Main course recipes

Recipes and cooking tips for inspirational main dishes.

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  • Hoi Sin Chicken Lettuce Cups

    Hoi Sin Chicken Lettuce Cups

    These crisp, fresh parcels are popular appetisers, found on Chinese restaurant menus worldwide. They're perfect whenever you fancy a lighter…

  • Cantonese Beef & Black Bean Noodles

    Cantonese Beef & Black Bean Noodles

    Based on a traditional recipe from Southern China, the distinctive black bean flavour of this recipe evokes the bustling streets of Hong Kong. Serves…

  • Sweet and sour chicken

    Sweet and sour chicken

    This classic Chinese takeaway dish is all about the contrast of sweet and sour – and in our version it’s the sweetness of the pineapple and the…

  • Pork in black bean sauce

    Pork in black bean sauce

    Black bean sauce is made from fermented soya beans and it brings a delicious saltiness to Chinese dishes. You’ll find it at most supermarkets.…

  • Special prawn fried rice

    Special prawn fried rice

    Our fakeaway version of the takeaway classic is a meal in itself, with every mouthful packed full of juicy prawns and mushrooms. Serves: 4 Ready in…

  • Seafood Risotto

    Seafood Risotto

    You’ll find a version of Risotto ai Frutti di Mare at most Italian seaside resorts. It’s Michela’s favourite summer beach food and she eats it…

  • Chiappa family pizza

    Chiappa family pizza

    This recipe is super-simple and works really well with an outdoor pizza oven or a regular kitchen oven. Miki’s favourite toppings are mushroom and…

  • Ken Hom’s Thai green curry

    Ken Hom’s Thai green curry

    Serves: 2Ingredients 225g boneless chicken breast diced into 1inch pieces1 tsp light soy sauce1 tsp shaoxing rice wine1 tsp sesame oil1 tsp…

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