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Roasted flap of Lamb with rosemary and garlic | National Dish Recipe of a boned rolled shoulder of lamb

Roasted flap of Lamb with rosemary and garlic | National Dish Recipe of a boned rolled shoulder of lamb

Roasted flap of lamb doesn’t sound particularly appetising, but it is stunning. A shoulder of lamb is a fine cut, but when you buy it de-boned and rolled, it looks gross and would fool anyone in to thinking it’s a shit cut….wrong. Cooking it in […]

Indian dry spiced crispy duck breast with char-grilled peach, crusted paneer and hot green salad of spinach, peas, asparagus and beans | National Dish India

Indian dry spiced crispy duck breast with char-grilled peach, crusted paneer and hot green salad of spinach, peas, asparagus and beans | National Dish India

There aren’t lots of recipes around for Indian crispy duck. Most of you will know that Indian cuisine isn’t all wet curries, quite the opposite. The country is huge and the cuisine incredibly regional. I am partial to a Dhansak, and when I was in […]

How do you make homemade lemonade? | National Dish of England

How do you make homemade lemonade? | National Dish of England

  A British favourite – homemade lemonade, Mary Berry I am sure has made a fair bit of this. I had to post this one as I made it with the kids, they wanted to sell it in our village for and raise money for […]

How do you make a healthy burrito? | Chinese crispy duck cauliflower rice burritos | National Dish

How do you make a healthy burrito? | Chinese crispy duck cauliflower rice burritos | National Dish

  How do you make a healthy burrito when they contain both bread AND rice – it’s a challenge? Compromise – in this case, the rice – which unfortunately messes up the gluten free option.  Use our simple recipe for the cauliflower rice. Add to […]

How do you make a New England, USA Mixed Fish Chowder? | What is the national dish of New England, United States?

How do you make a New England, USA Mixed Fish Chowder? | What is the national dish of New England, United States?

You know how some things have names that sound exactly like they are? Well, a chowder is one of those things and what a wonderful thing it is. So much more than a soup and not a blitzer in sight. This chowder is based on […]

Fig tree to fork Israeli Spicy Fig Chutney | What is the national dish of Israel?

Fig tree to fork Israeli Spicy Fig Chutney | What is the national dish of Israel?

In sunless England we don’t generally manage to grow exotic ingredients and whilst figs grow well (I grew these myself), they tend not to be as sweet as sunnier climates. So what to do with them. Quartered and covered in honey is stunning, but, make […]

Serrano Ham, Goats Cheese and Peach Salad | ensalada de Serrano, queso de cabra y melocotón | What is the national dish of Spain?

Serrano Ham, Goats Cheese and Peach Salad | ensalada de Serrano, queso de cabra y melocotón | What is the national dish of Spain?

A real crowd pleaser and simple to boot – goats cheese salad with Serrano ham and peaches Photograph: Wayne Morgan – nationaldish.co.uk © 2017 It’s sunny and you want something fast and healthy. This is only labelled Spanish because I used Serrano ham – but you […]

Italian pesto crusted Cod with Asparagus in Parma ham | Bacalao con pesto y espárragos en jamón de Parma | What is the national dish of Italy?

Italian pesto crusted Cod with Asparagus in Parma ham | Bacalao con pesto y espárragos en jamón de Parma | What is the national dish of Italy?

Pesto is as Italian as it comes, it’s lovely stirred through pasta, but we don’t eat that shit here. Spread it on a chunky cod fillet, you won’t miss the heavy carb. Serve it with another couple of classic Italian treats, Parma ham, wrapped around asparagus […]

Quick and Easy Rocket and Parmesan Salad, takes 5 minutes |  Rucola e Parmigiano Insalata | Italian National Dish Favourite

Quick and Easy Rocket and Parmesan Salad, takes 5 minutes | Rucola e Parmigiano Insalata | Italian National Dish Favourite

This Rocket and Parmesan Salad is so easy you should be able to make it up yourself or just look at our picture and make it from that. Failing that, we’ve written it down for you – takes minutes. Ours is the quick version and […]

Asparagus wrapped in Parma ham | espárragos en jamón de Parma | What is the national dish of Italy?

Asparagus wrapped in Parma ham | espárragos en jamón de Parma | What is the national dish of Italy?

Aspargus wrapped in Parma ham is clearly a side dish, one that you can put next to a lot of mains. It’s very easy, tastes good and even look fun. What’s not to like? It’s asparagus wrapped in bacon for fuck sake and anything wrapped in […]