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Effortless entertaining recipes

Published: January 25, 2022 at 12:00 pm
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Check out our lighter, nourishing recipes for easy yet impressive entertaining, from roast spatchcock chicken and steamed sea bass to herby chimichurri salad

Looking for easy, effortless recipes fit for entertaining? Try our nourishing dishes including roast spatchcock chicken, whole steamed sea bass or celeriac chimichurri salad. Tuck into a cosy dessert with one of our easy dessert recipes and pair your feast with one of our dessert cocktail recipes.

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Effortless entertaining recipes

Spatchcock chicken traybake

Harissa-coated roast chicken meets with crispy chorizo and caramelised orange to make a winning one-tin dinner. Stir the wholegrain basmati rice and spinach through the resting chicken juices and oil from the tray, and tuck in.

A roasting tray filled with roast chicken, rice and orange slices

Spring chicken pie

Use a few cheat’s ingredients to make this comforting chicken and leek pie – perfect if you’re after a filling meal to make ahead of time.

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A golden-crusted pie with a creamy chicken filling in a pie dish, with a pink napkin and cutlery

Plump prawns in a deliciously garlicky, spicy oil – a simple recipe that’s perfect for entertaining.

Prawns pil pil

Cardamom buns

Our cheat’s version of cardamom buns uses bread mix as a genius shortcut – just add butter and spices for the ultimate swirl bun.

A wooden platter of cardamom buns with a mug of black coffee

Steamed sea bass with soy

Entertain the easy way by serving this steamed sea bass whole, meaning less prep yet offering impressive results. Cooking en papillote means the fish delicately steams to perfection and you don’t have to stand over it fussing.

White baking paper topped with a whole steamed sea bass with red chilli and cucumber

Celeriac chimichurri salad

This herby salad cuts corners by using pre-cooked puy lentils and chucking a handful of ingredients into a processor to make a piquant chimichurri dressing.

A black bowl filled with a green chopped salad with feta and croutons

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