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  • James Martin,  Sauce

    Mayonnaise

    Ingredients 3 egg yolks 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar 200ml vegetable oil Salt and pepper 1 lemon, juice and zest Method To make the mayo whisk together the egg yolks, mustard and vinegar. Slowly drizzle in the oil, whisking continuously, until thick. Add the lemon juice and zest then whisk again.

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Soup

    Potato soup

    Potato soup A comforting classic, this easy potato soup uses a handful of store cupboard ingredients to great effect. Ingredients 55g/2oz butter 425g/15oz potatoes, peeled and diced to 5mm/1/3in 110g/4oz onions, diced 1 tsp salt freshly ground pepper 900ml/1½pt home-made chicken stock or vegetable stock 120ml/4fl oz creamy milk freshly chopped herbs to garnish Preparation method Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan. When it foams, add the potatoes and onions and toss them in the butter until well coated. Sprinkle with salt and a few grinds of pepper. Cover with a butter wrapper or paper lid and the lid of the saucepan. Sweat on a gentle heat for approximately…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Main,  Snack,  Soup,  Starter

    Butternut squash and lime soup

    Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 50g/1¾oz butter 200g/7oz onion, finely sliced 900g/2lb butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into 1cm/½in cubes salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 vegetable stock cubes 750ml/1¼ pint milk 1 lime, juice only Preparation method Heat the olive oil and the butter in a large saucepan, add the onion, cover and fry gently for 3-4 minutes. Add the butternut squash and continue to cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the vegetable stock cubes with 750ml/1¼ pint water and the milk and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for six…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Main,  Starter

    Arnold Bennett – Fish Omlette

    This rather special smoked haddock omelette named after the writer Arnold Bennett is a classic restaurant dish and easy to recreate at home. Ingredients 300ml/10fl oz milk 200g/7oz un-dyed smoked haddock 1 bay leaf 10 black peppercorns 4 free-range eggs 40g/1½oz butter 15g/½oz plain flour 50g/1¾oz grated mature cheddar cheese sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Preparation method Pour the milk into a large shallow pan, then add the smoked haddock, bay leaf and peppercorns and bring to a simmer. Cook for five minutes, or until the fish has just cooked through and flakes when pushed gently. Lift the fish out of the pan and set aside to cool…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Chinese,  James Martin,  Main

    Chicken and black bean with stir-fried rice and wilted bok choi

    Heat up the wok for a delicious dinner for two with stir-fried strips of chicken, spicy black bean sauce, greens and egg-fried rice. Ingredients 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into slices 1cm/½in thick 3 tbsp light soy sauce 3 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine (or dry sherry) 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil 2 tbsp cornflour 4 tbsp vegetable oil 10cm/5in piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped 3 large garlic cloves, finely chopped 3 red chillies, finely chopped 50g/1¾oz fermented black beans 1 tbsp caster sugar 150ml/5fl oz chicken stock 6 spring onions, finely sliced 3 tbsp roughly chopped coriander leaves 2 heads bok choi 200g/7oz cooked basmati rice,…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  Curry - Curried,  Indian,  James Martin,  Main

    Spiced roasted shoulder of lamb with red lentil dal

    Shredded shoulder is marinated in spicy yoghurt for flavour and tenderness in this stunning recipe. Here served with red lentil dal and homemade flatbreads. Ingredients For the lamb 2 garlic cloves, crushed 2cm/¾in piece ginger, peeled and grated 2 tsp ground cumin 2 tsp ground coriander 2 tsp red chilli powder 2 tbsp garam masala 500ml/18fl oz plain yoghurt 1 lemon, juice only salt and pepper 1 lamb shoulder 1 tbsp ghee For the red lentil dal 200g/7oz red lentils 3cm/1¼in piece fresh root ginger, peeled 1 tsp ground turmeric 2 tbsp ghee 1 onion, finely chopped 1½ tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp chili powder 3…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  French,  James Martin

    Onion Soup

    Ingredients 1.5kg/3lb5oz onions, peeled and sliced 115g/4oz unsalted butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt freshly ground black pepper 2 bay leaves 2tsp fresh thyme leaves 25g/1oz plain flour 1 bottle dry white wine 2l/3½pt fresh beef stock 1 small French baguette 1 large clove garlic, peeled 170g/6oz gruyère cheese, grated Preparation method Melt the butter with the olive oil in a large heavy based saucepan. Add the onions, salt and pepper, bay leaves and thyme leaves, stir gently, reduce the heat, cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring every five minutes. Do not brown the onions. Remove the lid and cook uncovered for a further 20-30 minutes, stirring…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin

    Roast pork with garlic and thyme sautéed potatoes and spiced apple sauce

    Ingredients 1.5kg/3lb 5oz loin of pork, on the bone, chined (ask your butcher to chine the loin for you – this will make carving easier) olive oil salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 sage leaves 1 lemon, halved For the thyme and garlic sautéed potatoes 25g/1oz butter 1 kg/2¼lb potatoes, peeled and diced 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves 1-2 cloves garlic, finely chopped salt and freshly ground black pepper For the spiced apple sauce 500g/1lb 2oz cooking apples, peeled, cored and chopped 30g/1oz butter 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp white wine vinegar ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cinnamon freshly ground black pepper 30g/1oz soft dark brown sugar…

  • ALL CATEGORIES,  English / British,  James Martin,  Sauce,  Vegaterian

    Tomato Ketchup / Tomato Sauce

    250ml/8fl oz cider vinegar 1 bay leaf ½ tsp ground coriander ½ tsp ground cinnamon 8 tbsp Demerara sugar 1.5kg/3lb ripe tomatoes, quartered, seeds removed 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp English mustard powder 1 garlic clove, crushed Tabasco sauce 2 tbsp tomato purée ½ tsp cornflour, if necessary Method 1. For the tomato ketchup, place the vinegar, bay leaf, coriander, cinnamon and sugar into a heavy-based saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer. 2. Add all of the remaining tomato sauce ingredients, except the cornflower, and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally to prevent any sticking or burning. 3. Once boiling, reduce the temperature and simmer, stirring frequently, for 30…