It’s the first day of spring! That means picnic weather will soon arrive and seasonal spring veg is back on the menu. We have compiled some of our favourite spring time recipes for you try at home.
Traditionally the British asparagus season runs from St George’s Day (April 23) to Midsummer’s Day (June 21) however we are already seeing an early crop of British asparagus arrive from the fields.
This recipe is the perfect way to welcome in the new asparagus season and combines delicious roasted white fish with smoked bacon, lemon mayonnaise and asparagus .
To start preheat your oven to 200C. Season your fish fillets with the rosemary, lemon and pepper – any white fish can be used. Tightly wrap your fillets in a rasher of smokey bacon making sure it won’t come loose whilst cooking. Add a splash of olive oil to a frying pan and fry the wrapped fillets for a minute to brown the bacon. Put the frying pan in the oven for 10 -12 minutes until the fish is tender and the bacon is crisp.
Whilst the fish is cooking whip up a quick lemon mayonnaise by combining a couple of table spoons of good quality mayonnaise with lemon juice and black pepper. Steam the stems of asparagus and serve drizzled with the lemon mayonnaise. Find the full recipe here.
With its subtle creamy flavour and unique crunchy texture Cauliflower is a great accompaniment with any fish. This Indian inspired recipe combines spiced coated fish and curried cauliflower in an unusual dish that you can add to your repertoire.
Preheat your oven to 200C. Place the white fish fillets on a foil lined baking tray and dust with Garam Masala and a pinch of seasoning. Roast in the oven for 10 – 12 minutes until tender.
To make the creamy curried cauliflower sauté a chopped onion and garlic for 2 minutes, then add a pint of chicken stock and the separated florets. Simmer on a medium heat for 10 minutes. Add the Madras curry powder and seasoning and stir thoroughly. Simmer for a further 10 minutes.
To serve add the cauliflower to a plate and top with the fish fillet. Scatter chopped coriander to finish. Find the full recipe here.
Jersey Royal New Potatoes
Grown exclusively in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands – around 99% of the season’s crop is exported to the UK. These new potatoes are an easy to prepare side dish for any fish and sauce meal. Simply simmer the potatoes gently for about 20 minutes, drain and serve with chopped herbs and butter.