James Martin's Slow Cooking is packed with simple, delicious recipes for relaxed weekend cooking - the kind of food that's perfect for winter (if you want something quicker, you could check out the best induction pans and pan sets instead).
From soups to slow roasts and casserole recipes, the recipes in his popular cookbook, Slow Cooking, draw out flavours and textures with simple techniques, putting quality ingredients centre-stage to create impressive dishes with very little fuss. They are perfect for sharing with family and friends, whether you're entertaining or having a lazy Sunday of cooking and eating. These are the perfect recipes to take your time over.
Here, we have three recipes from James Martin's Slow Cooking to share, including a new twist on roast chicken and the ultimate baked New York cheesecake.
James Martin's chicken with red peppers, chorizo and chilli is full of punchy Mediterranean flavours that makes this a perfect one-pot meal.
Try James Martin's treacle-marinated salmon as a wonderful cured salmon, with the treacle adding both colour and flavour.
James Martin's New York raspberry cheesecake is a divine make-ahead dessert for a dinner party, with fruit popping in every bite.
Do you like taking your time in the kitchen? These just take just a little preparation before you can leave them to cook themselves on the hob or in the oven.
Or prefer to use a slow cooker? Our slow cooker recipes feature full instructions for how to make them in a slow cooker for perfect results every time.
Whatever you go for, you'll find recipes that are really worth taking your time for, with wonderful depth of flavour, tender meat and rich sauces, which you can only achieve with a bit of preparation and a lot of patience.
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