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Carrot and Coriander Soup. Flaky Fish Pie. To make the pastry, first of all remove a pack of butter from the fridge, weigh out 6 oz (175 g) then wrap it in a piece of foil and return it to the freezer or freezing compartment of the fridge for 30-45 minutes.

Flaky Fish Pie

Then, when you are ready to make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a large roomy bowl. Take the butter out of the freezer, fold back the foil and hold it in the foil, which will protect it from your warm hands. Then, using the coarse side of a grater placed in the bowl over the flour, grate the butter, dipping the edge of the butter into the flour several times to make it easier to grate. What you will end up with is a large pile of grated butter sitting in the middle of the flour. Now take a palette knife and start to distribute the gratings into the flour – don't use your hands yet, just keep trying to coat all the pieces of fat with flour.

When you're ready to cook the pie, pre-heat the oven to gas mark 7, 425ºF (220ºC). Tiger Prawn Jambalaya - American. This is one of the easiest and nicest rice dishes, and its origins are in the traditional Cajun cooking of America.

Tiger Prawn Jambalaya - American

It's very easy to adapt it to whatever you have handy – fish, chicken or even pork. Serves 2-3 This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book One. Begin by bringing a pan with 1 pint (570 ml) of water to simmering point. Courgette Soup with Watercress and Pecorino Pesto. Begin by melting the butter gently in a large saucepan, add the potatoes, courgettes, onion and garlic and stir everything around so the vegetables are glossy and covered in butter.

Courgette Soup with Watercress and Pecorino Pesto

You can also watch how to chop onions and prepare garlic in our Cookery School Videos on the right Add a little salt and freshly milled black pepper, then partially cover the pan and leave the vegetables to sweat, to release the buttery juices, on a low heat for 15 minutes. Now add the stock, bring the soup back to simmering point and cook very gently for a further 7-10 minutes, again partially covered, or until the potatoes are soft and the courgettes are just tender. While the soup is simmering, make the pesto. All you do is put the watercress (stalks and all), garlic, pine nuts and olive oil, together with some salt, in a food processor or blender and whiz until you have a smooth purée. Potted Cromer Crab. Return to listing It's sometimes a real treat to take a break from modern global cooking and return to something purely and simply British or, in this case, English.

Potted Cromer Crab

For centuries in this country there has been a great tradition of potting meat, fish, game and even cheese, and the results could hold their own among any collection of Continental pâtés and terrines. Patatas Bravas - Spanish. Return to listing My favourite tapas bar in London, Mar i Terra, inspired this recipe – so go there if you want the real thing.

Patatas Bravas - Spanish

My take on it is pretty brilliant even if I say so myself – provided you’ve got proper Delouis Fils fresh mayonnaise for the sauce. Serves 4-6 as part of a tapas selection or 2 as a side dish Toss the frozen crispy bites in the olive oil (to give them that authentic Spanish flavour), then place them on a baking tray. Bake on a high shelf in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until very crisp. Char-grilled Aubergine and Roasted Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese - Middle Eastern. I am indebted to Chris Payne, who very generously gave me this splendid recipe.

Char-grilled Aubergine and Roasted Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese - Middle Eastern

If you don't possess a ridged grill pan, you could grill the aubergine slices till nicely browned and tender. Either way, this is a truly delicious combination of textures and flavours. Serves 4 This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book Two. First of all skin the tomatoes by covering them with boiling water for 1 minute, then drain them and slip off their skins. After this time, leave them aside to cool. While they're cooling, cut the aubergines across into ½ inch (1 cm) slices, lay the slices on a board and lightly sprinkle them with salt on both sides. Leave them for 20 minutes to draw out some of the excess moisture, then blot them dry with kitchen paper. Braised Lamb with Flageolet Beans. Though neck fillet of lamb is quite an economical cut, it provides very sweet meat that responds perfectly to long, slow cooking and if you add pre-soaked dried green flageolets to cook alongside it these, too, absorb all the sweet flavours of the lamb, garlic and herbs, making this an extremely flavoursome and comforting winter warmer.

Braised Lamb with Flageolet Beans

Serves 4 This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Winter Collection You need to start this recipe by soaking the beans. You can do this by covering the beans with twice their volume of cold water, then soaking them overnight. Alternatively, on the same day, boil them for 10 minutes then leave them to soak for a minimum of 2 hours. Smoked Fish Tart with a Parmesan Crust - Picnic Recipes. The various smoked flavours of the fish in this tart are quite sensational partnered with the hint of piquancy in the gherkins and capers.

Smoked Fish Tart with a Parmesan Crust - Picnic Recipes

Serves 6-8 as a starter or 4-6 as a main course This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book One and The Delia Collection: Fish. First of all sift the flour with the pinch of salt into a large bowl, holding the sieve up high to give it a good airing. Then add the lard and butter and, using only your fingertips, lightly and gently rub the fat into the flour, again lifting the mixture up high all the time to give it a good airing. When everything is crumbly, add the Parmesan and then sprinkle in some cold water – about 1 tablespoon. Chicken Basque - One-pot meals. The delicious combination of chicken and rice, olives and peppers is typical of all the regions around the western Mediterranean but, to my mind, this Spanish version, with the addition of spicy chorizo sausage and a hint of paprika, beats the lot.

Chicken Basque - One-pot meals

My interpretation of it also uses dried tomatoes preserved in oil to give it even more character. This recipe will provide a complete supper for four from the same pot – it needs nothing to accompany it! Serves 4 This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Summer Collection and The Delia Collection: Chicken.

Start by seasoning the chicken joints well with salt and pepper. Courgetti with sundried tomato, pesto and mozzarella pearls - Recipes. Prawn Cocktail. This recipe is part of my 1960s revival menu.

Prawn Cocktail

In those days it used to be something simple but really luscious, yet over the years it has suffered from some very poor adaptations, not least watery prawns and inferior sauces. So here, in all its former glory, is a starter quite definitely for the new millennium! Serves 6. Thai Fish Curry with Mango - Thai. Return to listing You won't believe how utterly simple and easy this is, and yet it tastes exotic and wonderful and, what's more, it can all be prepared well in advance and the fish added about 10 minutes before you want to eat it.

You can also make this using 1 lb 8 oz (700 g) of raw, peeled tiger prawns, added in place of the fish. Serves 4 generously This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book Two and The Delia Collection: Fish. Roasted Mediterranean Vegetable Lasagne - Italian. Baked lasagne is the most practical of dishes – it can be prepared well in advance and needs no more than a shove in the direction of the oven at the appropriate time. But sadly, because of over-exposure, the classic version is no longer the treat it used to be. This recipe follows the basic principles but incorporates the newer, smokier flavours of roasted Mediterranean vegetables. Even if you make it on a dull day, its dazzling colours will still be sunny. Mussel and Saffron Soup - Recipes. This is a smart soup, great if you're entertaining, and now that the mussels come with much of the cleaning and scrubbing already done, it isn't half the bother it used to be.

Serves 4 This recipe is from The Delia Collection: Soup First of all, you need to prepare the mussels so begin by discarding any that have broken shells or any that don't close when given a sharp tap with a knife. Then, under cold running water, scrub the mussels, removing any barnacles, and pull out the little hairy 'beards'. Shepherd's Pie with Cheese-crusted Leeks. This recipe can be made with either fresh minced lamb (shepherd's pie), fresh minced beef (cottage pie) or minced leftover beef or lamb from a cooked joint (in which case, cut the initial cooking time to 15 minutes).

In the following recipe we're using fresh minced lamb, and what puts this dish in the five-star category is the delicious crust of cheese and leeks. Serves 4 This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book Two. Begin by taking the frying pan or saucepan and, over a medium flame, gently heat the olive oil. Now fry the onions in the hot oil until they are tinged brown at the edges – about 5 minutes. Now turn the heat up and brown the meat in batches, tossing it around to get it all nicely browned. Courgettes and Tomatoes au Gratin. Return to listing.

Marinated Rump Steak. Return to listing This is oh, so simple, but oh, so good. Pork Braised in Sherry with Tomatoes and Chorizo - Pork Recipes. Smoked Salmon and Dill Tart. Black Bean Chilli with Avocado Salsa - Mexican. Crostini with Anchovies, Roasted Vegetables and Mozzarella - Italian. Puttanesca Pizza - Italian. Spiced Lamb Koftas braised in Tomato Sauce - Middle Eastern. This is a great buffet recipe, but it's also extremely good for smaller numbers – cut all the ingredients by a third and it will serve four. Serves 12 (makes 48) This recipe is taken from How to Cook Book Three. First of all, you need to dry-roast the coriander and cumin seeds to draw out their flavour: place them in a small frying pan over a medium heat and toss them around for 2 minutes until they begin to jump and pop, then crush them as finely as possible with a pestle and mortar. Ragout of Lamb. Return to listing Neck of lamb is less expensive than many other cuts and, because of the bones, always gives the maximum amount of flavour.

Summer Crudités with Three Dips. Return to listing This is a real celebration of summer – young, fresh salads and crisp vegetables served with three well-flavoured dips. Serves 6 to 8 people as a first course or 12 to 15 at a drinks party This recipe first appeared in Sainsbury’s Magazine (Dairy Collection). Salmon Rosti Fish Cakes. Roasted Vegetable Couscous Salad with Harissa-style Dressing - Mediterranean.

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Mixed-leaf Caesar Salad - American. Chicken Basque - One-pot meals. Tomato, Mozzarella and Avocado Salad with Herb Vinaigrette - Italian. Fried Halloumi Cheese with Lime and Caper Vinaigrette - Greek. Open-faced Egg, Chive and Spring Onion Sandwiches. Hummus Bi Tahini - Greek. Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad - Recipes. Twice-baked Goats' Cheese Souffles with Chives and Balsamic Vinaigrette. Baby Summer Vegetables with Lemon Vinaigrette. Three Onion Tart. Pork Braised in Sherry with Tomatoes and Chorizo - Spanish.

Spiced Lamb Curry with Chickpeas, Green Coconut Sambal and Tomato-and-Red-Onion Pickle - Indian. Baked Lamb with Rosemary with Redcurrant and Mint Sauce. Salade Nicoise. Greek Lamb on the Bone with Aubergines and Rice Pilau - Greek. Teriyaki Grilled Marinated Salmon with Marinated Cucumber and Sesame Salad - Oriental. Tomato, Mozzarella and Avocado Salad with Herb Vinaigrette - Italian. Courgette Soup with Watercress and Pecorino Pesto - Soups. Smoked Salmon and Dill Tart. Chicken and Herb Picnic Pie. Rosti Crab Cakes - American. Fried Halloumi Cheese with Lime and Caper Vinaigrette - The Happy Foodie. Feta Cheese, Spinach and Pine Nut Galettes. Pasta with Pepper Relish - Italian.

Tortilla - Spanish. Chilled Lemon Grass and Coriander Vichyssoise - Thai. Thai Salmon Filo Parcels - Thai. Turkey meatball subs with quick wedges recipe. Anchoïade with Toasted Goats' Cheese Croutons. Cheddar-crusted Smoked Haddock with Jersey Royals and Creme Fraiche Sauce. Fresh Crab Salad in Vinaigrette. Watercress and Buttermilk Vichyssoise. Marinated Pork with Jerk Seasoning and Grilled Pineapple Salsa - Caribbean. Linguine with Gorgonzola, Pancetta and Wilted Rocket - Italian. Marinated Pork with Coriander. Potted Cromer Crab. Roasted Vegetable and Brown Rice Gratin. Tuscan Bean and Pasta Soup - Italian. Shallow Fried Fish. Shepherd's Pie with Cheese-crusted Leeks.

Spinach Soup with Fontina - Italian. Hung Shao Pork - Chinese. A Bit of the Irish Stew with Crusted Dumplings - Casserole. Hot and Sour Pickled Prawns - Entertaining. Braised Steak in Madeira with Five Kinds of Mushrooms. Boston Baked Beans - American. Tomato and Goats' Cheese Galettes. Smoked Haddock with Spinach and Chive Butter Sauce. Cauliflower Soup with Roquefort. Lemon Pasta with Herbs and Cracked Pepper - Italian. The London Particular. Chinese Steamed Trout with Ginger and Spring Onions - Chinese. Chinese Stir-fried Rice - Recipes. Egg and Lentil Curry with Coconut and Pickled Lime - Indian. Marinated Rump Steak. Shin of Beef Stew in Ale with Crusted Mustard and Chive Dumplings.

French Onion Soup.