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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.

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. 

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 Sicilian Marinda tomatoes.  

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 becomes 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 this season has to offer.

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

A pumpkin is for autumn, not just for Halloween, which is why we’ve whipped up this iconic seasonal pie to show you how to use up your pumpkins for a November treat, and to inspire your lockdown baking. If you can’t get hold of pumpkin, try it with butternut squash.

Festive Side Dishes

Festive Side Dishes

Ask around and you’re likely to find that most people will cite their favourite part of Christmas dinner as being the side dishes.

Pumpkin Gnocchi w/ Smoked Garlic Butter

Pumpkin Gnocchi w/ Smoked Garlic Butter

This easy gnocchi recipe is great fun to make with the kids and perfect for a half term supper in the run up to Halloween!

Apple, Pork & Sage Meatloaf W/ Cobnuts

Apple, Pork & Sage Meatloaf W/ Cobnuts

Meatloaf has fallen out of fashion recently and, in our opinion, it’s high time it enjoyed a revival!