Contrary to popular belief, pork is actually one of the leanest meats you can buy and it's endlessly versatile too, from chops to casseroles, kebabs to pates, not forgetting sausages...
I like this made with penne, but wholewheat macaroni makes a good alternative. Courgettes can be replaced with leeks, broad beans or broccoli sprigs and, for a vegetarian, in addition to these the bacon can be replaced by mushrooms.
Pears and goose complement each other very well, which is why there are pears in the stuffing as well as an accompaniment. Goose deserves a wider audience so this would be a great alternative to turkey at Christmas.
Cheat’s Turkey with Pistachio and Apricot Stuffing and Pancetta and Cranberry, Balsamic and Sage Sauce
This really is Christmas eating without the hassle: Delia turns a turkey crown into a meal of real succulence and flavour, with a gorgeously festive stuffing and a sauce that has all the festive flavours of Christmas.
This recipe is for those who want to enjoy all the traditional flavours of Christmas without having to go through the whole turkey-cooking marathon. Serve with Joubère bread sauce and Ocean Spray original cranberry sauce
A moveable feast, you can use a variety of vegetables here - in summer, courgettes are good, or onions. Leave out the bacon for a vegetarian version...
Home-made individual bacon and egg pies, baked in patty tins or as a whole pie, make a very good and easily transportable picnic dish. Alternatively, they are nice served warm after the picnic if the weather wasn’t up to scratch. For a whole pie, use
These were originally raised by hand using old-fashioned wooden pie moulds but, in the 21st century, deep muffin tins make everything so much simpler. The most famous English pork pies come from Melton Mowbray and traditionally, a very small amount o
The last thing you want on a picnic is a pie that disintegrates which is why this one - which holds its shape well and is easy to slice - is perfectly portable.
A true feast is on offer here - perfect for a large Sunday lunch gathering. The pork yields plenty of crackling and the tart flavours of the stuffed roasted apples provide the perfect complement to the meat.
This lovely, warming supper dish is packed with flavour and plenty of Spanish influence although, as Delia has discovered, you can now buy perfectly good chorizo produced in this country too!
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