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Wild salmon with salsa verde and samphire

Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

Cold comfort: Mark Hix's makes the most of root vegetables with his seasonal salads

Winter doesn't have to be about exclusively eating warming stews, braises and heavy stuff. Salads with seasonal wintry ingredients can be enjoyed equally as much as lighter, summery salads. And although I admit that it sounds unlikely, roots and tubers, either raw or slightly cooked, make delicious salads, especially with a few winter leaves thrown in.

Salad of castelfranco, hazelnuts and oranges

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