Impressive dishes to wow your friends and family in no time at all. James makes a zingy lemon posset and beer braised beef cheeks that melt in your mouth.
He is joined by special guest Carol Kirkwood.
1. Tandoori chicken lollipop drumsticks with raita dip
These spiced chicken bites make delicious meaty canapés – pass them around at a party and watch them disappear.
2. Layered sole with langoustines and cauliflower
This super-impressive fish dish pairs delicate lemon sole with earthy cauliflower and sweet langoustines
3. Lemon posset with gran’s shortbread
Creamy lemon posset is always a winner, and this version pairs the zingy lemon with fresh fruit and rich shortbread.
4. Pearl barley risotto with beer-braised beef cheeks and onions
Try this hearty dish in the slow-cooker – start it off in the morning and it will be fall-apart tender by dinner time.