• Lobster, green bean & radicchio salad

    Lobster, green bean & radicchio salad

    This festive seafood starter, finished with a garlicky basil dressing, can be prepared ahead – ideal for a fuss-free dinner for two

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  • Quick lemon gravadlax

    Quick lemon gravadlax

    This speedy, zesty version of the Swedish classic cuts the curing time to 30 minutes and makes a special starter for two

  • Prawn & crab cocktail lettuce cups

    Prawn & crab cocktail lettuce cups

    Serve seafood on a sharing platter and let everyone build their own little prawn cocktail bites for a perfect dinner party starter or canapé

  • DIY British beef crostini

    DIY British beef crostini

    Elegant yet full-flavoured, guests will love putting together these bites – make the beef and crème fraîche topping in advance to get ahead

  • Cheesy sprout fondue

    Cheesy sprout fondue

    Contains pork – recipe is for non-Muslims only
    This versatile recipe can be altered to transform your leftover cheese into a help-yourself starter – perfect served with crusty bread

  • Baked artichoke dip

    Baked artichoke dip

    Reader Margaret Cody shares her moreish party dish- the creamy vegetarian filling baked into a round loaf will go down a storm with guests