Moroccan Lamb Tagine

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

I like to make my tagines a little richer than is traditional in Morocco. This involves browning the meat, frying off the spices, reducing the sauce and cooking it all gently in the oven with the delicious Medjool dates. The flavour of this tagine only improves with time - just leave it to cool completely, then place in the fridge for up to 2 days. This also allows any excess fat to rise to the top so that it can be easily removed. Flaked almonds are sprinkled on top just before serving, as is the custom in the Middle East.

Singapore Noodles

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This is one of those dishes that is worth taking a trip to the Asian supermarket for, where you'll find Chinese dried mushrooms and shrimps, not to mention a fantastic range of rice noodles to choose from. The finished result will taste better than any Chinese takeaway. If you can't get them, use fresh shiitake mushrooms instead of dried ones and add in a few more fresh prawns.

Roast Fillet of Beef with White Bean Mash and Savoy Cabbage

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This white bean purée is a great alternative to creamy mashed potatoes and every bit as moreish. I have served it here with some rare fillet of beef, making it an excellent dinner party dish. Savoy cabbage provides some excellent colour and texture to the dish, but you could always use another variety, such as York or January King, depending on what's available.

Arun's Simple Madras

From: Today

Serve with mounds of Green Saffron's Indian Basmati rice and spiced banana riata.

Kwanghi Chan - Pork & Prawn Dim Sum

Take a look at this recipe for delicious Pork & Prawn Dim Sum - well worth the effort!

Moussaka

From: Today

This is all the more delicious with the introduction of feta cheese, which is undoubtedly one of the most famous Greek cheeses. The salty, tangy flavour of feta pairs beautifully with the rich lamb sauce and is crumbled over the béchamel sauce. This dish is best prepared and cooked the day before; allow the flavours to infuse and then reheat the next day.

Pork Pibil with Red Onion Pickle

From: Today

I always try and make Pork Pibil a day or two in advance as the longer the meat rests in the juices the tastier it gets. It is perfect for freezing and it tastes much better after a few days. It is tradition to serve it on warm corn tortillas with a topping of red onion pickled. If you do not have a pressure cooker, place all ingredients in an ovenproof casserole with a lid. Cook it covered in the oven at 160 degrees for 2.5 to 3 hours or until the meat falls apart.

Beef Stroganoff with Fluffy Rice and Dill Pickle Shavings

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Traditionally this was served with buttered noodles, not unlike tagliatelle, but it is so much nicer with fluffy rice. The soured cream is not strictly necessary, and regular cream will work just as well.

Baked Haddock

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

If you want to get ahead, the fish can be prepped and set aside in the fridge until it's ready to go into the oven.




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