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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 10 ultimate dishes recipes from across the world (and his cookbooks) that are perfect for any occasion. 

Rick Stein’s Valencian Paella

Rick Stein’s Valencian Paella

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

From the book

Rick Stein's Lamb tagine with apricots

Rick Stein’s Lamb Tagine with Apricots

Rick’s take on a classic North African dish showcases the sweet and warming blend of spices that make up ras-el-hanout.

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Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

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. 

From the book

Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb Kleftiko

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 dish for revamping your roast dinners.

Dover Sole a la Meunière

Rick Stein’s Dover Sole a la Meunière

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

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Moussaka

Patrick Leigh Fermor’s Moussaka

A hearty classic that’s perfect for feeding a hungry crowd, this take on moussaka has everything you could want from the Greek classic: a billowy béchamel topping, a rich meaty sauce, and tender veg.

Ensenada Fish Tacos

Ensenada Fish Tacos

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

Chicken Piri-Piri

Rick Stein’s Chicken Piri-Piri

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

Rick Stein’s Rhubarb Crumble

In Rick’s take on a British classic, the crumble topping’s soft, buttery flavour perfectly complements the just-right tartness of the rhubarb filing.

Macaroni Cheese with Smoky Bacon

Macaroni Cheese with Smoky Bacon

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


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