Main Course Recipés


The Kitchen @ CDV

Our passion at carte-du-vin is wine and food pairing

Check out our tried and tested recipes, each with a wine recommendation!​

Quick tips

1. Assemble all the ingredients before starting to cook 

2. Always pre-heat your oven in advance

3.Keep tasting and adjust seasonings as you go along.

Main Course Recipés


The Kitchen @ CDV

Main Course Recipés


The Kitchen @ CDV

  • BBQ Lamb with Red Wine and Garlic

    Traditional spring lamb is amazing cooked like this

    15-30 minutes - this depends on how rare you like your meat!)

    6 servings

  • Baked Salmon with Pistachio Crust

    Intro: This fish dish is one of my 'go to' dishes for a quick supper for those unexpected visitors. Easy to prepare and uses store cupboard ingredients (I always have salmon steaks in the fridge)

    40 Minutes

    4 Servings

  • Beef with Gorgonzola-Walnut “Butter”

    This recipe is great to use when you BBQ a steak just have the walnut butter ready and pour over the grilled meat.

    30 mins

    4 servings

  • Bobotie

    This is a traditional South African dish and the flavour is in the Cape Malay style

    1hr 20 mins

    Serve with –

  • Chicken & Chorizo Pasta Bake

    Tasty easy supper for week day

    50 mims

    4 servings

  • Chicken Caesar Salad

    Perfect summer salad, we have taken this on picnics delicious

    1hr 45mins

    6 servings

  • Chicken Cassoulet

    Cook one day in advance and keep chilled, the taste will only improve!

    1 hr 15 mins

    4 servings

  • Clementine & Vodka-baked Salmon with beetroot crème fraiche sauce

    This dish makes a great centre piece for a Summer lunch can be served warm or cold

    40 mins

    6 -8 servings

  • Cottage Pie

    Great traditional dish to make vegetarian use good quality meat substitute.

    1hr 30 mins


  • Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin

    Buy the Pork tenderloin from a quality butcher to get the best flavour – it is not expensive cut

    1hr 30 mins

    6 servings

  • Creamy Bacon & Roquefort Pasta

    This is a very quick and easy supper dish perfect for mid-week

    40 mins

    4 servings

  • Duck Breast with Honey, Soy & Ginger

    Duck is a versatile meat. it has plenty of flavour and stand up well to many strong flavoured sauces

    40 to 60 minutes depends on how rare you like the meat

    2 servings

  • Festive Roast Leg of Lamb

    This is a Festive twist to traditional Roast Lamb and perfect for Christmas with the family

    2hr 40 minutes


  • Five-spice Duck Breasts with Honey & Soy

    Great dish – if you are on a diet replace the pasta with bean sprouts makes an authentic Chinese dish!

    30 minutes plus at least 1 hour to marinate Duck Breasts

    2 Servings

  • Lamb Rogan Josh

    This easy tasty curry can be cooked on the top or put in the oven for approx. 1 hour until the lamb is tender

    1 hr 25 mins

    6 servings

  • Lamb Shanks with Red Wine Jus

    Perfect Winter dish - once in the oven all the work is done so relax and enjoy the aromas coming from your cooker!

    2hrs 45 mins


  • Lamb Tagine

    This traditional Moroccan dish makes a tasty supper - great all year-round.

    2 hours

    4 servings

  • Lemon Garlic Pasta with Salmon

    Quick and tasty fish pasta dish

    35 mins

    6 servings

  • Marinated Beef Skewers

    Skewers at BBQ time are great,

    30 mins + marinade time

    4 - 8 servings

  • Marinated Roast Leg of Lamb

    This recipe says cook in the oven but it can be put on the BBQ. – Bash the meat with a meat hammer or rolling pin. We are still old school and have a charcoal BBQ so I cook the lamb for 20 minutes in a hot oven then finish off on the BBQ.

    marinade overnight if possible - approx 1 hr depending how rare

    6 servings

  • Mini Beef & Hummus Burgers

    Don’t use knife and fork, eat by hand and enjoy all the tastes!

    45 mins

    4 - 6 servings

  • Rich & Creamy Chicken Pasta

    You can use up left over chicken in this recipe, change to turkey and make as a quick meal over Christmas

    45 mins

    6 servings

  • Roast Duck Breast with Marmalade Sauce

    Duck and orange are a marriage made in heaven add a little Grand Marnier to make it extra special!

    40 to 60 mins depends on how rare you like the meat.

    4 servings

  • Roast Duck Casserole

    Instead of lardons I normally use a small gammon joint which I cook in water with any veg/herbs I might have in the fridge and then use the juice as part of the stock

    2 hours

    2 - 4 servings

  • Rosemary & Salty Roast Chicken

    Intro: There is nothing like a Sunday roast and this easy recipe is perfect to please the whole family.

    Overnight marinade - 2hrs cooking & resting time


  • Slow-Roasted Lamb

    Once prepared this is the easiest and tasty way to enjoy lamb, just need to be organised well in advance.

    4 hrs + marinade time

    6 - 8 servings

  • Spaghetti with Brussels Sprouts, Pancetta, and Hazelnuts

    Tasty way to enjoy Brussel Sprouts, this makes an easy Winter supper

    45 minutes


  • Spanish Chicken Stew

    An easy dinner idea for friends and family – this simple Spanish chicken one-pot stew recipe is full of flavour and perfect for those chilly evenings!

    1 hr

    4 servings

  • Stuffed Cabbage Leaves

    This recipe looks complicated but really it isn’t! If you are in a rush buy a good quality tomato sauce.

    1hr 40 mins


  • Sweet & Sour Chicken Skewers

    Great summer BBQ dish

    30 mins

    6 - 8 servings

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