Saturday, 6 May 2017

What's in season in May?

May is one of the seasons I love the most.  British produce is starting to creep back into the shops and although we still have the occasional cold day, summer feels like it really could be just around the corner.



New Potatoes

I love new potatoes, especially Jersey Royals, the flavour and texture is amazing and they are equally at home as a side dish or in a salad.


This baked version of bombay potatoes from my old website is a great way to make them the star.

Asparagus

Native grown asparagus is also at it's height at the moment and if the weather allows, it can be great on a barbecue.


If the weather isn't quite so favourable, you can fake it using a griddle pan like in this halloumi dish.

Spring onions (scallions)

The name "spring onion" is a bit of a misnomer.  These salad onions are really easy to grow yourself and can keep going all summer with successive sowings.  They are great to use anywhere you'd use conventional onions but their mild flavour makes them great to use raw or as garnishes.


I like using spring onions in Chinese style dishes, especially using the green parts raw like this pork fried rice.  It's a little bit like using chives as a garnish but with a slightly stronger flavour.

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