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Vietnamese prawn baked tomatoes (Chạo tôm)

Prawn recipes

Vietnamese prawn baked tomatoes (Chạo tôm)

Thuy Pham’s baked tomatoes are a twist on Vietnamese dish, Chạo tôm. In the traditional Vietnamese dish, prawn cakes are...

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Hake cigars with saffron yogurt

Sustainable recipes

Hake cigars with saffron yogurt

Nathan Outlaw’s filo-wrapped hake cigars make the perfect starter or nibbles to serve with white wine on a sunny evening....

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Burrata with croutons and nettle and basil pesto

Burrata recipes

Burrata with croutons and nettle and basil pesto

Creamy burrata gets served up alongside croutons for crunch and a pepped up nettle pesto. A simple spring starter from...

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Savoury custard with mackerel and pickled rhubarb (chawanmushi)

Rhubarb recipes

Savoury custard with mackerel and pickled rhubarb (chawanmushi)

Rhubarb and custard in a savoury setting? You bet – chawanmushi is a Japanese egg custard usually flavoured with dashi...

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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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Air fryer chicken wings with pomegranate glaze

Chicken wing recipes

Air fryer chicken wings with pomegranate glaze

Air frying simulates deep frying without the need to submerge food in oil. Once our food team got to grips...

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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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Miso devilled eggs

Miso recipes

Miso devilled eggs

Who doesn’t love a devilled egg? This Japanese-inspired twist on the retro classic amps up the umami with a spoonful...

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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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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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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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Harissa and pine nut palmiers

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

Harissa and pine nut palmiers

The perfect snack or mini starter before the main course, these harissa and pine nut palmiers are irresistibly moreish and will...

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Smoky garlic prawn cocktail

Christmas starter recipes

Smoky garlic prawn cocktail

A classic gets a contemporary makeover with our easy smoky garlic prawn cocktail recipe. Serve juicy prawns in lettuce cups...

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Feta parcels with grilled courgettes and peaches

Favourite vegetarian recipes

Feta parcels with grilled courgettes and peaches

Wrap feta in courgette ribbons and grill or barbecue to make this delicious vegetarian starter or main. Serve with juicy...

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Potted duck with pistachio

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Potted duck with pistachio

This pimped potted duck starter is easy to make ahead of time and will lend a French bistro vibe to...

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