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Fresh Mezcalitas
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Fresh Mezcalitas

Have you met my new friend, the mezcalita? She’s fun like a margarita, but smoky, spicy and more mysterious. I got to know her this summer on a trip to Mexico City.The mezcalitas varied from restaurant to restaurant, but they were all more orange-forward than your standard limey margarita, with spicy salted rims.

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Pork belly roast

Pork belly roastWith crunchy crackling & homemade gravyWith crunchy crackling & homemade gravyServes 6Cooks In3 hours 10 minutes plus resting timeDifficultyNot too trickyNutrition per servingCalories 647 32 Fat 41.7g 60 Saturates 10.8g 54 Sugars 9.9g 11 Salt 1.1g 18 Protein 29g 58 Carbs 22g 8 Fibre 2.
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Posh roast pork party kebabs

Posh roast pork party kebabsWith warm pittas & chilli yoghurtWith warm pittas & chilli yoghurtServes 10Cooks In1 hour 40 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 687 34 Fat 42.5g 61 Saturates 15.5g 78 Sugars 4.8g 5 Protein 46.4g 93 Carbs 29.1g 11 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients2 kg boneless rolled higher-welfare pork loin , or 2x1kg higher-welfare pork loin joints, at room temperature1 small bunch of fresh rosemary , plus a few more small sprigs3 cloves of garlic3 heaped tablespoons fennel seeds10 handfuls of mixed salad leaves (such as baby chard, rocket, watercress and red or white chicory)1 small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley2 fresh red chillies2 fresh green chillies500 ml fat-free natural yoghurt1 lemonextra virgin olive oil10 pitta breadsMethodPreheat your oven to full whack.
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Perfect mince pies

Perfect mince piesWith filo and puff pastryWith filo and puff pastryServes 24Cooks In1 hourDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 133 7 Fat 6.5g 9 Saturates 3.1g 16 Sugars 3.9g 4 Protein 2.4g 5 Carbs 15.4g 6 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients100 g good-quality mincemeat25 g dried cranberries or blueberries , chopped2 clementines , zest of1 splash sherry or brandyflour , to dust250 g puff pastry1 pack filo pastry50 g butter , melted1 free-range egg , beaten50 g flaked almondsicing sugar , to dustMethodIt really wouldn’t be Christmas without being offered a mince pie, would it?
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Pasta peperonata

Pasta peperonataWith red and yellow peppersGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?CloseWith red and yellow peppersServes 4Cooks In1 hourDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 604 30 Fat 14.
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Pan-fried lemon sole fillets with salsa verde

Pan-fried lemon sole fillets with salsa verdeServed with greens and new potatoesGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
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My Nan's lemon drizzle cake

My Nan& 39;s lemon drizzle cakeWith the ultimate zingy icingGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
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Oysters with chilli, ginger and rice wine vinegar

Oysters with chilli, ginger and rice wine vinegarStraight up, with a kickGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
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Mediterranean braised lamb and couscous

Mediterranean braised lamb and couscousSlow-cooked in a tomato sauceSlow-cooked in a tomato sauceServes 4Cooks In1 hour 50 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 487 24 Fat 26.0g 37 Saturates 11.0g 55 Sugars 7.9g 9 Protein 28.9g 58 Carbs 31.9g 12 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients1 small onion , peeled and slicedlight olive oil or vegetable oil500 g quality shoulder or leg of lamb , diced into small pieces1 clove garlic , peeled and crushed1 red pepper , diced1 teaspoon tomato puree400 g tomato base sauce , or a 400g tin of plum tomatoes400 ml water2 sprigs fresh basil , shreddedsaltFor the couscous125 g couscous150 g organic vegetable stockMethodHeat a large saucepan and gently fry the onion in a little olive oil for 10 minutes.
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Old-fashioned sweet shortcrust pastry

Old-fashioned sweet shortcrust pastryFor making the perfect pieFor making the perfect pieServes 8Cooks In15 minutes plus chilling timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 515 26 Fat 27.9g 40 Saturates 16.8g 84 Sugars 13.6g 15 Protein 8.3g 17 Carbs 56.9g 22 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients500 g organic plain flour , plus extra for dusting100 g icing sugar , sifted250 g good-quality butter , cut into small cubes1 lemon , zest of2 large free-range eggs , beaten1 splash milkrecipe adapted fromJamie at HomeBy Jamie OliverMethodThis pastry is perfect for making apple and other sweet pies.
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Mozzarella and squash skewers

Mozzarella and squash skewersBite-sized party nibbles with chilli and basilBite-sized party nibbles with chilli and basilServes 20Cooks In55 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 65 3 Fat 4.2g 6 Saturates 2.6g 13 Sugars 1.4g 2 Protein 3.8g 8 Carbs 2.7g 1 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients1 small butternut squash1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes1 tablespoon coriander seeds , crushed1 pinch finely grated nutmeg2 cloves , crushed1 sprig fresh sageolive oil3 x 125 g buffalo mozzarella balls1 fresh red chilli , sliceda few fresh basil leavesMethodHave your chunks of mozzarella ready to go, so you can skewer them with the pieces of the hot squash as soon as it comes out of the oven – then at least the first people who taste them can enjoy the contrast of hot and cold.
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Mexican street salad

Mexican street saladWith shredded cabbage & jalapeño chilliGermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?
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Mulled wine sorbet

Mulled wine sorbetA great way to put leftover booze to good useA great way to put leftover booze to good useServes 4Cooks In15 minutes plus cooling and freezing timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 373 19 Fat 0.9g 1 Saturates 0.5g 3 Sugars 44.7g 50 Protein 1.5g 3 Carbs 45.7g 18 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients2 ice cube trays frozen mulled wine2 tablespoons natural yoghurt or crème fraîcheRecipe FromJamie Cooks Christmas 2007MethodWhen it comes to mulled wine, I have a simple rule: always make more than you think you’ll need.
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Mackerel pasta salad

Mackerel pasta saladColourful, delicious and good for you!Colourful, delicious and good for you!Serves 4Cooks In30 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 632 32 Fat 45.3g 65 Saturates 7.3g 37 Sugars 5.1g 6 Protein 17.4g 35 Carbs 35.7g 14 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients4 handfuls green beans , topped but not tailed400 g farfalle or other dried pasta2 handfuls black olives , stones in1 lemon , juice ofextra virgin olive oilsea saltfreshly ground black pepper1 jar good-quality mackerel , drained and broken into big pieces400 g ripe cherry tomatoes , halved1 smalL bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley , leaves pickedMethodColourful, delicious and good for you!
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Lemon, lime and peppermint sorbet

Lemon, lime and peppermint sorbetRefreshing and beautifully lightRefreshing and beautifully lightServes 4Cooks In15 minutes plus freezing timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 216 11 Fat 0.2g 0 Saturates 0.0g 0 Sugars 51.1g 57 Protein 0.8g 2 Carbs 51.8g 20 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients200 g sugar275 ml water5 limes , zest and juice of5 lemons , zest and juice of1 small bunch fresh peppermintMethodYou can knock up this delicate lemon sorbet from scratch in minutes, then just freeze and enjoy.
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Lollipops

GermanyUKWould you rather see the UK version?Would you rather see the US version?Would you rather see the Australian version?Would you rather see the German version?Would you rather see the Dutch version?Você prefere ver a versão em português?CloseServes 12Cooks In5 minutes plus freezing timeDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 26 1 Fat 0.
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Lemongrass mojito

Lemongrass mojitoA lip-smacking twist on the classic cocktailA lip-smacking twist on the classic cocktailServes 2Cooks In5 minutesDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 125 6 Fat 0.1g 0 Saturates 0.0g 0 Sugars 29.7g 33 Protein 0.5g 1 Carbs 30.0g 12 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients2 sticks lemon grass4 tablespoons light brown sugar6 sprigs fresh mint , leaves picked2 limes , cut into wedges100 ml Bacardi Carta Blanco1 large handful crushed ice , to servesoda water , to serveMethodFinely chop the base of each stick of lemon grass and divide between two tall glasses.
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Kenny Rankin's rosemary focaccia

Kenny Rankin& 39;s rosemary focacciaA delight dipped in extra virgin olive oilA delight dipped in extra virgin olive oilServes 8Cooks In35 minutes plus provingDifficultySuper easyNutrition per servingCalories 439 22 Fat 5.3g 8 Saturates 0.8g 4 Sugars 1.7g 2 Protein 14.4g 29 Carbs 81.9g 32 Of an adult& 39;s reference intakeIngredients650 g strong bread flour300 g Italian 00 flour500 g tepid water15 g fresh yeast , or 7g sachet of dried yeastvegetable oil , for greasingextra virgin olive oilolive oil1 small handful of rosemary sprigs , to finishbalsamic vinegarMethodKenny Rankin is Fifteen& 39;s Head Baker with over 20 years& 39; experience.
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