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If the extended Canberra lockdown has you wanting to eat your feelings, never fear.
We’ve rounded up five of our favourite comfort food recipes that you’ll want to keep cooking long after we get out of iso.
Chicken, pancetta and bean stew with sage
This isn’t the prettiest dish in the world, but it sure is tasty—not to mention simple!
The classic flavour combination of chicken and sage is given a boost by crispy sage, and the addition of cannellini beans makes this a comforting and filling stew that’s perfect for a winter’s night.
Get the recipe from Delicious UK.
Pasta with sausage, lemon and nutmeg
A little like Carbonara, this Umbrian dish is so moreish that it’s hard to stop at one bowl! Be sure to use a good quality Italian sausage. Can’t find fresh pappardelle? Just cut some fresh lasagne sheets into thick ribbons!
Get the recipe for Pasta with sausage, lemon and nutmeg.
Classic French Beef Daube
The French really know their casseroles. This rich, hearty braise is packed full of veges (and red wine) and simply melts in the mouth. It’s the bomb with creamy mash.
Get the recipe for Classic French Beef Daube.
Lamb, Mint and Pea Pie
Big call, but I think this may be the best lamb pie ever created. Tender chunks of lamb are complemented by its classic flavour match—mint—while green peas add a sweet pop. Bloody delicious.
Get the recipe for Lamb, Mint and Pea Pie.
Easy Coq Au Vin
If you’re after something a little more elegant (for that Zoom dinner party, perhaps?), this recipe from Delicious Magazine’s “Faking It” cookbook is a cracker.
While it takes a fraction of the time of a traditional Coq Au Vin, you lose none of the flavour. It’s a little fiddly in parts (or you may like peeling tiny onions?) but it’s not as if any of us have anywhere to be at the moment.
Get the recipe for Easy Coq Au Vin.