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Recipe Inspiration from Waitrose


Here at LaterLife we have compiled some recipes in association with Waitrose for you to enjoy at home.

Why not try something different using this Month's Health Food, Noodles?


The recipes are divided into three courses, so you can take your pick, and easily prepare your own meal.

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Vietnamese beef pho soup

Vietnamese beef pho soup

  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 5 minutes
  • Total time: 10 hr 

Serves: 2


  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 essential Waitrose British Sirloin Steak, trimmed (approx 200g)
  • 700ml beef stock
  • 2 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • 300g pack essential Waitrose Rice Noodles
  • 4 essential Waitrose Salad Onions, sliced
  • 235g pack pak choi, shredded



  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the steak for 2 minutes each side. Then set aside to rest before slicing thinly.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the stock, soy sauce and fish sauce in a pan. Then add the noodles, white parts of the salad onions and pak choi. Simmer for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Add the green parts of the onions and the pak choi, and cook for 1 minute. Divide between 2 soup bowls, top with the steak and serve.

Riverglen View Cabernet Sauvignon

Vibrant plums and raspberries with a hint of vanilla and spicy oak aromas. Rich fruit with flavours of plums, raspberries and cassis. Medium bodied with silky tannins.


Japanese seasoned salmon saladJapanese seasoned salmon salad

This easy recipe turns simple salmon fillets into a delicious Japanese-inspired main course. It also works well served in smaller portions as a starter.

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 300g pack 2 salmon fillets
  • 2 tbsp Japanese soya sauce
  • ½ tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Togarashi Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp Waitrose Acacia Honey
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 100g Clearspring Buckwheat Soba Noodles
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 small orange
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2cm piece ginger, grated
  • 4 salad onions, sliced
  • ¼ cucumber, shredded
  • 1 tbsp sesasme seeds, toasted
  • 1 sheet nori, toasted and shredded


  1. Heat the grill to hot. Place the salmon fillets on a grill pan lined with foil. Pour over the soya sauce, sprinkle with togarashi and drizzle with honey.

  2. Place under the grill to cook for 10 minutes or until dark and sticky and the salmon flakes easily. Remove from the grill, squeeze over the juice of 1 lime and set aside. Flake when cool enough to handle.

  3. Meanwhile cook the noodles according to pack instructions, drain and refresh in a colander under cold water.

  4. Place the orange juice and zest, remaining lime juice and zest, light soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic and ginger in a bowl and whisk until combined.

  5. Dress the noodles with the orange dressing, add the salad onions and cucumber. Divide among 2 shallow bowls, top with the salmon and scatter with sesame seeds and the toasted nori.

Cave de Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve

A highly regarded, wonderfully balanced Pinot Gris showing great minerality with ripe fruit aromas of pears and honey and rich smoky flavours.


Chicken miso soupChicken miso soup

  • Cooking time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 10 minutes

Serves: 2


  • 50g Clearspring Brown Rice Miso Paste
  • 1 essential Waitrose Carrot, halved and sliced
  • 1 nest Waitrose Medium Egg Noodles
  • 4 essential Waitrose Salad Onions, sliced
  • 70g pack essential Waitrose British Wafer Thin Roast Chicken, shredded



  1. Place the miso paste in a saucepan and pour over 600ml boiling water. Bring to the boil, add the carrot and noodles then cover and simmer for 5 minutes.

  2. Stir in the onions and chicken, cook for 2–3 minutes and serve.


La Piuma Orvieto

Created from hand harvested fruit from premium vineyards, this superb white has aromas of creamy cashew nuts and orchard fruits together with flavours of ripe apple, lemons and peaches.

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