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What you need:

4 1 1/2- to 2-inch-thick bone in pork rib chops
2 tsp coarse kosher salt
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 bacon slices, coarsely chopped
Olive oil (optional)
4 cups thinly sliced leeks (white and pale green parts only; about 3 large)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup brandy
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
2 tsp finely chopped fresh sage
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1/3 cup crème fraîche or sour cream

What you do:

Pat chops dry with paper towels. Mix 2 tsp coarse salt, thyme, rosemary, and 1 tsp pepper in small bowl. Sprinkle seasoning mixture on both sides of chops. Let stand at room temperature 1 to 2 hours or wrap and chill up to 1 day.

Heat a large frying pan or large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon and sauté until crisp and lightly browned. Using slotted spoon, transfer bacon to small bowl. Increase heat to medium-high. Add chops to the pan. Sear until brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side. Transfer chops to small baking sheet.

Pour off all but 3 tbsp drippings from skillet (or add olive oil to make 3 tablespoons). Add leeks and sauté until soft, about 7 minutes. Add garlic and stir 1 minute. Add brandy, then broth and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Return bacon to skillet; add sage and stir to blend.

Nestle chops in leeks in skillet. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 3 minutes. Turn chops over. Cover; simmer until thermometer inserted into thickest part of chops registers 140°F to 145°F, about 3 minutes longer. Transfer chops to platter. Tent loosely with foil to keep warm.

Spoon off any fat from cooking liquid in skillet. Boil until all liquid evaporates, about 3 minutes. Whisk in mustard, then crème fraîche; do not boil. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon over chops.

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What you need:

6 hard boiled eggs
1 oz cream cheese, softened, cut into small cubes
3 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp yellow mustard
1/2 tsp  garlic powder
2 green onions, chopped
fresh cracked pepper to taste
paprika to decorate

What you do:

Peel eggs. Cut in half  lengthwise.
Scoop all yolks into a bowl. Mash with a fork.

Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, yellow mustard, granulated garlic, green onions, and salt and pepper. Stir to mix altogether.

Scoop the mixture into each of the egg halves.
Sprinkle with paprika and serve.

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What you need:

8 ounces haddock or halibut fillets, cut into 1 1/2″ cubes

3 1/2 tbsp olive oil  (divided)
4 garlic cloves, sliced or crushed
4 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 large  tin whole peeled tomatoes &  their juices, coarsely puréed
1/4 cup halved, pitted oil-cured black olives
1/2 tsp kosher salt plus more
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper plus more
1lb  new potatoes, halved
2 large shallots, peeled, leaving root end intact, quartered
1/4 cup halved caper berries or 1 tbsp drained capers, rinsed
1 tbsp chopped  parsley

What you do:

pre heat the oven to 220 C / 425 F / gas mark 7

Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a medium pot over low heat. Add garlic and anchovies; cook, stirring frequently to break up anchovies, until garlic is soft but not browned, 3-4 minutes. Add red pepper flakes; cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add tomato purée, increase heat to medium, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, 15-20 minutes. Stir in the olives; simmer for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the shelves  in the upper & lower thirds of the oven.  Wrap an oven shelf in grease proofed paper.

Toss 1 tbsp of  oil, potatoes, shallots, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp pepper in a large bowl to coat. Spread in a single layer on prepared oven shelf . Roast on top  of the oven shelf  for 18 minutes. Keep in oven.

Place fish in an large glass oven proof  dish. Drizzle with the remaining 1/2 tbsp oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on bottom oven rack and roast with  the potatoes until fish is just opaque in centre & the potatoes are golden brown and tender, and shallots are crispy, about 7 minutes longer.

Place the potatoes, shallots, and fish on a platter in an even layer. Spoon 1 1/2 cups puttanesca over the top &  garnish with caper berries and parsley.

Serve hot .

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