Bacon, Gruyere And Mushroom Melt

4 Smoked back bacon rashers 4 Slices thickly cut crusty white bread 5ml (1tsp) Olive oil Knob of butter 1 Large mushroom, thickly sliced 2 Cloves garlic, crushed 100g (4oz) Gruyere or Emmental type cheese, grated Preheat the grill. Place the rashers under grill and cook for 3-4 minutes until lightly cooked. Heat the oil…

Parmesan spring chicken

1 egg white 5 tbsp finely grated parmesan 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 400g new potato, cut into small cubes 140g frozen pea good handful baby spinach leaves 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tsp olive oil Heat grill to medium and line the grill pan with foil. Beat the egg white on a plate with a little…

Sausages with sticky onion gravy

400g 14oz award winning pork link sausages 1 batch Basic sticky onions (see recipe underneath) 1 tbsp plain flour 1 sprig thyme, leaves picked 400ml beef stock Splash Worcestershire sauce Basic sticky onions 50g butter 12 medium onion 1 tsp sugar Fry sausages for 15 mins or until browned, then remove from pan and keep warm. Heat onions in same…

Best roast leg of lamb

2 kg leg of lamb 1 bulb of garlic ½ a bunch of fresh rosemary 1.5 kg potatoes 1 lemon olive oil Mint Sauce 1 bunch of fresh mint 1 teaspoon sugar 3 tablespoons wine vinegar Remove the lamb from the fridge 1 hour before you want to cook it, to let it come up…

Sausages with oregano, mushrooms & olives

450g of diamond award winning pork links 1 tsp sunflower oil 2 tsp dried oregano 2 garlic cloves, sliced 400g can chopped or cherry tomato 200ml beef stock 100g pitted black olives in brine 500g pack mushroom, thickly sliced Using kitchen scissors, snip the sausages into small pieces. Heat a large pan and fry the pieces in the oil for…

Chilli Con Carne

1 tbsp oil 1 large onion 1 red pepper 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 heaped tsp hot chilli powder (or 1 level tbsp if you only have mild) 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp ground cumin 500g lean minced beef 1 beef stock cube 400g can chopped tomatoes ½ tsp dried marjoram 1 tsp sugar 2 tbsp tomato purée…

Beef & beer pie

1 onion, chopped 1 small celery stick, chopped 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 700g beef shin, featherblade or stewing steak, cut into large chunks 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 beef stock cubes 2 sprigs thyme 540ml can dark ale or beer For the pastry 500g plain flour, plus a little extra 250g vegetarian suet 1 egg, beaten a few pinches…

Chicken Milanese with Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS 2 cloves of garlic ½ a bunch of fresh basil olive oil 1 x 400 g tin of plum tomatoes 2 x 150 g skinless free-range chicken breasts 100 g plain flour 2 large free-range eggs 100 g breadcrumbs 30 g Parmesan cheese 150 g dried spaghetti METHOD Peel and finely slice the garlic.…

Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya

1 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts, chopped 1 onion , diced 1 red pepper, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 75g chorizo, sliced 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning 250g long grain rice 400g can plum tomato 350ml chicken stock Heat the oil in a large frying pan with a lid and brown the chicken for 5-8 mins until golden. Remove…

Lamb Biryani

400g lamb neck, cut into small cubes 4 garlic cloves, grated 1 tbsp finely grated ginger 1 tbsp sunflower oil 1 large onion, chopped 1 tbsp cumin seeds 1 tbsp nigella seeds 1 tbsp Madras spice paste 200g basmati rice, rinsed well 8 curry leaves 400ml good-quality lamb or chicken stock 100g paneer, chopped 200g spinach, cooked and water…

Moroccan Chicken One-Pot

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, 1 roughly chopped, 1 sliced 100g tomato 100g ginger, roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp each ground cumin, coriander and cinnamon 1 large butternut squash, deseeded and cut into big chunks 600ml chicken stock 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 100g dried cherry…