Main courses

Recipes and cooking tips for inspirational main dishes.

  • 21 Summer salads with a citrus twist
    The heatwave is in full swing, the sun is shining and it's time to pack your suitcase and jet off to a beautiful beach where you can lie back in your bikini and dip your toes into the sparkling...

  • 22 Beetroot, walnut and grapefruit salad with goat's cheese
    Sweet, earthy beetroot and tangy goats’ cheese are a classic combination. Buttery baby leaf spinach, fiery rocket and spicy watercress help cut through the goat’s cheese and highlight the sweetness...

  • 23 Moroccan sweet potato and prawn salad
    Quick and easy to make and full of flavour. This dish will be sure to impress. Baby leaves such as spinach, red chard and little gem are sweet and tender, making them a great background to the smokiness...

  • 24 Delicious recipes from Gordon Ramsay's restaurants
    Victoria Beckham has often been seen dining in Gordon Ramsay's restaurants over the years. When the Beckham family relocated to London recently from LA, one of the fashion designer's first culinary...

  • 25 Assiette of Pyrenean lamb with spring vegetables and thyme jus from Petrus
    Serves 4 This is a great seasonal dish bursting with spring flavours. Ask your butcher to prepare the lamb for you according to the recipe below. Also ask him to give you the bones to make the sauce....

  • 26 Gwyneth Paltrow's lamb tagine with squash and chickpeas
    Serves 4-6 Preparation time 15 minutes, plus marinating and resting Cooking time 2 ½ hrs Ingredients • 100g/4oz coriander leaves, plus 2 tbsp roughly chopped for serving • 6 cloves...

  • 27 Luke Thomas's rib of Welsh beef with peppercorn sauce
    Ingredients 4 8oz ribeye steaks Sea salt and freshly ground pepper 3 tbsp olive oil Small bunch of thyme 1/2 head of garlic 1 shallot, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 tbsp green jar peppercorns 50ml...

  • 28 Yotam Ottolenghi's artichoke and pearled spelt salad
    Dish type: Salad Serves 4 Ingredients 3 large globe artichokes 4 medium lemons, juiced (150ml) 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs fresh thyme 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced 125ml white wine 60ml olive...

  • 29 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...

  • 30 Marco Pierre White's lamb shanks stockpot
    Dish type: Lamb Serves: 8 Preparation time: 20 Cooking time: 180 Ingredients 8 small or 4 large (350g) lamb shanks 1 Knorr Chicken Stock Pot 2-3 tbsp tomato paste 30ml dark soy sauce or reduced salt...

  • 31 Marco Pierre White's indulgent herbed lamb chops
    Dish type: Lamb Serves: 4 Preparation time: 15 Cooking time: 15 Ingredients 1 Knorr Lamb Stock Cube 1tbsp olive oil 8 lamb chops 4–6tsps Dijon mustard, for coating 15g pack fresh chives,...

  • 32 Tuna with white beans and artichokes
    Ingredients 4 x 180g tuna steaks 300g cooked cannellini beans 10 cherry tomatoes, halved 4 marinated artichoke hearts, sliced 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 tbsp chopped chives 1 tsp chopped rosemary extra...

  • 33 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...

  • 34 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...

  • 35 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...

  • 36 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...

  • 37 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...

  • 38 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...

  • 39 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...

  • 40 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...



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