Apple Tarte Tatin

From: Today

Serve with a scoop of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.

Apricot Pudding with Amaretti Custard

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This pudding is incredibly easy to make and should take no more than 5 minutes to get into the oven. It's a great store cupboard standby, or you could use fresh ripe apricots that have been skinned if they are in season. Just make sure they are very ripe or they will not cook in the time allowed.

Brown Scones

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Brown scones are full of roughage and great for breakfast. And here is a good tip: you can make this mixture, shape the scones and freeze them. You can then cook the scones straight from the freezer to the oven - just give them an extra 5 minutes and make sure the scones are golden brown and well-risen.

Asparagus Soup with Bellingham Blue and Croutons

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

Bellingham Blue has to be one of the most divine cheeses in the world. Its layers of blue-veined creaminess are both seductively rich and delicate, making it a perfect partner for asparagus. Here I've served the soup hot, but it is also delicious chilled.

Speedy Coq au Vin

From: Neven Maguire: Home Chef

This Coq au Vin is made with chicken thighs, which have a wonderful succulent flavour, but you could use chicken breasts if you prefer. I love it with the garlic mashed potatoes, but buttered noodles would also work well and take much less time to prepare.

Roots Vindaloo

From: Today

A wonderfully fragrant sweet, sour type dish from Goa, to the south of India with a distinct peppery perfume. This region's cooking is heavily influenced by the Portuguese, so the Vindaloo is more about vinegar ('vin') and garlic ('alho') than pure hot, heat. The chillies reflect Goa's penchant for a little extra kick. Here's a vegetarian version, every bit delicious as the traditional pork.

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.

Grilled Garlic Langoustines

From: Today

Serve with lemon wedges.

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.




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