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Parmesan and paprika custards with quince toast

Christmas starter recipes

Parmesan and paprika custards with quince toast

With umami-rich parmesan, smoky paprika and fruity quince paste soldiers for dipping, these savoury set custards provide a simple make-ahead...

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Smoked duck and beetroot salad

Burns Night recipes

Smoked duck and beetroot salad

“This smoked duck salad sings of winter thanks to the earthy flavours of beetroot and hazelnut. It’s a light yet...

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Crab pots with parmesan crisps

Crab recipes

Crab pots with parmesan crisps

Effortless but packed with flavour, this easy crab starter with fancy parmesan crisps can be made entirely in advance in...

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Grilled mussels with garlic and parsley

Mussel recipes

Grilled mussels with garlic and parsley

“This way of preparing mussels is sometimes called moules farcies au beurre d’escargot (mussels with snail butter), as this combination...

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Crab cakes with katsu curry sauce

Crab recipes

Crab cakes with katsu curry sauce

James Martin shares his crab cakes recipe. Serve the crisp crab cakes on a bed of golden katsu curry sauce...

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Pumpkin soup with scallops

Pumpkin recipes

Pumpkin soup with scallops

Nathan Outlaw gives pumpkin soup a gourmet makeover, with the addition of golden, pan-fried scallops. The perfect autumn starter or...

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Mozzarella, plum and burnt leek salad

September seasonal recipes

Mozzarella, plum and burnt leek salad

This simple and colourful mozzarella salad is perfect for welcoming autumn. The combination of creamy cheese, smoky leeks, peppery watercress...

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Raymond Blanc’s poached artichoke with mustard vinaigrette

Summer recipes

Raymond Blanc’s poached artichoke with mustard vinaigrette

Raymond Blanc’s poached artichoke with mustard vinaigrette is an elegant but simple starter that will transport you to southern France....

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Stuffed courgettes with feta

July seasonal recipes

Stuffed courgettes with feta

Stuffed round courgettes filled with a punchy, creamy mixture of feta, anchovies, chilli and breadcrumbs make an ideal summer starter....

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José Pizarro’s carajamandanga (chilled tomato soup)

Tomato recipes

José Pizarro’s carajamandanga (chilled tomato soup)

Chef José Pizarro shares his recipe for carajamandanga, a chilled tomato, pepper and courgette soup which is similar to gazpacho....

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Asparagus fritters and aioli

Asparagus recipes

Asparagus fritters and aioli

Joe Woodhouse’s crisp asparagus fritters with seriously garlicky aioli make a perfect starter or nibble with drinks for late spring...

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Orange, fennel and pea shoot salad with walnuts

Healthy salad recipes

Orange, fennel and pea shoot salad with walnuts

This zesty orange, fennel and pea shoot salad makes a vibrant spring side dish. Add grilled prawns or halloumi to...

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Beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine

March seasonal recipes

Beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine

Make a colourful beetroot and goat’s cheese terrine inspired by the classic gastropub starter. Layer herby goat’s cheese with beetroot...

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Giant prawn cocktail

Prawn recipes

Giant prawn cocktail

Go large this Christmas with a giant prawn cocktail that feeds a crowd. Layer a serving bowl with peppery leaves,...

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Pierre Koffmann’s scallops with squid ink sauce

Scallop recipes

Pierre Koffmann’s scallops with squid ink sauce

Legendary chef Pierre Koffmann shares his recipe for a starter of sustainable scallops. Serve with squid ink sauce and creamy...

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White bean crostini with anchovy and lemon salsa

Crostini recipes

White bean crostini with anchovy and lemon salsa

London’s vibrant Flat Iron Square in SE1 is home to a clutch of independent restaurants, food trucks, artisan bakers and...

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