Main courses

Recipes and cooking tips for inspirational main dishes.

Marco Pierre White's rump of lamb with fresh mint sauce

Dish type: Lamb Serves: 8 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 8 hours 30 minutes Ingredients 1 Knorr Lamb or Chicken Stock cube 1tbsp olive oil 1–2tsps finely chopped fresh thyme 8...

Pappardelle with ragu

Ingredients Extra virgin olive oil 75g pancetta, diced 400g slow-roasted shoulder of pork, shredded 1 onion, finely chopped 1 carrot, finely diced 1 celery stalk, finely sliced 1 tsp dried oregano 2 garlic...

Tenderstem Broccoli and Seafood Pie

Dish type: Pie, Fish This creamy, comforting pie is wonderfully versatile, as it’s simple enough to serve as a family supper or Sunday lunch, yet impressive enough to serve as a dinner party main...

Tenderstem Broccoli, Shallot, Sweetcorn and Tarragon Butterbean Pot Pies

Dish type: Pie Individual puff pastry pies that can be made ahead, chilled and baked to order Makes 4 pies (more if you use smaller dishes for children) Preparation time 25 minutes Cooking time 20...

Adam Bennett's roast duck crown with peach, turnip and duck croustillants

A rich, enticing combination of roast duck, confit duck, sweet turnip fondants and peach in this novel dish from award-winning chef Adam Bennet – whose cuisine is described as modern British with...

Raymond Blanc's Moules mariniere

Serves 4 Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Ingredients 1.8 kg (4lb) best-quality mussels 1 onion, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 8 sprigs of fresh thyme 15g (½ oz ) unsalted...

Brown Rice and Red Lentil Balls

Dish type: Rice Serves 4 Preparation time 30 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Jez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: These super-healthy balls contain all you need to get...

Wasabi Salmon and Sesame Seed Balls

Dish type: Salmon Serves 4–6 Preparation time 30 minutes, plus freezing Cooking time 20 minutes Jez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: "Wasabi is a Japanese...

Baa Baa Balls: Lamb and Feta Meatballs

Dish type: Lamb Serves 4 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 30 minutes Jez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: "Salty feta, with full-flavoured lamb and fresh...

Spicy meatballs: Great Balls of Fire

Dish type: Beef Serves 4–6 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 35 minutes Jez Felwick, author of The Bowler’s Meatball Cookbook, said: "This is the first ball I developed, and...

Pan-Fried Salmon with Homemade Guacamole and New Potatoes

Dish type: Salmon Ready in 30 Minutes Ingredients 2 Salmon Fillets 1 Hass Avocado 350g New Potatoes 100g Baby Spinach 1 Tablespoon of Diced Red Onion 1 Red Chilli 1 Lime 2 Teaspoons of Butter...

Bedouin Chicken with Citrus Couscous and Green Beans

Dish type: Salad Ready in 25 Minutes Ingredients 150g Couscous 1 Lemon 3 Dried Apricots 2 Teaspoons of Honey 2 Chicken Breasts Half a Teaspoon of Cinnamon Half a Teaspoon of Ground Cumin 1 Tin of Chopped...

Chorizo and Halloumi Skewers with Tabbouleh Salad

Dish type: Salad Ready in 35 Minutes Ingredients 60g Chorizo Slices 250g Halloumi 150g Bulgar Wheat 150g Cherry tomatoes A Handful of Mint 1 Lemon A Handful of Parsley 1 Red Onion Two Thirds of a Vegetable...

Puy Lentil, Coconut and Goat’s Cheese Bake

Dish type: Main course Serves 4 Ingredients 125g (4oz/scant ²/³ cup) Puy lentils 100g (3½oz) butternut squash, diced 3 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves 200ml (7fl oz/generous ¾ cup)...

Spaghetti with Crab, Lemon, Chilli, Parsley and Radish Shavings

Dish type: Pasta Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 15 to 20 minutes Ingredients 500g dried spaghetti 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 4 garlic cloves, sliced 1 tsp fennel seeds...

Lamb and Sweetfire® Beetroot Burgers with Feta

Dish type: Lamb Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients 500g minced lamb 250g Sweetfire® beetroot*, finely chopped 1 egg, beaten 2 tbsp chopped mint...

Be a savvy chef with cost-saving family suppers

As well as detoxes and new exercise regimes, the excesses of Christmas see us tighten our purse strings in January. By being a savvy shopper and cook, you can make significant savings. But being on...



Follow us on



News in pictures



Suggestions