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The latest recipes from macknade

We can’t get enough of food & drink and we love nothing more than sharing our favourite recipes with like minded foodies.

Here you’ll find some of our stand out dishes, from mid week treats, to simple dinners, cocktails and celebration feasts, led by the changing seasons and featuring the very best ingredients from our stores.

Chickpea Salad w/ Spicy Potatoes & Mint

Chickpea Salad w/ Spicy Potatoes & Mint

Who’d have thought chickpeas, cucumber & onions could taste so special? This salad from GBBO star Chetna Makan is simply delicious… and easy to make!

Asparagus Tarts

Asparagus Tarts

A simple lunch or dinner recipe showcasing local asparagus & pistachio dukkah. Topped with lashings of whipped goat's cheese!

Golden Beetroot Spaghetti Alla Chitarra

Golden Beetroot Spaghetti Alla Chitarra

This simple dish highlights the sweet, earthy flavours of seasonal beetroot and makes an excellent packed lunch served cold with salad and a little olive oil the next day. 

Slow Beef Curry

Slow Beef Curry

This beef curry is made using a cut of beef known as the leg of mutton cut.  It's found inside the shoulder and lies just below the chuck.  Ideal for slow cooking, this cut lends itself perfectly to curry. For an extra flavour hit, we've used a quick pickle from forced rhubarb to top it off!

Kentish Apple & Cheese Scones

Kentish Apple & Cheese Scones

Inspired by the end of the apple season here in Kent, this recipe combines crisp green apples with the characterful Winterdale Shaw – a traditional cloth bound cheese made near Sevenoaks by Robin Bettes with milk from his own cows and then cellar-matured for 10 months.

Kent Honey Loaf & Pistachio Cream

Kent Honey Loaf & Pistachio Cream

As it’s cold outside, many of us are hankering after something comforting, so we drew inspiration from the rich ingredients of pancakes, added some local Kent honey, and finished it off with the indulgent Italian flair of Crema al Pistacchio to make it a truly Macknade-inspired recipe. 

Chicken & Wild Garlic

Chicken & Wild Garlic

We source our chicken from Fosse Meadows Farm in Leicestershire, renowned for its quality and taste. Whilst chicken breast has its place at the table, it’s the legs that provide much of the deep flavour in this comforting spring-dish, brightened with wild garlic and lemon zest.

Lockdown Larder Tomato Sauce

Lockdown Larder Tomato Sauce

As the basis of so many great dishes, a staple tomato sauce should be in everyone's recipe repertoire...

Spaghetti Puttanesca

Spaghetti Puttanesca

The origins of this famous Italian pasta dish are widely disputed. Essentially though, this recipe is all about throwing together whatever you have to make a tasty pasta sauce, using staple ambient ingredients from the cupboard.