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Beef Wellington with Madeira Gravy

Ingredients 1kg centre fillet of beef from Thomas Johnston, trimmed (the timings below work perfectly for a fillet of roughly 10cm in diameter) olive oil 2 knobs of unsalted butter 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic 600g mixed mushrooms 100g free-range chicken livers (cleaned), from Thomas Johnston 1 tablespoon … Continued

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Make your own Mulled Wine

Ingredients 1 lemon 2 oranges 8 cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 4cm (1.5in) piece ginger, peeled and sliced 60g (2½oz) light brown sugar 60ml (2 1/2fl oz) ruby port 75cl bottle full-bodied red wine For the garnish 1/2 orange, sliced into half moons ½ lemon, sliced into half moons 6-8 cinnamon sticks Method Remove the zest … Continued

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Roast Beef Appetisers

Ingredients 100g/4oz cooked Thomas Johnston roast beef, cut into thin slices 8 crumpets 30ml/2tbsp prepared houmous or aubergine dip Fresh dill leaves, to garnish Method Stack the crumpets in groups of two and using a small 3.5cm/1.5inch plain round cutter cut three circles out from each crumpet. Transfer to a preheated, moderate grill and lightly … Continued

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Mary Berry’s Christmas chutney

Ingredients 900g tomato 3 red peppers, 1 large aubergine and 1 green pepper (total weight of about 900g/2lb) 700g onion, peeled and fairly finely chopped, by hand or in a food processor 4 fat cloves garlic, crushed 350g granulated sugar 300ml / ½ pint white wine vinegar or distilled malt vinegar 1 tbsp salt 1 tbsp coriander seeds, crushed … Continued

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Roast potatoes, parsnips & carrots

Ingredients 1.2 kg potatoes 6 parsnips 6 carrots 1 bulb of garlic 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary olive oil Method Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6. Peel the vegetables, halving any larger ones lengthways. Break the garlic bulb into cloves, leaving them unpeeled, and bash them slightly with the palm of your hand. Pick the … Continued

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One-Pan Baked Brunch

Ingredients 1 egg 2 Thomas Johnston pork sausages (pre-cooked and thinly sliced) 4 ripe tomatoes (halved) 6 unpeeled potatoes (chopped/sliced) 50g grated cheddar cheese 1 tbsp tomato puree ½ tsp chilli powder (optional) Olive oil Salt and pepper Fresh parsley roughly chopped to garnish Method Preheat oven to 220˚C Part-boil potatoes for 5-10 mins until … Continued

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Moroccan chicken with sweet potato mash

Ingredients 1kg sweet potatoes, cubed 2 tsp ras-el-hanout, or a mix of ground cinnamon and cumin 4 skinless, boneless Thomas Johnston chicken breasts 2 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 1 fat garlic clove, crushed 200ml chicken stock 2 tsp clear honey juice ½ lemon handful green olives, pitted or whole 20g pack coriander, leaves chopped Method Boil the … Continued

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Madras Style Roast Lamb

Ingredients 900g-1.3kg/2-3lb lean half lamb leg joint or half shoulder Salt and freshly milled black pepper 75ml/5tbsp prepared Madras curry paste, or similar 90ml/6tbsp natural yogurt 45ml/3tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves To Cook Medium: 25 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 25 minutes To Cook Well Done: 30 minutes per 450g/1lb plus 30 minutes Method Preheat the oven to … Continued

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Lamb and Broccoli Bake

Ingredients 1kg/2.2lb cooked roast lamb, cubed 375g/12oz broccoli, cut into florets or small pieces, or any vegetable mix 25g/1oz butter 25g/1oz plain flour 600ml/1pint milk Salt and freshly milled black pepper Pinch ground nutmeg 15ml/1tbsp sunflower oil 1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped 75g/3oz fresh or dried breadcrumbs 30ml/2tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley 30ml/2tbsp … Continued

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Minty Lamb Chops with Cheesy Sauté Potatoes

Ingredients 8 lean Thomas Johnston lamb cutlets or loin chops Salt and freshly milled black pepper 675g/1½lb waxy potatoes, cut into large chunks, skin on 1 large fresh rosemary sprig 60ml/4tbsp mint jelly, stirred well 10ml/2tsp sunflower oil 50g/2oz mature Cheddar cheese, grated 15ml/1tbsp freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley Method Preheat the grill to medium. Boil … Continued

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