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10 ultimate Rick Stein recipes

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 20 May 2019

Rick Stein is one of the UK's most prolific and best-loved authors. Having traversed the globe seeking out the authentic recipes that make up some of the world's most revered cuisines, from Mexico to India, he has published a wealth of cookbooks that show us how to recreate these traditional, inspiring and delicious dishes at home with ease. Often perfect for feeding a crowd, Rick's recipes provide endless inspiration for dinner parties, family gatherings and feasts. Here we've rounded up ten ultimate Rick recipes from across the world (and his cookbooks) that are perfect for any occasion. 

Butter Chicken from Rick Stein's India

A recipe that's similar to the much-loved chicken tikka, this tender chicken curry is creamy, nutty and gently spiced. Serve with a pile of warm naan and fluffy rice. 

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Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Valencian Paella

Authentic Valencian Paella from Rick Stein's Spain

Ever wanted to know how to recreate your favourite Spanish dish at home? Rick will help you master an authentic paella with this fantastic recipe. 

Buy your copy of Rick Stein's Spain here.

Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb Kleftiko from Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul

One of Rick's most popular recipes, this slow-roasted shoulder of lamb is served with a side of buttery potatoes and sprinkled with feta. The perfect revamped roast dinner dish.

Buy your copy of From Venice to Istanbul here. 

Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Dover Sole

Dover Sole a la Meunière from Rick Stein's Fish & Shellfish

With this French-inspired recipe, Rick will show you how to master a simple, sophisticated and utterly sublime fish dish.

Buy your copy of Rick Stein's Fish & Shellfish here.

Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Moussaka

Moussaka from Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul

A hearty classic that's perfect for feeding a hungry crowd, Rick's moussaka has everything you could want from this Greek favourite: a billowy béchamel topping, rich lamb sauce and tender veg.

Buy your copy of From Venice to Istanbul here.

Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Fish Tacos

Ensenada Fish Tacos from Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico

The ultimate dish to eat on a summer's day, these fun fish tacos feature crisp golden batter and perfectly cooked white fish, topped with flavour-packed salsa and a chipotle crema. 

Buy your copy of The Road to Mexico here.

Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Chicken Piri Piri

 Chicken Piri Piri from Rick Stein's Long Weekends

Ditch Nando's and make this Portuguese favourite in your own kitchen with Rick's vibrant and authentic recipe for piri piri chicken. 

Buy your copy of Rick Stein's Long Weekends here.

Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Lamb Rogan Josh

Lamb Rogan Josh from Rick Stein's India

Master this revered Indian dish with this reliable recipe featuring tender lamb and fragrant spices.

Buy your copy of Rick Stein's India here.

Kozani Chicken with Prunes from Rick Stein's Long Weekends

This Greek-inspired chicken dish is brimming with flavour, from the sweet prunes to the aromatic saffron. 

Buy your copy of Rick Stein's Long Weekends here.

Rick Stein's Best Recipes - Macaroni Cheese

Macaroni Cheese with Smoky Bacon from Rick Stein: The Road to Mexico

The ultimate comfort food favourite gets the Rick treatment in this indulgent, failsafe recipe that'll transport you straight to carb heaven. 

Buy your copy of The Road to Mexico here.

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