Weekend Showstoppers

Food which takes time but has the wow-factor.

Cumin and Ginger Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Aromatic Mixed Grains

Cumin and Ginger Spiced Lamb Cutlets with Aromatic Mixed Grains
  • Serves 2

  • 45 minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Warming, spiced lamb cutlets, served on a bed of deliciously aromatic mixed grains. A main course to impress!

Quinoa and Feta-stuffed Aubergines

Quinoa and Feta-stuffed Aubergines
  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegetarians

Scrumptious and super simple – a healthy twist on a stuffed veg classic.

Lentil and Mushroom Burgers

Lentil and Mushroom Burgers
  • Serves 6

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free and vegetarians

Everyone needs a burger sometimes, feel guilt-free with this healthier version! Still tastes amazing!

Billionaire’s Shortbread with Toasted Hazelnuts

Billionaire’s Shortbread with Toasted Hazelnuts
  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

Dulce de Leche and toasted Hazelnuts take this shortbread to the next level!

Miso Butterscotch Ice Cream with Yuzu-Avocado Jelly and Caramelised Spiced Wheatberries

Miso Butterscotch Ice Cream with Yuzu-Avocado Jelly and Caramelised Spiced Wheatberries
  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 5 pans

  • Expert

Ice-cream and jelly, with fresh Japanese-inspired flavours for something a little different!

Spiced Pear and Chestnut Crumble

Spiced Pear and Chestnut Crumble
  • Serves 6

  • 1 hour

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

This is a crumble inspired by mulled cider at Christmas to eat any time that it’s chilly.

Chestnut Purée, Onion, Cheese and Bacon Tart

Chestnut Purée, Onion, Cheese and Bacon Tart
  • Serves 4

  • 45 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

This tart is ideal for any meal, can be served hot, warm or at room temperature, on its own or with a crisp green salad.

Spiced Sardine Fillets with Moroccan Relish and Jewelled Quinoa

Spiced Sardine Fillets with Moroccan Relish and Jewelled Quinoa
  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free

This blazing feast of a dish shouts out that summer’s coming!

Spiced Lamb Fillet with a Freekeh, Fennel, Pomegranate and Mint Salad

Spiced Lamb Fillet with a Freekeh, Fennel, Pomegranate and Mint Salad
  • Serves 4

  • 30 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free

This “Don’t panic dinner party main” of spiced lamb with freekeh and fennel is full of flavour but still pretty easy and makes for an impressive main course

‘Huevos Rancheros’ – Spiced Eggs Poached in a Tomato, Beluga Lentil and Yellow Pepper Sauce

‘Huevos Rancheros’ – Spiced Eggs Poached in a Tomato, Beluga Lentil and Yellow Pepper Sauce
  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

This is a great dinner, breakfast, brunch or lunch!

Aromatic Spiced Chicken and Apricots with Giant Couscous

Aromatic Spiced Chicken and Apricots with Giant Couscous
  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free

This warmly spiced chicken dish has a yummy combination of Giant Couscous with paprika, chilli and ginger

Sesame-Rolled Tofu with Ponzu Dressing

Sesame-Rolled Tofu with Ponzu Dressing
  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for vegans and vegetarians

This is a great dish for Vegans and Vegetarians where the subtle seaweed flavour of the rice adds that extra authenticity to the Asian flavours in the dish

Bacon and Parmesan Quinoa Balls

Bacon and Parmesan Quinoa Balls
  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free

These quinoa balls are seriously yummy. Ideal for a quick midweek meal

Dulce De Leche and Chestnut Hot Cross Buns

Dulce De Leche and Chestnut Hot Cross Buns
  • Serves 8

  • 30 Minutes

  • 4 pans

  • Expert

Suitable for vegetarians

This is a hot little classic crossed with a whole new twist, perfect for wow-ing at Easter!

Duck with Chorizo, Potato and Chestnuts

Duck with Chorizo, Potato and Chestnuts
  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour

  • 4 pans

  • Expert

This is a delicious, rich, hearty recipe for sharing around the dinner table in the depths of winter

Freekeh Flapjack

Freekeh Flapjack
  • Serves 4

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

This freekeh flapjack is a tasty but healthier way to make something sweet!

Crispy Chicken with a Parmesan and Polenta Crust

Crispy Chicken with a Parmesan and Polenta Crust
  • Serves 4

  • 60 Minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Expert

Polenta doesn’t just make a wonderful alternative to potato or pasta, it also makes an amazing, crisp coating for poultry or fish. It’s so much easier than making up your own breadcrumbs too. Paired with this tasty coleslaw, this dish is addictive.

Coconut and Turmeric Fish Curry with Rainbow Rice

Coconut and Turmeric Fish Curry with Rainbow Rice
  • Serves 2

  • 30 Minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free

A lovely light, coconutty, fresh and colourful curry that is great with rainbow rice

Creamed Quinoa Pud with Blackberry Compote

Creamed Quinoa Pud with Blackberry Compote
  • Serves 2

  • 10 Minutes

  • 1 pan

  • Beginner

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free, vegans and vegetarians

A great ending to any meal – especially when you’re still trying to be healthy!

Smoked Paprika, Chorizo and Garlic King Prawns with Spanish Grains and Aioli

Smoked Paprika, Chorizo and Garlic King Prawns with Spanish Grains and Aioli
  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

All the beautiful flavours of Spanish food in a quick and easy dish

Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Pudding with Orange and Prune Syrup

Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Pudding with Orange and Prune Syrup
  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 4 pans

  • Expert

Suitable for dairy-free, gluten-free and vegetarians

A beautifully steamed and rich festive dessert which makes a wonderful gluten free alternative to the traditional Christmas pud – but with the same mouth watering look and feel

Slow-roasted pork belly with Quinoa and Super Seed Stuffing

Slow-roasted pork belly with Quinoa and Super Seed Stuffing
  • Serves 4

  • 4 hours

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free

The perfect stuffing to accompany pork with the added crunch from our Super Seed Mix

Chestnut, Ginger and Blackberry Cheesecake

Chestnut, Ginger and Blackberry Cheesecake
  • Serves 8

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for vegetarians

A rich seasonal cheesecake combining chestnuts and blackberries with a smooth and lusciously light texture

Braised Lamb and Leek Casserole with Wholegrain Rice and Seaweed

Braised Lamb and Leek Casserole with Wholegrain Rice and Seaweed
  • Serves 2

  • 2 hours

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free

A delicious lamb casserole with lots of deep flavours, served with our Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Wholegrain Rice and Seaweed

Miso-Glazed Salmon with Ginger Cucumber Pickle

Miso-Glazed Salmon with Ginger Cucumber Pickle
  • Serves 2

  • 1 hour

  • 4 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free

A tasty dish of Miso Glazed Salmon with Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Wholegrain Rice and Seaweed.

Rice and Quinoa Pudding with Vanilla and Poached Rhubarb

Rice and Quinoa Pudding with Vanilla and Poached Rhubarb
  • Serves 2

  • 20 minutes

  • 2 pans

  • Beginner

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A little twist on the classic by using Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Wholegrain Rice and Quinoa with the comforting flavour of vanilla

Duck, Tamarind and Chilli Stir Fry

Duck, Tamarind and Chilli Stir Fry
  • Serves 2

  • 30 minutes

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for dairy-free

Pan-fried and roasted duck with fresh sugar snap peas served with our Merchant Gourmet Simply Cooked Thai Flavoured Grains.

Slow-Braised Beef Chilli with Avocado and Jalapeño Salsa

Slow-Braised Beef Chilli with Avocado and Jalapeño Salsa
  • Serves 2

  • 2.5 hours

  • 2 pans

  • Proficient

A chili with deep flavour and added texture from Merchant Gourmet’s Simply Cooked British Quinoa & Wholegrain Rice served on the side

Cheesy Puy Lentil and Squash Bake

Cheesy Puy Lentil and Squash Bake
  • Serves 4

  • 1 hour

  • 3 pans

  • Proficient

Suitable for gluten-free and vegetarians

A delicious vegetarian and gluten free take on a lasagne using crunchy almonds creamy squash and earthy lentils