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!
Low-fat recipes often need quite assertive ingredients in order to give you plenty of taste and flavour: this lovely Japanese-inspired soup is a great example, with shiitake mushrooms adding punch and meaty depth.
Venison is a lovely meat and, because it's low in fat, it's ideal for those on a diet. The red onion and grape confit is a superb accompaniment and would also work well with pork, gammon or sausages.
Sea bass has a real feel of luxury about it and served with this gorgeous lentil salsa would make a great dish when entertaining... even non dieters will enjoy it!
Make these the day before you want to eat them: creamy, luxurious and so special, these lovely low-fat cheesecakes are the perfect treat for dieters!
What could be more enticing on a hot day than a plate of ceviche? Don't be put off by the fact that the fish isn't cooked in the conventional way...it tastes just as good. You could use any firm-fleshed fish for this if you can't find swordfish.
So easy to make and with almost no fat at all these jellies are a real winner, especially after Christmas when you need a respite from rich food!
Cauliflower and broccoli are both fantastic on the health front but can be a tad dull if just boiled or steamed. This lovely gratin is full of flavour and a great way of serving wintry veg.
Use any firm white-fleshed fish such as cod, haddock or pollack for this recipe. Dusting the fish with flour and Parmesan adds a lovely golden crust. The Romesco sauce - made from walnuts - is the finishing touch.
Roasted pumpkin takes on plenty of toasty flavours - add melting cheese and this soup is truly sensational!
Creamy mascarpone, luscious caramel, crunchy hazelnuts: this is a truly memorable dessert combining very special flavours and textures.
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