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Chilli Pork Chop with Pasta Arrabbiata

This is such a quick and easy dinner choice, half an hour from start to finish, and it's just what you need on a cold autumnal evening. It's so simple, so it's absolutely critical that you have the very finest ingredients. None of your supermarket flimsy pork chops here! Chilli Pork Chop with Arrabiata Pasta 4 pork chops (thick cut)6 tbsp olive oil1 small onion (finely chopped)2 tbsp dried, flaked chillies (finely sliced)2 cloves garlic (peeled and chopped)1 bunch basil leaves1 tin chopped tomatoes1 small cartoon passata400 g fresh or dried penne pasta100 g parmesan shavings In a large saucepan, heat 2 tbsps. of oil, and then gently fry the onion until translucent. Add one tbsp. of the chilli flakes, and the…

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Steamed steak & kidney pudding with suet pastry, peas, mash and gravy.

Steak and Kidney Pudding

There are few things so glorious on a cold day than a sumptuous, golden, suet pudding, filled with tender steak and kidney and oozing gravy. But there's a reason that its harder and harder to find these days... it takes a lot of effort and care to get it right, something in short supply these days. Well, worry not, the components to this dish are quick to make, and you can do so in advance, with the main cook being in a slow cooker! Steak and Kidney Pudding Tender steak and kidney, braised in it's own juices, encapsulated in a golden suet crust. 1 medium onion (finely chopped)2 tbsp olive oil1.5 kg steak and kidney mix1 bottle real ale500 ml beef stock…

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Classic Beef Stew

An absolute belter of a dish when the cold starts to bite, this dish is so quick and easy to prepare, letting the oven do all the cooking so you can get on with other things. Just as easy to prepare in a slow cooker as well, either for 4 hours on high, or 8 hours on low. A perennial family favourite. Classic Beef Stew A winter classic, braised beef with vegetables and gravy. 1 onion (chopped)2 celery sticks (chopped)2 tbsp olive oil3 carrots (chopped)300 g button mushrooms1 kg braising beef (diced)2 tbsp plain flour2 tbsp tomato puree2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce2 tbsp mushroom ketchup700 ml beef stock (stock pots work well)2 bay leaves3 sprigs thyme1 spring rosemary1 tbsp smoked paprika Fry the…

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Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb

This is an absolute classic at this time of year. Tender golden lamb, crispy potatoes and onions, and a delightful wine and redcurrant gravy to finish. And the beauty is that the oven does all the work, leaving you time to relax and prepare yourself for the big event... getting stuck in. Slow Roast Shoulder of Lamb Golden tender shoulder of lamb, served with crisp onions and potatoes and a delightful wine and redcurrant gravy. 2.25 Kg Whole shoulder of lamb1 tbsp olive oil4 cloves garlic (crushed)2 large onions (peeled and cut into large chunks)1 kg Desiree potatoes (or Maris Peer, peeled and cut into thick slices)1.6 L lamb stock (stock pots work well for this recipe)45 g plain flour (three tablespoons)250…

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Winter Warming Cassoulet

Winter Warming Cassoulet

There are few dishes that touch the soul in quite the way that Cassoulet does. A rich, slow cooked casserole of pork, duck, sausage and beans originating in southern France, there's no better way to chase away the cold than to get this in the oven, sit back with the tipple of your choice, and await for this bubbling vat of beans and meat to be ready. Cassoulet A deceptively simple dish, this hearty and warming dish is an autumnal classic Large casserole dishOven 2 400g tinned cannellini beans1 medium ham hock (skin on)500 g pork belly4 Cumberland sausages100 g streaky bacon (chopped)2 confit duck legs (with fat (or chicken thighs for a lighter dish))2 medium onions (peeled, roughly chopped)1 head garlic…

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