Impressive recipes for a special occasion

Whether it’s a knockout meal for two on date night or a show-stopping dinner party main course, we’ve rounded up our most impressive recipes for all types of special occasion.

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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

Quick pasta recipes

Red wine spaghetti with tomato and goat’s cheese

At a restaurant in Sardinia, we tried a dish in which the pasta was cooked...

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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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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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Shallot tarte tatin

Savoury tarts

Shallot tarte tatin

You won’t believe that Gaz Oakley’s shallot tarte tatin is vegan. Sweet shallots are caramelised...

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Coronation chicken pie with mango jelly

Chicken pie recipes

Coronation chicken pie with mango jelly

Use our step-by-step guide to create chef Calum Franklin’s show-stopping raised chicken pie recipe. Unlike...

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Mini crayfish and crab brioche bites

Canapé recipes

Mini crayfish and crab brioche bites

We’ve given the seventies-style prawn cocktail an update with these crayfish and crab brioche bites....

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Spiced paneer with quick-pickled cucumber

Canapé recipes

Spiced paneer with quick-pickled cucumber

These little paneer bites are the new cheese and pineapple…We think they’re going to catch...

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Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast fennel and apples

Roast recipes

Prune and apple stuffed pork belly with roast...

This recipe for pork belly was created by the three 2017 Masterchef finalists Lorna, Alison...

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Ultimate dauphinois potatoes

Potato recipes

Ultimate dauphinois potatoes

Making this most luscious of potato bakes takes a little extra time – there’s slicing,...

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Greek-style lamb, spinach and feta pie

Filo pastry recipes

Greek-style lamb, spinach and feta pie

There are times when it’s a joy to lavish a bit of extra love and...

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Tomato, thyme and ricotta tart

Savoury tarts

Tomato, thyme and ricotta tart

The secret with this beauty is to bake the case the night before so it’s...

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Roast chicken with basil, mint and pistachio pesto

Roast chicken recipes

Roast chicken with basil, mint and pistachio pesto

Making your own pesto is one of the easiest – and useful – things that you can...

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Whole roast plaice with anchovy and sage butter, new potatoes and sea vegetables

Dinner ideas for two

Whole roast plaice with anchovy and sage butter,...

The combination of anchovy and sage is known in Italy as ‘il tartufo di pescatore’...

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Shallot and dill marinated beetroot carpaccio with crispy halloumi

Beetroot recipes

Shallot and dill marinated beetroot carpaccio with crispy...

Sharp marinated beetroot, salty halloumi shards and sweet pomegranate molasses combine in this elegant vegetarian...

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Mexican-style barbecued beef brisket with quick-pickled onions

Slow cooked beef recipes

Mexican-style barbecued beef brisket with quick-pickled onions

Beef brisket can be a tough joint, but this recipe guarantees fall-apart-tender meat with a...

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Spinach and ricotta lasagne

April seasonal recipes

Spinach and ricotta lasagne

We’ve put a twist on the classic lasagne with a creamy spinach and ricotta filling....

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Dip and salad sharing platter

Summer salads and sides

Dip and salad sharing platter

This quick and easy sharing platter combines Middle Eastern flavours of harissa and sumac in...

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Goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomato risotto

Risotto recipes

Goat’s cheese and sun-dried tomato risotto

We’ve stirred creamy goat’s curd through this risotto for an even creamier texture, before topping...

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Cauliflower wellington

Cauliflower recipes

Cauliflower wellington

This vegetarian recipe has been developed with a traditional, luxurious beef wellington in mind. The...

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Beef wellington

Impressive recipes for a special occasion

Beef wellington

”For the best flavour, take the time to cook the chopped mushrooms properly and buy...

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Slow-roast pork belly with sherry gravy and mint relish

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Easter recipes

Slow-roast pork belly with sherry gravy and mint...

It’s impossible to resist the crunchy-salty crackling and tender meat of slow-cooked pork belly. Cooked...

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Duck legs with puy lentils and onions

Impressive recipes for a special occasion

Duck legs with puy lentils and onions

Rachel Allen’s wonderfully wintry main course combines succulent duck legs with earthy puy lentils and...

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Vacherin pithivier with caramelised onions and bacon

Recipes that will make you excited for autumn

Vacherin pithivier with caramelised onions and bacon

Just when you thought gooey baked cheese couldn’t get any better we’ve combined it with...

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