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duck ragu 2

Venetian duck ragu

Heat the oil in a large pan. Add the duck legs and brown on all sides for about 10 mins. Remove to a plate and set aside. Add the onions

tagine 1

Lamb, apricot & shallot tagine

Slash the lamb leg all over and put in a big food bag, or in a large casserole dish. Smash the marinade ingredients together using a pestle and mortar. Add

greek chicken

Greek chicken kebab

In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the marinade, along with a good few pinches of salt and some pepper. Add the chicken thighs and mix everything together.

roast duck griddled plum salad 1

Roast duck & griddled plum salad

Up to 2 days before, sit the duck legs in your slow cooker or a small casserole or baking dish – if you don’t have a slow cooker, heat oven

moroccan spiced cottage pies

Moroccan-spiced cottage pies

Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion, garlic, carrot, spices and a pinch of salt. Cover and cook for 10-15

sweetly spiced rabbit pilaf

Sweetly spiced rabbit pilaf

Melt the butter and oil in a wide, lidded pan, and add the onions and garlic. Soften gently for 5 mins, then tip in the rabbit and cook for 5

moroccan chicken chickpea tagine

Easy chicken & chickpea tagine

Mix the chicken thighs with the harissa in a large bowl and chill, covered, for 20-30 mins. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole or tagine dish and

andalusian style chicken

Andalusian-style chicken

Add the saffron to the hot stock to soak. Heat the oil in a medium pan and cook the onion until it is soft and just beginning to turn golden.