Main Meal Recipes
Stunning Simplicity on a Plate
Awesome Chilli Con Carne
It’s translated directly as “chiles with meat" The recipe has had many different looks over the years but the main ingredients will likely be chilies peppers and minced beef.
Beef & Peanut Burger
This is all about a tantalising marriage of textures. Peanuts will complete and enrich the flavour of your juicy minced beef. Add the richness of peanuts, the sharpness of gerkins and you’ll definitely amaze your family and friends.
Corned Beef Pie
This Pie may have an old-fashioned thrifty feel, but it’s ideal for a family supper, and very easy to prepare. Use good-quality tinned corned beef for the best flavour and choose a reasonably waxy potato variety such as Desiree, that will hold its shape in the pie, giving a good texture.
This quintessential French dish is an essential to get through the winter. The finished stew is filled with tender chunks of beef and mushroom, along with pearl onions and carrots and a deeply rich red-wine base. Bourguignon refers to Burgundy, France’s famed wine region.
Fillet of Beef with Apricot & Potato Cake
It's a perfect dinner party dish. Fillet steaks served on top of soft fruity potato cakes and topped with a wonderful chanterelle mushroom and red wine sauce.
Fillet of Beef with Fondant Potatoes, Shitake Mushrooms and Brandy Sauce
Impressive supper for two, ideal for special occasions. Fillet steak with a mushroom and Armagnac sauce on a bed of sliced potatoes
Steak with Tarragon Dressing & Oven Chips
Make a flavour-packed sauce to drizzle over a tender cut of premium fillet steak using shallot – a sweeter and more delicate type of onion – plus fresh tarragon and tomatoes
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Sweet and Sour combines the elements of taste; sweet, sour, salty, bitter and the umami or savoury flavour. Although we think of sweet and sour chicken coming from China it is thought it probably originated in the China towns of the USA, where Chinese dishes were altered to cater for the western palette
Chicken & Chorizo Jambalaya
This hearty chicken and chorizo jambalaya is easy to make and ideal for a family dinner. A delicious jumble of Spanish sausage, chicken, tomato and rice. Jambalaya also makes a great lunch the next day
Spanish Chicken & Chorizo
If ever there was a flavour pairing made in heaven it was chicken and chorizo. The just-right spiciness of Spanish chorizo adds a vibrant kick to chicken dishes, helping to bring out the subtle smoky flavour of a perfectly cooked chicken.
Best Coq au Vin
It has wonderful complex flavours and tastes like pure comfort food. Each step gives such satisfaction, from the browning bits of fragrant pancetta to the softness of the chicken and the fruity aroma of the wine.
Mint, Lemon & Apricot Chicken
Such gorgeous flavours with the slightly salty preserved lemon; the sumac spice with its hint of lemon; the freshness of the mint; the sweetness of the apricots and red onions; the tender spiced chicken.
Spanish Chicken Bake
Using chicken breasts, you can take another boring chicken dinner and turn in up a notch like this recipe for Spanish Chicken Bake. The powerful flavours of paprika and chorizo give the chicken a lovely Spanish twist.
Chilli chicken is a popular Indo-Chinese dish of chicken of Hakka Chinese heritage. In India, this may include a variety of dry chicken preparations. Though boneless chicken is used in this dish, some people also use bone-in chicken too. The South Asian contributions of this dish are in the spices used, while the Hakka contributions include the sweet and savoury flavours along with the Chinese cooking techniques used in its preparation.
Lemon Chicken Skewers, Herb Potatoes and Apple Slaw
These skewers are light and tender. Serve with a contrasting shredded fennel, cabbage & apple slaw and new potatoes with parsley, mint and chives
Sweet Chilli Chicken
Sweet Chilli Chicken is an incredibly easy Chinese-style chicken dish which will be ready to serve in 20 mins. But you will need to marinade the chicken for 2 hours before hand
Fillet of Lamb with Courgettes Provencal & Pommes Boulangere
A roasted fillet of lamb is the perfect showstopper, especially when it comes to dinner parties. The sweet courgettes and impressive tasty pommes boulangere just add to the flavour experience
Spicy Lamb Meatballs
Spicy lamb meatballs make a change from the usual beef that is a little more common. This deliciously fragranced recipe includes plenty of flavoursome ingredients to give the meatballs a Middle Eastern flavour.
Pork Burger with Spicy Apple Chutney & Slaw
This homemade pork burger is perfectly juicy and succulent. This burger is topped with an apple chutney for a tangy and sweet burger that’s full of flavour. Easy to make and the burgers can be cooked on the oven hob or on the grill.