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A taste for adventure

Calling all intrepid foodies! It's time to awaken your appetite, because we've added a whole new line-up of exotic dishes to our Taste range in time for autumn, so get ready to take your tastebuds on a flavour trip

Sail away to Sri Lanka

When we’re in the mood for spice, Indian curries have long dominated the table. For something different, try tapping into the trend for Sri Lankan cuisine. With its characteristic flavours of coconut, chilli and aromatic spices, it’s sure to excite your taste buds.

Why not try... our Taste Sri Lanka king prawn curry
With plump king prawns, slow-roasted potatoes and fresh red peppers in a spiced coconut sauce, our creamy, spicy curry is a fiery flavour sensation. Don;t forget to squeeze over lots of fresh lime juice before serving for added zing.

Make it extra special
In Sri Lanka, curries are traditionally accompanied with hoppers (crisp rice flour pancakes) and spicy sambols (hot sauces or pastes). Make your own pol sambola (coconut sambol) by sprinkling desiccated coconut with warm water and mixing it with finely chopped red chilli, onion and fresh lime juice, to taste. Season and spread onto poppadoms – a quick alternative to hoppers.

Drink with...
A tart and zesty pale ale, such as Sorachi Saison, which has notes of lemon and tangerine.

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Travel to Taste Asia

A whole new world

If you’re short on time but longing for far-flung flavours, look no further than these adventurous dinner ideas. We travelled across south-east Asia to create the exciting and authentic new dishes in our Taste Range. Combine them with these easy recipes and surprising drinks matches, and you’re in for some exceptional everyday eating.

Jet off to Japan
The Land of the Rising Sun offers much more than sushi and sake. Impress yourself, never mind anyone else, by cooking this moreish cod that’s rich in umami flavour.

Why not try... miso-baked cod
Find the recipe for our Miso-baked cod with quick-pickled cucumberon the free Cook With M&S app. Don’t worry about marinating the fish before you cook it – it’ll still have loads of flavour. Serve with sushi rice, which is more authentic than basmati, plus the sticky texture makes it easier to eat with chopsticks.

Make it extra special
Bump up the veg with Taste Japan soy and sesame greens. A healthy medley of edamame, green beans and cabbage in a soy and ginger dressing, it’s topped with peanuts and crispy onions for a satisfying crunch.

Drink with...
Our cork-popping Japanese wine, Sol Lucet Koshu. At 11.5%, it’s light enough to drink on a week night, and has refreshing flavours of Asian citrus fruits, such as kabosu and yuzu. Handmade Taste Japan crispy tempura vegetable fritters make a light pre-dinner snack, with a subtly smokey black rice vinegar dipping sauce.

Immerse yourself in the heady fragrances of traditional Thai cooking with this easy express menu.

Why not try... Taste Thailand green vegetable curry
This fragrant dish makes a filling vegan supper, packed with fresh Tenderstem broccoli, sweet potato and edamame beans. Add your own touch by scattering fresh coriander leaves and toasted cashews over jasmine rice.

Make it extra special
Tom yum soup is a Thai classic that can be on the table in 10 minutes, making it an appealingly speedy starter. Mix one tbsp of our tom yum soup paste with two cups of chicken stock, one tbsp fish sauce, a beaten lemongrass stalk and a few lime leaves, and bring to the boil. Add a handful of quartered button mushrooms and simmer until tender. Enjoy alongside Taste Thailand mini pork and vegetable spring rolls.

Drink with...
Off-dry wines with tropical fruit aromas. They taste superb with Thai green curries, as the slight sweetness rounds out all the spices. Pikes Riesling is a great match, and won a gold medal at the International Wine Challenge 2017.

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