Main course recipes

Recipes and cooking tips for inspirational main dishes.

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  • Jack Monroe's gnocchi

    Jack Monroe's gnocchi

    Gnocchi are a cross between a dumpling and a sort of potato pasta – comforting, thick and soft. They are easy to ‘gnocch’ together from a tin…

  • Jack Monroe’s simple fish pie

    Jack Monroe’s simple fish pie

    I love a fish pie but, when time is tight and I fancy something similar, I make fish in a white sauce and serve it with a pile of fluffy mash with…

  • Beef and Guinness stew

    Beef and Guinness stew

    Serves: 4Ingredients200ml of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout400g stewing diced beef1 medium onion - diced1 large carrot - diced1 large celery - diced1…

  • Beef and Guinness pie

    Beef and Guinness pie

    Serves: 4 Ingredients 200ml of Guinness Foreign Extra Stout400g diced stewing beef100g pearl onion1 large carrot - diced100g sliced button mushrooms2…

  • Aromatic crispy duck pancakes

    Aromatic crispy duck pancakes

    Ingredients4 duck legs4 teaspoons salt6 star anise1 tablespoon Sichuan pepper corns1 teaspoon cloves2 cinnamon sticks4 spring onions4 pieces of…

  • Sichuan aubergine with Hakka rice

    Sichuan aubergine with Hakka rice

    Ingredients2 aubergines100ml chicken stock3 teaspoons chilli bean sauce2 tablespoons dark soy2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar2 tablespoons of xiaoxing…

  • Chilli beef and mushroom stir-fry

    Chilli beef and mushroom stir-fry

    Serves: 4 Ingredients 350g (12oz) rump or sirloin steak 3 tablespoons Kikkoman soy sauce Juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon sesame oil or 1 tsp toasted…

  • Pork spare ribs with star anise

    Pork spare ribs with star anise

    Ingredients 500g pork spare ribs 15000g cooking oil for deep frying 5g sliced ginger 10g spring onion cut into sections 3g salt 1006 sugar 30g red…

  • Miso and shitake broth

    Miso and shitake broth

    Serves 4IngredientsSplash olive oil4 dried shitake – add 250ml of boiling water & soak for 20 minutes1 sachet miso soup with spirulina - soaked in…

  • Chicken and chorizo casserole

    Chicken and chorizo casserole

    As the winter weather creeps in, this simple and easy chicken and chorizo casserole is the perfect recipe that'll keep you warm.Ingredients2 red…

  • Macaroni cheese

    Macaroni cheese

    Serves 4Ingredients300g macaroni30g flour30g low fat margarine600ml Alpro sweetened soya milk150g reduced fat cheddar30g Parmesan70g broccoli…

  • Proper spaghetti carbonara

    Proper spaghetti carbonara

    Ingredients250g bronze die Spaghetti3 happy eggs150g dry cured bacon or pancetta100g parmesan cheeseMethod1) Boil spaghetti until al dente2) While…

  • Butternut squash risotto

    Butternut squash risotto

    Serves 4Ingredients200g (7oz) butternut squash, diced3 tbsp olive oil1 red onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, chopped180g (6oz/scant 1 cup) brown risotto…

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