Impressive recipes for a special occasion

New Year’s Eve at home? NO PROBLEM. Whether it’s a knockout meal for two or a show-stopping dinner party main course that your family will love, we’ve rounded up our most impressive recipes for all types of special occasion.

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Coorg pandhi pork stir-fry

Stir-fry recipes

Coorg pandhi pork stir-fry

Try Vivek Singh’s sensational Coorg pandhi pork stir-fry from Karnataka, India. Ginger-marinated pork belly is...

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Cured wild salmon carpaccio with caramel jhalmuri, potato salad and pea chutney

Christmas salmon recipes

Cured wild salmon carpaccio with caramel jhalmuri, potato...

Impress your friends with Vivek Singh’s carpaccio of cured wild salmon, with caramel jhalmuri, potato...

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Chickpea gnocchi with padrón peppers and spinach coconut sauce

Indian side dishes

Chickpea gnocchi with padrón peppers and spinach coconut...

Vivek Singh’s fluffy chickpea gnocchi  are delicious served with a spinach coconut sauce and padron...

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Grilled aubergine with peanut and spice crust

Indian side dishes

Grilled aubergine with peanut and spice crust

Vivek Singh’s grilled aubergine is topped with a peanut spice crust for an easy but...

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Kashmiri lamb shank rogan josh

Favourite lamb recipes

Kashmiri lamb shank rogan josh

Vivek Singh’s Kashmiri rogan josh is made with tender lamb, beetroot, ginger and yogurt. Serve...

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Mango and cardamom creme brûlées

Mango dessert recipes

Mango and cardamom creme brûlées

Vivek Singh’s mango and cardamom crème brûlées are a delicious fusion of East meets West...

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Easter rocky road roulade

Easter recipes

Easter rocky road roulade

This double-chocolate and caramel Easter rocky road roulade is a decadent finale to a celebratory...

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Pecan and cinnamon monkey bread

Brunch recipes

Pecan and cinnamon monkey bread

Studded with pecans and drizzled with vanilla icing, this soft, stickily sweet cinnamon monkey bread...

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Cornish gouda with sourdough and rocket

Christmas starter recipes

Cornish gouda with sourdough and rocket

A cheese course is a special treat at Christmas but if you fancy something different...

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Lemon sole with potted shrimp butter

Easy dinner party mains

Lemon sole with potted shrimp butter

Rick Stein’s sophisticated fish supper brings the restaurant experience home. Try it at your next...

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Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

Christmas baking recipes

Cheese, cranberry and thyme fondue star

This fun, savoury Christmas bake is indulgent, comforting and equally delicious served as a snack...

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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...

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Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

Dinner party dessert recipes

Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

These showstopping frozen profiteroles – filled with ice cream and topped with caramel – will...

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Porcini mushroom and vegetable nut roast

Vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes

Porcini mushroom and vegetable nut roast

Forget those uninspiring veggie offerings of Christmases past – this updated porcini mushroom and vegetable nut...

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Battenberg cake

Classic cake recipes

Battenberg cake

Getting the signature chequerboard effect of the classic Battenberg cake requires a little know-how and...

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Pancetta-wrapped monkfish with lentils and salsa verde

Impressive recipes for a special occasion

Pancetta-wrapped monkfish with lentils and salsa verde

“I love this combination: the meatiness of the monkfish, the saltiness of the pancetta and...

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Red wine spaghetti with tomato and goat’s cheese

Dinner ideas for two

Red wine spaghetti with tomato and goat’s cheese

We first tried pasta cooked in red wine in a restaurant in Sardinia and although...

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Slow-cooked lamb shank shepherd’s pie

Pie recipes

Slow-cooked lamb shank shepherd’s pie

We’ve taken a classic shepherd’s pie up a notch with a rich, slow-cooked lamb shank...

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Apple, rose and pistachio tarts

Sweet tart recipes

Apple, rose and pistachio tarts

If you’re planning a romantic feast for two, these pink-hued tarts are a fine way...

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Potato, leek and stilton pithivier

Puff pastry recipes

Potato, leek and stilton pithivier

Debbie Major puts a twist on a traditional sweet pithivier with this savoury cheese version....

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