Theo Randall recipe
Porcini are the most delicious mushrooms and with the addition of pancetta they taste amazing. They can be hard to get hold of so you could use portobello mushrooms instead but they won't be as tasty.
This is a really simple recipe that has amazing flavour and texture. The addition of the anchovy sauce makes all the difference. Make sure you use a mandolin to slice the vegetables so you get a consistent thickness. This salad is delicious on its own or could be served with a whole roast fish as an accompaniment.
This has got to be most people's favourite risotto. It has lots of flavour and is probably the tastiest vegetarian risotto. Make sure you have a good vegetable stock as this will ensure you get a good flavoursome result.
This is a really good way to use Italian sausages. They have lots of flavour as they are a mixture of cured and fresh pork. By taking them out their skins you have an instant mince which can cook very quickly. The addition of a tablespoon of cream just finishes of this sauce perfectly.
This recipe is a great way to incorporate squash with pasta and it doesn't require baking the squash in the oven. The addition of the pancetta and sage makes it richer and by adding the cannellini beans give it a much heartier texture and flavour
This is one of the tastiest and easiest ways to cook and eat mussels. Make sure you get fresh mussels as they do not keep for very long. Also make sure they are well cleaned! By adding the bread it makes it a much more filling and also soaks up most of the juice.
Red mullet is the most delicious fish and using it this way is a great way to show how sweet and juicy it can be. The bay leaf goes really well with the tomato and the texture of the fine taglierini with the chunks of red mullet is wonderful! Have a good weekend!
This is a good way to combine samphire with scallops and prawns, as the samphire adds lots of flavour and texture to the sweet shellfish. The addition of the creme fraiche just brings together all the flavours.
This is a great way to eat really fresh seabass. Try cut the fish a thin as you can because if it is too thick it becomes a bit unpalatable. The addition of the tomatoes and chilli helps cut the richness of the raw fish. Try and avoid using lemon juice because the tomatoes have enough acidity and adding lemon would kill the delicious subtle flavour of the seabass.
This is a great recipe to use a small lobster. As you are making a stock with the shell, you create a lot of lobster flavour which is perfect with the tagliatelle as is absorbs it really well. The addition of the courgettes gives it a juicy texture too. Try this recipe now as lobster prices are at their lowest this time of year.