Posts Tagged ‘summery’

August 3rd, 2009

Ingredient Challenge – Courgette Category: Recipes

We don’t eat many courgettes and I wouldn’t normally get excited about a courgette recipe, however, last week we found a tasty courgette panzanella which we would recommend.

The courgette is basted in a dressing of olive oil, sugar and chilli flakes and is then griddled.  The courgettes are then added to a mozzarella, tomato and basil panzanella.

June 3rd, 2007

Warm Summer Evening Category: Recipes

Well, it was quite warm here yesterday & we fancied something fresh & clean tasting for dinner, so that called for Nigella’s Chicken with spring onion, chilli and greek yoghurt.

The recipe can be found in the Fast Food section of ‘How To Eat’ as it can be made quite quickly, though yesterday I marinated the chicken whilst we went out. I say marinade, it literally is the juice of a lemon & a tablespoon of olive oil!

The refreshing part of the dish is the yoghurt – take 1/2 bunch spring onion & 1/2 a green chilli finely chop. Take 1/2 cucumber & dice it up quite small. Then take a small handful of coriander & mint (courtesy of the tub on the balcony) and a clove of garlic. Use mezzaluna to chop these very finely. Mix all ingredients into 200g greek yoghurt.

When ready to eat, heat a table spoon of oil in the frying pan & add the chicken – cook for at least 5 minutes each side until cooked through. Just before serving throw over the left over marinade to make it shiny & a bit sticky.

Serve with a simple salad – or just a nice tomato salad, crusty bread & very cold white wine. Mmmm.

May 29th, 2007

Feta & Olive Tarts Category: Recipes

Based upon this Good Food recipe, tonight I made us some tarts.

Upon the puff pastry base I put some feta, little drops of pesto, a small amount of shallot, sliced tomatoes and a little more feta with a drizzle of olive oil.
Baked for 20 minutes on 200° then garnished with some olives & basil and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Tasty but the pesto did run so quite a lot of the taste was taken over by it.