So, after the success of my first 3 Hemsley & Hemsley recipes I felt encouraged to try a few more. We invited my mum & dad round for a barbecue last weekend and I decided to make this salad to accompany the meat (there was a lot of meat!). This rather lurid looking bowl contains red cabbage, red onion, bacon, apple, walnuts and a basic dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and honey. My dad & Mark aren’t really salad-y type folk. However they both agreed to try it, just to humour me I think. Both were *very* surprised to find that they liked it a lot! I was too. It’s another bloody lovely salad. So much so that mum even emailed me for the recipe the following day. AND Mark requested it again today. So, I think that definitely qualifies as a good result.
The second dish was also from my H&H book and was their courgette fries. Normally if Mark has a carby accompaniment to his meal, I’m quite happy to just have the veg. But I saw these “fries” in the book and thought I’d try them out. They were a bit of a faff to make. Strips of courgette, dipped in beaten egg, then dipped in a mixture of ground almonds & parmesan cheese and then baked in the oven. I think I probably should have made them thinner, or cooked them for longer as they weren’t particularly crispy. But they were tasty and it did make a nice change.
So far, no dud recipes. This book rocks!