Malaysian-style rojak pineapple salad

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 0 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 1 tbsp tamarind paste 2 tbsp palm (or light brown soft) sugar 1 lime, juice 1 tbsp fish sauce 400g chopped pineapple 1 cucumber, peeled and diced 250g carrots (about 2 medium), shredded or juliennedsmall bunch Thai basil, shredded small bunch coriander, shredded 75g roasted peanuts, […]

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Green baked eggs with new season asparagus

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves:2 Ingredients 2 tsp olive oil 2 x 200g packs Waitrose Early British Asparagus, trimmed and cut into 4cm lengths Bunch salad onions, roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 pointed spring cabbage, halved and shredded (thick core discarded) 1 green chilli, sliced Few […]

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Leek and roasted garlic soup

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 45 minutes Total time: 1 hour 5 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 1 large garlic bulb 1½ tbsp olive oil 4 large leeks, thickly sliced 1 medium baking potato, peeled and chopped into 2cm chunks 1 litre fresh vegetable stock 3 thyme sprigs 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp lemon juice Method 1. Preheat […]

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Dhal with paneer & greens

Total time: 25 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 2 tsp vegetable oil1 large onion, finely chopped3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 3 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Tikka Curry Paste175g Love Life Red Split Lentils, rinsed200g pack baby leaf greens, trimmed and shredded½ x 226g pack paneer, cut into 16 pieces2 tbsp freeze-dried curry leaves  Method 1. Warm half the oil in a large saucepan […]

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Griddled pak choi with soya beans and toasted sesame butter

Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 5 minutes Total time: 25 minutes Serves:4 as a side Ingredients 2½ tbsp sesame seeds, toasted 35g unsalted butter 2 tbsp light soy sauce 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar or lemon juice 200g frozen soya beans, defrosted and patted dry 2 x 235g packs large pak choi, trimmed ½ tbsp groundnut oil Method 1. […]

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Smoky roast sweet potato wedges

Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 50 minutes Total time: 1 hour Serves:3 as a side Ingredients 550g (3 medium) sweet potatoes, scrubbed, each sliced lengthways into 8-10 wedges 2 tbsp sunflower or light olive oil ½ tsp hot smoked paprika 1 red chilli, sliced 1½ tbsp maple syrup 50g smoked almonds * , slivered or roughly chopped (*Available in […]

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Fish Po’ Boys Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Fried seafood po’ boys are classic New Orleans street food. These “dressed” sandwiches are spread with a zesty rémoulade sauce and filled with crunchy shredded lettuce, pickles, and sliced tomatoes, before being topped with crisp, golden fried seafood. Why It Works Double-dredging the fish in a flour-cornmeal mixture creates a crunchy, light coating. Letting the dredged fish […]

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Oyster Po’ Boys Recipe

[Photograph: Vicky Wasik] Fried seafood po’ boys are classic New Orleans street food. These “dressed” sandwiches are spread with a zesty rémoulade sauce and filled with crunchy shredded lettuce, pickles, and sliced tomatoes, before being topped with crisp, golden fried seafood. Why It Works Double-dredging the oysters in a flour-cornmeal mixture creates a crunchy, light coating. A spicy rémoulade gives […]

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Crepes Suzette

Total time: 35 minutes Serves:4 Ingredients 100g plain flour25g golden caster sugarPinch salt2 large Waitrose British Blacktail Eggs225ml whole milk25g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for frying FOR THE SAUCE2 extra-large oranges, washed1 unwaxed lemon75g golden caster sugar2 tbsp Cointreau 2 tbsp Cognac (plus 2 tbsp extra, hot, optional)100g unsalted butter  Method 1 Sift the flour, sugar and salt into […]

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Crunchy-bottomed toffee apples

Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Makes:12 Ingredients 12 essential Waitrose Mini Apples, stalks removed, washed50g sesame seeds, toasted50g pecans, toasted and chopped400g caster sugar350g golden syrup YOU WILL ALSO NEED12 lolly sticks  Method 1 Push a lolly stick into the top of each apple and line a tray with non-stick baking parchment. Tip the sesame seeds and […]

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