Bowl of asparagus & cream pasta

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10 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Jazz up a storecupboard grain with bright fruit and herbs and serve with lamb and a harissa yogurt dressing

30 mins
Easy
426 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

For an easy side dish to complement a spring roast, just cook this recipe without the salmon

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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18 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Spicy seafood is a really versatile dish for sharing – make sure there's plenty of bread for the juices

23 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Stuffing and wrapping chicken breasts works brilliantly for entertaining, letting you get most of the work done before any of your guests arrive

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
157 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Get fantastic results with minimum effort in this easy-to-make fish dish

30 mins
Easy
23 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Fresh Italian flavours make a perfect complement to the warmer weather

25 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Tender, lean lamb and a selection of the finest vegetables makes this a romantic dish you won't forget

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
135 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This stunning starter can be assembled ahead, then topped with dressed leaves just before serving.

20 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This whole baked fish looks impressive on a platter for sharing, served simply with potatoes and greens

40 mins
Easy
83 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Quick, easy to make and healthy

25 mins
Easy
3 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

Splash out on some rich game meat for two, then serve seared to your liking with a deep fruity sauce

40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
62 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A fruity and warming Middle Eastern tagine to be served with couscous and herbs - a speedy casserole with plenty of flavour

45 mins
Easy
17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Choose fat scallops for this speedy but smart pasta recipe- the ham wrappers will protect the tender shellfish and give an extra savoury hit

25 mins
Easy
109 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Sweet chilli, honey, sesame oil, mirin and soy combine to make a punchy sauce for fish. Elaine Paige’s dish is a simple and quick midweek meal

20 mins
Easy
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Simplicity is key with this romantic dish- it's ready in under 20 minutes so you can spend more time with your guest

18 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Spice up supper with this superhealthy recipe that's high in fibre, packed with iron and counts as 4 of your 5-a-day - it's cheap too!

35 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make a parcel from baking parchment and let your fish steam to perfection while infusing with garlic, ginger, chilli and lime

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
4 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of this turnip-like vegetable by stir-frying the green leaves and pickling the veg - serve with rich Asian-spiced meat

55 mins
Easy
14 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Like French 'boulangère' potatoes, roasting your meat on top of your spuds means they soak up the flavoursome juices

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
65 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A healthy dish, full of sunshine flavours

55 mins
Easy
79 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This new way with risotto makes an easy supper for two. For a non-veggie option, just add a few cooked, peeled prawns

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Baste your fish in brown butter then steam with shellfish, peas, cider and zesty lemon

25 mins
More effort
134 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This self-saucing one-pot is like a roast dinner without the fuss. Plus it's rich in iron, fibre and folate

50 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
67 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This delicious recipe is ready in a flash yet special enough to serve friends too. Add fresh crab and sliced red chilli for a treat

20 mins
Easy
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