Fennel, Orange, Rocket Salad
With Mint & Feta
Serves 4 as a side dish
1ea large fennel
1 banana shallot sliced
2 oranges, segmented
1 Lebanese cucumber, sliced
250g rocket and spinach leaves
1 Small bunch mint roughly chopped
1 Small bunch parsley roughly chopped
3T White balsamic vinegar
3T extra virgin olive oil
Sheep’s feta to garnish
Wash and slice up the fennel nice and thin, add to mixing bowl.
Add sliced shallot, cucumber, rocket leaves, spinach, orange segments, parsley and chopped mint. Toss to combine.
For the dressing combine 3T white balsamic, 3T extra virgin olive oil – if feta is marinated in olive oil I like to use some of this in dressing as well, add salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
Toss all together just before serving, top with feta cheese.
2ea banana shallots sliced
2ea cloves garlic
1kg mixed heirloom or ox heart tomatoes, room temperature and ripe
1 small sourdough for croutons
150ml extra virgin olive oil – extra to coat croutons
75ml red wine vinegar or white balsamic
Bunch of fresh basil
Small bunch flat leaf Italian parsley
First step is make croutons, cut up an old loaf of sourdough into bite sizes croutons, toss in a bowl with loads of extra virgin olive oil and season well with salt and ground black pepper.
Spread onto baking tray and bake in oven 160 degrees until golden brown.
Leave to cool while you make the rest of salad.
Into large bowl add sliced shallot, sliced garlic; add some salt, pepper, and vinegar.
Next, cut up ox heart tomatoes or heirloom tomatoes, the best ripe, room temperature tomatoes you can get.
Roughly chop herbs and add to tomatoes.
Add in the croutons and stir to combine really well.
Add extra virgin olive oil, taste to check seasoning.
Serve straight away or in couple of hours when the croutons soak up all juices from tomatoes and the vinegar and olive oil.
Cooked Prawns With
Spiced Mary Rose Dipping Sauce
200ml best mayonnaise
2T tomato ketchup
1T horseradish cream
1T franks hot sauce
Salt and ground black pepper
Mix all ingredients together and serve with prawns cooked to your liking!
At Styleware HQ, while we love these recipes for the Festive Season, we will definitely be munching on them all Summer long. For the perfect drink pairing the wonderful Sophie from The Wine Merchant has suggested the following: “Suavia ‘Monte Carbonare’ Garganega. Lovely and fresh with enough complexity to hold your interest but not too much over-power the dish.”
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