Quinoa with fennel, prawns and chilli

Store-cupboard superstar: Mark Hix cooks with quinoa

Delicious, healthy and versatile, quinoa first impressed our resident chef on a recent trip to Los Angeles. Now, he can't get enough of the stuff.

Minted quinoa with lamb fillet

Serves 4-6

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Lamb with cucumber and mint

Lamb with cucumber and mint

Serves about 10

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Trofie with lamb ragu and wild garlic

Serves 4

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It may come as scant comfort, but somewhere in the corner of a Suffolk field there roams a pig who is to die a martyr’s death.

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Serves 4-6

You'll find this kind of photography (realistic photos of food complete with splotches, scorch spots and side-drips) in many cookbooks very soon

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Spring lamb stew
by Rachel Khoo

Spring lamb stew

Ingredients to serve 4-6

Asparagus and lamb wraps

Asparagus and lamb wraps

Serves 6-8

Crispy lamb salad

Crispy lamb salad

Serves 4-6

Crispy lamb salad

Feast day: Mark Hix cooks alternative cuts of lamb for Easter lunch

Easter is a really good excuse to invite some friends over for lunch and get a bit of spring lamb on the go. But spring lamb doesn't exactly flood the market and unfortunately you can end up paying extortionate amounts for the prime cuts.

Mutton chops with root veg
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