Blackened Spiced Spatchcock Chicken

This recipe and image are courtesy of Tesco.com   Marinated in a medley of coffee, sugar and rich spices for a gorgeous charred effect, this spatchcock chicken is what barbecues were made for. High in protein, low in salt and suitable for gluten-free and dairy-free diets, it’s sure to go down a storm. Ingredients   1.8kg large chicken 1 tbsp olive oil 3 tsp instant coffee granules 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp allspice 2…

Pea & Asparagus Tart

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com   Ingredients FOR THE PASTRY 225g plain flour 100g unsalted butter 3 tbsp grated Parmigiano Reggiano ¼ tsp cracked black pepper FOR THE FILLING 230g asparagus, trimmed  190g fresh peas 1 bunch salad onions, chopped into thirds 1 tbsp butter 170ml pot single cream 3 Free Range Eggs 50g Gruyère cheese ½ x 25g pack fresh chives, snipped 75g bag pea shoots FOR THE DRESSING  1 tbsp…

Halloumi & Vegetable Skewers

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk These halloumi and vegetable skewers are so versatile, you could use just about any veg.  Cook them on the BBQ on sunny days, or in the oven on indoor days. Ingredients 225 g lighter halloumi, cubed 2 red peppers, deseeded and cut into bite-size pieces 8 small shallots, peeled 100 g baby button mushrooms, halved 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 60 ml olive oil 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint 1 pinch of crushed chillies Method Spear the halloumi, peppers, shallots…

Chicken, Chorizo and Bean Pasta

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Serves: 4 Ingredients 300g Wholewheat Penne (or pasta of your choice) 1 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced 120g Diced Chorizo 250g pack cherry tomatoes, halved 400g can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed 100g frozen peas, defrosted 2 tbsp chopped parsley, to serve Method 1. Cook the pasta in boiling water for 11-13 minutes until tender. Drain and return to the pan. 2. Meanwhile, heat…

Spring Spanakopita

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk. A Greek-style spanakopita with a mixture of leaves – watercress, rocket and spinach – along with goats’ cheese for extra flavour.   READY IN: 1 hours 20 minutes COOKING TIME: 60 minutes PREP TIME: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 large fennel bulb, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 x 170g bags watercress, rocket and spinach 260 g spinach 250 g ricotta 150 g hard goats’ cheese (we used St Helen’s Farm), coarsely…

Spring Vegetable Kedgeree

This image and recipe are courtesy of Lidl.co.uk Although traditionally eaten for breakfast, this vegetarian kedgeree can be enjoyed any time. Ingredients 4 large eggs 1 pack broccoli trimmed, larger florets and stalks cut in half 250 g asparagus tips trimmed 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cumin 1 pinch chilli flakes 1 onion peeled and chopped 200 ml semi-skimmed milk 100 g frozen peas 100 g baby spinach leaves 250 g basmati rice 3 spring onions trimmed and finely sliced 3 radishes trimmed and grated Method Cooking time: 40 mins Simmer the eggs in boiling…

Pork Belly with Garlic Roasties

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Preparation time:40 minutes + cooling and resting Cooking time:4 hours Total time:4 hours 40 minutes + cooling and resting Serves: 6 – 8 Ingredients 1.5-1.7kg Pork Belly Joint, unrolled, trimmed of excess fat 1 tbsp fennel seeds, roughly ground 1 tbsp chilli flakes 3 unwaxed lemons, plus wedges to serve  2 tbsp olive oil, plus 200ml for the roasties 3 large fennel bulbs, 2 cored and finely sliced…

Nut Roast

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Vegetarian Preparation time:10 minutes Cooking time:1 hour Total time:1 hour 10 minutes Serves: 4 – 6 Ingredients Knob butter, plus extra for greasing 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, grated 1 clove garlic, crushed 125g chestnut mushrooms, finely chopped 175g cooked brown rice 115g fresh brown breadcrumbs 55g almonds, finely chopped 55g brazil nuts, finely chopped 125g vegetarian Cheddar cheese, grated 2 medium eggs, beaten 1tbsp chopped fresh oregano 1 tbsp…

Goulash

  This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com. Ingredients 1tbsp olive oil 1.25kg (2lb) braising beef, diced and trimmed 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, diced 4tsp sweet smoked paprika 1-2tsp cayenne pepper 1tsp caraway seeds freshly ground black pepper 400g (13oz) can chopped tomatoes 325g (11oz), peeled sweet peppers 375g (12oz) bulgur wheat 4tbsp sour cream 1 bunch chives, chopped Method Preheat oven to Gas Mark 4, 180°C, 350°F. Heat olive oil in a…

Tagliatelle with Asparagus and Mushrooms

This image and recipe are provided courtesy of Aldi.co.uk. The asparagus adds some great texture to this cheesy tagliatelle dish – perfect for a weekday treat. Serves: 4 people Prep time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients:IngreIngrecie 400g Tagliatelle 2 x 100g packs Asparagus Tips 1 Medium Onion 150g Chestnut Mushrooms 200g Lighter Soft Cheese with Garlic and Herbs 150ml Single Cream 100ml White Wine 6g Fresh Parsley 40g Salted Butter 40g Parmigiano Reggiano…

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