PERi-Mac & Cheese, and warm chocolate puddings are just some of the new dishes Nando’s has just added onto its menu.
Just as the temperatures have plummeted outside, and it begins to look a lot more like Christmas as the days go on, Nando’s has decided to add a handful of new winter-warming dishes to its menu this week, and they’re now available to get stuck right into.
The South African-founded Portuguese-inspired chain is, of course, known for its chicken and legendary spice lineup, but foodies equally love it for its wide range of side dishes and desserts too.
And it’s those accompanying sides that the restaurant’s focussed on this time around.
Arriving on the menu this week, and now available to order at the over 460 Nando’s branches right across the UK, is a couple of new savoury sides – including the brand-new ‘PERi-Mac & Cheese’, which is made up of cheesy macaroni with a crunchy, garlicky, PERi-PERi spiced crumb topping, and the ”Leafy Green Salad’, which is doused in a sweet and herby vinegar dressing with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and topped with toasted PERi-PERi seeds for that little bit of crunch.
For those with a sweet tooth, and looking to warm up on winter nights, there’s the also-new ‘Warm Chocolate Pud’.
This indulgent new dessert is a soft and fluffy sponge with a chocolate fondant centre, and served with vanilla ice cream and a sweet orange curd that’s even got a hint of chilli.
The traditional Portuguese classic ‘Pastel de Nata’ has also made a winter comeback, but this time, with a brand-new “custardy, flaky, buttery” recipe.
Also making a comeback for a limited-time only, after Nando’s fans went wild for it the last time it was here, is the ‘Smoky Churrasco’ spice, which is a Portuguese garlic BBQ spice, and classed as ‘Hot’ on the PERi-ometer.
It’s made with zesty lemon, garlic, and herbs with notes of smoked paprika, tomato, and PERi-PERi.
PERi-Mac & Cheese, warm chocolate puddings, and more are now on the lineup / Credit: Nando’s
There’s also the brand-new ‘Garlic Churrasco Burger’ too, which is made up of two flame-grilled chicken thighs, pink pickled onions, mixed salad leaves, and all-new churrasco PERinaise between two slices of garlic bread.
You’ll probably want to head to your nearest Nando’s and get ordering now before they disappear off the menu.
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The Failsworth pizzeria with queues of delivery drivers and mac and cheese pizza
There are a lot of contenders vying for the title of the best pizza in Greater Manchester – but judging by the endless stream of delivery drivers traipsing up to Failsworth, Corner Slice might be up there…
This little pizzeria has carved out a niche for itself serving Detroit-style pizzas, and though some have attempted the same, no one comes close to this quality.
These deep-dish rectangular pizzas are made with a lighter, spongier dough than the sort of chewy Neapolitan you see a lot of these days.
They’re baked in a dish so that the edges crisp up perfectly, and with toppings and cheese spread right to the edges, you get a lot of bang for your buck.
Corner Slice has just raised the bar again with its menu of creative toppings, including – and brace yourself here – mac and cheese pizza.
The Lord Lane local clearly looked at its normal thick-based pizzas and went ‘hmm, no, not enough carb. Add pasta’.
The result is their oozy, gooey mac and cheese pizza called Mr Mac – a béchamel base with macaroni, smoked mozzarella, a cheese blend, and a pesto crumb. Oh lordy.
Corner Slice’s Mr Mac pizza dipped in fermented hot sauceThe cheese pull on that…Pasta on pizza
Other menu highlights include the Red Wing (nduja, jalapeños, pepperoni and hot honey) and Sunrise (Korean BBQ cauliflower, gochujang mayo, kimchi onions and pickled cucumber) – the former leaving you with streaks of bright red chilli honey up your arms, the latter so packed with flavour that you find yourself staring down at your slice in amazement after each bite.
And if you just can’t decide, you can always go half-and-half on your pizza topping.
It’s not just about the pizzas either.
Half-and-half Detroit-style pizza at Corner SliceParmesan waffle fries and buffalo chicken
Corner Slice also has incredible sides, like Korean BBQ popcorn chicken, parmesan waffle fries, and garlic dough rolls with rotating flavours.
There are dips too, made on-site, like the fermented hot sauce that’s probably most closely related to Buffalo sauce (but infinitely more interesting) and BBQ ranch.
The whole time we’re there (which is midday on a Friday) there’s a constant stream of delivery drivers coming to collect orders. The phone never stops ringing.
At one point, they take an order that’s fit to feed an entire American football team.
It looks like the future is bright for Corner Slice. And thank god – we’re already lusting after those crusts.
Corner Slice in FailsworthA spread of pizzas and sides at Corner Slice in Failsworth