What to eat when it’s raining cats and dogs – in June!!!!!!!!!!

June 8, 2012

Baked New Potatoes

Yesterday they said there’d be more rain in the next 36 hours than there is in a month usually. As we know that’s saying a LOT. Makes my salad idea for this week’s recipe seem like a bit of a non-runner doesn’t it? So, I made baked potatoes with this week’s new spuds for a comforting, forget about the weather kind of lunch today. I parboiled them first then rolled them in olive oil and sea salt. That way you get that lovely moreish crispy skin (we need a treat). I also added some rosemary for flavour and brilliant antioxidant properties.

Serve with some butter, olive oil or some garlic mayo for the ultimate in comfort eating. I ate mine with some of those asparagus we got in yesterday which I lightly steamed  then seared on a burning hot pan. I finished them with a dressing of  olive oil and lemon juice and threw on some Parmesan shavings – yum yum. Some of this week’s broccoli lightly steamed and dressed in extra virgin olive oil would be lovely too………

Salt crusted baked new potatoes with rosemary

You’ll need :

1k new potatoes

Olive oil

1 heaped teaspoon sea salt

A couple of sprigs rosemary

Parboil your spuds until just tender then toss in a drizzle of oil and the salt. Throw onto a baking tray and roast with the rosemary at gas mark 7 for about 30 minutes.

And for desert…

This week’s apricots are the obvious choice. If the rain keeps up and you want a project you could do a lot worse than to make an almond tart with them (and it’s not half as complicated as it sounds – I promise! ).

Have a brilliant weekend,



6 Responses to “What to eat when it’s raining cats and dogs – in June!!!!!!!!!!”

  1. Salad and BBQ’s are definitely off the menu for a few days alright. This receipe is just what the doctor ordered. Heating is back on in our household and I’m off now to have a long hot bath as I’m frozen. Sick of getting wet each time I take the damn dog out 😦

    • I did 3 kids yesterday!!! Luckily we all had the right gear on and there was lots of fun splashing in the puddles (good thing we weren’t in a hurry!). When I want to warm up the house on days like this I turn the oven on – there’s a crumble in there now 🙂

  2. Yum! This is such a nice spin on a classic dish. Thanks for sharing! Your blog is great – glad I came across it on here. 🙂

  3. Ivana Says:

    We just used the portobellos and chard from yesterday’s bag using this recipe http://sweetmiscellany.blogspot.ie/2012/01/recipe-update-stuffed-portobellos.html and I recommend it 🙂 Also I made the apricot tart and it’s really very good, thank you for the recipe! We will probably try the potatoes as well 🙂

  4. Hi Ivana, the portabellos look great and that blog is lovely – her photos are really nice. Glad you liked the tart – sorry about the egg panic!!!!!!!!!!

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