Main Courses

10 British Main Courses Recipes

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Traditionally British food employed seasonal and local produce to get the best out of simple and unfussy dishes. British cuisine has, however, increasingly absorbed the cultural influences of those that have settled in the United Kingdom as well from its imperial past and today reflects this rich and cosmopolitan mix of influences.Homemade Shepherd's Pie
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1. Homemade Shepherd's Pie
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A classic Great British dish that is golden, crispy, and full of vegetables and ground beef.
2. Bubble & Squeak
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Bubble and squeak is a classic British dish of smashed-up winter vegetables, traditionally made from the Sunday roast leftovers. Use about 60 percent potato to get the right consistency, then whatever vegetables you like - carrots, Brussels sprounts, rutabagas, turnips, onions, leeks or savoy cabbage.
3. British Classic Bangers & Mash
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London style bangers and mash done olympic style.
4. Beef Wellington by Gordon Ramsey
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This is Gordon Ramsey's version of Beef Wellington....It is an amazing dish...perfect for an elegant dinner party, or perhaps a sophisticated holiday feast! I had to fiddle around with the measurements and temps b/c they were in grams, mils, celsius...etc. This version also is without the pate....I think that's why I decided to give it a whirl!!! Enjoy!
5. Curried Cottage Pie
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Cottage pie is a real family favourite but if you're looking for something familiar with a tasty twist, try our curried version with a lightly spiced parsnip mash.
6. Steak and Mushroom Pudding
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Here's our version of a very traditional British savoury pudding. This takes a little time to prepare, but once it's cooking you can pretty much leave it alone for 4 hours and come back to a dinner that's ready to go!
7. Braised Shin of Beef
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Slow cooked and superbly tender. Try this recipe for braised beef shin, with jerusalem artichoke puree, baby turnips, roasted hazelnuts, and a beef reduction worthy of seconds. In this Grokker Premium video learn the secret to slow-cooked beef that is so melt-in-your-mouth tender, you can eat it with a spoon. See Chef Josh Posner's collection of Modern British Nosh recipes for more fresh takes on old favourites.
8. Slow Cooked Filet of Trout
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This recipe adds a modern take on a British classic by slow-cooking a trout filet in olive oil seasoned with lemon, fennel and sea salt, and pairing it with charcoal potatoes, brown butter mayonnaise, peppery watercress, and pickled cucumber. This Grokker Premium video is part of the Modern British Nosh series by Chef Josh Posner.
9. Chicken, Mushroom, and Caramelized Leek Pie
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Simple and delicious! This recipe from a Kensington Kitchen will introduce you to a special shortcrust pastry recipe. It's a great meal to prepare when leeks are in season. The chicken thighs are rolled in seasoned flour and fried until golden brown, Executive Chef Geoff Rigby adds caramelized leeks, mushrooms, onions and garlic, to create the perfect filling for his shortcrust pastry. There is nothing like it! Watch this Grokker Premium video for interesting tips!
10. Crispy Chicken Wings with Braised Shallots
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These savory chicken wings are beautifully crispy on the outside and tender and moist on the inside. Braised with shallots, and served with crunchy pumpkin seeds, these chicken wings boast a wonderful mix of textures, flavors, and frangrances. For more of Chef Josh Posner's new takes on old classics, see all of his Grokker Premium videos in his Modern British Nosh collection.
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