Main course recipes

Recipes and cooking tips for inspirational main dishes.

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  • Smiley faces

    Ingredients (Makes 4) 2 Respectful eggs 1 tsp tomato ketchup 1 tsp reduced-fat mayonnaise 2 slices wholemeal bread Frilly lettuce for hair 8 flaked…

  • Basic fish stock recipe

    Ingredients (Makes about 1.5ltr/21/4pt)1kg/21/4lb fish heads, bones and trimmings2 tbsp olive oil100g/4oz white chopped vegetables (onions, leeks,…

  • Pea shoot bubble and squeak

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 carrots, peeled and cubed 2 leeks, rinsed, trimmed and chopped 1 onion, peeled and…

  • Slow-cooked pork with coleslaw

    Ingredients (Serves 15) 2 boneless pork roasts, about 1.8-2.25kg/4-5lb each 3 tbsp olive oil Soft white sandwich bread or burger buns/baps Ready-made…

  • Traditional roast turkey

    Ingredients (Serves 6) 1 x 6-7kg/13-15lb turkey, with giblets 1 onion, peeled and chopped 1 sprig of fresh thyme 1 bay leaf Sea salt and freshly…

  • Chestnut stuffing

    Ingredients (Makes about 500g/1lb 2oz) 400g/14oz fresh chestnuts (which gives 200g/7oz when peeled and cooked), or 200g/7oz vacuum-packed cooked and…

  • All the trimmings...

    Bacon rollsUse rindless back rashers – preferably smoked streaky – and allow 3-4 bacon rolls per personPreheat the oven to 200°C, 400°F, Gas…

  • Red wine gravy

    Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 2 tbsp fat from the roasting tin 4 tbsp red wine or brandy 1 tbsp flour (or more if you like a thicker gravy) 500ml/18fl oz…

  • Exotic lamb koftas with mango salad

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 500g/1lb 2oz minced lamb 1 medium Alphonso mango, skinned and chopped 1 green pepper, deseeded and finely chopped 3 spring…

  • Nick Zairn's prawn paelle

    Ingredients (Serves 6 as a main course) 450g/1lb live mussels 175ml/6fl oz dry white wine 6 tbsp good olive oil 175g/6oz chorizo sausage, cut into…

  • Baked cod uit Camambert

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 100g/4oz bacon lardons 100g/4oz button mushrooms, wiped and sliced 4 tbsp double cream 450g/1lb ready-prepared baby spinach 4…

  • Aldo Zilli's tahini-baked haddock

    Ingredients (Serves 4) 4 haddock fillets, each weighing about 275g/10oz Juice of 2 lemons 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 250ml/9fl oz tahini paste 1…

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