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Nettle soup
Forage for stinging nettles and wild garlic then reap the rewards in this vibrant soup packed full of nutrients, minerals and vitamins
Cullen skink recipe
The team at High Grange in Devon give this traditional Scottish dish a southern spin with the addition of Rodda's Cornish clotted cream and own-smoked haddock
Smoked mackerel rarebit
Give traditional rarebit a South West twist with the addition of locally smoked mackerel
Salmon tartare
For the ultimate dinner party starter, top this salmon tartare with caviar and foraged wild garlic flowers
Crab cakes
A mix of white and brown meat adds beautiful depth of flavour to these crab cakes
Chestnut soup with sage and clotted cream
Emily Scott gives this Christmas classic a Cornish twist
Blue cheese creme brulee
This savoury take on the classic dessert makes a showstopping starter
trout pâté
This three-ingredient hot-smoked trout pâté makes the perfect lunch or simple supper
Porthilly mussels
Leek, cider and Cornish clotted cream add depth and richness to this Porthilly mussel dish
Mignonette sauces
Classic, contemporary, French, Asian or hot ... take your pick of these simple mignonette sauces
Albondigas Spanish tapas dish
These flavour-packed Spanish meatballs make the perfect tapas dish
Octopus carpaccio
This impressive starter from Matthew Street is for ambitious home cooks
betroot-cured salmon
Give curing a go at home with this beetroot-infused salmon dish
Housel Bay Hotel
Make crumpets from scratch and top them with parmesan spiked wild mushrooms
Boringdon Hall
Impress your pals at your next dinner party with this smart recipe from Scott Paton
Mackerel with salsa verde
Make mackerel the star of the show with this simple brunch dish
The Alverton, Truro
This gorgeous fish stew is swimming with mussels, prawns and scallops
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