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Chicken pot pies.
Chicken pot pies.

Chicken features in puffy pot pies and a one-pot wonder roast this week. Caroline Velik's individual pies are destined to become a firm family favourite. Seek out the best puff pastry you can for the lids.

Midweek, try Stephanie Alexander's lablabi soup, inspired by her travels through Tunisia. The hearty chickpea and boiled egg soup is ready in a jiffy.

Over the weekend, slow-braise some lamb shanks using this Luke Mangan recipe. He pairs them with a delicious garlic mash.

On Sunday, parsnip makes for a surprisingly silky puree, serve alongside majoram-marinated lamb cutlets.

 

 

Recipes

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MONDAY: Fettuccine with mixed mushrooms in a creamy tarragon sauce

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Quick roast chicken with white wine and shallots.

TUESDAY: A quick roast chicken with white wine and shallots

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Easy

Bill Granger

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (38)
Lablabi breakfast soup.

WEDNESDAY: This hearty, eggy soup from Tunisia is ready in 15 minutes flat

  • < 30 mins
  • Medium

Stephanie Alexander

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)
Cheese melt with Dijon.

WEDNESDAY: Still hungry? Try a cheese melt as a side for the soup

  • < 30 mins
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rating: 1.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (4)
Chicken pot pies.

THURSDAY: Individual chicken pot pies are sure to please

  • 30 mins - 1 hr
  • Medium

Caroline Velik

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
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FRIDAY: This rice bake could become a family favourite

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (12)
Frank Camorra's pumpkin and washed-rind cheese tart.

SATURDAY: A pumpkin and taleggio cheese tart for lunch

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Medium

Frank Camorra

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (2)
Luke Mangan's lamb shanks.

SATURDAY: Feast on lamb shanks with garlic mash for dinner

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Luke Mangan

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (7)
Neil Perry's minestrone with beans and chickpeas.

SUNDAY: Minestrone soup for lunch means leftovers for work

  • 1-2 hrs
  • Easy

Neil Perry

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (16)
Lamb

SUNDAY: Spicy herb marinated lamb cutlets with silky parsnip puree

  • 2 hrs +
  • Medium

Neil Perry

Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Reader ratings (3)