Cod and haddock fillets work well for this braised dish. An extra easy and quick way to fix superb tasting fish! Serve over rice.
A traditional Italian dish of beef rolled, slow cooked in a luscious tomato sauce. You need a bit of patience, but it is actually an easy dish to prepare. Serve with polenta or mashed potatoes, or use the sauce to toss with pasta.
A traditional recipe my Italian mother used to make on Sundays. Beef braising steaks are pounded, then stuffed with toasted pine nuts, raisins, pecorino cheese and breadcrumbs. After they are browned in a casserole pot, they are braised in tomato pasta sauce or passata.
This is a rich, rustic stew that's typically served with rigatoni pasta. It requires a long cooking time but the rich flavour is worth it. The meat should be falling off the bone. You can make it the day before, remove any solidified fat, and reheat it.
This is our family recipe for osso buco. Don't rush it - it needs at least 3 hours cooking at a low temperature for the best flavour. We usually serve this over rice or polenta.
This is such a restorative dish after a long day, who would not want to come home to a bowl of this. The saucy pot of meaty goodness could be served with mash, wet polenta or pasta. This time I opted for pasta, but if you wanted to try it with quick cook polenta use 200g for 4 people.
A flavourful Italian ragu made by braising wild boar meat in a rich red wine and tomato based sauce. If you can't find boar, pork loin works just as well. It's best served with wide ribbon pappardelle pasta to soak up all the sauce.
This is a super-hearty and robustly flavoured Italian-style meal. Wild boar is braised with beans, porcini mushrooms, fennel and artichokes, then garnished with Pecorino Romano and parsley. It's the perfect dish to keep you warm throughout the winter months.
This Italian-style casserole is ideal for a special family dinner – it can be put in the oven well in advance, leaving time to do other things. Don't worry if you get delayed, as the lamb improves with longer cooking. Or it can be left to stand and reheated, with the macaroni added at the last minute. Serve with ciabatta.
Comfort food at its best – this richly flavoured Italian-style beef is perfect for a family meal or relaxed entertaining.
This is a recipe I learnt watching my mother, it is one of my favourite spring dishes. I particularly enjoy the slightly wild flavour of the lamb with the acid and fat from the lemon and the egg.
An elegant dish of braised pork fillet with apples and onions to serve at a dinner party or for a date night at home.
A quick and tasty way to prepare rabbit, this is a unique dish with an exotic combination of flavours. Serve with rice.
Vitello tonnato is a classic Italian starter, very delicate and easy to prepare. A perfect make ahead party dish. This is a particularly light recipe so you can enjoy it without worrying too much about calories!
This succulent veal is braised in a classic Italian soffritto of onion, carrot and celery with wine and stock.
A delicious and tasty casserole chicken, very simple to prepare. Sage and mushrooms are delicious with braised chicken.