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  • thai fish cakes

    Sesame Thai fishcakes

    These Thai fishcakes with a sesame seed crust are a brilliant twist on a family favourite. Our Thai fishcakes use Pollock, which is a more sustainable choice, but if you had cod or haddock in you the fridge or freezer you could use that instead. We recommend serving the Thai fishcakes with an Asian-style salad, they make a delicious starter and would also be great as part of a party food spread. Why not plan a complete Thai-inspired feast?

    • 5
    (1 ratings)
  • Mushroom soup

    Mushroom soup is a really easy and simple soup recipe to make and can be on the table in under an hour. You can make this homemade mushroom soup recipe in just three steps. This creamy mushroom soup will take around 35 mins to prepare and cook and serves 2 people. Look out for value packs of mushrooms to use if you're planning to prepare this mushroom soup – they don’t need to be perfect looking or all the same shape. Large open cup or brown cap mushrooms will give the best flavour, simply wipe with a damp piece of kitchen paper to remove any bits of earth before frying – there is no need to wash them. Double or triple the quantities if you're feeding more people with this creamy mushroom soup recipe. Leftovers can be frozen or stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days. This mushroom soup recipe is also a healthy option for dinner or lunch, with plenty of vitamins and minerals that are great for your health like selenium and iron. Serve with thick slices of sourdough bread so you can dunk them in this tasty soup.

    • 4
    (226 ratings)
  • tostadas and tuna ceviche

    Tostadas and tuna ceviche

    Tostadas and tuna ceviche is a delicious dish that will have any dinner party guest coming back for seconds, and maybe even thirds! This zingy and spicy tuna ceviche dish is perfect for a warm summer evening. With a surprise kick from the tequila, this tuna ceviche will not only make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up, but also compliment your normal summer spread. Why not swap the tostadas in this tuna ceviche recipe for iceberg lettuce cups, for a more health conscious or gluten free option. Tuna is high in omega 3 fatty acids which is thought to help significantly reduces the risk of heart disease, as well as being high in many vital vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B12, vitamin D, and potassium. Kitchen tip - take the tuna and salsa out of the fridge out of the fridge 5 minutes before serving on the tostadas to ensure that they are room temperature, so the flavours taste more vibrant.

    • 0
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  • Garlic and cheese stuffed mushrooms recipe

    This garlic and cheese stuffed mushrooms recipe is a great choice for parties and they also make great starters. With fragrant garlic and masses of cheese, these easy and delicious stuffed Portobello mushrooms make the perfect canapés. Add parsley and mustard to the filling to give an extra kick of flavour to these tasty stuffed mushrooms. This stuffed mushroom recipe serves 4 people and will take around 20 mins to prepare and cook, so it’s a quick little dish to whip up if you’re having company over. If you're making these stuffed Portobello mushrooms for a party, we'd recommend doubling the recipe so you have enough for everyone. These stuffed mushrooms are best made on the same day you plan on serving them as they're best fresh. As they're so quick to rustle up this shouldn't be a problem! If you’re short on time, you can always prepare them in advance and then all you have to do is pop them in the oven when guests arrive. This recipe uses Portobello mushrooms but you can use chestnut mushrooms instead if you prefer.

    • 3
    (222 ratings)
  • stuffed vine leaves

    Stuffed vine leaves

    Stuffed vine leaves are a delicious authentic Greek dish. These flavour packed parcels are often served as part of a Greek mezze platter. The vine leaves are filled with a mix of rice and fresh herbs, and can come in either vegetarian or meat filled varieties. Our vegetarian stuffed vine leaves are filled with a simple but mouth watering mix of rice, oregano and halloumi. Halloumi is a semi- hard, salty cheese that is popular in Greek and Cypriot cuisine. It’s firm texture makes it the perfect cheese for vegetarian alternatives. Once you’ve tried some in this recipe, why not explore other ways to cook with halloumi, such as serving it grilled as a BBQ side dish. A Greek style mezze platter of flatbreads, dips, grilled vegetables and stuffed vine leaves is a great sharing starter for dinner parties, or sharing appetizer for drinks parties. These stuffed vine leaves pair wonderfully with tzatziki, a Greek yoghurt based dip, or with a rich tomato dipping sauce.

    • 0
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  • goats cheese and onion tarts

    Caramelised onion and goat's cheese tarts

    Caramelised onion and goat's cheese tarts are a classic dinner party starter. Learn how to make them yourself with our easy yet impressive recipe. The sharp and tangy goat’s cheese works beautifully with the sweet caramelised onions – there’s a reason this flavour combination is a classic. Making your own pastry couldn’t be simpler with our foolproof method, and always gives impressive results.

    • 3
    (92 ratings)
  • This restaurant and fast food dish of crispy onions is made simple to cook at home. It makes about 10 bhaji and is very easy to cook.

    Onion bhaji recipe

    This classic onion bhaji recipe makes 8-10 good sized onion bhajis that are packed with classic Indian spices such as turmeric and ground cumin. The garam masala does all the hard work in this recipe to turn these delicious starters into mouth-watering treats that you’ll want to make time and time again. Thin slices are better than thick slices of onion and are quicker to cook too so bare this in mind when preparing your onion. It will take only 30 mins to make a batch of these classic starters. They're quite low in calories too which makes them a great, occasional guilt-free snack - it works out at only 137 per portion.

    • 3
    (105 ratings)
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    Broad bean crostini with ricotta and mint

    Broad bean crostini with mint is an easy but eye catching canapé or starter. Simple but packed with flavour, these bite-size toasts are the perfect thing to serve to your guests alongside drinks. Broad bean crostini are a light and summery way to serve this popular canapé, with fresh mint and creamy ricotta making for a punchy yet refreshing flavour. Crostini are an appetizer originating from Italy made from toasted bread with toppings of your choice. Cheese, cold meats, vegetables and even dips or spreads are popular toppings for crostini. Our broad bean crostini recipe uses different textures by first making a creamy, ricotta based spread, and then topping the crostini with fresh broad beans. If you want something quick and easy for a crowd of guests to nibble on before dinner or at a drinks party, then these simple but sophisticated broad bean crostini with ricotta and mint are the perfect thing for you.

    • 0
    (0 ratings)
  • Joe Wicks Halloumi fries

    Joe Wicks' halloumi fries

    Joe Wicks' halloumi fries are the perfect compromise between healthy and indulgent. This Body Coach recipe is low in carbs, so it's ideal if you're trying to shed pounds or cut down on carbohydrates. Halloumi is always a favourite for veggies, and this is a vegetarian dish that can be whipped up as a side dish, starter or even as a snack in no time at all. To make these halloumi fries, you'll need 12 mins to prepare them and 10 mins to cook them before you can devour them. Joe Wicks' halloumi fries recipes only serves 4 people, so make sure you double up the recipe if you're feeding more people - these dippers are so moreish that they'll vanish before your eyes in minutes! Joe suggests serving them with avocado, a quick tomato salsa and a big fistful of rocket for an extra dose of veg. Joe Wicks says: 'What did the cheese say when it looked in the mirror? Halloooo me! These make a wicked little snack at a party or barbecue. They wont last long though, so you might want to double up the recipe.'

    • 4
    (14 ratings)
  • Smoked salmon pate

    Smoked salmon pate

    We've used quark, a low fat soft cheese, to make this lighter smoked salmon pate. The combination of both smoked fish and fresh prawns makes this pate fresh and summery, and full of flavour thanks to the fresh dill and capers. Oily fish like salmon are a source of brain boosting Omega-3 fatty acids as well as giving you a dose of vitamin D. If you prefer you could use smoked trout in this recipe instead, it has a similar colour and flavour to salmon with a slight additional earthiness which makes a delicious start to any meal. This is an easy but impressive starter that can be made up to a day ahead, saving you more time last minute when hosting a dinner party. Our recipe makes enough smoked salmon pate for six generous portions, so if you're expecting more guests you could make each pot slightly smaller to stretch round, or increase the quantities if you have lots of extra people.

    • 0
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  • Gordon Ramsay's cream of cauliflower soup

    Gordon Ramsay's cream of cauliflower soup

    Gordon Ramsay's cream of cauliflower soup recipe is a creamy and comforting soup, perfect for the winter months. As a starter to a three-course Christmas menu, you will only need to serve a small portion, but this is also a great warming soup to have for lunch with some good bread after a walk on a chilly day. This delicious soup takes 30 mins to make and is perfect if you fancy something a little different for lunch or as a starter. This easy soup recipe brings cauliflower, potato, onion and a rich cream based stock together to make one mouth-watering bowl of warming soup. Once you've tried Gordon Ramsay's cream of cauliflower soup you'll want to make it time and time again.

    • 3
    (242 ratings)
  • Three-step carrot soup, Change4Life

    Low-fat carrot soup

    This low-fat carrot soup is so easy to make. Four simple ingredients and three easy steps to make this warming warming soup. Serve it with crusty wholemeal bread for a healthy lunch or starter. This recipe serves 4 people and will take around 40 mins to prepare and cook. A portion of this mouth-watering low-fat soup works out at only 103 calories per serving and 3g of fat per serving. It's a real winner if you're trying to be healthy and want to get 1 of your 5-a-day in one meal. Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.

    • 3
    (19 ratings)

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