Main Course Recipes

Venison Ale Pies with Carrot and Potato Rösti Topping

Looking out of the window today the sky is grey and the day is gloomy. Part of me sighs and thinks ‘Oh, it’s going to be winter soon’, but another …

Chicken Baked in Corn Cob Leaves with Corn and Potatoes

Corn on the cob is one of my favourite ingredients. I loved it as a child and I love it even more as an adult. I have wonderful memories of …

Pan-fried Plaice with Brown Shrimp and Lemon Butter Sauce

Some wonderful, large, really fresh whole plaice landed on my chopping board this week. They are superb, especially as the larger the plaice, the easier they are to cook without …

Griddled Pork Steaks with Home-made Black Seed Mustard, Runners and Courgettes

With summer in full swing now, lighter eating is often preferred, and so too are dishes that do not require too many hours slaving away in the kitchen. This recipe …

Haddock Fishcakes with Parsley Sauce

These fishcakes are not what you would expect traditional fishcakes to be like. Firstly, they are large fishcakes (one served per portion) that are easy to prepare and make a …

Confit Duck Legs with Potato, Samphire and Broad Bean Salad and Warm Bacon Dressing

I use a lot of French cooking techniques in my kitchen and write about them too. They’re basically the foundations of my skills and what I have learnt over the …

Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Braised Choucroute and Bacon

This is my kind of food and perfect for this time of the year. The smell that lingers in the kitchen is simply wonderful and inviting and is the kind …

Prune, Sage and Armagnac-stuffed Turkey Escalopes

‘The British Larder – A Cookbook for All Seasons’ is celebrating its first anniversary. Wow! How quickly does time fly?? Well, I’ve had a tremendous year referring back to my …

Pheasant with Stichelton Cheese, Barley and Quince

This recipe is dedicated to my mother and father and is a huge thank you to them for always putting a cooked meal on the table. They both worked full-time, …

Pan-fried Hake with Fennel Confit and Dry Sherry Sauce

Delicious pan-fried hake with crispy golden brown skin and well seasoned with sea salt. Mmmm, that sounds good to me! When we go to restaurants (which I must say does …

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