Domini Kemp: These summer recipes will work whatever the weather

Waldorf salad, rare roast beef, Eton mess and panko prawns make a gorgeous menu for a gathering, sunshine or no sunshine

Crisp lime panko shrimp with cocktail sauce. Picture: Ruth Calder-Potts, assisted by Kate Swift

Relying on summer sunshine can be…well let’s just say it can be a little unreliable. The idea behind this month’s recipes was to have dishes that are not weather or BBQ dependent but lovely for a relaxed, mid-summer time affair. It almost feels a little Hampton-party vibes – a little Martha Stewart or Ina Garten, in fact.

“Shrimp” cocktail was always a staple of parties in the US – massive hunks of insipid protein, made ...