• How to enhance your winter roasts. Take your roasts to the next level with these easy tips for enhancing your favourite winter meals!

    Side dishes

    • Steam baby marrows, string beans, celery, leeks and peas. Place on a serving dish and season well to taste. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Serve while hot.
    • Roast potatoes and add chargrilled tomatoes and red onion. Season well, drizzle with olive oil and serve.
    • Parboil broccoli, string beans, parsnips and roasted peppers. Season, drizzle with olive oil and serve.
    • Place roasted beetroot and wilted spinach on a serving dish, sprinkle with nuts and rocket, and serve.
    • Mix together couscous, a squeeze of lime, parsley, nuts and currants.
    • Bake baby marrow with mozzarella, mustard and white sauce.
    • Roast together pumpkin, glazed orange, parsley and butter.
    • Roast parsnips and potatoes, and mix well before serving.

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    • Mix together fresh breadcrumbs, lemon zest, walnuts, parsley, olive oil and seasoning. Great with chicken and lamb.
    • Finely chop parsley, thyme, oregano and rosemary. Mix in a finely chopped garlic clove and 1 onion, and season. Drizzle with olive oil. Serve with beef.
    • Mix porcini mushrooms, garlic, parsley and red onion. Season well and drizzle with olive oil. Ideal for beef and pork.
    • Mix fresh sage leaves, melted butter, almonds and cracked black pepper. Great with pork.
    • Try chopped spring onions, cooked wild rice, dried apricots, chopped parsley and olive oil with chicken.
    • Combine crushed garlic, smoked paprika, chopped onion and breadcrumbs.
    • Season and drizzle with olive oil. Works well with lamb.

    TRY THIS: Stuffed pork loin with herbs and fresh cream


    • Chopped olives, fresh basil, chopped chilli and olive oil, for lamb.
    • Mustard, sage and seasoning are great with pork.
    • Salt and pepper, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and white wine are best with beef.
    • Rosemary, Maldon salt, crushed pepper and lemon juice work well on chicken.

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    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com