Matt Dawson

England's most capped scrum half has retired from rugby, giving him plenty of time to show off his skills in the kitchen.

Regarded as one of the more outspoken players, Matt is a favourite with the BBC’s rugby coverage and has had substantial experience in written journalism. His position as captain since 2004 on ‘A Question of Sport’ has elevated him from a well-known rugby player to a national TV personality. In 2006 he took part in the BBC’s ‘Celebrity Masterchef’ and won.

Matt then put on his dancing shoes to become the runner up in the BBC’s primetime show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, which attracted over 12 million viewers per show.

Matt has further pursued his love for food by filming shows such as Mitch and Matt’s big fish, Real Family Cook Off, Monster Munchies and Matt and Allegra's Big Farm.

Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson's Recipes



 
Toad in the hole
Toad in the hole

Matt Dawson makes special onion gravy to accompany this comfort food classic

Avg user rating: 4 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Cottage pie
Cottage pie

Matt Dawson conjures up this classic comfort dish full of meat and veggie goodness

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 35 min

Lemon meringue pie
Lemon meringue pie

Matt Dawson whips up a tasty lemon meringue pie with a pastry shortcut

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Smoked haddock and cheese tart
Smoked haddock and cheese tart

Smoked haddock and cheese tart, is a filling recipe that’s great to serve at dinner parties, you can also use the leftovers for lunch the next day

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 15 min

Asparagus nibbles
Asparagus nibbles

Matt Dawson creates a great party snack, wrapping barbecued asparagus spears in parma ham filled with tangy goats cheese and toasted pine nuts

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
20 min

Barbecued butterflied leg of lamb
Barbecued butterflied leg of lamb

Barbecue a leg of lamb marinated with Matt Dawson's aromatic recipe of sun-blushed tomatoes, rosemary, paprika and garlic

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 25 min

Cabbage with bacon
Cabbage with bacon

Give cabbage a taste makeover with Matt Dawson's recipe which livens the greens up with a tasty touch of garlic and bacon

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
20 min

Chorizo and apple warm bean salad
Chorizo and apple warm bean salad

A satisfying salad bringing together earthy beans, spicy sausage and tangy apple with a kick of chilli

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
25 min

Heirloom tomato salad
Heirloom tomato salad

Matt Dawson's refreshing tomato salad recipe is bursting with fragrant basil and crunchy croutons

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
30 min

Horseradish mash
Horseradish mash

Matt Dawson's mashed poatoes spiked with horseradish makes for a punchy side dish that's a real winter warmer

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
40 min