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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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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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 Porchetta

Love a hog roast? Then you're going to love this Italian classic, which is stuffed full of garlic, herbs and seasoning, and is utterly sublime. This version doesn't quite reach the highs of the Porchetta trucks that you'll find at parks and fetes across Italy, simply because we're not expecting you to roast an entire prepared pig, but it comes a very close second! Cheats Porchetta Traditionally made from the whole pig, this version is a lot easier to pull together, and isn't so big that you'll be eating it for days on end. Roasting Pan with RackButchers String 2 kg Pork Loin (boned. Skin on, or off if preferred keeping a good cap of fat)1 whole Pork Tenderloin (approx 500g)8 cloves…

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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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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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Honey and Mustard Chicken Thighs

This is one of those fantastic dishes that seems to work for all occasions. An easy midweek supper, something special for guests? The chicken thighs bring a real depth of flavour that works so well with the honey, mustard and thyme, making it feel far more indulgent that it really is. And it's another one of those great recipes that almost cooks itself. In fact, it even creates it's own sauce, almost like a mini roast dinner. Honey and Mustard Chicken Thighs A superb one pot dish that makes for a fantastic mini roast. Just through everything together and let the oven take care of the rest. Large Roasting Pan 8 piece chicken thighs (whole, with skin and bone)2 tbsp runny honey2…

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Char Siu Beef with Broccoli

Beef mince is such an incredibly versatile ingredient, but I think we all tend to get a little bit stuck in terms of inspiration. So this dish really turns everything on it's head. It's such an easy dish to make, just a quick blitz in the food processor to make the sauce, and then everything into a wok for a few minutes. Plus, the noodles almost cook themselves. And on top of that, it tastes sensational, full of fresh Asian flavours with a decent kick to really get your taste buds going. Char Siu Beef with Broccoli A great midweek supper, and a refreshingly new way to use beef mince. Plus, about as quick as it gets. Large WokHeatproof bowl 120 ml…

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