Cassoulet 600g dried haricot beans400g smoked pancetta – or ventrèche, if you can find some (see know-how)400g piece unsmoked free-range British bacon 400g (about 6) British free-range toulouse sausages (from larger supermarkets or butchers)½ carrot1 small onion½ garlic bulb, cloves separated and peeled½ celery stick½ leek½ small bunch fresh thyme50g duck fat3 tbsp tomato purée2.5 litres good quality fresh chicken stock2 confit duck legs (tinned or in vac-packs, from larger supermarkets or butchers) For the topping Handful breadcrumbs, toasted in a pan with a little oil until goldenHandful fresh parsley, finely chopped You’ll also need Large (5 litre) casseroleLarge piece of muslin (from cook shops or larger supermarkets)Cook’s stringBaking paper Soak the beans for 24 hours in enough cold water to cover by about 15cm (see make ahead). 01.The next day, heat the oven to 160°C/fan140°C/gas 3. Recipe from Andrew Woodford, head chef at Boulestin. Start the recipe 2 days before serving.
Spaghetti Bolognese | Pasta Recipes 1. On a chopping board, peel and finely chop the onions, garlic and carrots, then trim and finely chop the celery. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Jamie's top tip: "This recipe makes double the amount of sauce you need, so freeze half for another day." 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. Jamie's top tip: "This recipe makes double the amount of sauce you need, so freeze half for another day."
Dan Parker's cod cheeks, pickled cucumber and kefir recipe Step 1 To make the pickle, put everything except the cucumber into a small pan with 200ml of water, and bring to a boil to dissolve the sugar. Pour over the cucumber, leave to cool, then cover in clingfilm and chill. Step 2 Mix the kefir and crème fraîche and season. Step 3 To make the split dressing, put all the ingredients into a small blender and whizz until it forms a purée. Step 4 Remove the cod from the fridge 30 minutes before cooking to bring up to room temperature. Step 5 For the crumb, heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan, then add the breadcrumbs and fry until lightly golden. Step 6 Lightly season the cod cheeks with salt and pepper. Step 7 Spoon the kefir across half the bases of 4 small, shallow bowls, drizzle the dressing over and marble with a spoon. Step 8 Put 2 pickled cucumber pieces on the uncovered side of plate.
Listen up, Mary Berry: Italian chefs show the world how to make spaghetti bolognese Lemon risotto cakes with smoked salmon and horseradish cream - Delicious 600-800ml light chicken or fish stock65g unsalted butter3 banana shallots, finely sliced250g risotto rice (such as arborio)80ml dry white wineFinely grated zest and juice1 lemon, plus wedges to serveHandful fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped65g plain flour2 medium free-range eggs100g dried breadcrumbsVegetable oil for frying200g good quality smoked salmon2 handfuls watercress For the horseradish cream 3 tbsp grated hot horseradish60ml crème fraîcheSqueeze lemon juice (optional) Also useful but not essential 8cm x 3cm deep chefs ring or round cookie cutter
What wine to drink with boeuf bourguignon Our wine expert Victoria Moore suggests four affordable bottles of wine to drink with boeuf bourguignon. Plus: Victoria's easy boeuf bourguignon recipe. Long, slow-cooked beef casseroles are friendly dishes; not just to the cook who can make them in advance and then swish around the kitchen feeling tidy and in control but also to wines. At least, they are friendly to French wines. Boeuf bourguignon was – as the name suggests – originally made with red wine from Burgundy. Pinot noir, in other words – savoury and dry but also relatively light-bodied. Château de Pizay Morgon 2012 France, 13% (£8.99, Majestic) Morgon is always the most hefty of the named beaujolais cru but this is still a light red, supple and smooth and filled with bright red berries, ready for spring. Domaine de la Meynarde Plan de Dieu 2012 France, 14.5% (£8.49, M&S) This is a superb, dusty red blend from Southern Rhône. La Bastide Blanche Bandol 2011 France, 15% (£14.79, Waitrose) Not many people have heard of the Dao.
20 best vegetarian recipes: part 1 Romy Gill’s chana dal with chapati There are so many different ways of cooking chana dal. My dad worked in the steel plant in Burnpur in West Bengal – people came from different states to work there, so my growing-up years in India were spent eating the most delicious food ever. Serves 4-6chana dal 250gred onions 2 mediumhot water 1 litreground turmeric ½ tspsalt to tasterapeseed oil 4 tspblack mustard seeds 1 tspgarlic 2 tsp, gratedginger 1 tsp, gratedtomato 1 large, finely choppedfresh green chillies 2 tsp, chopped with seedsground coriander 1 tspground cumin 1 tspgaram masala ½ tspred kashmiri chillies 2 whole For the chapatiwholemeal or plain flour 200glukewarm water 75mloil 1 tspbutter for spreading Soak the chana dal in cold water for 10 minutes, then wash it in cold water so that all the starch comes out. Finely chop the red onions and keep aside. In another pan, heat the oil and add the mustard seeds. Add the grated garlic and ginger and cook for 6-7 minutes on medium heat.
Spiced potatoes cooked in a cashew nut paste with fennel, coriander & cardamom