Thursday 14 December 2017

Recipes: Spoil your guests with an outdoor feast that's tasty yet easy to prepare, says Edward Hayden

Pork and Chicken Terrine
Pork and Chicken Terrine
Carrot and Multi Seed Salad
Mediterranean Pasta Salad

Edward Hayden

I love having friends around for a bite to eat, especially in the summer. I love even more, where possible, to eat and entertain outside, as it brings a whole new dimension to the evening.

When cooking for guests, you want to prepare simple yet tasty food which will impress.

Do not get muddled with complicated and fussy recipes, or dishes which require last-minute cooking. Choose stress-free recipes.

I love options which can be prepared quickly then stored until they are required, without losing their freshness.

We can be quite lazy about salads, depending largely on mayonnaise-based ones, whereas I like to make them colourful and vibrant, with each ingredient and element speaking for itself.

Here, I have chosen some great salads with light oil-based dressings which are great to have in the fridge for either entertaining or to bring to work as a quick lunch option.

The terrine, although it does take a little bit of time to make, is well worth the effort and will last for days. Follow the simple instructions, be prepared, relax and entertain. Happy cooking!

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