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Welcome to Kitchen Queries, where the nigella.com team will answer your cooking or food related questions.  We’d love you to submit some of your recipe problems, dilemmas or queries for us to get our teeth into!

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Latest Queries

  • Smoked Cod Substitute

    I would like to try the Smoked Cod With Canellini Beans but I can't find smoked cod and have asked at the fish counter of our local specialty shop. Any suggestions for a substitute? The only cod we have available is salted (dried) or fresh. Thanks!

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  • Slow Roasted Chicken Longer Cooking Time

    Hi! I'd love to try Nigella's Slow Roasted Garlic And Lemon Chicken for guests. It would be great if I could put in oven, go out and leave for about 5 hours to be cooked on return. Is this doable?

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  • Liqueur For Anglo Italian Trifle

    Could one make the Anglo-Italian Trifle with orange liqueuer instead of limoncello?

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  • Substitute For Butter

    I was wondering, is there a good, slightly healthier, substitute for butter?

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  • Butterflied Leg Of Lamb With Bay Leaves

    I am hoping to cook the butterfiled lamb dish this weekend for my partner's family (first time meeting them!). If I was to do it with a leg of lamb with the bone still in what would I need to tweak with this other than the cooking time. Many thanks

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  • Slow Cooked Spanish Chicken With Chorizo

    Can you use a slow cooker instead of the oven for the Spanish Chicken With Chorizo and Potatoes?

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  • Keeping Chocolate Salame

    How long will Nigella's Chocolate Salame keep in the fridge for? I made a large amount and I'd hate it to go to waste. Thanks.

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  • Aromatic Lamb Shank Stew

    Hello, I would really appreciate your recommendation. In Croatia we don't buy lamb shanks on their own - you have to buy the whole lamb or upper/lower part. If I substitute lamb shanks with beef or veal shanks in the Aromatic Lamb Shank Stew, what would I get (regarding taste)? Thank you very much, All the best, Maja

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