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Find starter recipes for dinner parties or a casual family meal at home. Starters: not be too filling, nor too rich, should represent the rest of your meal. Starters can be from anything to everything, all you need is some good recipes, a little imagination and you can make a different starter everyday of the year! Test out our starter recipes and send us yours!

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Peel and finely chop the onions

  • 1 kg of onions
  • 50g butter
  • 10 cl dry white wine or beer
  • 1 L chicken stock or beef
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Espelette pepper (optional)
3.6/5 (361 Votes)

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Finely chop the flesh of the trout with a knife and refrigerate

  • - 500g trout fillet
  • - 150g. thin slices of Brési beef (or viande des grisons)
  • - 2 shallots
  • - A small bunch of chives
  • - A small bunch of chervil
  • - A sprig of tarragon
  • - A cooked beetroot
  • - One teaspoon mild mustard
  • - A tablespoon of sherry vinegar
  • - A tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • - 2 dl olive oil
  • - Salt and pepper
  • - tabasco
3.3/5 (336 Votes)

Put on an oven tray the smoked bacon and cook for 5 minutes at 180°C

  • 100g smoked bacon
  • 200g cream
  • 100g milk
  • 2g agar agar
  • 4 leeks
  • 2 tbls olive oil
  • 1 stock cube
  • 4 slices of foie gras
4/5 (196 Votes)

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I came across Microwave Swiss Rolls and I could no more resist the temptation

  • For Batter:
  • 1 cup Besan/Gram Flour/Chickpea flour
  • 1 cup curd/dahi
  • 1 cup water
  • A big pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
  • A big pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • Salt to taste
  • For Tempering:
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds/rai/sarson
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds/til
  • 2-3 Green Chillies
  • finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Coconut grates
  • 1-2 tbsp Coriander Leaves
  • finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Oil
3.5/5 (153 Votes)

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“This salad is a gorgeous starter for late summer, and the horseradish gives it a perfect kick against the so...

  • 1 pack (approx. 125g) asparagus tips
  • 135g watercress and salad leaves
  • 100g smoked salmon
  • 2 cooked beetroot dipped in vinegar (not pickled)
  • cut into eighths
  • For the dressing:
  • 3 tbsp horseradish cream
  • 2 tbsp Rachel’s Organic Natural Yogurt
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • Black pepper to season
  • 1 lemon
  • juiced
3.5/5 (142 Votes)

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Courgette is the vegetable of autumn, but the green colour evokes freshness of spring

  • - 1l stock
  • - 2 courgettes
  • - 2 potatoes
  • - 1 onion
  • - olive oil
  • - fresh thyme
4.2/5 (80 Votes)

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A Mediterranean version of a family classic

  • 1kg tomatoes
  • ½ onion
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 400g tinned baked beans
  • 200ml red wine
  • 1 tbsp of sugar or sweetener
  • 1 tbsp of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried Italian herbs
  • 1 handful of fresh basil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
3.4/5 (139 Votes)

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An easy way to use up any limp lettuce that is sitting in your fridge

  • ½ iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 potato
  • 1 tsp dried allspice
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp pumpkin seed oil
  • Vegetable stock
3.4/5 (139 Votes)

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Toast bread, butter and keep aside

  • 2 pieces bread
  • Large omega egg
  • Chilli flakes
  • Pinch of salt
3.4/5 (140 Votes)

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It has lots of flavor and is fairly quick to make

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms
  • sliced
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
3.4/5 (136 Votes)

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