Some ideas for tonight’s dinner

October 21, 2011

Poor Claire has been very unwell with the flu and without her we’re lost. Leek mash, baked feta and rocketAll the extra making up for her absence means I don’t have a new recipe for this week so I’m going to offer some suggestions from our blog.
This week’s lovely leeks from Oliver Kelly are gorgeous cooked down slowly in butter then folded into creamy mash with a side of baked feta especially with all wintery weather we’ve been having..
Or what about braised with a Parmesan crust? You could also roast them up with this week’s carrots and make risotto.

Risotto with Leeks and Carrots plus Ramiro Peppers

For those of you with rainbow chard I find that stir-fried with lemon and garlic is hard to beat and this would go beautifully with the leek mash (I’d leave out the chickpeas if serving it with spud though)

Rainbow chard on the panFritatta is also lovely and you could serve it with some slow roasted tomatoes  Roasted tomatoesand a salad with your purslane (the green leaves you might be wondering about).

And for dessert? Well, you won’t do much better than this week’s Osteen mango. They’re amazing with a gorgeous coconutty edge. Chopped up with some good vanilla ice-cream will make it go further (you might serve 4 this way) but straight up between 2 is really the way to go. The stone is the best part and this is where it gets a bit messy. Dan and Auggie fight over it and end up passing it back and forth each watching the other like a hawk in case anyone sucks too much of the gorgeous nectar. We also attack the skins so be sure and wash before you peel. This isn’t a first date approach to things (or is it?) but it really is the way to get the best out of it.

Have a brilliant weekend,



5 Responses to “Some ideas for tonight’s dinner”

  1. Eileen Says:

    Looks delicious as always….

  2. Catherine Rutherford Says:

    Sarah, you make it sound so easy. I’m starving just reading the recipe !

  3. Trisha Says:

    mmmm that leek mash sounds gorgeous!

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