American

Some wonderful recipes have crossed the Atlantic: Delia's versions of burgers, key lime pie, meatloaf and chef's salad are real culinary highlights.

 
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Tiger Prawn JambalayaServes 2-3

Tiger Prawn Jambalaya

It doesn't have to be prawns: you can use fish, chicken or even pork in this wonderful one-pot recipe packed with flavours of Cajun cooking and the Deep South.

 
 
Smoked Haddock Chowder with Poached EggsServes 4

Smoked Haddock Chowder with Poached Eggs

This warming and nutritious soup is based on an old Scottish favourite, Cullen Skink. The addition of eggs makes it more filling and increases the protein content too.

 
 
Barbecued SweetcornServes 4

Barbecued Sweetcorn

I think this is the nicest way to eat sweetcorn. Even if you don't have a barbecue going, you can still cook it under a pre-heated grill.

 
 
Chicken Waldorf SaladServes 1

Chicken Waldorf Salad

This would make a perfect main-course salad for a hot summer's day, served on a bed of crisp lettuce and garnished with watercress. A Marks & Spencer cooked chicken leg portion is the perfect size.

 
 
Pumpkin PieServes 8

Pumpkin Pie

This American classic recipe uses a version of shortcrust pastry that is used for sweet open-faced flans and tarts. It's richer than shortcrust, but very crisp, and the eggs give it a shortbread quality.

 
 
American One-crust Pie with Spiced Apples and RaisinsServes 6-8

American One-crust Pie with Spiced Apples and Raisins

This is without doubt the easiest apple pie in the world. No special pie tins needed, no lids to be cut and fitted, no tiresome fluting of edges. It's also a beginner's dream because, somehow, the more haphazard the whole thing looks, the better.

 
 
Individual Pecan PiesServes 8

Individual Pecan Pies

Once on a holiday in New England, I found it very hard to order any dessert other than pecan pie. Since then I have loved to try out all the different variations of this classic - and this one here achieves, I feel, just the right degree of moist sti

 
 
Southern Fried Chicken

Southern Fried Chicken

Children, in particular, seem to enjoy fried chicken and at least if it's home-made, you know what's in it! This easy recipe is bound to become a family favourite.

 
 
American Meatloaf Serves 8

American Meatloaf

A good recipe for a meatloaf will give you many strings to your culinary bow. Serve it hot on a cold winter's day with some buttery jacket potatoes or, if the weather is warm, it's lovely served cold with salads and chutney or pickles.

 
 
Boston Baked BeansServes 4

Boston Baked Beans

Canned baked beans definitely have their culinary place but if you want to eat the real deal, this frugal recipe is in a totally different league - a really nutritious dish.

 
 
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