3 egg yolks 1 tsp Dijon mustard few drops Worcestershire sauce (optional) 12-14fl oz (350-400 ml) light olive oil 1 lemon wine vinegar salt and pepper Put the egg yolks in the blender with 1/2 tsp salt, the mustard and a few drops of Worcestershire sauce. Blend at high speed, pouring the oil very slowly [...]

Pili-pili Tomato Salad

11/4lb (600 g) ripe tomatoes 6 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley salt For the pili-pili hot relish: 4 oz (120 g) small fresh red chilli peppers 3 cloves garlic 1 large red pepper 1 medium-sized mild onion approx. 5 fi oz (150 ml) extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp salt You can buy [...]

Rocket, Artichoke And Egg Salad

8 oz (250g) rocket or any small-leaved salad greens 8 cooked or tinned artichoke hearts 4 very fresh eggs citronette dressing 1 tsp finely chopped spring onions or chives 1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper Have the eggs at room temperature, place them in a saucepan and add sufficient cold water to cover them. [...]

Pea And Asparagus Soup

7 oz (200g) peas, fresh or frozen 5 oz (150g) asparagus tips 2 spring onions 2 medium-sized new potatoes 1 small lettuce 2 pints ( 1.2 litres) vegetable stock or chicken stock 7 oz (200g) long-grain rice 2 tbsp chopped parsley 1 tbsp sunflower oil generous 1 oz (35g) unsalted butter salt and pepper Bring [...]

Carrot Salad Turkish Style

1 1/2 lb (600 g) carrots For the dressing: 3 1/2 fl oz (100 ml) natural yoghurt 1 clove garlic, peeled and finely grated 6 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley salt and pepper Peel the carrots and grate them finely. Transfer to a serving dish. Spoon the yoghurt into a bowl, stir [...]

Cardoons Au Gratin

approx. 21b (1 kg) cardoons (see method) 1 lemon vegetable stock 2oz (60g) small slivers of Parmesan cheese 2oz (60g) small slivers of Gruygre or Emmenthal cheese 8 large, crisp Savoy cabbage leaves 3 medium-sized waxy potatoes 7 oz (200g) risotto rice (e.g. arborio) 4 fairly thick rashers streaky bacon 3-4 sage leaves 1 oz [...]

Springtime Risotto

3 1/2 oz (100g) peas, fresh or frozen 2oz (50g) French beans (net trimmed weight) 3 1/2 oz (100g) fresh green or white asparagus tips 2 tender baby globe artichokes or 4 fresh artichoke bottoms 1 medium sized waxy potato 1 medium-sized carrot 3 ripe tomatoes 1 lettuce 1 onion 1 green celery stalk 14 [...]

Turkish Pumpkin Dessert

1 lb (1 kg) pumpkin flesh 5 oz (150g) caster sugar 5 oz (150g) chopped walnuts Cut the pumpkin flesh into thin, rectangular pieces measuring about 3 x 11/4 in (8 x 3 cm). Place these a very wide, flameproof earthenware casserole dim sprinkle with the sugar and add just sufficient water to cover; leave [...]

White Asparagus With Spicy Sauce

2 1/4 lb (1.2 kg) white asparagus spears For the sauce: 4 eggs, at room temperature 1 tbsp white wine vinegar 6 tbsp light olive oil hot relish, optional salt and pepper Place the eggs in a small, deep saucepan and add cold water; bring slowly to the boil over a low heat and when [...]

Aubergine Pie

224-2′hlb (1 kg) aubergines 5 oz (150 g) ricotta cheese 5 oz (150 g) smoked semi-hard cheese, coarsely grated 5 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 6 tbsp fine fresh or dry breadcrumbs 1 small clove garlic, peeled and finely grated generous pinch oregano 3-4 basil leaves or small pinch dried basil 4 eggs nutmeg olive oil [...]

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