Roasted red pepper and chilli soup

Roasted red pepper and chilli soup

This delicious roasted red pepper and chilli soup is hearty, thick, warming and is ready to serve in as little as an hour.

Red bell peppers are roasted until lightly charred, then combined with onion, garlic, celery, stock and chopped tomatoes to make a rich, thick soup. A single red chilli adds a delicious background heat to the dish.

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Beef in ale casserole

beef in ale casserole

Beef and ale go brilliantly well together, and on a cold, dark winter night you’d be hard-pressed to beat a dish as hearty and delicious as a good old beef in ale casserole!

One of the great things about a beef in ale casserole, apart from being delicious anyway, is that the flavour of the finished dish really does depend upon the type of beer you use.

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Classic boeuf bourguignon

Boeuf bourguignon originates from the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of eastern France, and would traditionally be made with a Burgundy wine. Any good Pinot noir will do though if you can’t source a good French Burgundy. This classic French stew is perfect for cold, blustery winter days. It is hearty and …

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Fondant potatoes

Bag of potatoes

Fondant potatoes are amazing – fluffy, creamy and full of flavour. They’re not exactly the healthiest way to eat spuds, being as they are cooked in butter, but as a treat now and then, you just can’t beat them. There’s no better way to make the humble spud shine than to turn it into a soft, buttery, fondant delight.

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Red wine jus

Bottle of red wine

Red wine jus. It’s a lot easier to make than you might think! This delicious, rich sauce is excellent with game and fowl (pan-roasted duck breast is a particular favourite of mine) and can even be used instead of gravy to make that old favourite, sausage and mash, more exciting.

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