Bombay Potato Salad

Side dishServes 4 - 6

Perfect for BBQs, picnics or as part of a light supper, this Bombay Potato Salad recipe from the team at Rafi’s Spicebox uses their new spice kits to create a clever twist on a summertime classic. Rafi’s range of award-winning spice mixes are available to buy at Rafi’s Spicebox stores in York and Harrogate as well as at Booths in Ilkley and online at www.spicebox.co.uk

Pea Shoot, Leek and Potato Bake

Main courseServes 4

It’s time to embrace comforting home cooked meals over the coming weeks and this Pea Shoot, Leek and Potato Bake from the team at West Yorkshire based salad growers WS Bentley ticks all the boxes. Warming and hearty but super quick to prepare, this dish makes a great side dish or quick lunch. For more recipe inspiration using their range of specialist salads visit www.wsbentley.co.uk

Prashad Bataka Bhajia – Potato Fritters with Coriander and Pepper Crunch

StarterServes 4

Crush the chillies and garlic together with a pinch of salt with a pestle and mortar (or in a blender) to make a fine masala paste. Put the batter ingredients and the masala paste in a medium bowl and gently mix, working the spices through it, to form a relatively runny batter. Cut the potatoes in 5mm-thick slices. Mix the coriander seeds and pepper in a small bowl. Heat the frying oil – about 15cm deep – in a large pan over a high heat (or in a deep fat fryer, if you have one) and when you think it is hot enough, test the temperature by sprinkling a few drops of batter in the oil. When it is up to temperature, the drops will quickly spring back up to float on the surface. Reduce the heat to medium. Put four potato slices in the batter and work them around to make sure they are fully coated. Lift one slice out of the batter by its edge, hold over the bowl for a moment to allow any excess batter to drip off, then turn to hold horizontally. Sprinkle the top surface with seed-pepper mix and carefully place in the oil sprinkled-side uppermost. Repeat with the other three battered slices. Some batter droplets may run off the potato slices – use a tea strainer or small sieve to remove them so that they do not burn. After three minutes turn the slices over with a slotted spoon or strainer to cook the other side. Cook for a further 4-5 minutes until the batter is a crispy golden brown and the seeds are dark brown. Remove from the oil and leave to rest on absorbent kitchen towels while you batter and fry the remaining potato slices in batches of four at a time.

Harome-reared “Loose Birds” Duck with Garden Lemon Thyme Mash and Traditional Yorkshire Sauce

Main courseServes 4

# Confit the duck legs in the duck fat with the star anise and bay leaf in an oven for 2 1/2 hours at 140C. Peel the orange and cut the peel into julienne strips removing all the white. Place in a pan with the red wine, sugar and redcurrant jelly. Juice the left-over orange and add to the pan as well. Reduce until it becomes syrup, and add the duck jus. # Once the duck legs have cooled down, split the thigh and the drumstick, then put onto a baking tray. Boil the potatoes, drain and mash. Reduce 100g of butter and 100ml cream by half and add to the mash. Season. Add the lemon thyme leaves and keep warm. Grill the chipolatas until just cooked and put on the baking tray with the leg and thigh. # Pan-fry the duck breasts until the skin is crispy but still there. Place on the tray and then in a preheated oven at 190C for 5 minutes. # Meanwhile, reheat the mash and put into a piping bag, poach the duck eggs in simmering water with a little white wine vinegar for about 3 minutes, keep warm. Pan-fry the foie gras until it becomes spongy. Pipe 5 turrets of mash around the outside of the plate and 1 in the centre. Place each ingredient on one of the mashed potato turrets, slice and save the duck breast for the centre of the plate, drizzle the Yorkshire sauce around and over the dish ingredients. # Serve immediately.

Ballotine of River Esk Wild Sea Trout

Serves 4

h4. To make the ballotine # Place the trout fillets, head-to-tail, next to each other, un-skinned side on a tray and season. # Soak the gelatine leaves in a little cold water until soft, then lay over one of the trout fillets, and place the other trout fillet on top, so that both are still head to tail. # Roll the combined fillets in the chopped herbs, then wrap in cling film, twisting the ends to make a sausage-like shape. # Poach in boiling water for 15 minutes, remove from the water, then chill in fridge overnight. h4. To make the potato salad # Cook the new potatoes in boiling, salted water for approximately 10 minutes. # Once cooked, drain and allow to cool. # When cool, cut the potatoes into 2cm dice and mix in the chopped herbs, crème fraîche, a little lemon zest and seasoning. h4. 5To make the Ketchup # Place the cucumber and capers into a food processor and blitz to a purée. # Add the dill, season and mix in mayonnaise to a ketchup consistency. # For the Fritters, first bring the milk to the boil, add the butter and allow to melt, then add the flour and mix to a thick paste. # Continue mixing until the paste cools, then add the egg yolks and beat until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. # Add the shrimps and combine into the mixture. Chill for 1 hour, then roll into small balls approximately 1/2cm in diameter. # Deep-fry the fritters for 2 minutes at 180°C, until golden brown. # Drain and keep warm. # To serve, first cut the ballotine into 4cm slices with a sharp knife, allowing one slice per person. # Place some potato salad in the centre of each plate with a slice of the ballotine on top. # Dot the ketchup around the edge of the plate and arrange 2 to 3 fritters per person on each plate. # Garnish with fresh herbs and a few shrimp. If you are feeling flamboyant, a little soured cream and caviar never goes amiss!

Cheese and Onion Pie

Main courseServes 4

h4. For the ShortCrust Pastry # Sift the flour into a bowl with the salt and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. # Make a well in the centre and add the eggs and a little water and mix together until a smooth paste is formed. # Wrap in cling film and chill for 1 hour. h4. For the Filling # Place the onions, water and butter in a pan and bring to the boil then season with the salt and pepper. # Allow to cook until just tender, then remove from the heat and cool. Drain the liquid off when cold. # Keep the cheese to one side and add when assembling the pie. h4. Assembly # Roll out the pastry and use 2/3 to line the pie tin. Bake blind 15 minutes, 180°C. Cool. # Put alternate layers of grated cheese and the onion mixture in the pie case, until the pie is full. # Cover with a pastry lid and brush with egg wash. # Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes until golden.

Festive Potato, Spinach and Celeriac Pancake Canapés

StarterServes 12

h4. Making the pancakes # Cut the potatoes and celeriac into cubes. Place in boiling water for 12-15 minutes, or until tender. # Quickly steam the spinach, squeeze out any excess water and chop finely. Add to the potatoes and celeriac and mash until smooth. # Place in a clean pan for a few seconds to dry out. Allow to cool before adding the flour, eggs, cream and milk. # Beat thoroughly until smooth and then add lots of salt and pepper. # Spread the mixture with a pallet knife onto baking sheets (sized approximately 30cm by 25cm) lined with baking parchment. Aim for a thickness of between 1/2 and 3/4 cm depending on the consistency of your mixture. # Cook for 10-12 minutes in an oven at 160°c. # After cooling the pancakes can be rolled as below or stored between sheets of greaseproof paper in the fridge until required. h4. Filling the pancakes # Still on the baking sheets cut the sheet into two lengthways to form two rectangles and then spread with cream cheese. Lay a strip of red peppers down the length of each, season and add a line of rocket. # Then carefully roll up as tightly as possible using the baking parchment to help form a neat roll. # The rolls will keep happily overnight in the refrigerator. # To serve slice across the roll into rounds and present as you wish.

Loin of Lamb with Beetroot Orange Chutney, Colcannon Potatoes, Roasted Vegetables and Fleurie Jus

Main courseServes 4

Preparation

# Marinate the lamb with the olive oil, thyme, rosemary and garlic. # Leave overnight in the fridge covered in cling film on a low shelf.

Colcannon Potatoes

# Begin boiling the potatoes. # Meanwhile, slice the leek into 2 longways, wash and then slice again into small pieces. # Finely slice the cabbage and cut the spring onions into small rounds. # When the potatoes are soft, drain them. Return to the pan and place back on the heat for 1 minute stirring with a wooden spoon this will remove any excess moisture. # Mash using a ricer machine or potato masher. # Add half the butter and all the double cream and set aside. # Fry the leeks, cabbage and spring onions in the remaining butter until soft (trying not to colour leeks will burn easily if you forget them!). # Add the above to the potatoes and season with salt and pepper. # Mould the mash into round cakes and dust with a little flour. Leave to one side.

Roasted Vegetables

# Cut all the vegetables into 1cm pieces. # Place the vegetables pieces on a tray and drizzle with the olive oil and honey. # Sprinkle over the thyme leaves, season with salt and pepper. # Place in the oven to roast on 180°c for approx 10 minutes, stirring once during this time to disperse the different flavours and ensure even cooking. # When cooked, remove from the oven and allow to cool in the tray. # When serving, drain away any excess oil and honey.

Fleurie Jus

# Fry the shallots in 1 knob of butter and when they are soft (but no colour) add the Fleurie and boil until there is hardly anything left. # Next add the stock, bring it to the boil and reduce to a thick consistency (the gelatine from the bones in the stock will help to do this). # Remove the pan from the stove and whisk in the 3 remaining knobs of butter. # Check the seasoning and throw in the chopped herbs.

Assembly

# Heat a non-stick frying pan and place the seasoned lamb into the pan after draining off any excess oil. # Colour the lamb well on both sides and place in the oven at 180°c for about 8 minutes. # Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes. # Heat up the other ingredients by placing them in the oven for 10 minutes and warm the sauce over a low heat. # Place the potato cake in the centre of the plate with the roasted vegetables around it. # Slice the lamb and place in a wheel shape on top of the potato cake. # Balance the warm Ledston Estate Beetroot and Orange Chutney on top of the lamb and spoon some jus around the edge of the plate.

Pan Fried Holme Farmed Venison with a Trio of Root Veg Puree

Main courseServes 4

*Venison:* Trim the flack down to remove any fat. Pick the thyme leaves off one sprig & roll the venison in the leaves then add salt and pepper. Roll in cling film tightly so it looks like a sausage this well help give it a better shape and allow the thyme to infuse better. This can be done the day before. *Pomme Anna:* Put the butter, thyme & garlic into a pan melt the butter, once melted leave to infuse the flavors. Peel & slice the potatoes very thinly the thinner the better. Line a small tray with grease proof paper. Cover the bottom with the slice potatoes then brush with the butter & put a little salt & pepper on, keep doing this to you use all the potatoes. Cover with grease proof paper and tin foil & bake on 180ºC for 30-40 mins till soft in the middle. You now need to press the potatoes so just put a tray on top with some weight on top don't worry if a little butter comes out. Leave over night to set then just cut it into 4. *Vegetable Puree:* Peel & chop the carrots place in a small pan cover with water & season then cook till soft, drain off the water and blend with 20g butter till smooth(use may need a drop of water) & season to taste then simply repeat with the parsnip & Swede. *Blueberry and Raisin Jus:* Take half the berries & all the raisins & put into a small pan with the wine & bring to the boil slowly reduce it down till the raisins are soft and only about 20% of the wine is left then blend till a smooth purée add this to the jus and plus the berries. *To assemble:* To cook the venison simply heat a frying pan till very hot drizzled a little oil on the venison and add to the pan it will need 1 min on each side and 4mins in the oven on 180ºC for pink. Leave to rest in the hot pan for 3-4 mins, then slice & place on top of the pomme Anna which will take 15 mins on 180ºC. Heat the purees up & quenelle alone the plate & drizzle the blue berry & raisins jus over & enjoy.

Prashad’s Bombay Bataka – Tamarind, Tomato and Potato Curry

Main courseServes 4

Boil the potatoes in their skins for 40 minutes or so, until a knife tip will slide in easily, then peel and cut into 2cm cubes. Soak the dried tamarind in 200ml of boiling water for 10 minutes, then pulp with your fingers and sieve into a small bowl. Crush the ginger using a pestle and mortar (or a blender) to make a fine pulp. Heat the oil in a large pan for a minute over a medium heat and add the dried red chillies, cumin seeds and mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds start to pop, reduce the heat to low and stir in the asafoetida, tomatoes and jaggery. Stir over a low heat for a minute or so, until the jaggery has dissolved. Increase the heat to high and stir in the tamarind water, crushed ginger, chilli powder, ground coriander, turmeric, salt, half the fresh coriander and 400ml boiling water. Cover and cook for 10 minutes to bring the spices together and intensify the flavours. Add the garam masala and stir well – this is a strong flavour and needs to be thoroughly mixed in before you add the dish's main ingredient. Stir in the potatoes gently to avoid breaking them up, then remove the pan from the ehat, sprinkle with the remaining chopped coriander and leave to rest, covered, for at least 10 minutes to allow the flavours to infuse. Reheat over a medium heat and serve with puri (unleavened, deep fried indian bread) and kakadhi raitu (a cool cucumber and yoghurt dip).

Calderdale Rabbit Shepherd’s Pie with young carrots & peas from The Shibden Mill Inn

Main courseServes 4

Start by melting the butter in a heavy based pan or casserole dish, add the rapeseed oil then add the 4 legs and brown. After 2/3 minutes of sautéing the legs, set aside leaving the pan on the heat, add the diced vegetables & garlic and colour. After another 2/3 minutes place the legs back into the pan and add the vinegar, reduce by half then add the wine and reduce that by half. Then add all the chicken stock and tomatoes, thyme, garlic & bay leaf, bring to the boil then simmer of 2 hours till the leg meat is cooked and falls of the bone. Preheat the oven on gas mark 4 about 175ºC. Lift the rabbit out the pan being careful to keep the leg meat whole and set aside. Now reduce the sauce left in the pan with the vegetables and herbs. Pass the sauce off after 5 minutes or so. Keeping the vegetables, pull the meat off the bones, careful to get all the bone out of the meat and place into a clean casserole dish along with the vegetables. Cover with the strained sauce and place in the fridge for 1 hour until the sauce sets, making it easier to cover with mash. Add the peas and chopped herbs and cover with mash potato using the back of a knife. Brush with a little butter & bake for 40 minutes until a golden colour on top.

Black Sheep Brewery Liver and Bacon

Main courseServes 4

Bring the potatoes to boil and simmer for around 25- 30 minutes. When cooked the potatoes should start to break up, so check by using a fork. Drain the potatoes in a colander and turn back into the pan and dry out over a little heat, to take off any excess water. In a small pan or microwaveable dish, put the butter and a drop of milk or cream, then heat and melt together and add this to the potatoes. Season and mash the potatoes. You can add some chopped fresh sage or parsley at this point. To make the gravy, which can be made in advance, put the beef/lamb bones in a baking tray with the vegetables all chopped up and smother in the tomato paste/purée. Roast in the oven at 200ºC for around 45 minutes until the bones are brown and tomato paste caramelised. Drain any fat off the bones and put in to a heavy and deep pan or casserole dish with the vegetables, two bottles of Black Sheep ale or Riggwelter, a pint of water and a table spoon of garlic purée. Bring to a boil on high heat and skim off any impurities, then turn down heat and simmer for around two hours until its reduced by half. Then thicken with a little corn starch and pass through a sieve into a jug and leave to one side. Dispose of the bones and vegetables and wash the pan. Return to medium heat and add a few drops of sunflower oil or rape seed oil with two thinly sliced onions, moving them around until caramelised. Drain off any oil and then add the gravy and simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and a couple or dashes of Worcestershire or Yorkshire sauce, if you wish to add a kick. Pan fry the liver to your required taste and finish with a couple rashers of crisp baked streaky bacon/pancetta. Alternatively, the bacon/pancetta can be baked for 15 minutes in a hot oven until crispy, then left to go cold and blended to a crumb and sprinkled over the liver after cooking it. Serve with the mashed potatoes and gravy.