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lamb230square-28505 The best way to cook spring lamb

In season this month, a leg of lamb is one of the commonest, most popular cuts for roasting. It will serve a large family and is excellent for simple roasting at a high temperature. When you cook meat on the bone, the bone inside provides an excellent conductor of heat - this means that the meat will be cooked more evenly with less loss of juices. 

See what else Delia has to say about lamb and browse our recipes here




ma049-zabaglione-18795 h2099-chicken-cacciatora-18849 Italian flavours

Probably one of the most popular cuisines we make in our own homes is Italian food, from a simple weekday pasta and sauce for the family to weekend entertaining.

Delia’s Italian recipes will help you find something to fit the bill from starters and main courses to desserts. One particular recipe that consistently gets top marks from our members is Chicken Cacciatora, made with red, ripe full-flavoured tomatoes, and if you think Zabaglione is too much of a faff to make, think again. With Delia's secret ingredient you can whip it up in no time.

Delia's Italian recipes


trout_with_butter-230-26274 Something fishy

With turbot, halibut, plaice, skate and trout all in season this month, try out some of Delia's gorgeous fish recipes.

Luxury Fish Pie with Rosti Caper Topping is a stunning main course needing only a green salad to serve, Thai Fish Curry with Mango can be made in advance with the fish being added just before you want to eat it. If you're really short of time, Grilled Plaice Fillets with Shrimp Sauce and Trout with Crème Fraîche and Chives both take less than 30 minutes to make.

Find all these recipes and more here

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Spring salads, well dressed

Could there possibly be anything quicker to make for supper than a salad?

Some may turn their nose up thinking a salad wouldn't be enough, so choose one with chicken, beef, crab or tuna for added protein to keep even those with a big appetite satisfied. Salads are also great for using up little odds and ends from the fridge and leftovers, so don't be shy of adding extra to your bowl.

Don't be tempted to buy ready made salad dressings when you can make your own in a jiffy. You may need a little practice, but that's just to get your own perfect balance by adding or reducing mustard, or swapping red wine vinegar for white.

Take a look at one of Delia's favourite salad dressings using sherry vinegar and balsamic, and start experimenting now

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