James Martin is back in 2nd series of the mouth-watering TV show, Home Comforts

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James Martin is back on our screens with a brand new series of James Martin's Home Comfort and we couldn't be more excited. Not only do we get to see his delicious comfort food recipes - we also get sneak peek around his home!

The highlight of our Saturdays are spent curled up in front of the TV watching James Martin's Saturday Kitchen Live (we're sure we're not the only ones, ladies?) so when we heard that we were in for another dose of James Martin, we couldn't resist finding out more.

What's on the menu for this series?

In these cold and wet winter months, warm comforting food is high on the menu for most people and James is here to help. Comfort food recipes aren't fancy and they certainly aren't pretty but with Mr Martin at the helm, we can guarantee they're going to be rather delicious.

Get the recipe: Cottage pie

Week one

Here's some of the delicious comfort foods James is making this week...
  • Monday: Seafood chowder, BBQ sardines, brioche burgers and blueberry galettes
  • Tuesday: Sweet and sour pork, classic chicken Kiev, strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake and tomato sauce - 3 ways!
  • Wednesday: Bananas and ice cream, deep-fried courgette, courgette and lemon risotto and roast chicken
  • Thursday: BBQ ribs, puff pastry with wild boar sausages, cod cheek and baked Alaska
  • Friday: Mackerel en croute, chicken curry, meringue gateau, bramley apple slice and pork tenderloin.

Try our versions of James' classics:

Get the recipe: Beef stew with dumplings

Week two

We're in for a treat this week with plenty more mouth-watering recipes...
  • Monday: Gateau St Honore, fruits de mer with homemade rye bread, Beef wellington and crusted ham
  • Tuesday: Banana and maple syrup cake, cheese nuggets, gnocchi and Thai lamb salad
  • Wednesday: Flambeed chicken liver salad, roasted peppered beef with bourbon mustard, smoked salmon mousse and Swiss roll with homemade raspberry jam
  • Thursday: Cauliflower salad with BBQ chicken, raspberry and pistachio cake trifle, summer vegetable soup with mussels and salmon.
  • Friday: Soft-shell crab, artichoke with smoked bacon mayo, pan-fried sirloin steak and passion fruit cream with coconut and cherry biscotti.


Try our versions of James' classics:

More James Martin recipes (including this New York raspberry cheesecake!)


Week three

The final week of James Martin's Home Comforts series 2. What's on the menu James?

  • Monday: Home-smoked trout with feta salad, blueberry steam sponge pudding, Indian spiced lamb shoulder, salt-crust baked celariac.
  • Tuesday: Basic tortellini with ricotta and pine nuts, Southern-fried buttermilk chicken, Tandoori king prawns and lavender creme caramel with lavender shortbread.
  • Wednesday: Meringues with cream, beer-marinated pork, lamb shank and veniso, chicken liver and Armagnac terrine.
  • Thursday: Asparagus with ham, duck egg and hollandaise sauce, corned beef hash, brioche sandwiches and croissants.
  • Friday: Lamb flatbread, chilli beef, lemongrass and ginger mussels and Scotch egg.

James Martin's Home Comforts started Monday 5th January, and is on every weekday at 3.45pm, BBC One.

We caught up with James Martin to get all his top tips for family meals, comfort food and more. See what he had to say in our video below...

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Where does James get his little bottles of cream?

Sue Ireland-Cutting

I would like to know where James buys his cling film what he cooked his beef for his Wellington in

Jennifer Jackson

Where is the recipe for Ham Hock Tartifelette

Sita Meena McNay



Hello! We don't have all the recipes from James Martin's programmes. You should be able to find them on the BBC's website though, as detailed in the programme. This is the recipe we have that's most similar: so you could use this recipe and switch the chicken for crab meat and milk for double cream for a similar flavour.


Still cannot find the recipe for Sweetcorn and Crab soup, even on the BBC website. Tried the Chicken fricassee recipe tonight, disgusting, have thrown it in the bin. Although I like watching the program, James Martin is a heart attack waiting to happen. All that butter, cream and bacon fat, yuk!


Watching the TV programme, as I like the historic dishes with Ivan Day, Now Ivan can cooks and presents well so why do we have Mr Martin's constant voice-over? Aaarrggg.

Lynne Phillips

Hi I would like to know is there going to be a book out to include all these lovely recipes?


Hi Sue. These are just the James Martin recipes we have on the goodtoknow website. You can probably find all the recipes from last night's programme on the BBC website.


Where are the recipes for chicken fricassee and sweetcorn and crab soup? At the end of the program James says to get all recipes go to bbc/food website, surely these programs a pre-recorded, so they should all be there!

Joy Webb

Where does James buy his beef stock I note it is ready made


What about the other recipes, James made in his Day 2 program Sweetcorn with crab soup, There is no recipe just 4 only. Whats going on???

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