Coconut Chilli Chicken

This image and recipe are courtesy of Waitrose.com Ingredients 2kg boneless British chicken thighs, diced  300g whole yogurt  100g desiccated coconut  120ml sunflower oil  12 green cardamom pods, seeds removed and ground  1 cinnamon stick  1 tsp ground cloves  4 shallots, thinly sliced  2 tbsp freshly grated ginger, plus extra, cut into matchsticks, to serve  2 tbsp crushed garlic  4 tsp ground turmeric  2 tsp cayenne pepper  1½ tbsp smoked paprika 2 plum tomatoes, chopped …

Cheddar Cheese and Broccoli Soup

This image and recipe are courtesy of A wonderfully warming option for lunch, this broccoli and cheese soup is delicious and healthy in equal measure.   Ingredients 190g British Medium Cheddar 25g Butter 1 Medium Onion – chopped 1 Bunch Fresh Broccoli 150g Potatoes – peeled 1 Vegetable Stock Cube 800ml Water 300ml single cream Salt and Black Pepper Method Melt the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion and sauté until soft, chop…

Apple and Sausage One Pan Roast

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com   This one-pan family meal is perfect as the season changes, and is just as delicious using vegetarian sausages. Ingredients:   6 good-quality pork sausages 1 onion, cut into wedges 1tbsp wholegrain mustard 1tbsp maple syrup 2 eating apples, sliced 4-5 sage leaves Method: Heat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Put the sausages in a roasting tin along with the onion wedges. Roast for…

Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms with Leek Mash

This image and recipe are courtesy of Tesco.com Gooey mozzarella, punchy Stilton and crunchy pine nuts are stuffed into Portobello mushrooms for a gloriously cheesy meal. Served with a creamy leek mash and roasted tomatoes, this vegetarian dish is definite comfort food.   Ingredients 1.3kg Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cut into large pieces 2 tbsp olive oil 3 shallots, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp fresh thyme leaves 2 thin slices sourdough…

Lasagne

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.com A firm family favourite. Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 250 g smoked bacon lardons 500 g extra lean British beef steak mince 100 ml red wine, optional 780 g Italian chopped tomatoes 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp Worcester sauce 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 60 g unsalted English butter 60 g British plain flour 850 ml British semi-skimmed milk 250 g egg lasagne sheet 30 g Parmigiano Reggiano, grated Method 1Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onion over a medium…

Broad Bean, Feta and Asparagus Salad

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk. This veggie salad is simple to prepare and the quantities are easy to double or triple to feed a crowd Ingredients 400 g new potatoes or Jersey Royals, halved 350 g bundle asparagus spears, trimmed 200 g podded fresh or frozen broad beans 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 3 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped 100 g Greek feta cheese, crumbled 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill Method 1Place the potatoes in a saucepan and cover with…

Kilmare Pancakes

This image and recipe are courtesy of Aldi.co.uk Smoked salmon and cream cheese add a touch of luxury to these delicious pancake rolls, although you can experiment with different fillings – whatever your family fancy!   Ingredients 100g Plain Flour 280ml Milk 2 Large Eggs Pinch of Salt ¼ tsp White Ground Pepper 12g Chopped Fresh Chives Some Olive Oil for frying 200g Smoked Salmon 70g Pack Rocket Leaves 200g Soft Plain Cheese   Method…

Juicy Watermelon, Feta and Mint salad

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   A refreshing 15-minute salad that’s full of juicy watermelon, crunchy radish and peppery watercress. Chunks of salty feta and a sprinkling of toasted pine nuts elevates this dish to salad heaven   Ingredients For the salad 650g watermelon, cut into triangles 400g radishes, thinly sliced 80g bag watercress, spinach and rocket salad 15g fresh mint, roughly chopped 150g feta 35g pine nuts, toasted For the dressing…

Ultimate Barbecue Steak Sarnie

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk Ingredients 250g pomodorino tomatoes, washed and finely chopped 4 spring onions, washed and finely sliced 1 tsp dried mixed herbs 1 red chilli, washed and finely chopped 1 tsp red wine vinegar 1 tsp caster sugar 1 tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 368g sandwich steaks 200g courgettes, cut into long thin slices 2 half ciabattas, halved lengthways 4 round lettuce leaves, washed 3 tbsp onion…

Saag Aloo Frittata

This image and recipe are courtesy of Sainsburys.co.uk   This tasty frittata is perfect to pack for a picnic or in your lunchbox. Serve it with mango chutney   Ingredients 250g potatoes, peeled and cut into 2cm dice 1 tsp turmeric 2 x 260g bags spinach 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1½ tsp cumin seeds 1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped 5 large eggs   Method Add the potatoes and…

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