Roasted sweet potato & carrot soup
This silky smooth, super versatile vegetarian soup is perfect for a dinner party starter. A recipe triple-tested by the BBC Good Food team.
Seared Scallops with Serrano Ham - The Happy Foodie
Seared Scallops with Serrano Ham from Rick Stein's Fish and Shellfish cookbook. A wonderfully elegant fish starter recipe.
Classic Prawn Cocktail with a Homemade Marie Rose Sauce
This fabulous dish has been around forever, or at least it seems that way, but rather than being a remnant from the 1970s this recipe has been updated and given a modern twist. Yum - prawns!