Dean Edwards gets deeply dippy with his latest tasty creations

Here Dean Edwards shows us how to create two fun dishes with a saucy side, and a wine to serve along with them.

Cheesy arancini & marinara sauce

Makes 20

Prep time: 10 minutes, plus 2 hours chilling

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Cals: 171/Sat fat: 2g

  • 130g chestnut mushrooms, diced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 250g risotto rice
  • 120ml white wine
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 60g Parmesan, grated
  • 3tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 80g Gorgonzola, cut into 20 pieces
  • 70g plain flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 120g panko breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for deep-frying

For the sauce:

  • 1 onion, very finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 2tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 x 500g carton passata
  • 1/2tsp sugar
  • 2tbsp fresh basil, shredded

Katsu chicken & chips

Serves 4

Prep time: 10 minutes, plus marinating overnight

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Cals: 900/Sat fat 5g

  • 10 whole chicken wings, jointed to make 20
  • 1 x 284g carton buttermilk
  • 2 sweet potatoes, peeled
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 1tbsp garam masala
  • 200g plain flour
  • 50g panko breadcrumbs
  • Spring onions, to garnish
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the katsu sauce:

  • 1 carrot, finely diced
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 thumb-sized piece ginger, crushed
  • 2tbsp plain flour
  • 1 heaped tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 heaped tsp garam masala
  • 700ml chicken stock
  • 1tbsp honey
  • 1-2tbsp soy sauce

For the glaze:

  • 4tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • 2tbsp soy sauce

Drink me

Denbies Broadwood’s Folly, £7.99, Lidl

  • Prop styling: Jenny Hodges
  • Stockist: Lidl (Lidl.co.uk)

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