3 Delicious Autumnal Recipes To Try This Week

Cooking with locally sourced, seasonal produce is a great way to support your community – plus, it’s better for the planet. Now that autumn’s here, there’s never been a better time to get stuck into slow-roasted stews and warming hotpots. To show you how to make the most of the season’s best produce, Sommer Pyne – @HouseCurious on Instagram – has created three exclusive recipes, all prepared using some of Le Creuset’s iconic, durable cookware…
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Serves

6

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

6 Hours

Ingredients

2.5kg of good-quality lamb shoulder
For the marinade:
5 anchovies
1 handful of rosemary leaves
1 handful of thyme leaves
2 lemons, 1 rind
½ bulb of garlic
Olive oil
Cumin
Salt & pepper
For the root veg & spices:
Sweet potato
Pumpkin/squash
Potatoes
Onion
Carrots
Spring onions (optional)
1 bulb of garlic, roughly chopped
A couple of sprigs of thyme
1 tbsp of cumin
1 tbsp of paprika
Olive oil
Salt & pepper
Toasted pine nuts
For the root veg sauce:
4 tbsp of Greek yogurt
½ lemon
1 tbsp of tahini
1 lemon, flesh and rind
Fresh mint
For the kale:
1 bunch of kale
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1 clove of garlic, chopped

Method

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C. Place all the marinade ingredients in a food processor and blitz until they form a paste. Rub the marinade into the lamb, covering all sides. You can do this two hours before or preferably the night before – just leave it in the fridge until you are ready to cook. Place the lamb on the baking tray. Drizzle with oil, add a generous amount of salt and pepper, cover with foil and place in the oven. Reduce the oven to 160°C and put the timer on for four hours.

Step 2

Now, prep the veg by cutting everything into chunks, placing into a tray and to the side. After four hours, remove the lamb from the oven. It should be soft and moist, easily falling away from the bone. Turn the oven up to 190°C and return the lamb to cook uncovered for another 40 minutes. At the same time, add the garlic, thyme, cumin, paprika, olive oil, salt and pepper to the vegetables, use your hands to mix and coat all the veg. Place in the oven on 190°C for 40-50 minutes. For the last 20 minutes, add the spring onions that have been covered in olive oil, if using.

Step 3

While the veg and lamb are cooking, toast the pine nuts in a pan and set aside. This is also a good time to make the dressing (you could also make this the night before). In a bowl, mix the Greek yogurt, ½ juice of the lemon, garlic, cumin and tahini. Put in the fridge until ready to use. Now remove the skin from a lemon, dice up the flesh of the lemon and place in a separate bowl, chop the mint and place in a bowl. Now chop up the kale and garlic, and place to the side.

Step 4

Once the lamb is nice and crisp remove it from the oven and leave it to rest. Check on the veg – you want it to be soft on the inside and caramelised on the outside. Place the olive oil in a pan on medium heat. Add the garlic, mustard seeds and then add the kale. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes, add seasoning to taste, and place in a serving bowl.

Step 5

Remove the vegetables and place on a serving plate. Add dollops of yogurt dressing over all the veg, sprinkle with the lemon flesh/rind, layer the mint and lastly top with the toasted pine nuts.

Watch Sommer Pyne Make The Dish Here

Serves

4

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

45 Minutes

Ingredients

1 cup of coconut milk
1.5 cup of red lentils
½ tube of tomato purée
1 tbsp of coconut oil
1.5l of chicken or veg stock
Salt & pepper to taste
For the Thai-style paste:
1 bunch of coriander
2 kaffir lime leaves
2 limes
5 shallots
2 birds eye chillies
5 garlic cloves
A splash of fish sauce
For the root veg:
2 sweet potatoes
1 carrot
1 potato
1 onion
For the garlic mushrooms:
Mushrooms
2 garlic cloves
A splash of balsamic vinegar
Salt & pepper, to taste
For the garnish:
Chilli
Sliced lime
Coriander
Coconut milk

Method

Step 1

Start by making the paste by placing all the ingredients in a food processor until it forms a paste. You may need to brush down the side of the food processor and blend until you get the right consistency.

Step 2

Add a splash of coconut oil to a large pan and pan fry the garlic and onion for 2 minutes. Add the paste and fry until you smell the aromas, add the tomato paste and stir for a couple of minutes. Add the root vegetables and red lentils and stir until everything is covered in the paste. Add the chicken stock, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for 30 minutes, until the veg is soft. You may need to stir every 10 minutes to make sure it doesn’t dry out or stick to the bottom. Add water if necessary. Once cooked add the coconut milk and lime juice. Taste and add any seasoning. Add chopped chilli if you want it to be spicier.

Step 3

Before serving, add some oil to a pan with the garlic and stir-fry the mushrooms on high heat for a couple of minutes, add a splash of balsamic vinegar and stirring for another minute. Serve up the spicy soup in a bowl, add a swirl of coconut milk, top with mushrooms, lime slices, coriander and chill (optional).

Watch Sommer Pyne Make The Dish Here

Serves

4-6

Difficulty

Easy

Total Time

1 Hour 50 Minutes

Ingredients

5-6 chicken legs
Smoked bacon lardons
5 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
1 leek
500g of baby potatoes, chopped into small pieces
1 large carrot, sliced
1 sweet potato, thinly sliced
1 potato, thinly sliced
1 bag of baby spinach
A couple of sprigs of fresh thyme
5 fresh sage leaves
1 cup of single cream or crème fraîche
Knob of butter
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 cup of dry apple cider
1 cup of chicken stock
1 tsp of French mustard
1 tsp of wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp of honey
1 lemon
Salt & pepper, to taste

Method

Step 1

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Pat your chicken legs dry using paper towels and season with salt and pepper. You could also use chicken thighs if you prefer.

Step 2

Dry fry the smoked bacon lardons in a large non-stick casserole pan until they start to crisp up. Set aside on a plate lined with a paper towel. Add a splash of olive oil and small knob of butter to the pan and brown the chicken legs for about 4 minutes per side or until golden. Set aside.

Step 3

Add the chopped shallots, leek to the pan and cook for a few minutes. Add the baby potato, carrots, lemon juice and garlic and cook for a further 4 minutes. Add the apple cider, chicken stock, stir in the mustard and honey. Simmer for 10 minutes on the hob.

Step 4

Add the cooked bacon, thyme sprigs, 2 sage leaves, and place the chicken in the creamy sauce. Cover and transfer to a pre-heated oven to cook for a further 50 minutes.

Step 5

Now use a mandolin slicer or knife to thinly slice the sweet potato and potato. Remove the hotpot from the oven and cover with the sliced potato and sweet potato. Start by placing the sweet potato then alternate with the potato in a circular pattern until the whole top is covered. Melt some butter and brush on top of the potatoes. Cover and put back in the oven for 10 minutes to steam the potatoes. Remove lid and cook uncovered for 30 minutes until the potatoes are nice and golden.

Step 6

Just before serving, add a splash of oil to a pan. Add 1 chopped garlic clove and stir-fry for 30 seconds, adding the spinach with a squeeze of lemon, season and remove once the spinach has wilted. Serve the chicken hotpot with a side of spinach and crusty bread.

Step 7

Optional – you can also fry some sage in a hot pan with oil until crispy and use this as garnish.

Watch Sommer Pyne Make The Dish Here

Ready to go? Here’s all the Le Creuset kit you need…

 

Cast Iron Roaster

The rectangular shape of this enamelled cast iron roaster makes it ideal for cooking for all sorts of dishes, from roast potatoes to lasagne and crumbles.

Toughened Non-Stick Shallow Casserole with Glass Lid

Featuring Le Creuset’s unrivalled non-stick coating, this shallow casserole can withstand metal utensils and is ideal for healthier cooking – food releases easily, so you need little to no added fat.

Cast Iron Round Casserole

The Le Creuset casserole has been used by cooks across the world for nearly a century. Designed for stews, roasts, soups, casseroles and baking, this is a one-stop pot for autumnal meals.

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