James Martin: Home Comforts

We do love a dose of James Martin's Home Comforts. With delicious recipes, lots of inspiration and plenty of James Martin, we can't get enough of this show...

We do love a dose of James Martin's Home Comforts. With delicious recipes, lots of inspiration and plenty of James Martin, we can't get enough of this show...

Christmas with James

We've been loving James Martin's Home Comforts at Christmas. From roast beef to mince pies, James has certainly got his work cut out cooking his Christmas spread for family and friends.

If you fancy trying out some of

James Martin's classic recipes for your Christmas spread, we've got lots to choose from.

Get the recipe: James Martin's roast chicken

One of our favourite James Martin recipes include his flavour-packed roast chicken, classic Yorkshire puddings and his baked New York cheesecake.

Get the recipe: James Martin's Yorkshire puddings

James Martin's Home Comforts for Christmas is on BBC One, 3.40pm, weekdays in the run up to Christmas 2015.

Series two

James Martin is back on our screens with a brand new series of James Martin's Home Comfort and we couldn't be more excited. Not only do we get to see his delicious comfort food recipes - we also get sneak peek around his home!

The highlight of our Saturdays are spent curled up in front of the TV watching James Martin's Saturday Kitchen Live (we're sure we're not the only ones, ladies?) so when we heard that we were in for another dose of James Martin, we couldn't resist finding out more.

What's on the menu for this series?

In these cold and wet winter months, warm comforting food is high on the menu for most people and James is here to help. Comfort food recipes aren't fancy and they certainly aren't pretty but with Mr Martin at the helm, we can guarantee they're going to be rather delicious.

Get the recipe: Cottage pie

Week one

Here's some of the delicious comfort foods James is making this week...

  • Monday: Seafood chowder, BBQ sardines, brioche burgers and blueberry galettes

  • Tuesday: Sweet and sour pork, classic chicken Kiev, strawberry and white chocolate cheesecake and tomato sauce - 3 ways!

  • Wednesday: Bananas and ice cream, deep-fried courgette, courgette and lemon risotto and roast chicken

  • Thursday: BBQ ribs, puff pastry with wild boar sausages, cod cheek and baked Alaska

  • Friday: Mackerel en croute, chicken curry, meringue gateau, bramley apple slice and pork tenderloin.

Try our versions of James' classics:

Get the recipe: Beef stew with dumplings

Week two

We're in for a treat this week with plenty more mouth-watering recipes...

  • Monday: Gateau St Honore, fruits de mer with homemade rye bread, Beef wellington and crusted ham

  • Tuesday: Banana and maple syrup cake, cheese nuggets, gnocchi and Thai lamb salad

  • Wednesday: Flambeed chicken liver salad, roasted peppered beef with bourbon mustard, smoked salmon mousse and Swiss roll with homemade raspberry jam

  • Thursday: Cauliflower salad with BBQ chicken, raspberry and pistachio cake trifle, summer vegetable soup with mussels and salmon.

  • Friday: Soft-shell crab, artichoke with smoked bacon mayo, pan-fried sirloin steak and passion fruit cream with coconut and cherry biscotti.

Try our versions of James' classics:

More James Martin recipes (including this New York raspberry cheesecake!)

Week three

The final week of James Martin's Home Comforts series 2. What's on the menu James?

  • Monday: Home-smoked trout with feta salad, blueberry steam sponge pudding, Indian spiced lamb shoulder, salt-crust baked celariac.

  • Tuesday: Basic tortellini with ricotta and pine nuts, Southern-fried buttermilk chicken, Tandoori king prawns and lavender creme caramel with lavender shortbread.

  • Wednesday: Meringues with cream, beer-marinated pork, lamb shank and veniso, chicken liver and Armagnac terrine.

  • Thursday: Asparagus with ham, duck egg and hollandaise sauce, corned beef hash, brioche sandwiches and croissants.

  • Friday: Lamb flatbread, chilli beef, lemongrass and ginger mussels and Scotch egg.

James Martin's Home Comforts started Monday 5th January, and is on every weekday at 3.45pm, BBC One.

We caught up with James Martin to get all his top tips for family meals, comfort food and more. See what he had to say in our video below...

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodtoKnow and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodtoKnow, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create exclusive videos - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies