Tuesday, July 18, 2017

IHCC & CC#19: Griddled asparagus spears (sans) with lemon dressing

This was a delightful (and light) dinner for one, me!  Got some lovely asparagus in the morning when shopping.  But instead of using Hugh's lemon dressing, I made a fresh batch of yoghurt with fresh herbs (ie spring onions and coriander) ~ into a large jam jar goes the chopped spring onions and the chopped coriander, three heaped tablespoons of the greek yoghurt, seasoned with salt and freshly ground black pepper.  Done and little washing up!
Pre-soaked the bamboo skewers for ten minutes, trim the rinsed asparagus spears and thread them onto the skewers.  Brush with some olive oil and season with salt and black pepper.  Place them on griddle pan over medium-high heat, cook a couple of minutes on both sides.
Threaded on skewers makes it easier to turn them over, a super idea!
 
Recipe from pages 338-339 of
River Cottage Veg Every Day
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Cookbook Countdown #19: Whole-wheat pancakes

Wanted pancakes, but with a twist!
I made the savory version - sans the sugar, add grated cheddar, a grind of black pepper!
Did without the crumbled cooked bacon.
 Served with baked beans and yoghurt with chili, spring onions and coriander!
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A variation from recipe on pages 40-41 
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's
River Cottage Every Day
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Cookbook Countdown #19: Yoghurt with Walnuts and Fresh Coriander

A cooling, nourishing dish or meal on it's own, as it may be eaten by itself or served as part of a meal.
Simple ingredients of chopped coriander, thinly sliced spring onions, I skipped the fresh green chili, stirred into natural yoghurt, seasoning with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Topped with toasted walnuts, crushed!  I even use part of it to dress a grated salad of carrots, celery, cucumber and chicory leaves!
Served with toasted pita bread, left over beef sauce and 
Yoghurt with walnuts and fresh coriander ~ pages 194-195
of Madhur Jaffrey's 100 Weeknight Curries
  
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