Note that parmesan is made with animal rennet. Serves 4new potatoes 500golive oil 5 tbspspinach 100gdouble cream 250mlparmesan 3 tbsp, grated garlic 2 clovesbutter 30gflaked almonds 4 tbsppea shoots a handful (optional), Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Introduce enough of the water to produce a soft but rollable dough. Squeeze in the juice of the fresh lemons and add the olive oil, then process to a fairly smooth, loose paste. Repeat with the chard leaves. Stir the tomato purée into the onions and leave to cook, with the occasional stir, for 5 minutes. Warm briefly, then drain the freekeh and toss with the peppers and the sweet, lemony juices in pan.
Peel the onions, cut them in half, then slice each half into six segments. Nigel Slater's Simple Suppers Nigel Slater demonstrates straightforward, down to earth cooking, filmed at his home vegetable patch and on friends' allotments.
Perfect stems: purple sprouting broccoli, satay dip. Spoon the sauce onto plates, add the roast potatoes, almonds and crisp garlic. Place the sesame-covered cheese on a piece of tin foil then place in a baking dish. Salt the water as it comes to the boil then cook for 4 minutes until it is bright green and crisp. Wash the spinach, put the leaves and a thin film of water into a large saucepan, cover tightly with a lid, and place over a moderate heat until they start to relax and turn bright green. A stew to cosset. Serves 2coriander leaves and stems 30gpreserved lemons 30gred chilli 1 small, hotgreen chilli 1 small, hotcumin seeds 1 tbspcoriander seeds 1 tspground cayenne a pinchground ginger 1 tspground paprika 1 tspsaffron a pinchlemons juice of 2, smallolive oil 100mlaubergines 2 medium-sized. Cut the warm feta in half, and place one piece on each plate. Use a pinch or two of sugar and a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar to correct the seasoning. You will need a deep baking dish approximately 22cm x 24cm. Toast the sesame seeds in a dry, shallow pan till golden then remove from the heat. We need something in which to dip them, melted butter spiked with lemon perhaps, or a hollandaise sauce into which you have a grated a little grated orange zest. Email Nigel at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @NigelSlater. Finely slice the fresh chilli and add it to the dip together with enough of the water to make a sauce liquid enough to trickle over the shoots of broccoli. Using a deep baking dish, place a layer of the steamed sweet potatoes on the base, then half of the dal mixture. Prettily pickled: asparagus, samphire and radish. Remove, refresh in a colander under cold running water then squeeze the leaves with your hands, pressing out most of the water. Slice the yellow peppers in half, tear out the core and any seeds, then slice each half into four strips.
Available for everyone, funded by readers. My suggestion of two teaspoons of mustard will leave the seasoning on the mild side. Cut the baguette into roughly eight slices, then place them, snugly, on the surface of the dal and sweet potatoes. shallots 250g smallolive oil 2 tbspvegetable stock 1 litresmall root vegetables, carrots, parsnips, beetroot, swede 500gplain flour 3 tbspdry cider 250-350mlgrain mustard 2 tspthyme 6 bushy sprigs, For the dumplingsplain flour 70gfine oatmeal 70gbutter 80gbaking powder 1 tspparsley 4 tbsp, choppedthyme leaves 1 tbsp, choppedwater 6-8 tbsp. (Use broccoli if the cime di rapa proves elusive, which it probably will. Peel the onions, roughly chop them, then let them cook in the same pan, adding more oil if necessary, for 10-15 minutes, until soft and pale honey-coloured. Put a pot of water on for the cime di rapa or broccoli. Bake for 45 minutes until they are golden and fudgy. Some of which means making sure that anyone who doesn’t wish to eat meat has something good to tuck into. Serves 2banana shallots 4olive oil 3 tbspcourgettes 2garlic 2 clovescherry or small tomatoes 800gthyme sprigs 6dried oregano 1 tspduck eggs 2. Photographs copyright Jonathan Lovekin 2020. Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into thick slices. Deep, rich and earthy, these sumptuous dishes make a wonderfully warming winter meal – or the perfect vegetarian Christmas dinner, Last modified on Wed 8 Apr 2020 08.36 EDT. To make the mash, peel and roughly chop the butternut squash and steam over boiling water for 20 minutes or so till tender. Nigel Slater recipes Food Nigel Slater’s vegetarian Christmas dinner Deep, rich and earthy, these sumptuous dishes make a wonderfully warming winter meal – or the perfect vegetarian … Peel the shallots and halve them lengthways. All rights reserved. Steaming, rather than boiling, the butternut will produce a drier, more fluffy mash. Slice the ricotta thinly.
Trim the purple sprouting broccoli into florets. Comfort food: root vegetable cider stew and thyme and parsley dumplings. Put a couple of tablespoons of the olive oil into a deep, heavy-based casserole then add the onions and let them cook over a moderate heat, stirring from time to time, until they are soft and golden (15-20 minutes). Peel the shallots, then slice them in half from root to tip. There are many vegetarian substitutes available. Process to a brilliant green paste. Remove and set aside. Warm gently. I used duck eggs here, which are slightly larger than hen’s but any large free-range egg is fine. Trickle a little oil in the bottom of the dish. This time of year can feel like winter, spring or even early summer. Use the water to cook the broad beans for 5-6 minutes till just tender then drain.
A new potato will roast to a fudgy texture, like a little ball of gnocchi. Peel and thinly slice the garlic, stir into the onion as it cooks. When the onion is quite soft and pale gold in colour, add the garlic, peeled and thinly sliced, chilli flakes, cinnamon stick and ground cayenne. Leafy layers: spring green lasagne. Pour the milk into a saucepan, add the onion, bay leaves and parsley stalks then bring almost to the boil. Melt the butter in a deep pan, add the leeks and cover with a piece of greaseproof paper, pushing it down onto the leeks, and a lid. Keep the heat moderate. Bake for 25 minutes till the surface is crisp and golden. It was only as we ladled out the last of the layers of baked dal onto our plates that I realised the kitchen hasn’t seen a joint of meat all week. Pour the red wine over the mushrooms, cover with a lid or clingfilm, then leave for an hour to marinate. Put the coriander leaves and stems in a blender or food processor. Photograph: Jonathan Lovekin for the Observer. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Litigators tenaciously protect Nigel Slater's rights. A few coriander seeds aside, I have kept the flavours bosky and herbal with rosemary, thyme and coriander seed, and thrown in a very large glass of pinot noir. Much of it, however, involves little more than the chopping and blanching of vegetables. Brush the honey on the surface of the feta then place the cheese flat side down in the sesame seeds and press gently. Spring green lasagne, a crunchy asparagus salad and a comforting root vegetable stew, Last modified on Tue 9 Jul 2019 09.29 BST. Bring a deep pan of water to the boil and salt it lightly. Separate the leaves of the cabbage or spring greens and wash them. Thickly slice the mushrooms. Add the butter and crush using a potato masher or fork till light and fluffy. Reduce the bread to coarse crumbs in a food processor then add the thyme leaves, process briefly, then scatter over the surface of the bean and aubergine mixture. Peel and finely slice the garlic. Roughly chop the tomatoes and add to the onions, together with the bay leaves, whole sprigs of thyme and rosemary. Mix together the chopped chard stalks, grated parmesan and breadcrumbs, scatter over the surface, then trickle with the olive oil. Cook for a couple of minutes only, taking care the spices don’t burn, stirring regularly, till all is fragrant, then remove from the heat and pour into the drained lentils. Season lightly. A satay-style peanut sauce works too. I love this salad with its crunchy texture, and hot, peppery, sour and salty notes. Leave the aubergines to marinate for at least an hour, two or three if you can, rolling them over in the marinade from time to time. The asparagus is lightly pickled alongside the radishes, then tossed with samphire and the mustardy greens. Lower the cabbage or spring greens into the water, leave for one minute to soften, then remove and drain on kitchen paper. Feta with spinach and blood orange. Roughly chop the spinach then return to the empty pan, add the cream and grated parmesan, and salt and pepper. Brush them generously with the herb and garlic oil then bake for 15 minutes till the bread is crisp and pale golden brown. Website by ph9. Serve with the mushrooms. Warm the olive oil in a heavy based shallow pan, then add the peppers and let them cook over a moderate heat and covered with a lid for 10-15 minutes or so until tender and silky. Most ricotta cheese is suitable for vegetarians. Peel and finely slice the garlic. Put the freekeh in a bowl, cover it with warm water and set aside for 10 minutes. Stir in the grain mustard and the leaves from the thyme sprigs, season thoughtfully with salt and black pepper and continue to simmer, partially covered with a lid, for 20-25 minutes, adding a little more stock or cider as necessary, until you have a sauce of medium thickness. Quarter the chestnut mushrooms, and add them with the whole button mushrooms to the bowl. Scatter the flour over the surface and stir in, let it cook for a couple of minutes then pour in the red wine and stock, mix well but gently (don’t break up the mushrooms) then bring to the boil. Mix together the lime juice, peanut butter, soy sauce and chilli flakes. Two recipes for a cold winter night that, in my house, will be coming out for Christmas, too. Pour in the water and shake the pan, letting any sweet residue from the peppers dissolve in the water. It’s a full hour’s work. Crack the coriander seeds and peppercorns using a pestle and mortar, or grind them coarsely in a spice mill. While I was at it, I made an aubergine dish vaguely in the style of a cassoulet. Remove from the heat and set aside to infuse. Drain and place on kitchen paper. One minute you’re happy with a fistful of asparagus spears and a perfect white egg of burrata, the next you would kill for simple but warming stew ladled into a deep bowl. Return the vegetables and eggs to the oven for 4-5 minutes, until the eggs are just set. Pile onto plates and serve. Peel and thinly slice the garlic then stir into the onions. Warm the olive oil in a heavy based shallow pan, then lightly brown the shallots on both sides. Set the oven at 200C/gas mark 6. Peel the onion, halve it and stud it with the cloves. To make the crust, pour the olive oil into a blender or food processor, add the parsley and the peeled garlic cloves. Serves 4-6aubergines 2 olive oilonions 2garlic 3 clovestomatoes 250gbay leaves 2thyme 4 sprigsrosemary 3 sprigstomato purée a littleharicot beans 2 x 400g cansvegetable stock 250ml, For the crust:white bread 120g thyme leaves 1 tbspolive oil. Remove the pan from the oven and make two small, shallow hollows among the vegetables, then crack an egg into each of them. Separate the chard leaves from their stems.
There is a white sauce to make, a couple of cheeses to grate and slice and the rest is an assembly job. (I like to turn them over halfway through.). Heat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Squeeze the remaining orange into a bowl, and add the olive oil, vinegar, a little salt and some black pepper, coarsely ground, and then the sliced oranges. The dumplings are the real point of it all, especially the undersides, where the oaty pillows soak up the thyme and mustard sauce. I have been using a lot of freekeh lately, liking its mild roasted flavour and chewy texture. Quick note: parmesan must be made with animal rennet in order to be called parmesan, so, strict vegetarians might like to seek out one of the many substitutes on sale. This time, I tossed them into a spring salad with lightly pickled radishes. Set aside for two hours, turning the vegetables over every 20 minutes or so.