Archive for the ‘Balsamic Vinegar’ Category

Roast Shoulder of Lamb with Mushrooms Balsamic Vinegar and Potatoes Dauphinoise (Marco Pierre White)

April 23, 2017

Perfect Braised Red Cabbage (Felicity Cloake)

December 12, 2013

(Serves 6-8)
50g butter, plus extra to serve

1 red onion, finely chopped
1 cinnamon stick
¼ tsp ground cloves
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 red cabbage, cored and cut into irregular chunks
1 sharp eating apple, finely chopped
3 tbsp muscovado sugar
150ml balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp cranberry sauce

Melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat and add the onion. Soften in the butter for a few minutes, then stir in the spices and cook for one minute.

Tip in the cabbage and saute until shiny and well coated. Add the apple, sugar and vinegar, reduce the heat to low, stir well, cover and cook for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick.

Stir in the cranberry sauce and cook for another 25 minutes. Season well and stir through a knob of butter before serving. You can also store it somewhere cool for a couple of days, then reheat to serve, if you prefer, adding the butter during the reheating.

Hot and Sour Chicken Noodle Soup

October 8, 2013

Hot and Sour Chicken Noodle Soup

Mini Moroccan Lamb Pittas with Sticky Onions

October 2, 2013

Mini Moroccan Lamb Pittas with Sticky Onions

Roasted Pepper Parcels

October 2, 2013

Roasted Pepper Parcels

Butternut squash caponata

September 30, 2013

This stew-like spread can be used on bruschetta or tucked into sandwiches – try it in a toasted sandwich with mozzarella. It also works really well on pizza or stirred through pasta.

Serves 8
1 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into small cubes
Olive oil
3 tbsp raisins (preferably golden)
3 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 fennel bulb, finely chopped
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tin of chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp green olives, chopped
3 tbsp capers, rinsed
Salt and black pepper

1 Toss the butternut squash cubes in olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet and roast at 210C/425F/gas mark 7 until just tender – about 25 minutes.

2 Put the raisins and vinegars in a small bowl and set aside.

3 Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan over a medium heat until shimmering. Stir in the onion and cook until soft, 3-5 minutes. Add the garlic and fennel and cook for another 5-7 minutes until they turn golden.

4 Add the maple syrup, the vinegar and raisins, squash cubes and about ½ tbsp salt. Reduce the heat to medium and cook for a couple of minutes, stirring until the squash is coated with the rest of the flavours.

5 Stir in the tomatoes, olives and capers. Turn the heat down to medium-low and cook uncovered for 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently until the mix is thick and almost sticky, the vegetables tender and nearly falling apart. Taste for seasoning.

6 Cool to room temperature and serve. It will keep in the fridge for several days as the flavours develop.

Recipe supplied by Emily Vikre, fiveandspice.com

Toad In The Hole and Red Onion Gravy (Prue Leith)

September 6, 2013

Toad In The Hole and Red Onion Gravy (Prue Leith)

Gazpacho (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall)

July 16, 2013

Gazpacho (Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall)

Roasted Tomato Soup

October 25, 2012

 

Perefct Tomoato Soup (Felicity Cloake)

June 26, 2012

Serves 4

1kg ripe tomatoes
4 tbsp olive oil
Pinch of sugar
1 onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
Small bunch of basil, separated into leaves and stalks
600ml chicken stock
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp creme fraiche
Extra virgin olive oil, to serve

1. Preheat the oven to 190C and cut the tomatoes in half horizontally. Arrange, cut-side up, in a baking dish, drizzle with half the oil and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Bake for about an hour, until softened and beginning to char around the edges.

2. Heat the remaining oil in a large, heavy-based pan over a medium heat and add the onion, carrot and garlic. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 7 minutes until softened. Meanwhile, chop the basil stalks, and then add to the pan and cook for another minute.

3. Add the tomatoes, plus any juices from the dish, to the pan along with the stock. Stir and bring to the boil, then turn the heat down, cover and leave to simmer for 25 minutes, until all the vegetables are soft. Leave to cool slightly.

4. Use a blender to purée the soup, then stir in the vinegar and creme fraiche, and season to taste. Reheat gently, while you tear the basil leaves into pieces, then serve with these and a drizzle of olive oil on top.