Shoulder of mutton with celery sauce

Shoulder of mutton with celery sauce

Serves 4

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Spiced yellow split pea and mutton broth

Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Makes 4-5 pancakes

Seafood pancakes are great, old-fashioned, establishment pancakes

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Serves 4

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Chorizo-stuffed squid with potatoes, capers and sage

Ingredients to serve 4 (6-8 as tapas)

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John Torode is best known as the straight-talking TV presenter and judge of BBC’s MasterChef. He originally moved to the UK from his native Australia in the mid-1990s when he worked for the Conran Group. He owns two London restaurants. He is now working with IWSC Winemaker of the Year Neil McGuigan to launch the Neil McGuigan & John Torode Recipe Collection, a personalised food and wine matching service: mcguiganwines.co.uk

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Stilton croquettes with walnut and celery mayonnaise

Makes about 20-25

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