Lightmeals

  • 21 Marcello Tully's Spiced Squash Soup
    Dish type: SoupA beautiful autumn soup from Marcello Tully, you can impress your guests by serving this dish in a glass to show off its layers. Serves 8 Cooking time:...

  • 22 Pea and cream cheese stuffed mushrooms
    Serves 4Preparation and cooking time: 30 minutesIngredients:• 8 large flat mushrooms• 2 tbsp butter• 1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped• 350g frozen peas• 350g garlic and herb cream cheese...

  • 23 Roasted tomato basil soup
    Ingredients• 1.5kg ripe plum tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise• 60ml plus 30ml good olive oil• 1 tbsp salt• 1 1/2 tsps freshly ground black pepper• 2 chopped yellow onions• 6...

  • 24 Vine-ripened tomato stuffed with couscous salad
    Serves 4-6Preparation & Cooking time: 20-25 minutesIngredientsFor the Filling:• 1 garlic clove• 300g couscous• 5 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil• A sprig of fresh thyme• 1/2 stock cube• 8 asparagus spears...

  • 25 Brie, tomato and cranberry tart
    Serves 6-8Preparation time: 20 minutes, plus chilling time Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes Ingredients• 175g/6oz plain flour • 75g/3oz lightly salted butter• 250g jar cranberry sauce• small handful fresh...

  • 26 Tomato, asparagus and ricotta tart
    Preparation time - 10-15 minsServes 4-6Ingredients• 10 spears of asparagus• 375g ready-rolled puff pastry• 250g ricotta cheese• 2 large eggs, lightly beaten• 50g Parmesan cheese, grated• 2 cloves of garlic...

  • 27 Potato, Chickpea and Spinach Soup
    Serves 4Ingredients:50g (2oz)butter softened1 onion, chopped2 garlic cloves, crushed1.2 litres (2 pints) vegetable stock400g (14oz) potatoes, peeled and diced300g (10oz) baby spinach400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed200g (7oz) half fat...

  • 28 A Warm Radish, Halloumi, Potato and Cherry Tomato Salad with a Mustard and Dill Dressing – served with ham
    Serves: 2Preparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesIngredients:100g new potatoes, sliced75g mixed radishes, cut in half50g cherry tomatoes cut in half½ tbsp olive oil100g Halloumi slicedA slice or two of...

  • 29 Steamed Mackerel, Spring Onion & Crème Baked Jackets
    Serves: 2Preparation & cooking time: 7 minutesIngredients: 2 pre-oven-backed Jacket potatoes110g tin of steamed mackerel fillets 3 spring onions, sliced100g half fat crème fraiche1 tsp lemon juice1tbsp olive oil1 tsp...

  • 30 Superfood Cheshire Salad
    Dish type: SaladThis colourful, tasty salad is packed with nutritious ingredients to help keep you healthy. Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 4 minutes Calories per serving 261...

  • 31 Stilton, Asparagus and Cherry Tomato Tagliatelle
    Dish type: Pasta This easy recipe is perfect for a quick lunch or supper dish. Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 20 minutes Calories per serving 516 Fat...

  • 32 Blue Shell Mussels in Thai Coconut Sweet Chilli Sauce
    Serves 4Cooking Time: 10 minutesIngredients:4 tablespoons olive oil1 onion, peeled and sliced4 Thai shallots, peeled and roughly chopped2 12cm (5 inch) stalks lemon grass, 1 small chilli, deseed and chopped½...

  • 33 Cornish crab soup with parsley croutons
    Dish type: FishServes: 4 Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 20-25 minutes + 45-50 minutes for the stockA rich and intensely flavoured soup with the taste of the seaside. Made from...

  • 34 Nathan Outlaw's Crab, "Classic Cheddar" and Chive Spanish Style Omelette
    Dish type: FishPreparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 10 minutesServes: 2 Ingredients: 4 tbsp rapeseed oil1 medium onion, finely chopped200g waxy potatoes, peeled and finely sliced or grated6 large free...

  • 35 Griddled courgette, broad bean, feta and mint salad
    Dish type: SaladPreparation time: 10 minutesCooking time: 10 minutes Serves: 4 Ingredients1 (130g) bag Italian style leaves4 small courgettes15ml/1 tbsp olive oil225g/8oz podded broad beans fresh or frozen150g/5oz feta cheese...

  • 36 The perfect cream tea
    Dish type: BakingServes 4Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 12-15 minutesIngredientsScones350g/12 oz self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting50g/2 oz caster sugar65g/2 ½ oz chilled butter, diced1 egg, beaten150ml/ ¼ pint semi...

  • 37 Mackerel Marinated in Lime and Coconut with Sweet Potato Wedges
    Dish type: FishGreat value and super healthy, mackerel is delicious marinated and barbequed then served with sweet potato wedges and the aromatic, tasty sauce. Serves: 4 Preparation Time: 20 mins...

  • 38 Seafood Brochettes with White Wine Hollandaise
    Dish type: FishSimply grilled seafood with an extravagant buttery sauce is a perfect combination. Hollandaise may be a little more challenging for the novice cook but well worth the effort...

  • 39 Salmon and Asparagus Stroganoff
    Dish type: FishServes 4Prep time: 10 minutesCook time: 25 minutes Ingredients:240g Tilda Basmati & Wild rice1 tbsp olive oil500g salmon fillet, cubed200g button mushrooms125g asparagus tips, cut into 3cm pieces...

  • 40 Trout and Ginger Salad
    Dish type: FishFresh griddled trout and smoked trout are delicious on their own. Put them together, add a ginger dressing and you have a sensational first course or light main...



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