Squid and chorizo risotto

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Squid and chorizo risotto

150g cooking chorizo, sliced

Olive oil for frying (about 2 tbsp)

1-2 shallots, finely chopped

2 garlic cloves, crushed 350g

arborio risotto rice

200ml dry white wine

7 saffron strands

1.25-1.5 litres hot vegetable stock

2 large squid tubes, cleaned, patted dry with kitchen paper, cut into 1cm rings

100g grated parmesan, plus extra to serve

100g cold butter, diced


01.Fry the chorizo with a little oil in a small frying pan over a high heat. Once golden and crisp, remove the chorizo from the pan and set ...

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Chicken fajita lettuce wraps.

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Chicken fajita lettuce wraps

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time:10 minutes
Serves 2 people

This is great healthy alternative to normal fajitas, you can add a lot more various vegetables if you wish.

365g chicken strips
2 sliced red peppers
1 sliced large onion
1 chopped garlic cloves
1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp of cumin
4 tbsp Mazola Pure corn oil
2 tbsp lime juice
salt, black pepper to taste
2 heads of romaine lettuce stripped to ...

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Sweetcorn fritters with spicy chunky salsa.

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Sweetcorn fritters with spicy chunky salsa.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Serves 4 people
These crispy sweetcorn fritters are a lovely sharing recipe if you have friends coming over-simple and quick to prepare too.

For the fritters
3 tbsp Mazola Pure corn oil
325g frozen sweetcorn kernels
2 eggs beaten
100g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 spring onion finely sliced
1 red chilli finely chopped
10g coriander chopped
For the salsa
1 avocado
2 salad tomatoes ...

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Soft polenta with mixed mushrooms.

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Soft Polenta with mixed mushrooms.

A really simple and comforting supper, soft polenta is a wonderful base and can be used as a substitute for mashed potato.
This would also make an easy but impressive dish for friends as well.

250ml milk plus 100ml extra if needed
250ml water
1/2 cup fine corn polenta
50g  pecorino, grated
3 tbsp unsalted butter
Sea salt and black pepper
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, chopped
6 large mushrooms, thickly sliced
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One pot cod.

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One pot cod

This is one of my favourite supper dishes for when your late home and looking for less washing up!
Tasty and easy to do.
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped finely
2 garlic cloves, chopped
150g (5oz) cooking chorizo, sliced
1 tbsp sweet smoked paprika
200g of ready roasted red peppers or fresh
200g (7oz) cherry tomatoes, halved
400ml (14fl oz) passata
400g of baby potatoes
pinch caster sugar
1 x 450g pack of fresh or ...

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Goan fish curry.

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Goan fish curry.

I absolutely love this recipe, it’s a staple in our house. You can add lot’s more vegetables and use half fat coconut milk for a healthier option.

Serves 4

Preparation 15 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Chef intro
Clover Hutson is a chef, cookery demonstrator, food writer and
award winning food stylist. A thrifty, family cook, Clover believes
passionately in home cooked food for all the family to be involved
with and enjoy.

I absolutely love this recipe and it’s ...

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Mussels with bacon and leeks in cider and creme fraiche sauce.

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Mussels in garlic cider cream

This is one of my favourite supper dishes, super easy to do and a great sharing dish for everyone to dig into in the middle of the table.


1 leek finely chopped
1 onion finely chopped
600g of mussels cleaned
500ml of crème fraiche
Good quality traditional cider
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp mixed herbs
Decent knob of butter
Fresh chopped chives to garnish
2 large garlic cloves finely chopped
1 pack of smoked bacon lardons

Warm ...

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Classic Boston Baked beans

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Classic Boston baked beans

Serves 6
This lovely winter warmer is fantastic served baked potatoes.

1 tbsp of vegetable oil
1 onion chopped
2 sticked of celery finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1 pack of smoked bacon lardons
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
1 beef stock cube
1/2 pint of water
2 tbsp black treacle
1 tsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
1 tin of haricot beans
1 tin of hotdogs-sliced
In a large saucepan heat the oil ...

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Peach American pancakes

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Peach pancakes

Serves 4
Lovely breakfast or dessert. Great for kids to help with too.

135g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp castor sugar
130 ml milk
1 large egg beaten
2 tbsp melted butter

1 tin of peaches sliced in juice
Maple syrup
Icing sugar to dust

Using an electric hand blender whisk all the pancake ingredients together until smooth, it should be a thick mixture.

Heat a non stick pan with a little vegetable oil.
Drop dessert spoons ...

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