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Cook with M&S

Our Cook with M&S range of sauces, pastes, seasonings and more makes it easy to serve up a quick, delicious dinner every night of the week. Plus, our brand-new Cook with M&S cookbook has just arrived in store, packed full of recipe inspiration

Cook with M&S

The ultimate foodie gift

 

Treat them (or yourself) to a hamper filled with a selection of Cook with M&S foodie essentials, including the Cook with M&S cookbook. The new cookbook is filled with 50 fast, fresh and easy recipes, including family-favourite dinners and tasty one-pan wonders. In addition to the book, the hamper features our Cook with M&S pastes, herbs and sprinkles, which are used in the book and give you all the flavour that slow cooking would in minutes, taking meat, fish and veggies to the next level.

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Introducing the Cook with M&S cookbook

This is not just any recipe book… This is a recipe book filled with 50 recipes to shake up your mid-week meals. Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day to dream up new, different dinners with which to surprise your family, which is why most of us cook the same five recipes again and again. Well, the Cook with M&S range and accompanying cookbook is here to change that.

Pick up the book, €6.75, when you’re next in store shopping for your essentials.

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Cook with M&S za’atar

Cook with M&S za’atar

A must for Middle Eastern dishes, add za’atar to roasted vegetables or stir through yoghurt for a fresh dip 

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Cook with M&S Korean BBQ paste

Cook with M&S Korean BBQ paste

Take your barbecue up a gear by marinating chicken wings, ribs or fish in this flavoursome paste

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Cook with M&S roasted red pepper paste

Cook with M&S roasted red pepper paste

Try this paste stirred through houmous or use as the base to your favourite pasta dish

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Cook with M&S turmeric and ginger root paste

Cook with M&S turmeric and ginger root paste

Perfect for quick curries or adding a spicy kick to soups, this tasty paste is packed with flavour and fragrance 

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Solve the "what's for dinner" dilemma 

With Cook with M&S, we’ve done the hard work for you, creating time-saving ingredients and exciting recipes that make meal times taste amazing.

Pick up our May/June recipe leaflet in store, featuring four exclusive Chris Baber recipes from the new Cook with M&S cookbook, including a meatball and mozzarella bake. This family favourite dish uses our Cook with M&S roasted red pepper paste to add delicious sun-drenched flavour. The paste is also perfect for dips, tarts and homemade pizza. 

Discover our new recipe leaflet and the Cook with M&S cookbook when you're next in store shopping for your essentials. 

Recipe inspiration this way

Cook with M&S magic sprinkle

Cook with M&S magic sprinkle

This really is a magic ingredient, adding an instant flavour boost to almost anything, from gravy and dressings to chips, eggs and roasted veg – even popcorn!

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Cook with M&S smoked tomato paste

Cook with M&S smoked tomato paste 

Made by smoking tomatoes over oak chips for 48 hours, this paste brings an intense flavour to stews and sauces – try it stirred through chilli or bake with eggs for shakshuka

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Cook with M&S teriyaki beef stir fry

Cook with M&S teriyaki beef stir fry

Perfect for a speedy mid-week dinner, our teriyaki beef stir fry is full of veg and sticky Asian flavour

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Cook with M&S pork and chorizo meatballs

Cook with M&S pork and chorizo meatballs

With smoky chorizo, herby Spanish-style tomato sauce and oozy mozzarella, this makes the ultimate fuss-free dinner. Mop up with toasted focaccia

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Clever kitchen shortcuts

When it comes to mid-week meals, it’s all about quick-fix ingredients that help you get dinner on the table without fuss. Our Cook with M&S pea and mint mash is handy when time is short – it makes a vibrant, potato-free side served with pan-fried fish or chicken, or a main meal in itself stirred through risotto for a zingy flavour burst.

Plus, it helps you pack more veg into dishes such as Chris Baber’s easy homemade fishcakes. Look out for our delicious Cook with M&S cauliflower mash (try it as a low-carb alternative topping for shepherd’s pie), and other veg shortcuts, such as our Cook with M&S whole peeled potatoes, when you’re next shopping for your essentials. 

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Pumpkin spice pancakes

Switch up your weekend brekkie with pumpkin spice pancakes. This delicious autumnal treat is topped with sticky apples and a drizzle of our Cook with M&S honey and pumpkin spice glaze. 

Serves 4
135g plain flour
1 tsp Cook with M&S pumpkin spice seasoning
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
2 tbsp caster sugar
130ml milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for cooking
8 apples, sliced
1 tbsp Cook with M&S honey and pumpkin spice glaze, plus extra for drizzling

Sift the flour, Cook with M&S pumpkin spice seasoning, baking powder, salt and caster sugar into a large bowl.

In a separate bowl or jug, lightly whisk together the milk and egg. Next add the melted butter and whisk again.

Pour the milk, egg and butter mix into the flour mixture. Beat until the batter is smooth.

Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and melt a knob of butter. Add a ladle of mix to the pan and cook. 

Once bubbling, turn over and cook until both sides are golden. Repeat until you have used all the mix. 

For the apples, melt a knob of butter in a frying pan. Add the apples, season with salt and cook for a few minutes.

Add a tablespoon of the Cook with M&S honey and pumpkin spice glaze and cook until the apples are caramelised and softened.

Top the pancakes with the apples and some extra glaze.

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Pumpkin spice hot choc 

Love a pumpkin spice latte? Try our idea for a pumpkin spice hot chocolate, toppped with cream and pumpkin spice popcorn. Add half a teaspoon to your favourite hot chocolate powder to a mug, pour in hot milk and stir. For the popcorn, coat plain popcorn in sugar and melted butter, then sprinkle on some pumpkin spice seasoning and mix. Bake in the oven at 120°C until caramelised, then top the hot chocolate with whipped cream and the popcorn. 

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Meals in minutes

Need a stress-free weekend dinner for friends, or a quick and tasty family feast? Our Cook with M&S traybakes are just the thing. Expertly created by our chefs, they combine luxurious sauces with generous portions of protein and veg for an all-in-one dinner you can enjoy your way.

Think succulent meatballs with a melting mozzarella centre, tomato sauce, and chunks of golden garlic bread (stir through pasta if you’re really hungry); indulgent Cook with M&S rarebit-topped beef grill steak (simply serve with chunky chips); and a crowd-pleasing Mexican chicken traybake with potato wedges and a herby crust that ticks all the spicy, smoky and sweet flavour boxes.

Discover the full Cook with M&S range and cookbook when you’re next in store shopping for your essentials.

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The mid-week chicken dinner

Who said roasts are just for Sundays? Our Cook with M&S range includes clever shortcuts that mean you can cook up a comforting roast chicken, any night of the week. Our Cook with M&S sweet and smoky spatchcock chicken cooks in an hour and comes ready-prepped in a flavour-packed marinade, complete with a charred lemon for a zingy burst of acidity. Serve with roasted veggies, tossed in a generous spoonful of our Cook with M&S roasted red pepper paste.

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Meet Chris Baber 

"I've always loved food,” says Chris, who’s been cooking up a storm in the M&S kitchen to create some family-friendly recipes for you to enjoy. “Growing up in Hexham, Northumberland, I used to cook dinner for my mum and dad every day. I trained with Atul Kochhar at his Michelin-starred restaurant, but my real passion is inspiring others and making home cooking accessible for everyone.

“My speciality is giving people kitchen confidence and Cook with M&S ingredients help you have exactly that. They’re all about adding flavour to the food and can be super little time-saving shortcuts – these secret ingredients will ensure your dishes taste amazing, every time.”

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