Terrine de Foie de Volaille - Poultry Liver Terrine

 Serves 6-8

 8 oz (250 g) turkey liver
 7 oz (200 g) chicken 
 1 tsp  Banyuls vinegar
 1 Tbs shallots, finely 
 4 bay leaves
 ½ tsp thyme, finely 

      ½ tsp white peppercorns, crushed
      5 Tbs (80 ml) Banyuls or port
      5 oz (150 g) chicken breast  

Thai-style monkfish kebabs

  Calories per serving 192
  Serves 4
  Preparation time 15 minutes, plus marinating
  Cooking time 10 minutes


  500-750 g (1-1½ lb) monkfish tails, skinned 
  and cut into large cubes
  1 onion, quartered and layers separated
  8 mushrooms
  1 courgette, cut into 8 pieces
  vegetable oil, for brushing
  lime wedges, to serve


  grated rind and juice of 2 limes

Ratatouille with rye bread toast

Calorie count: 118 or 173 with rye toast

Most of us know how to make ratatouille, chiefly because it’s one of those cheerful dishes that can cope with anything you sling at it. I’ve slung plenty at this version in order to max out the veg content. Don’t dismiss the tiny amount of sugar here – it helps to bring out the flavour in any cooked tomato dish. Make this in double quantity and have it handy in the freezer for a Fast Day fix.


 Serves four
 2 onions, sliced
 1½ tsps olive oil
 2 garlic cloves, peeled and 
 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
 2 green peppers, sliced into strips
 2 small aubergines, sliced
 2 courgettes, cut into chunks
 2400g tins chopped tomatoes
 1 tsp  oregano

Mango & passion fruit brûlées

 Calories per serving 131
 Serves 2
 Preparation time 10 minutes, plus cooling
 and chilling
 Cooking time 1-2 minutes


 ½ small mango, stoned, peeled and thinly
 1 passion fruit, halved and flesh scopped out
 150 ml (¼ pint) low-fat natural yogurt
 100 g (3½ oz) low-fat (less than 3%) crème
 ½ Tbs icing sugar
 a few drops of vanilla extract
 1 Tbs demerara sugar


  • Divide the mango between 2 ramekins. 

Mousse au Chocolat - Chocolate Mousse


 10 oz (300 g) bitter
 4 egg yolks
 4½ oz (130 g) sugar
 3 Tbs (50 ml) cream
 1 cup (250 g) egg

  • Melt the chocolate in a bain marie.