Lamb Kefta Pittas
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Lamb Kefta Pittas

Serves 4 Preparation time 20 minutes Cooking time 10–12 minutes Ingredients: ½ tablespoon groundnut oil 4 wholemeal pitta breads lemon juice, to serve Lamb keftas 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400 g (13 oz) minced lamb 50 g (2 oz) fresh wholemeal breadcrumbs 1 small egg, lightly beaten 1 small bunch of …

Griddled Chicken Baguettes
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Griddled Chicken Baguettes

Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 8–10 minutes Ingredients: 4 small part-baked granary or seeded baguettes 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 300 g (10 oz) in total 1 teaspoon olive oil 4 tablespoons red pepper pesto 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds handful of rocket leaves salt and pepper Salad ¼ cucumber, halved, …

Felafel Pitta Pockets
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Felafel Pitta Pockets

Serves 4 Preparation time 15 minutes, plus overnight soaking Cooking time 12 minutes Ingredients:  250 g (8 oz) dried chickpeas 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed ½ bunch of parsley ½ bunch of coriander 2 teaspoons ground coriander ½ teaspoon baking powder vegetable oil, for shallow-frying 4 wholemeal pitta breads handful of …

Smoked Mackerel crostini
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Smoked Mackerel crostini

Serves 4 Preparation time 10 minutes Cooking time 2–3 minutes Ingredients: 230 g (7½ oz) smoked mackerel fillets, skinned 1 tablespoon creamed horseradish 2 tablespoons half-fat crème fraîche 1 tablespoon chopped chives finely grated rind of 1 lemon 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 granary or seeded baguette, sliced 1 spring onion, finely sliced diagonally (optional) …

Spring Minestrone
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Spring Minestrone

Serves 4–6 Preparation time 15 minutes Cooking time 55 minutes Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 celery sticks, diced 2 garlic cloves, peeled 1 potato, peeled and diced 125 g (4 oz) peas or broad beans, thawed if frozen 1 courgette, diced 125 g (4 oz) …

Harira Recipe
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Harira Recipe

Serves 8–10 Preparation time about 25 minutes, plus overnight soaking Cooking time about 2¾ hours Ingredients: 250 g (8 oz) dried chickpeas 2 chicken breasts, halved 1.2 litres (2 pints) chicken stock 1.2 litres (2 pints) water 2 x 400 g (13 oz) cans chopped tomatoes ¼ teaspoon crumbled saffron threads (optional) 2 onions, chopped …

Spanish Fish Stew
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Spanish Fish Stew

Serves 4 Preparation time 12 minutes Cooking time about 25 minutes Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large red onion, sliced 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 teaspoon smoked paprika or hot smoked paprika pinch of saffron threads 350 g (11½ oz) monkfish fillet, cut into chunks 250 g (8 oz) red mullet fillets, cut into …