Rice stuffed avocado

Avocado and black rice might sound unusual bedfellows but Italian Embassy chef (and former MasterChef: The Professionals finalist) Danilo Cortellini has developed this recipe which is delicious.

Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb

Easter is fast approaching and what better meal to cook for your Easter Sunday family roast than slow cooked shoulder of lamb? This recipe includes the traditional accompaniment to lamb – rosemary – and also sweet cooked shallots.

Tatin of Shallots

This tatin of shallots and port with goat’s cheese is a delicious and easy savoury tart tatin, with crisp pastry topped with sweet shallots and finished with creamy goat’s cheese.
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Parmesan polenta

Don’t be put off if you haven’t used polenta before. It’s quicker and easier than mash and this bowl of comforting goodness topped with buttery British asparagus is on the table in 20 minutes.

Sultani Dal

You might not know it but we are currently in the middle of the British Dal Festival. To celebrate all things pulses why not try this recipe for Sultani Dal, a classic Indian dish, that goes as well with hot chapatis as it does with plain boiled rice.