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Baked pasta shells with basil, ricotta cheese and tomato salsa

In a pan of boiling water, cook the large pasta shells for just 8 minutes, until almost cooked, but still firm and retaining their shape. Remove from the water and drain. When the shells are cold, carefully place in a...

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Orecchiette with blue cheese, walnuts and baby spinach

Start by cooking the pasta in boiling water while you make the sauce. Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the garlic and leeks . Sweat them for about 5 minutes, till the leeks are soft. Add the cream, season well wit...

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Spaghetti with clams, fennel and a hint of chilli

Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan, and gently sweat together the fennel, onion, garlic and chili for about 10 minutes, till soft. Add the clams, fresh thyme, white wine and season well. Place on the lid an...

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Italian style spaghetti with meatballs

Start by mixing together the minced beef, garlic, egg and fresh herbs. Season well with salt and pepper, and then roll into small meatballs, the size of a walnut. Heat the olive oil in a large pan, and brown the meatb...

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Cheesy salmon and broccoli bake

Start this recipe by ½ cooking the pasta shells. Meanwhile, make the cheese sauce by putting the milk, flour and butter in a medium sized saucepan and heating gently. As the milk starts to warm up, take a balloon whi...

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Meditteranaen frittata with sun-dried tomatoes, black olives and Parmesan cheese

Put all the ingredients into a large bowl ( except the oil, rucola and Parmesan shavings),season well with pepper, and mix everything together. Heat up the olive oil in a large non-stick pan, and add the spaghetti mix...

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Naan bread pizza with chutney, Parma ham and curried cheese

This recipe is ideal for a lunch time snack as it is quick and easy to prepare. I prefer using naan bread which is flavoured, like garlic and coriander, but plain will also do. Start by placing the naan bread on a bak...

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Maltese bread stuffed with tuna, olives and potatoes

Cut the top off the two loaves of bread, and remove the inside of the loaves, leaving just the crust. Place the bread that you have removed into a food processor, add some basil, parsley and chopped garlic and pulse t...

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Pan-fried halloumi cheese with lime, caper and coriander dressing

This recipe is extremely simple and can be made in just a few minutes. This dish is ideal served as a starter. To make the dressing, just mix all the ingredients together and leave to chill while you prepare the hallo...

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Curried ricotta cheese dip and Baba ganoush with coriander

To make the curried ricotta cheese dip start by putting all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well. You can alternatively pulse in a food processor for 5 seconds. Chill well, before serving the dip with warm ...

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Black olive and sun-dried tomato hummus with paprika tortilla chips

Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse for a few seconds till you have a nice smooth dip. Season with fresh black pepper and chill while you prepare the tortilla chips. To make the paprika tortilla ch...

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Petite pois dip with yogurt and mint

Place the defrosted peas, spring onions, garlic and mint leaves in a food processor and pulse for a few seconds, leaving chunky. Add the remaining ingredients and continue to pulse. Taste for seasoning and chill befor...

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