Warm puy lentil and mint salad

300g Puy lentils For the mint pesto: 50g pine nuts, 1 clove garlic, 3 tbsps olive oil, 1 lemon finely zested and juiced, 2 large handfuls mint ( common or moroccan). Cover lentils in a pan with plenty of water, bring to boil and simmer for 20 mins. Put the pesto ingredients (minus the lemon juice) together in a mixer or pound with a pestle and mortar. Leave a...

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Moroccan meatballs

2-3 tablespoons olive oil, 2 red onions finely chopped, garlic and spices, 4 cloves garlic, 2tsp cumin and coriander seeds toasted and ground, 4oog can chopped tomatoes, 2tsp sugar, 2 large handfuls fresh coriander, one handful of Moroccan mint, 1 egg lightly whisked, 500g (1lb minced beef), 50g (2oz) fresh breadcrumbs. Heat a dash of oil and soften onions....

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Mozzarella Balls with pesto and parma ham

Mozzarella Balls   One ball of mozzarella per person (the kind you buy in a bag of water) Pesto Parma ham or similar   Simply cut the ball in half and sandwich back together with the pesto in the middle. Lay each ball on two pieces of ham crossed over each other and fold over the ball. Turn them up the other way so the loose ends pf the ham are...

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Baba Ganoush (Middle-Eastern aubergine dip)aba Ganoush

Recipe for Baba Ganoush (Middle-Eastern aubergine dip) Ingredients 2 aubergines 2 garlic cloves ½ tsp salt 2 tbsp lemon juice 2 tbsp tahini Large pinch ground cumin Pinch ground pepper Extra virgin olive oil, to serve Chopped parsley, to serve Method: Preheat the grill to high. Prick the aubergines with a fork and grill them, turning...

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Smoked Haddock and Winter Savory Lasagne

Smoked Haddock and Winter Savoury Lasagne 500g Smoked Haddock 500g Baby leaf Spinach 1 clove Garlic 1 large handful Winter Savory 150g Ricotta cheese 1.2 litres Full cream milk 65g butter 65g Plain flour Salt Pepper 1 tsp nutmeg 2 bay leaves 50g Parmesan cheese 1 tblsp Olive oil 1 packet lasagne sheets 4 tblsp double cream Place the milk and bay...

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