Spiced Mackerel w/ horseradish potatoes

Ingredients: 4 whole mackerel, gutted with heads removed 100g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature 1 tsp cayenne pepper 1 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika 1 tbsp golden caster sugar ½ tsp English mustard Tabasco – a few drops depending on your taste 2 tsp red wine vinegar FOR THE POTATOES 500g…

Salmon and spinach rosti bake

Ingredients: 2 medium waxy potatoes, such as Desiree, unpeeled 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 large onion, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 225g bag baby leaf spinach 600g salmon, tilapia or trout fillets, skinned, boned and halved lengthways 284ml double cream 1 small lemon, zest finely grated Handful of chopped fresh dill…

Indian style quinoa

Ingredients: 200g quinoa 1 red onion, chopped 1 tbsp sunflower oil 2.5cm piece fresh ginger, finely chopped 1 heaped tsp turmeric 1 heaped tsp ground coriander 420ml water 1 decent sized bunch fresh coriander, chopped 110g frozen peas Couple of handfuls cashews Method: Put the quinoa into a fine mesh sieve and rinse it well,…

River Cottage Shepherd’s pie

Ingredients: 1kg leftover roast lamb, coarsely chopped or you can use cubed lamb, roasted, cooled and coarsely chopped 1 tbsp olive oil 2 onions, chopped Any juices or gravy left over, or concentrated lamb stock 1 small glass of red wine 1-2 tbsp tomato ketchup 1-2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Up to 1kg creamy mashed potato…

Cheddar, leek and mushroom tortilla

Ingredients: 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 medium potatoes, cut into small dice 1 leek, trimmed, washed and sliced 250g mushrooms, sliced 6 large eggs Handful of fresh chives 150g mature Cheddar, diced Method: Heat the oil in a medium, deep, non-stick frying pan over a medium heat. Add the potato and cook, stirring, for 5…

Crispy skinned mackerel w/ Asian dressing

Ingredients: 1 mug of basmati rice Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 4 x 170g mackerel, skin on, butterflied and pin-boned 1 lemon 1 spring onion, trimmed and finely sliced Small handful fresh coriander, leaves picked and chopped Couple of sprigs of fresh mint, leaves picked 1 fresh red chilli, finely sliced For the…

Rack of lamb w/ olive and herb crust

Ingredients: 2 French-trimmed racks of lamb 1 tbsp olive oil 15g butter 100ml red wine 1 fresh rosemary sprig 2 tsp red currant jelly For the olive herb crust: Handful fresh parsley, roughly chopped Leaves of 3 fresh thyme sprigs Leaves of 2 fresh rosemary sprigs, chopped 50g fine white breadcrumbs 4 pitted black olives,…

Lasagne

Ingredients: Lasagna sheets Parmesan, grated Meat Ragu: 50g butter 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 100g pancetta cubes, unsmoked 500g pork mince 500g veal mince (can also use beef but not the lean variety or venison) 100g chicken livers, chopped 1 large carrot, finely diced 1 medium onion, finely diced 2 stalks of celery, finely…

Chicken w/ morels

Ingredients: For the chicken: 1 tbsp Unsalted butter 4 Chicken breasts, free range, skin off (approx 180g each) Sea salt 30g Dried morels soaked in 250ml of water overnight 250g Button mushrooms, washed and quartered 120ml Dry sherry 100ml Morel juice, passed through a fine sieve or muslin, to remove any sand 400ml Double cream…

Aubergine, pine nut and raisin pasta

Ingredients: 4-5 tbsp olive oil 1 medium red onion, finely sliced 2 garlic cloves, finely sliced 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes Handful oregano or marjoram, roughly chopped 2 medium aubergines, diced into 1 inch cubes 50g raisins 4 large tomatoes , chopped 2 tsp tomato purée 2 tbsp baby capers, rinsed, drained and roughly…

Haddock w/ spicy beans and chorizo

Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion , chopped small rosemary sprig, leaves finely chopped 25g chorizo, chopped (more if you like) 2 fat garlic cloves , crushed 700g passata 410g can cannellini beans in water, drained 200g shredded green cabbage pinch sugar 4 skinless Haddock fillets (large chunky fillets) Method: Heat the oil in…

Spicy pepper and tomato soup

Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil , plus extra to serve 2 onions , finely sliced 1 carrot , finely chopped 3 red peppers , roughly chopped 3 garlic cloves , sliced 1 red chilli , sliced 400g can chopped tomatoes 850ml vegetable stock 4 tbsp Greek-style yogurt 1/2 cucumber, halved, deseeded, coarsely grated and squeezed…