Starters

Recipes, cooking tips and ideas for fabulous first courses

Brioche buns recipe

Makes 14 Preparation time: 30 minutes using the mixer, 45 minutes by handResting time: 2h minutes minimum Baking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 240g plain strong flour 25g caster sugar 5g...

Mixed grain salad with blueberries and maple roasted baby carrots and new potatoes

Serves: 4Preparation time: 20 minutesCook time: 30-40 minutes IngredientsMaple roasted vegetables 150g (5oz) pack baby carrots with green tops, scrubbed400g (14oz) baby Anya potatoes, scrubbed1 teaspoon fennel seeds4 teaspoons pumpkin...

Quinoa, thyme and beetroot soup

Serves: 4Ingredients½ packet of pearl and black Express Quinoa from Quinola1 tbsp olive oil1 small onion, chopped1 clove garlic, crushed1 tsp fresh thyme leaves2 bay leaves½ tsp ground cuminSplash of...

Thai Mussel broth

Serves: 4Preparation time: 5 minutesCooking time: 6-8 minutes Ingredients2 tbsp fragrant Thai paste by Sainsbury's400ml tin reduced fat coconut milk2 red chillies, deseeded and choppedZest and juice of 2 limes...

Jack Monroe's love soup

There are many different recipes entitled love soup – I’ve seen some rich chicken soup recipes, some with heady garlic and some deep red tomato soup ones. By chance, the...

Gluten-free seeded feta fattoush

Howard Middleton, contestant on the Great British Bake Off, has shared his favourite gluten-free lunch recipe with us at Newburn Bakehouse. A toasted seeded sandwich thin adds delectable crunch to...

Gluten-free cauliflower pakoras

These irresistible morsels make a great canapé, but they are also very good alongside or before a curry. Eat them with your fingers, as soon as they’re cool enough to...

Mrs Crimble's gluten-free smoked salmon and cream cheese pancakes

Makes: 12 pancakesPreparation time: 8 minutesCooking time: 1-2 minutes per pancakeIngredientsMrs Crimble's Pancake Mix400 ml (3/4 pint) milk2 eggsA little butter or sunflower oil200 g (8oz) soft cream cheese300g (10...

Miso and shitake broth

Serves 4IngredientsSplash olive oil4 dried shitake – add 250ml of boiling water & soak for 20 minutes1 sachet miso soup with spirulina - soaked in 500ml boiling water1 cloves garlic1...

Roast pepper, thyme and Davidstow cheese bread

Preparation time: 25 mins + proving timeCooking time: 50-55 minsMakes an 8 roll loafFor the bread: 500g strong white bread flour1 tsp ‘quick’ dried yeast1 ½ tsp salt1 tsp caster...

Asparagus, black olive, goats curd, crispy seeds and nuts from Gordon Ramsay's Maze restaurant

Serves 4 Ingredients20 Medium asparagus spears500g Pitted black olives500g Goat’s cheese100mls Double cream50g Pine nuts50g Sunflower seeds50g Pumpkin seeds50g Nibbed almonds1 GrapefruitOlive oil Salt and pepper Cooking asparagus 1. Take...

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...

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...

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...

Love oysters with restaurateur Mark Hix's recipe for romance

The oyster may just be the most evocative culinary symbol of passion. Named as one of the top aphrodisiacs, what better – or finer – way to start your Valentine's...

Mark Hix's Seashore salad

Dish type: salad, starterServes 4Ingredients150–200g cockles or surf clams, cleaned150–200g mussels, cleaned50ml white wine4 medium scallops, shelled and cleanedA couple of handfuls of sea vegetables, such as small leaves of...

Chilled Cucumber & Horseradish Gazpacho with Lymington Crab Salad & Pickled White Radish

With the New Year comes the seasonally special flavour of locally landed crab. With a fusion of the delicate white meat and heady flavoursome horseradish, this refreshing dish from Matt...



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