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Sesame Seed Pork Cutlets with Tonkatsu Style Sauce

This dish is a Japanese classic, and it's easy to see why. A beautifully crisp breaded pork cutlet, married with a zingy sauce, it's indulgent and comforting, spicy and warming, all at the same time. Traditionally deep fried, we've chosen to shallow fry and serve with a light and peppery tomato and radish salad. We've also adapted the Tonkatsu so that it's a bit easier to make with easy to source ingredients. We're sure you're going to love it! Sesame Pork Cutlets with Tonkatsu Style Sauce Crispy breaded pork cutlets with with sesame and a quick take on a Japanese classic sauce. Super easy, super tasty. Two Shallow Bowlslarge frying pan 100 g Panko Breadcrumbs50 g Sesame Seeds2 tbsp Plain Flour2 large…

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Chashu Pork Ramen

Japenese noodle soup, otherwise known as Ramen, has grown in popularity in the UK over recent years, with any number of bars opening up across the country. It's easy to see why. It's a simple and easy dish to make, and like many noodle dishes, super versatile. Once you've got a core recipe in your arsenal, you can make it with almost any ingredients that you have to hand. This version is one of the most popular, served with slices of the Japanese version of Char Siu pork, soft boiled eggs, and plenty of spicy and flavoursome broth. Chashu Pork Ramen Full of intense flavours, filling yet refreshing, ramen can be as complex or as simple as you want it to be.…

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BBQ Pit Beans

Who doesn't loved a good baked bean? And whilst here in the UK we might have a soft spot for a certain tinned variety, there's nothing so wonderful as a BBQ side than a good dish of homemade pit beans. Full of smokey spices and seasonings, whilst this is at it's sublime best cooked low and slow in a smoker BBQ, it's well worth making even if you cook it in the oven. And other than the long cook time, it's simplicity itself. A quick sweat of the onions, then throw everything in the pan and let it cook (albeit with the occasionally stir). If you're smoking large joints at the same time, then don't forget that pit beans make a great…

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Coronation Chicken

I can't think of any other dish that can be quite so extreme. I've had some absolutely dreadful offerings in the past that were labelled Coronation Chicken, which might explain why this 50's classic seems to have fallen so far from grace. Originally created by cookery titan Rosemary Hume to mark the Queens coronation, these days it's a much maligned dish. But get it right, and it's utterly sublime. It's also super easy to make and incredibly versatile, so there's no excuse for not getting it right. Poach the chicken with a few spices before bringing everything together gives it a great punch of extra flavour. Coronation Chicken A retro classic, which when done right is a pure delight. Tender, tasty chicken,…

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Quiche Lorraine

A summer classic from our friends across the Channel. Quiche may have originated in France, but similar dishes have been popular here in the UK since the 14th century; Indeed, it's been a staple dish across the world for many many years. Quiche Lorraine is the classic filling of bacon and cheese, but the base recipe of pastry and a savoury custard is incredibly versatile. All kinds of meats, cheeses, fish and shellfish, as well as vegetarian versions abound. Quiche Lorraine A great summer classic, easy to make, and super versatile. Pair it with a salad and boiled potatoes for a light dinner, or as part of your picnic spread. Fluted Flan TinFrying PangraterBaking ParchmentBaking Beans 250 g Plain Flour125 g Butter…

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Chicken and Chorizo Baked Rice

Really quick to prepare, this take on a South Asian classic is a fantastic dish for midweek, as you can just throw it in the oven to cook itself. Rich and smokey from the paprika and chorizo, the lemon beautifully balances this dish, meaning that this will soon become a family favourite. And it's incredibly cost effective as well! Chicken and Chorizo Baked Rice Great midweek recipe as it's quick to prepare and you can just whack it in the oven whilst you get on with other things. Lovely rich flavours and great for the waistline. Large Casserole with LidGrease proof Paper 1 large Onion (peeled and finely chopped)3 cloves Garlic (peeled and finely chopped)2 whole Sweet Peppers (deseeded and chopped)100 g…

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Italian Dressing Chicken

This is such a simple dish, that I'm not sure it even counts as a recipe as such. However, it really packs a punch of flavour, so it's a must have BBQ or outdoor grill dish this summer. The vinegar and lemon in the dressing give a subtle sharpness, with the sweetness from the honey and sugar helping to balance it all whilst giving the skin a beautiful colour. We've suggested serving with a nice salad and campfire potatoes, but you could pretty much serve this with anything and still have a winner. Fried or chipped potatoes, or even a good potato salad, with plenty of fresh summer veg. It's entirely up to you. Italian Dressing Chicken Super simple, this is one…

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Cheats Chicken Kiev

Another all time classic, doesn't everyone love the Chicken Kiev? The dish itself has disputed origins, although most consider it to be Eastern European, hence the Kiev moniker. In the classic French, Supreme de Volaille a la Kiev, it's clear that this is a stuffed chicken breast dish... but what if it wasn't? This version turns everything inside out, keeping all the components but making it a cinch to prepare and healthier as well. We're not going to lie and say that this is as good as a lovingly prepared traditional Kiev, it's clearly not, but at half the calories and tasting this good, we think this will soon become a new family favourite. Cheats Chicken Kiev All the flavour, texture and…

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Maiale al Latte

There's something rather special about the rustic simplicity of Tuscan food, and nothing exemplifies that better than this classic dish. Very simple, using just a few high quality ingredients, this isn't the prettiest dish you'll ever make, but trust us, it will be one of the most rewarding. Tender, tasty pork and velvety smooth milk curds, brought together with the most sensational sauce. Traditionally made with pork loin, as the trend for breeding leaner meats continues we find this is best made using good quality shoulder. It won't slice in the same way, but it will take the cooking technique better and give the deep rich flavour we're after. Maiale al Latte This traditional central Italian dish may not be the prettiest…

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Lamb Doner Kebab

A post pub classic, over the last 30 years or so the Doner Kebab has firmly ingrained itself in the national conscience, almost an end of night ritual for some. But in the cold, hard light of day, how many of us have wondered just what was in it? Wonder no more. This mini fakeaway version of the shop classic may not be entirely authentic, but in our opinion it's all the better for that. Great quality ingredients, and a fantastic dish for big gathering (remember those), served with lot of fresh salads and zingy pickles and sauces, this is a perfect spring and summer dish. Lamb Doner Kebab A fakeaway version of that post pub classic that makes for a great…

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