Recent Recipes

Smoky spiced Jollof rice & coconut-fried plantain

Smoky spiced Jollof rice & coconut-fried plantain

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 40 mins
Serves 6
This West African inspired dish food is full of bold, harmonious flavours. Jollof rice is a household staple, often accompanied by fried plantain

Choucroute garni

Choucroute garni

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 1 hr, 50 mins
Serves 4
This is a super-tasty one-pot meal with Savoy cabbage as the star. A delectable braised family meal, featuring succulent German garlic sausage

Moroccan chicken stew

Moroccan chicken stew

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins
Serves 4
This hearty stew, full of vibrant veg and warming spices, is a Hemsley sister favourite. Serve with a side of cauliflower tabbouleh as a light accompaniment

Green shakshuka

Green shakshuka

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 25 mins
Serves 4
Treat yourself to a shakshuka with a difference. Mix up your favourite greens, eggs and flatbreads to serve with this healthy weekend breakfast

Chocolate, cardamom & hazelnut torte

Chocolate, cardamom & hazelnut torte

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 40 mins
Serves 8
This rich, gluten-free torte has an irresistible chocolate & spice mix. An easy weekend treat or dinner party dessert you can make in advance

Braised ox cheeks & mustard butter

Braised ox cheeks & mustard butter

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 4 hrs, 35 mins plus marinating and overnight cooling
Serves 4
This recipe for braised ox cheeks delivers maximum flavour for minimum prep. Marinating the meat for 24 hours makes the meat extra tender and flavourful

Marmalade-braised turnips

Marmalade-braised turnips

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 45 mins
as a side
Turnips are so versatile and this method of cooking helps to retain their natural pepperiness. This dish is particularly good alongside duck

Chakalaka (Soweto chilli)

Chakalaka (Soweto chilli)

Prep: 40 mins Cook: 30 mins
Serves 6 - 8
This low fat, vibrant chilli from Johannesburg is based on canned beans, tomatoes, onions and chillies. You can add whatever vegetables you have to hand

Roast cod with curried cauliflower purée & onion bhaji

Roast cod with curried cauliflower purée & onion bhaji

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 1 hr, 10 mins plus resting and 2 hrs macerating
Serves 4
One of Phil Howard's menu highlights, this dish is a mix of spices, flavours and textures. Try this delicate cod with crispy bhajis and creamy cauliflower

Quick houmous

Quick houmous

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins
Serves 6
John Torode's simple houmous can be blitzed and ready for dipping in 12 minutes. It's vegan, gluten free and essential to any meze or veggie feast

Bulghar wheat tabbouleh

Bulghar wheat tabbouleh

Prep: 15 mins plus resting, no cook
as a side dish
This easy bulghar wheat tabbouleh is the easiest vegan side dish ever and takes just a few ingredients. Pair with hot falafels, houmous and crisp pitta bread

Pickled red onion & radish

Pickled red onion & radish

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins plus resting
Serves 6
These easy, crunchy pickles don't need marinating overnight and make a great garnish to any meal. They're vegan, low fat and take just 4 ingredients to make

Cheat's pissaladière

Cheat's pissaladière

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins - 10 mins
Serves 2
This simple, speedy tortilla is perfect for satisfying cheesy cravings and makes an ideal lunch or easy supper. Top with crunchy onions and gooey Gruyère

Katsu curry wrap

Katsu curry wrap

Cook: 10 mins
Serves 4
Your favourite katsu curry in wrap form, ready in minutes! This simple supper is full of flavour, golden brown chicken and needs just 4 ingredients

Easy yogurt flatbreads

Easy yogurt flatbreads

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 5 mins plus 1hr rising
makes 12
Flatbreads are a handy storecupboard staple, but nothing beats soft and fluffy homemade versions. John Torode's yogurt flatbreads are perfect with a meze mix

Griddled pineapple & chicken salad with nam jim dressing

Griddled pineapple & chicken salad with nam jim dressing

Cook: 25 mins - 15 mins
Serves 4
A fresh and fruity, low calorie salad with Thai-inspired flavours. Blanching the chillies keeps all the flavour but removes some of the stinging heat

Beetroot fritters with soured cream & salmon tartare

Beetroot fritters with soured cream & salmon tartare

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 25 mins
6 as a starter or light lunch
Warm and crispy beetroot fritters pair perfectly with cold cream and delicate, raw salmon. A tasty starter or a light lunch that's rich in omega-3

Beets & carrots with cumin & haydari

Beets & carrots with cumin & haydari

Prep: 45 mins Cook: 10 mins plus 2 hrs thickening
6 as a starter or as part of a meze spread
Haydari is a Turkish meze of strained yogurt, herbs and garlic and it pairs well with crunchy carrots and beetroot in this simple veggie starter

Hot & sour prawn & sweetcorn soup

Hot & sour prawn & sweetcorn soup

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins
Serves 6
The perfect warming starter for your Chinese New Year celebrations. We've added chilli for heat and used egg instead of traditional cornflour

One-pot crystal chicken

One-pot crystal chicken

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 20 mins plus 1 hr cooling
Serves 6
We have given the traditional method for poaching the chicken, but you can cook it in a pressure cooker for 20 minutes with outstanding results

Ginger & chilli oil

Ginger & chilli oil

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 5 mins
Serves 6
We've added chilli to this traditional accompaniment for a little more heat. Serve with some stir-fried Chinese veg and our one-pot crystal chicken