Share the Quirki Love’ section if you come up with your own Quirki breakfast.

Breakfast Recipes


QC’s versatility lends itself to 1000’s of dishes from all of the cuisine genres. Whether you are a confident cook or not, in a rush or have the time on your hands to create a delightful meal, QC will be your culinary friend 🙂

Pasta, stroganoffs, vegetarian, bbq’s, seafood, curry’s, picnics, soups, stir fry’s, pizza, vegan, stews, pizza, tapas, Caribbean, roasts, salads, Mexican, omelets, bakes………

The possibilities are practically endless.

Mains Recipes


We all have our favourite ‘go ‘to’ light bite munchie so why not add some QC to yours and see what happens, don’t forget to let us know the outcome so we can share it in our ‘Share the Quirki Love’ section.

Whether you are having lunch or a post pub mash up QC is massively versatile, give a few of the following a go.

• Add to the tomato paste of your pizza

• Cheese on toast

• Fish finger sarnie

• All soups

• Potato waffles

• Egg mayonnaise

• Add to olive oil for a dip or dressing

• Coleslaw

• Mushrooms on toast

• Guacamole

• Baked camembert

• Nachos

• Dahl

• Quiche

• Cheesy chips

• Combine with olive oil to make a dressing for all salads

• Classic tomato salsa

• Tuna mayonnaise

• Bruschetta

This list could go on like Forest Gump’s running but hopefully you get the gist.


Baking is excellent fun, often unforgiving but still worth the effort.

The oil based nature of QC is perfect to bake with. 

• Flat to fat breads

• Pastry

• Muffins

• Flapjacks 

• Biscuits

• Cakes

Even chocolate loves a bit of chilli!

Baking Recipes