I hope you enjoyed our wonderful May recipes! Now that we are at the beginning of June and therefore into our fourteenth month of preparing recipes from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall´s “River Cottage Everyday Veg” we will be preparing recipes with early summer produce.
PLEASE feel feel to substitute or add fresh, local vegetables to the recipes - for example the Beet top (or chard) and ricotta tart can also be prepared with other greens. How about you go wild with dandelion greens or use fresh baby spinach, broccoli rabe or even arugula?! Just a few ideas as I would love for you to get cooking with what you can best get find at your local markets this month.
Now onto the ten recipes for this month, our motto being "BE SEASONAL". Let´s see those colorful early summer dishes for the month of June:
1. From the chapter "Comfort Food & Feast":
Beet top (or chard) and ricotta tart (page 47) – NOTE: if you cannot find beet tops, use chard or spinach or any other early summer greens
2. From the chapter "Hearty Salads":
New potato salad „tartare“ (page 79)
3. From the chapter „ Raw Assemblies“:
Tomatoes with herbs (page 121) - NOTE: feel free to use a variety of fresh herbs here
4. From the chapter „Hefty Soups“:
Ribollita (page 151)
5. From the chapter „Bready Things“:
Bruschetta with garlicky broad bean purée, ricotta and mint (page 196)
6. From the chapter „Store-cupboard suppers“:
Tomato and olive couscous (page 231) - NOTE: you can use a variety of olives here as well
7. From the chapter „Pasta & Rice“:
Macaroni peas (page 264) - NOTE: use fresh OR frozen peas here
8. From the chapter „Mezze & Tapas“:
Pistachio dukka (page 294) - NOTE: you can also use almonds here or other nuts of your liking
9. From the chapter „Roast, Grill & Barbecue“:
Halloumi, new potato and tomato kebabs (page 334) - NOTE: use any veg you would like here, no reason to restrict the recipe to potatoes and tomatoes
10. From the chapter „Side Dishes“:
Leeks (and greens) with coconut milk (page 378) – NOTE: if you cannot find leeks, use spring onions here. And for the „greens“ use any „greens“ that are in season where you live such as spinach
Please remember to leave a comment with your personal choice(s) by June 7th at the end of this post.
Please remember to leave a comment with the link to your blog post on the LYL post by June 28th.