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Peel the zest of one orange being careful to avoid the white membranes

  • - 4 duck breasts
  • - 60 g of butter
  • - 4 oranges
  • - 1/2 litre of orange juice
  • - 5 or 6 oranges
  • - 2 tsp caster sugar
  • - 2 tsp mustard
  • - Salt and pepper
3.5/5 (248 Votes)

By AtelierdesChefs, Atelier des Chefs

Poached chicken breast stuffed with figs, port and Jamaican pepper served with thinly sliced potato rounds

  • 6 Free-range chicken breasts
  • 5cl Whole olive oil
  • 6 Pinches Fleur de sel
  • 6 Turns freshly ground black pepper
  • For the garnish:
  • 12 Dried figs
  • 12cl Whole red port
  • 2g Jamaican Pepper
  • 1 Whole onion
  • 1/2 Cunch chives
  • For the rest of the recipe :
  • 900h Waxy potatoes
  • 150g Unsalted butter
  • 6 Pinches fine salt
  • 5cl Balsamic vinegar reduction
  • 4 Sprigs flat leaf parsley
3.9/5 (196 Votes)

By susanleydon

If you're low on time but don't want to sacrifice on quality, this quick spaghetti bolognese is perfect for you and

  • Mince beef
  • Onion
  • Carrot
  • Oxo cubes
  • Spaghetti Bolognese sauce
  • Pasta
  • Garlic bread
3.3/5 (211 Votes)

By keoghmarkal

family varition on a Basque classic

  • 2 large salmon fillets (chopped into cubes)
  • 4 potatoes (washed peeled and cut into small pieces)
  • 1 leek
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 carrot
  • 2 tbl spoons of tomato puree
  • drop of sherry
  • salt
  • pepper and sugar
3.4/5 (232 Votes)

By Harriet

Full of vegetables, this ratatouille will rock your socks

  • 1 Onion (Peeled and Chopped)
  • 1 Clove of Garlic (Peeled and Crushed)
  • 1 Small Aubergine (Diced)
  • 1 Green Pepper (De-seeded and Chopped)
  • 1 Courgette (Sliced)
  • 2 Cans Chopped Tomatoes
  • 10ml Oil (any type is suitable)
  • 1 Handful Fresh Basil
3.7/5 (168 Votes)

By Wackyjacky

Tasty fish and veg main course, perfect for making an impression at a dinner party

  • For the summer veg
  • 700g new potatoes
  • 350g button onions
  • peeled
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 24 asparagus spears
  • 150ml half-fat crème fraîche
  • 1-2 tbsp capers
  • finely chopped
  • knob of butter
  • 250g punnet cherry tomatoes
  • halved
  • For the fish
  • flour seasoned with salt
  • for dusting
  • 6 x 175g fillets of fresh haddock
  • skinned
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • knob of butter
3.6/5 (172 Votes)

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

Quick and easy to throw together and sit down on a cold night

  • 12 beef meatballs
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 courgette diced
  • 1 red chilli deseeded
  • chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped fine
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 6-10 mushrooms quartered
  • 1 tin 400g chopped tomatoes
  • 100g tomato puree
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp sage
  • 1/2 tbsp dried cumin
  • 2 slices bread for breadcrumbs
  • Chinese 5 spice to coat meatballs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 150g grated cheese
  • salt & pepper to season
3.4/5 (171 Votes)

By Mrstilly

Peel potatoes and set on stove to cook

  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1lb organic beef steak mince
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 organic beef stock cube
  • Dash of Worcester sauce
  • Enough water to cover ingredients in saucepan
  • Organic Cheese for topping
  • Knob of butter and dash of milk for mashed potatoes
4.6/5 (120 Votes)

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Fry the sliced ​​leeks in a pot with or without fat then cover with water and cook until the leeks are melting

3.7/5 (171 Votes)

By gemmaaarrrrr

Heat oven to 200°C for a fan oven or 180]C/gas mark 6

  • 3 red peppers
  • 2 aubergines
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • plus a dash for baking
  • 1 small tin tomato sauce
  • Equal quantity white sauce as tomato sauce
  • 300g fresh pack lasagne sheets
  • 125g mozzarella
  • Half a dozen cherry tomatoes
  • halved
3.6/5 (151 Votes)

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