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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 suppers, cocktails and celebration feasts, led by the changing seasons and featuring the very best ingredients from our stores.

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 that seeps into this comforting spring-dish, brightened with wild garlic and lemon zest, and mopped up with crusty bread for lunch. 

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. Some are far more sordid than others (it has been suggested that it was originally invented by courtesans), but what we know for sure is its roots in throwing together whatever you have to make a tasty pasta sauce, using staple ambient ingredients from the cupboard. 

Risotto Al Limone w/ Pan Fried Plaice

Risotto Al Limone w/ Pan Fried Plaice

This Italian-inspired recipe works beautifully as a standalone dish or can be complemented by any delicate, white fish such as plaice, sole, turbot or brill. 

Spiced Barnsley Chops w/ Marinda Tomato Salad

Spiced Barnsley Chops w/ Marinda Tomato Salad

We’ve combined the rich flavour of griddled Shottenden lamb, marinated slowly in local yoghurt and spices, and paired it with juicy segments of orange, and soft, sweet onion steaks. Alongside this, we’ve prepared a simple salad from our Sicilian Marinda tomatoes that have just arrived in-store. 

Smoked Cheese & Organic Squash Filo Pie

Smoked Cheese & Organic Squash Filo Pie

To celebrate the arrival of beautiful autumnal vegetables, we’ve created a rich, colourful dish that also makes the most of a smoked Greek metsovone cheese that we have on our deli counter. 

Venison & Pearl Barley Stew w/ Apples & Wild Mushrooms

Venison & Pearl Barley Stew w/ Apples & Wild Mushrooms

As the weather turns decidedly colder, and the leaves turn a beautiful shade of red & brown, we’re getting comfortable at home with a dish that highlights some of the best of what autumn has to offer: wild mushrooms, Kentish apples and wild venison.