Spring Seasonal Recipes

This month we say good bye to the humble Brussels sprout and hello to fresh greens as spring creeps in and the world begins to bloom. Hearty meals make way for fresh new flavours as the season for new year fruit and veg starts to creep in.  There’s an array of wonderful produce coming into season over the next couple of months including:

March:

Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Broccoli, Cabbages, Curly Kale, Leeks, Spring Greens, Sorrel, Cauliflower, Celeriac, Chicory, Parsley, Mint, Potatoes, and Spring Onions.

 

April:

Cauliflower, Cabbages, Lettuces, Radishes, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Broccoli, Spring Greens, Sea Kale, Watercress, Morel Mushrooms, Wild Garlic, Sorrel, Rocket, Jersey Royal New Potatoes, Spinach, and Spring Lamb.

 

May:

British Asparagus, Cauliflowers, Lettuce, Radishes, Rocket, Sorrel, Watercress, Artichokes, Aubergines, Broccoli, Fennel, Jersey Royal New Potatoes, Mange tout, New Potatoes, Samphire, and Mint.

 

These delicious vegetables along with seasonal lamb can create some delicious recipes, and with Easter drawing near; here are a few of our favourite recipes for this time of year:

 

Tom Kerridge Roasted Leg of Lamb with Boulangere Potatoes

A wonderfully sumptuous dish perfect for Easter day!

 

Chicken with spring vegetable stew

For those cooler spring days this hearty yet fresh stew is packed with spring veg and flavour!

 

Grilled asparagus, goats cheese and herb oil

A wonderful celebration of all things seasonal, perfect as a starter or light lunch.

 

Pea, mint and spring onion soup

A wonderful reminder of spring – replace the spring onion with wild garlic for a truly seasonal soup.

 

 

And wild garlic needs its own recipe and what better to way to use it than with wonderful season potatoes and oodles of butter in this mash potato and wild garlic recipe

 

And for more information on harvesting wonderful wild garlic visit http://www.self-sufficient.co.uk/Wild-Garlic.htm

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