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Quick Roast Chicken with Lemon, Thyme and Garlic

This is one of our go to meals when we need a pick me up, especially served with crispy chips and corn on the cobb. Crispy, juicy, and about as easy as it gets. Although we recommend that you use a jointed whole chicken, which we'll happily do for you in the shop if you ask, it works just as well with skin on chicken breasts, legs or just thighs. We love the mixture of the dark and white meats though. This basic method can also be easily adapted to your favourite flavours. Mix things up with powdered chipotle chili, or tone it right down with just a hint of sage. The possibilities are truly endless. When it comes to pairing it…

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Quick Roast Chicken with Lemon, Thyme and Garlic

This is one of our go to meals when we need a pick me up, especially served with crispy chips and corn on the cobb. Crispy, juicy, and about as easy as it gets. Although we recommend that you use a jointed whole chicken, which we'll happily do for you in the shop if you ask, it works just as well with skin on chicken breasts, legs or just thighs. We love the mixture of the dark and white meats though. This basic method can also be easily adapted to your favourite flavours. Mix things up with powdered chipotle chili, or tone it right down with just a hint of sage. The possibilities are truly endless. When it comes to pairing it…

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Beef, Chickpea and Chorizo Pasta

This is such a good family meal. Full of flavour and packed with goodness, it's something the whole family will enjoy yet can be cooked up in next to no time. The chorizo adds a subtle kick that helps to bring out the best in everything else, bringing all those robust flavours together. Serve with generous helpings of garlic bread and plenty of freshly grated parmesan cheese if you're feeling indulgent. Beef, Bean and Chorizo Pasta Hearty pasta dish that's perfect for midweek when time is short. Absolutely delicious High Sided Saute Panlarge saucepan with lid 300 g Penne Pasta1 tbsp Olive Oil100 g Chorizo (thinly sliced)1 large Onion (peeled and finely chopped)1 clove Garlic (peeled and finely chopped)500 g Rump Steak…

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Beef, Chickpea and Chorizo Pasta

This is such a good family meal. Full of flavour and packed with goodness, it's something the whole family will enjoy yet can be cooked up in next to no time. The chorizo adds a subtle kick that helps to bring out the best in everything else, bringing all those robust flavours together. Serve with generous helpings of garlic bread and plenty of freshly grated parmesan cheese if you're feeling indulgent. Beef, Bean and Chorizo Pasta Hearty pasta dish that's perfect for midweek when time is short. Absolutely delicious High Sided Saute Panlarge saucepan with lid 300 g Penne Pasta1 tbsp Olive Oil100 g Chorizo (thinly sliced)1 large Onion (peeled and finely chopped)1 clove Garlic (peeled and finely chopped)500 g Rump Steak…

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Chicken Katsu Curry

A classic Japanese recipe of crisp fried chicken in a simple curry sauce is packed full of flavour and so easy to make at home, made famous by a certain high street chain here in the UK. Katsu curry is immediately recognizable, full of very distinct flavour, and is one of Japan’s most popular dishes. At it's heart are standard Indian spices, which were brought through the spice trade to Britain, where we manufactured our first curry powder. We then exported the powder across the world, to Japan, where they married it to the traditional French technique of thickening sauces with a roux, et voila. Chicken Katsu Curry A Japanese recipe of crisp fried chicken breast in a tasty curry sauce, this…

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Chicken Katsu Curry

A classic Japanese recipe of crisp fried chicken in a simple curry sauce is packed full of flavour and so easy to make at home, made famous by a certain high street chain here in the UK. Katsu curry is immediately recognizable, full of very distinct flavour, and is one of Japan’s most popular dishes. At it's heart are standard Indian spices, which were brought through the spice trade to Britain, where we manufactured our first curry powder. We then exported the powder across the world, to Japan, where they married it to the traditional French technique of thickening sauces with a roux, et voila. Chicken Katsu Curry A Japanese recipe of crisp fried chicken breast in a tasty curry sauce, this…

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Rosemary and Redcurrant Pot Roast Shoulder of Lamb

Slow cooked Lamb Shoulder is one of life's great comforts. And fragrant rosemary and sweet redcurrant jelly are classic pairings for a reason. It really is worth trying to start this dish the day before, but as long as you leave the lamb with the rub for at least 30 minutes (leave at room temperature for anything under an hour), you'll still have a great dish. It might seem like it's a long time cooking, but all the effort is done and dusted within 20 minutes. Just stick it in the oven and get on with your day until it's time to get get cooking the rest of the meal. For extra indulgence, reduce a bottle of wine by half (in a…

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Rosemary and Redcurrant Pot Roast Shoulder of Lamb

Slow cooked Lamb Shoulder is one of life's great comforts. And fragrant rosemary and sweet redcurrant jelly are classic pairings for a reason. It really is worth trying to start this dish the day before, but as long as you leave the lamb with the rub for at least 30 minutes (leave at room temperature for anything under an hour), you'll still have a great dish. It might seem like it's a long time cooking, but all the effort is done and dusted within 20 minutes. Just stick it in the oven and get on with your day until it's time to get get cooking the rest of the meal. For extra indulgence, reduce a bottle of wine by half (in a…

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Kung Pao Chicken

A takeaway classic that's really easy to do at home. Not only does this likely use less oil than your local takeaway, the great fresh flavours of this dish are at their best when freshly prepared. The 'velveting' technique of coating with a mixture of cornflour and soy sauce helps to seal in moisture, keeping it moist and tender, and above all adds a lovely sheen and crust. Kung Pao Chicken A healthy take on an all time classic Sichuan dish, using more accessible UK ingredients. Large Wok 500 g Chicken Breast (Cut into 2cm thick slices)70 ml Light Soy Sauce2 tbsp Cornflour70 ml Light Soy Sauce50 ml Cider Vinegar2 tbsp Sugar2 tbsp Brown Sauce2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil1 tbsp Tomato Puree3…

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Kung Pao Chicken

A takeaway classic that's really easy to do at home. Not only does this likely use less oil than your local takeaway, the great fresh flavours of this dish are at their best when freshly prepared. The 'velveting' technique of coating with a mixture of cornflour and soy sauce helps to seal in moisture, keeping it moist and tender, and above all adds a lovely sheen and crust. Kung Pao Chicken A healthy take on an all time classic Sichuan dish, using more accessible UK ingredients. Large Wok 500 g Chicken Breast (Cut into 2cm thick slices)70 ml Light Soy Sauce2 tbsp Cornflour70 ml Light Soy Sauce50 ml Cider Vinegar2 tbsp Sugar2 tbsp Brown Sauce2 tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil1 tbsp Tomato Puree3…

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