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Recipes

Fig tarts with honeyed mascarpone and toasted almonds

Fig tarts with honeyed mascarpone and toasted almonds

These tarts are a luscious combination of figs, puff pastry, mascarpone and toasted almonds – add Persian fairy floss for a fab dinner party dessert.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (4 votes)
Sumac spiced 4 hour lamb shoulder

Sumac spiced 4 hour lamb shoulder

Prepare a whole lamb feast in under an hour and let your oven do the rest. In 4 hours you'll be transplanted to the Middle East for a fragrant feast…

Created by: Jen G Level: Easy (12 votes)
Steak tartar

Steak tartar

Steak tartar is an impressive starter for any dinner party.It is quick, fresh and simple to make and will wow any meat-eating guest.…

Created by: Jen G Level: Easy (4 votes)
Fig and creme fraiche pudding

Fig and creme fraiche pudding

This winter take on an Eton Mess looks and tastes like heaven and is ready in less than 10 minutes. A winter treat perfect for any dinner party menu.…

Created by: Jen G Level: Easy (5 votes)
Devilled eggs with Welshman’s caviar

Devilled eggs with Welshman’s caviar

Classics are classics for a reason! We bring back this old school spicy egg canapé with a new twist. …

Created by: Jen G Level: Easy (4 votes)
Stir fried brussel sprouts with chestnuts, orange and parsley

Stir fried brussel sprouts with chestnuts, orange and parsley

Sprouts. Not just vile boiled bitter creatures, oh no! Follow this recipe and make them sweet, tangy, roasty toasty and so popular there'll be none left…

Created by: Jen G Level: Easy (3 votes)
Smoked eel, cockles, bacon, cider and parsley with creamy mash

Smoked eel, cockles, bacon, cider and parsley with creamy mash

Proper smart dish that would not look out of place in a high end restaurant made simple for you, and there is cider, and bacon, how can you resist?…

Created by: Jen G Level: Medium (2 votes)
Chinese style chicken and sweetcorn soup

Chinese style chicken and sweetcorn soup

One of my weaknesses is chicken and sweetcorn soup from the Chinese takeaway, so I decided to save some calories and pounds by sharing my own recipe.…

Created by: Jen G Level: Easy (2 votes)
Salmon gravadlax

Salmon gravadlax

Salmon gravadlax is a fantastic canape or starter for hassle-free entertaining. Must be made a few days in advance.…

Created by: Irena P Level: Easy (5 votes)
Banana cake with spiced rum icing

Banana cake with spiced rum icing

A moreish banana cake, served with or without this wickedly wonderful spiced rum icing. We say serve it with.…

Created by: Nathan N Level: Easy (2 votes)
Pork and clams

Pork and clams

A quick pork and clam dish that packs a lot of mediterranean flavour. This is a dinner party dish to beat…

Created by: Nathan N Level: Easy (1 vote)
Trout Gravlax

Trout Gravlax

For an impressive gluten free starter that is low on effort but high on wow-factor, try this Trout Gravlax.…

Created by: Nathan N Level: Easy (1 vote)
Raw and delicious dark chocolate

Raw and delicious dark chocolate

A quick and simple recipe for making delicious and nutritious raw dark chocolate. A perfect end to any dinner party, healthy or not!…

Created by: Sophie E Level: Easy (0 votes)
Vanilla bean crème brûlée

Vanilla bean crème brûlée

The classic French crème brûlée made with real vanilla bean seeds. Timeless and delicious. All you need is a blowtorch!…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (2 votes)
Spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams)

Spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams)

This classic Italian pasta dish gives you maximum value and flavour from your clams - a special dinner for the seafood lover in your life. …

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (2 votes)
Smoked eel, horseradish crème fraiche, mizuna and lemon dressing

Smoked eel, horseradish crème fraiche, mizuna and lemon dressing

A sophisticated starter which perfectly plays the umami of the smoked eel off against a sharp lemon dressing and the horseradish crème fraiche.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (1 vote)
Pasta with a creamy black truffle sauce

Pasta with a creamy black truffle sauce

If you are lucky enough to acquire a black truffle soon after harvest, this creamy pasta dish makes a worthy and memorable starter or main for a special dinner.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Easy (3 votes)
Pan-seared tuna steaks with salsa verde on mixed beans

Pan-seared tuna steaks with salsa verde on mixed beans

This is a stunning way to serve fresh tuna steaks to your guests at any time of year – the flavours of the salsa verde and beans complement the tuna perfectly…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (3 votes)
Vanilla bean panna cotta with caramelised white nectarines

Vanilla bean panna cotta with caramelised white nectarines

A classic vanilla-bean panna cotta, made even more special with the caramelised white nectarines – a great dinner party dessert.…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Medium (3 votes)
Raspberry coulis (sauce)

Raspberry coulis (sauce)

This tangy raspberry coulis is a fresh, colourful and flavourful sauce that complements most creamy or lemon desserts – or just pour over vanilla ice cream!…

Created by: Nikki K Level: Easy (0 votes)