Sophie Wright’s Leek, Stewed Venison and Wild Mushroom Pies

Sophie Wright’s Leek, Stewed Venison and Wild Mushroom Pies

A proper pie that has a crispy, pastry top. Yum! Give this rich, full bodied pie a go, I can promise you that the combination of delicious British leeks, with venison and wild mushrooms are a match made in heaven. Serve with lashing of creamy mash potatoes, gravy and a glass of red. Go on, treat yourselves. Top tip, if you’re having a little soiree, why not make these “mini” so everyone gets their own delicious personal portion.

Leek, Parsnip and Chestnut Soup

Sophie Wright’s Leek, Parsnip and Chestnut Soup

I’m a real soup lover and none are complete without the addition of leeks. However, rather than just using leeks as a background flavour, I really want to bring it to life, and pair it with ingredients it really loves. Parsnips have a natural sweetness that work perfectly with the mellow flavour of leeks and chestnuts add a creaminess that nothing else will. This is the perfect winter soup that will keep you feeling warm and full all through the day.

Sophie Wright’s Roasted Leek, Endive, Walnut and Apple Salad with Goats Cheese

It’s always nice to have something a little bit different from a standard salad and this wintery salad is just that. It’s packed with texture, flavour and colour and the roasted leeks add savoury warmth, which is perfectly complimented by the crispy apple, the bitter endive and the creamy goats cheese. It makes a great weekday lunch or a light dinner.

Sophie Wright’s Leek and Pulled Ham Bubble and Squeak with a Poached Egg

It’s always a wonder what to do with leftovers from a Sunday lunch. A few roast potatoes, a bit of cabbage, a spoonful of stray peas and perhaps a few overly crispy parsnips. This dish will make the most of anything you have whilst adding extra flavour from beautifully caramelised British leeks and some pulled ham, which can be bought ready done now in most supermarkets, saving you even more time. It’s the perfect Monday night super.