The weather forecast's good so why not rustle up some of Delia's pukka picnic food and head for the great outdoors?
Easy yet impressive, you simply have to add these to your party food repertoire. Use guacamole or smoked salmon instead of gravadlax if you prefer.
The sticky-sweet maple syrup marinade will guarantee that this quick and easy recipe is a huge hit with all the family!
The four 'stars' in this case are celeriac, carrot, cabbage and spring onion. The result is a very crunchy fresh-tasting coleslaw that can be made the day before, if you cover it with clingfilm and keep it in the refrigerator until needed.
An English parsley sauce has, in many ways, become a forgotten delicacy. It's excellent served with boiled gammon or any baked fish or, as shown here, it's supremely good served as a partner to fresh salmon.
These light, crumbly little biscuits are just the thing to serve with home-made ice creams. They could also be packed into boxes or jars for a home-made Christmas gift. Walnut Shortbread can also be made in advance and then frozen.
Make the peppers ahead for an easy dish when entertaining. Stuffing vegetables with a mixture of rice, nuts and dried fruit adds plenty of flavour and a very Mediterranean element.
These crunchy little hazelnut biscuits go very well with Irish Coffee Cappuccino Creams with Cream and Sweet Coffee Sauce. Alternatively, if you leave out the coffee, they're excellent for serving with ice creams or jellies.
Sandwiches are the ultimate quick snack but all too often can be a bit boring. Not so with this recipe, which combines creamy eggs, salty anchovies and the crunch of shallots, garnished with an olive!
A lovely light terrine that's just perfect with a crisp salad and good bread. What's more, you can easily increase the quantities and make this for a buffet or party.
This is one of my favourite starters: a terrine of tiny shreds of tender, succulent duck melded together like a pâté, then served with the dazzling depth of colour and sharpness of a confit of cranberries to counteract the richness.
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