Asparagus With Bernaise Sauce

13/4 lb (800g) large asparagus spears For the bearnaise sauce: 2fl oz (60 ml) white wine vinegar 2fl oz (60 ml) dry vermouth or dry white wine 1 medium-sized shallot, finely chopped 1 tbsp dried tarragon 3 egg yolks 6 oz (180g) butter 2 tbsp fresh French tarragon or parsley, finely chopped 30 oz (100 [...]

Asparagus Chicory And Broad Beans

2-224 lb (1 kg) asparagus chicory 14 oz (400 g) young tender broad beans extra-virgin olive oil salt and pepper Bring a large pan two-thirds full of salted water to the boil. Prepare the asparagus chicory, using only the leaves and the younger, tender stalks. Cut into 2-in (5-cm) sections, wash and drain. Add to [...]

Artichoke Risotto

4 tender globe artichokes (see method) 2 pints (1.2 litres) chicken stock 1 small onion 12 oz (350 g) risotto rice (e.g. arborio) 21h.floz (70 ml) dry vermouth or dry white wine 2oz (60g) unsalted butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1-2oz (30-60g) grated Parmesan cheese clove garlic, peeled and grated (optional) salt and pepper Bring [...]

Artichoke Fricasse

12 tender young globe artichokes or 16 artichoke bottoms vegetable stock 5 eggs 511 oz (150 ml) creme fraiche or double cream 11h lemons 1 tbsp chopped parsley 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp olive oil noz (40g) butter nutmeg salt and pepper Serve with: thick slices of French bread, toasted green salad Prepare [...]

Spicy Pumpkin soup

4 tablespoons ghee 3 chopped big onions 2 teaspoons curry powder 1/3 teaspoon crushed pepper 2 tablespoons of minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 2 cups of milk 5 1/4 cups of chicken broth 8 cups of chopped roasted pumpkin 1/2 cup brown sugar 2/3 cup cream Melt the butter in a pan at medium [...]

Artichoke Bottoms In Cheese Sauce

6 large globe artichokes vegetable stock juice of 1 lemon 1 oz (30 g) grated Gruyere cheese butter For the cheese sauce: 14fl oz (400 ml) bechamel sauce or veloute sauce 2 egg yolks oz (40 g) grated Gruyere cheese Garnish with: tomato rosebuds Serve with: Courgette puree Gently boil the artichoke bottoms in vegetable [...]

Artichoke and Egg Pie

12 tender young globe artichokes 1 lb (500g) olive oil pastry or 8 oz (225g) puff pastry 1 lemon 1 medium sized onion (41hoz/ 130 g), finely chopped 1 bay leaf 9 eggs 2 oz (60g) grated hard cheese 1 small clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh marjoram leaves 9 [...]