Nigel Slater’s 10 winter vegan and vegetarian recipes

Deeply savoury miso onions, warming bowls of coconut noodles – recipes to celebrate the wealth of the cold season’s vegetables A collection of vegetarian and vegan recipes for you this month. Ten recipes – some old, some new and more than half of them vegan – that celebrate the wealth of seasonal vegetables, the greens […]

Vegetarian fritters, chips and dips | Nigel Slater

Eaten as soon as they’re ready, crisp oven chips and golden butternut fritters make for a satisfying impromptu feast We sit on high stools by the hob, lowering batter-dipped vegetables into bubbling oil, eating them as they emerge, hot and crackling from the pan. There are tangles of grated celeriac threaded with pumpkin and parsley, […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for salmon, greens, mustard seeds and dill

A deliciously simple meal that’s quick to prepare This is a quick lunch or dinner using leftover cooked salmon. Peel and finely slice 1 large onion. Warm 3 tbsp of olive oil in a shallow pan then add the onion and fry until soft and pale. Add 2 tsp of yellow mustard seeds and continue […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for festive leftovers: soup and panettone custard

When it comes to Christmas pickings, there are no rules… This is the fridge’s finest hour. A bowl of cranberry sauce full to the brim; shards of cold roast goose, turkey perhaps; some cold roast potatoes, craggy and golden, and, joy of joys, a saucer of cold pigs-in-blankets. There is bread sauce in a gravy […]

Ideas for fuss-free Christmas Eve recipes

There’s no need to be overly fancy the night before the Big One • Got a culinary dilemma? Email What can I make for dinner on Christmas Eve that’s easy but still feels special?Paul, London E9 “My habit for serving some sort of fish dish on December 24 is unshakable,” writes Nigel Slater in […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for lentils with tomatoes and cauliflower

Tasty healthy spicy dal meets toms and brassicas Rinse 250g of red lentils (masoor dal) in cold water, then put them in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil, lightly salt and cook for 15 minutes until soft. Peel and thinly slice 1 medium onion. Warm 3 tbsp of groundnut or vegetable […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for roast roots, and hazelnut cookies

Nutty flavours add a toasty warmth to kitchen treats, both savoury and sweet The hazelnuts clatter into the warm, shallow pan and I start to toast them over a low heat. The browning seems to take forever at first, but I resist turning up the heat and continue to watch carefully, shaking the pan from […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for aubergine with pine nuts and parsley

A warming herby veggie treat with a touch of luxury Cut 2 medium-sized aubergines in half from stalk to tip, then cut each in 2, again lengthwise. Cut each piece into short lengths, about 3cm long. Put the pieces in a colander, sprinkle them generously with salt and leave them for half an hour. Continue […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for mushroom soup, and edamame fritters

Here’s how to bring cheer to soggy winter days with hot soup and fritters The damp days of early autumn send me, spoon in hand, in search of soup. Cloudy miso broths the colour of fallen leaves, old fashioned leek and potato so hot it steams up my glasses, sweet pumpkin, and in particular a […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for mushrooms, chickpeas, tahini

Baked portobello mushrooms in a seedy, herby, spicy dressing Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Remove the thick stalks from 2 very large (or 4 medium) field mushrooms, then put the mushrooms gill side up on a baking tray. Score the inside of each mushroom with a kitchen knife in a lattice pattern. Pour […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for a salad of smoked mackerel and potatoes

A tasty fish and potato supper Scrub 300g of small, waxy potatoes and bring to the boil in deep, salted water. Simmer for 15 minutes or so, until tender to the point of a knife. Remove the skin from a whole smoked mackerel and ease the flesh from the bones. Make a dressing by putting […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for grilled tomatoes with cucumber raita and cinnamon baked plums with ricotta maple cream

Simply cooked fruit shines next to a cool, creamy dip Unpacking my shopping basket, the kitchen table looks like a Dutch still life. There are late, locally grown tomatoes; the last of the gold and ruby plums; and long, pink-skinned onions. The autumn raspberries are with us now and yet there are still some fat […]

Golden wonders: Nigel Slater’s comforting autumn recipes

Roast wood pigeon, stuffed squash, and mushrooms on roast garlic toast: dishes to welcome in the new season It feels a long time since that glorious spring, when I ate outside day after day. Autumn has come quickly this year (I was sweeping up crisp, brown leaves in July) and with it, a change of […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for peppers with crab and tarragon, and mushrooms and green beans

As seasons meld, bright vegetables meet warm, earthy flavours I can’t see a pile of peppers without thinking of them roasted, their silky, scarlet flesh surrounded by their own caramel-coloured juices. It is a recipe I do without thinking – the long, thin peppers are left whole, snuggled in a roasting tin, their skin glossy […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for mussels with pak choi and chilli

A quick and easy seafood treat with green leaves and spicy Korean warmth Clean and check 1kg of mussels. Roughly chop 6 thin spring onions. Warm 3 tbsp of groundnut oil in a large, deep pan then add the spring onions. Cook the onions for a couple of minutes, letting them soften but not colour. […]

Nigel Slater’s recipes for walnut madeleines, figs and honey and cinnamon panna cotta, roast figs

A prolific fig harvest calls for classically delicate recipes The leaves wave in the breeze, like giant’s hands, beckoning. “The figs are ready.” I have spent much of this summer up a ladder, stretching to grab the constantly ripening fruits. Those teasingly out of reach fall days later, splattering the terrace with their sticky red […]

Nigel Slater’s recipe for summer carrots, green curry sauce

An unusual spicy treat which tastes as colourful as it looks For the green spice paste, remove the stalks from 3 green bird’s eye chillies and put them in a food processor together with 8 black peppercorns, 25g of coriander stalks and 2 large handfuls of leaves, 3 cloves of garlic, 2 fat sticks of […]