All posts tagged: summer

Spicy Sriracha Fish Noodles

It’s starting to feel like Summer’s on its way out. The light isn’t lasting quite as long every evening and the temperature is slowly creeping downwards – so what better way to whack it back up than with insanely spicy suppers. My first class foodie godparents got us this Sriracha Kaffir Lime Rub and up until this evening I’ve not known quite what to do with it. I’m usually all for making this kind of stuff yourself but let’s face it, it’s a Tuesday and I’m hungry and I’ve been at work all day. Plus, the flavours in this little tin will blow your socks off – if you can get your hands on some, do. If you’re not a fan of spicy food (I’m talking to you Grandad) then this recipe is not for you, however if the very title of this recipe had you interested (I’m talking to you chilli geeks) then please, read on. Serves 2 2 fillets of white fish (I used river cobbler, cheap/cheerful/sustainable) 200g fine green beans (remember to top …

Broccoli, Asparagus and Mint Quiche

What picnic blanket, BBQ buffet or garden party would be complete without quiche? Nobody has quite decided whether it originates from France, Germany or England, but one of us sure got it right. One of the most versatile pastries ever, it can be enjoyed stone cold on the beach whilst you cower behind a windbreaker, lukewarm in the park while you wonder why the coolbag isn’t working, or piping hot with some salad indoors when the June showers hit. It has something of a reputation for being very, very unhealthy. This is fair enough, it’s butter, milk, eggs and cheese – sometimes even cream. But I’ve done my best to take the calorie count down a notch and made up for the butter indulgence by filling it up with green stuff. for the pastry: 170g wholemeal flour a pinch salt 100g butter (I used goat butter) 1 egg yolk 2 tbsps cold water                        for the filling: 3 eggs (and the white of the egg …