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Griddled asparagus Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 600-800g/1lb 5oz-1lb 12oz medium asparagus drops groundnut or vegetable oil a few drops of balsamic vinegar Direction Cut (or break) off the woody ends from the asparagus. Boil

Smoky paprika peppers

Smoky paprika peppers Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 500ml mild olive oil 2 tsp sweet smoked paprika 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced 1 tbsp black peppercorn 1 tbsp fennel seed 8 red peppers 8 yellow peppers

Sesame beef wraps

Sesame beef wraps Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1 tsp vegetable oil 175g beef steak, cut into thin strips 1 red pepper, deseeded and thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 2cm piece fresh root ginger,

Buttery caraway carrots

Buttery caraway carrots Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1kg carrots (about 8 medium-size) 25g butter 1 tsp caraway seed small handful chopped parsley Tip Get ahead Cook the carrots up to 2 days in advance, leave

Ciabatta pizzas with sticky onions

Ciabatta pizzas with sticky onions Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 2 large onions, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, sliced leaves from 2 rosemary sprigs, chopped 10 peppadew peppers from a jar, quartered 3 tbsp

Pancetta wrapped trout

Pancetta-wrapped trout Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1 lemon 2 small trout, rainbow or brown, cleaned 1 large bunch thyme 1 garlic clove, chopped 4 slices pancetta, or rashers of smoked streaky bacon 4 tbsp

Very berry ice

Very berry ice Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 750g summer berries (we used strawberries) 140g caster sugar juice of 1 lemon Direction Hull and chop fruit, then tip them into a bowl with the sugar and

Crisp feta nibbles

Crisp feta nibbles Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 6 pitta breads 200g pack feta cheese 20g pack flat-leaf parsley or mint, leaves roughly chopped vegetable crudités houmous, tzatziki and other favourite dips, to serve Direction Toast

Tangy roast pepper walnut dip

Tangy roast pepper & walnut dip Recipe

Ingredients Ingredients 1 tsp each ground cumin and ground pimenton (smoked paprika), plus extra to serve 6 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 100g walnuts halves 225g roasted red peppers from a