Although it's lovely to have friends round for dinner, the last thing you want is to be chained to the kitchen. Delia's recipes for entertaining allow you to prepare ahead, or involve minimal work before serving, so you can have a stress-free, relaxed evening as well!
Using crab in these rosti is a brilliant idea as the richness of the crab meat is offset by the potato and the crispy result is totally irresistible. Serve them with Delia's Pickled Limes.
Not for nothing do the French refer to the British as 'les rosbifs' - this superlative roast, with traditional trimmings of Yorkshire pudding and horseradish, sums up the best of our classic dishes.
Roast pork with crisp crackling makes a handsome Sunday roast - and if you follow Delia's advice for the perfect apple sauce you'll be in food heaven!
Oven-baked potatoes with rosemary will be a great partner for any roast or grilled meats...and the joy of this recipe is that it just gets on and cooks by itself once it's in the oven, leaving you free to look after the rest of the meal.
Celeriac is a winter root vegetable that all cooks should be aware of as it has a wonderful flavour and lends itself beautifully to soups, bakes, gratins and, here, mashed with other ingredients. Although raw celeriac browns easily, Delia found that this
What could be a more luscious combination than the ripest strawberries, velvety cream filling and crisp shortcakes made with hazelnuts? Summer eating doesn't get any better than this...
This wonderfully impressive recipe would make a great way to end a supper party... just add cream and toasted almonds to decorate for the final flourish!
Delia describes this as her best ever pork chops recipe...and it's easy to see why. The combination of wild mushrooms, creme fraiche and thyme is simply superb!
Delia describes this as her favourite vegetarian dish - and it's so versatile we just know you'll make it again and again with whatever vegetables are available.
Effortless yet impressive and totally mouthwatering, this lovely fruity dessert should be in everyone's summer repertoire when soft fruit is in season.
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