Delectable Main Course Recipes
Whether youre hosting a year-end dinner party or having an indulgent night-in, its always handy to have dinner recipes that feel extra special. Beyond the usual quick and easy recipes, elevate your meals with these main course recipes. Theyre scrumptious, suitable for cooks of all levels, and easy on the wallet much more so than heading to a fine-dining restaurant.
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1. One Pot Beef Stew with Daikon
Christmas is right around the corner, perfect timing for this One Pot Beef Stew recipe to shine. The tender, juicy and cooked-to-perfection beef chunks goes well with any side of choice be it butter rice, chickpeas, quinoa, greens, or pasta. Here, we use stir-fried beef chucks, but feel free to up the ante with diced sirloin or wagyu.
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Preparation Time: 3 hours. Serves 2 to 4
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2. Sichuan Fish with Pickled Mustard Greens
Spice up your dinner table with this Sichuan Fish recipe. With the green chillies, ginger and Sichuan peppercorns, this one-pan dish really packs a punch! We use the entirety of the fish, from the fresh, sweet slices to the head and bones for the broth.
For a dry variation, try our homemade Sambal BBQ Fish or Stingray recipe different sauce, but same juicy mouthful and intense flavour for an unforgettable dinner.
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Preparation Time: 30 mins. Serves 3 to 4
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3. Air Fryer Thai Style Crispy Pork Belly with Dipping Sauce
This Thai Pork Belly recipe stars crispy pork skin and meltingly tender meat, served with a beautiful golden brown crust and sweet-sour dipping sauce. With some help from an air-fryer, this recipe also takes home a win for the easiest clean-up. No smokey kitchens or oily floors on our watch!
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Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 mins. Serves 3 to 4
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4. Herbal Pork Ribs Soup (Bak Kut Teh)
On a cold day, theres nothing better than a shiok Herbal Pork Ribs Soup. Our version uses herbs such as Yu Zhu (Solomons Seal), Chuan Xiong (Lovage Rhizome) and Dang Gui (Angelica Root) for more nutrition and flavour above the classic peppery taste. A special soup for a special occasion! We also use pork maw and ??prime rib for that fall-off-the-bone goodness.
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Preparation Time: 2 hours 10 mins. Serves 5
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Festive Main Course Ideas
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