Easy dinner party mains

Your dinner party will run smoothly with our easy main course recipes. Dishes like the herb-crusted rack of lamb and the fillet of beef are real showstoppers.

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Bolognese risotto

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Bolognese recipes

Bolognese risotto

If it’s comfort food you’re on the lookout for, then you’ve landed on the right...

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Melt-in-the-middle fishcakes

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Fishcake recipes

Melt-in-the-middle fishcakes

Take weeknight dinners up a notch with these comforting melt-in-the-middle fishcakes. The hidden rarebit centre...

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No-stir risotto with radishes, asparagus and artichokes

Risotto recipes

No-stir risotto with radishes, asparagus and artichokes

You read that right – no stir. The oven does all the hard work with...

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Rack of lamb, potato and pepper tray roast

Traybake recipes

Rack of lamb, potato and pepper tray roast

Ready for the easiest roast ever? Cook this mustard-rubbed rack of lamb nestled on a...

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Saganaki-style prawn and feta traybake

Traybake recipes

Saganaki-style prawn and feta traybake

Inspired by the favourite Greek recipe, this flavour-packed traybake combines sweet juicy prawns, courgettes and...

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Sole meuniere

Easy dinner party mains

Sole meuniere

The French name of this dish makes it sound like posh restaurant fare (and tricky...

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Squash ravioli with mushrooms and sage pesto

Italian pasta recipes

Squash ravioli with mushrooms and sage pesto

Homemade ravioli is such a special dish and will really impress anyone you serve it...

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Beef and olive koftas with red cabbage and flatbreads

Beef mince recipes

Beef and olive koftas with red cabbage and...

We’ve scattered olives and raisins throughout the mince in these beef and olive koftas giving them...

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Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Vegetarian versions of classic recipes

Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Slices of aubergine are coated in a cheesy panko crumb then fried until golden, and...

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Goat’s cheese, beetroot and hazelnut tarts

Savoury tarts

Goat’s cheese, beetroot and hazelnut tarts

Feeding vegetarians at your next dinner party? These individual beetroot and goat’s cheese tarts are...

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Whole roast turbot with clams, fennel and potatoes

Healthy fish recipes

Whole roast turbot with clams, fennel and potatoes

Serving a whole turbot may seem extravagant, but it’s simple to prepare and makes a...

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Confit salmon with mint and coriander chutney and pomegranate and pistachio chaat

Salmon fillet recipes

Confit salmon with mint and coriander chutney and...

”Confit is a classic French technique in which fish or meat is submerged in fat...

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Smoked haddock and jersey royal stew

Smoked haddock recipes

Smoked haddock and jersey royal stew

This stunning stew is all about championing the wonderful flavour of the oak-smoked haddock. Serve...

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Slow-cooked beef stew

Casserole recipes

Slow-cooked beef stew

Digital Editor Vic Grimshaw’s slow-cooked beef stew celebrates the Aga. Leave to cook low and...

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Hot-smoked trout, new potato and beetroot salad

Easy dinner party mains

Hot-smoked trout, new potato and beetroot salad

Gill Meller showcases hot-smoked trout by pairing it with new potatoes, beetroot and horseradish in...

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Lebanese kofte

Lebanese kofte

Serve these spicy, marinated lamb koftes with a cooling tahini yogurt dip, toasted pittas and...

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Pan-fried chicken supremes in mustard, cream and prune sauce

Creamy chicken recipes

Pan-fried chicken supremes in mustard, cream and prune...

If you can’t find chicken supremes, you can use skin-on chicken breasts instead – both...

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Pan-fried mackerel fillets with pear and pomegranate slaw

Mackerel recipes

Pan-fried mackerel fillets with pear and pomegranate slaw

Mackerel is a great oily fish, full of omega-3, to incorporate into your diet. Paired...

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Whole baked cauliflower with pearl barley, wild mushrooms and cheese

Cauliflower recipes

Whole baked cauliflower with pearl barley, wild mushrooms...

An impressive cauliflower cheese-inspired recipe made heartier with pearl barley and wild mushrooms. This is...

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Pan-fried fillets of sea bass with creamed fennel

Sea bass recipes

Pan-fried fillets of sea bass with creamed fennel

Serve this easy, restaurant-style dish of crispy-skinned sea bass with creamy fennel, created by Eckington...

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Chicken blanquette with heart-shaped croutons

Creamy chicken recipes

Chicken blanquette with heart-shaped croutons

James Martin’s creamy chicken recipe will transport you to France with every mouthful. A labour...

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Pomegranate and chicken stew

Chicken casserole recipes

Pomegranate and chicken stew

This sweet and savoury chicken stew recipe can be made a day in advance and...

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Beef fillet with sherry vinegar and shallot jus

Beef fillet recipes

Beef fillet with sherry vinegar and shallot jus

Simon Hulstone serves up an impressive yet simple dinner party dish featuring perfectly pink beef...

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Thai green beef and veg curry

Beef curry recipes

Thai green beef and veg curry

Ditch the takeaway and make your own Thai green curry. Quick, easy and full of...

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