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…

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…

Sloppy Joe Pizza Breads

Ingredients 500g lean mince from Thomas Johnston 350g jar tomato and chilli pasta sauce, or any tomato based pasta sauce you like 1 baguette 2 x 125g balls mozzarella, drained and torn small handful basil, torn Method Heat a large frying pan and crumble in the mince. Fry over a high heat for 8 mins until…

Lemon & Oregano Chicken Traybake

Ingredients 500g new potato, thinly sliced 2 tbsp olive oil 6-8 Thomas Johnston chicken thighs, skin on 8 shallots 100g bacon lardon 1 lemon, sliced into wedges 5 oregano sprigs 100ml white wine (see tip below) 200ml chicken stock Method Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the potatoes into a large shallow roasting tin, drizzle with 1 tbsp of…

Lean Lamb Hot Pot

Ingredients For the filling 700g well-trimmed lamb leg meat (or leg steaks) 2 tsp sunflower oil 2 medium onions, peeled and thinly sliced 5 medium carrots, peeled and thickly sliced (about 300g prepared weight) 3 tbsp plain flour 600ml lamb stock, made with 1 lamb stock cube 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves or ½ tsp…

Chinese Chicken Curry

Ingredients 4 skinless Thomas Johnston chicken breasts, cut into chunks (or use thighs or drumsticks) 2 tsp cornflour 1 onion, diced 2 tbsp rapeseed oil 1 garlic clove, crushed 2 tsp curry powder 1 tsp turmeric ½ tsp ground ginger pinch sugar 400ml chicken stock 1 tsp soy sauce handful frozen peas rice to serve OR PURCHASE DELICIOUS PRE-MADE CHINESE CURRY SAUCE…

Beef Tacos

Ingredients 1 onion 1 red pepper 1 green pepper olive oil 2 cloves of garlic 1 pinch of paprika 1½ teaspoons cumin 500g of quality Thomas Johnston minced beef 250 ml organic beef stock 12 corn taco shells SALSA 2 ripe tomatoes 1 spring onion 3 sprigs of fresh coriander ½ a lime GUACAMOLE 2…

Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients 400g of Thomas Johnston beef rump steak, trimmed 1 tbsp butter 1 tbsp olive oil 300g small button mushroom 400g pappardelle pasta 3 shallots, finely chopped 1 tbsp plain flour 300ml beef stock 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp tomato purée 3 tbsp crème fraîche ½ x 20g pack flat-leaf parsley, chopped Method Freeze the beef for…

Chicken Korma

Ingredients 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped thumb-sized piece ginger, roughly chopped 4 tbsp korma paste 4 skinless, boneless Thomas Johnston chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 50g ground almonds, plus extra to serve (optional) 4 tbsp sultanas 400ml chicken stock ¼ tsp golden caster sugar 150g pot 0% fat Greek yogurt small bunch coriander,…

Chicken Satay Salad

1 tbsp tamari / soy sauce 1 tsp medium curry powder ¼ tsp ground cumin 1 garlic clove, finely grated 1 tsp clear honey 2 Thomas Johnston skinless chicken breast fillets (or use turkey breast) 1 tbsp crunchy peanut butter 1 tbsp sweet chilli sauce 1 tbsp lime juice a little sunflower oil, for wiping the pan 2…

BBQ Sauce

1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 400g can chopped tomato 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 85g brown sugar 3 tbsp malt vinegar 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1 tbsp tomato purée Heat oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Cook over a gentle heat 4-5 mins, until softened. Add remaining ingredients, season and mix. Bring to…

Sticky slow-roast belly of pork

1.3kg piece pork belly, boned, rind left on and scored (make sure to ask us to do this) 2 tsp sunflower oil 1 tsp white peppercorns, crushed 3 large onions, sliced 2-3 tbsp clear honey 2 tsp ground cumin 1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped   Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Lay the pork, skin-side up, on…