A few months ago, the latest book written by one of my absolute favorite chefs – Yotam Ottolenghi, was published. Today it’s time for me to review the book Simple and of course make something really tasty (and simple) from the book! Ottolenghi quickly became a kind of icon for vegetarian food from the Middle East. 7 cookbooks further and at least half of the world now keeps rose water, pomegranate and the typical spice mix Zaataar in the cabins. Or should I say, at least Holland and the rest of Europe. In Sweden, I feel a rather new interest for food with Moroccan, Israelian and Turkish origin. I’m still surprised how much this kind of food seems to be up here in the Nordic countries. But maybe I’m wrong, hope so. And if not, I have NOW the chance to help them on the way! The book Simple is really simple. Simple in it’s layout, recipe selection and ingredients (if you disregard some of the wonderful specialties😉 typical for the region ).This must be a …
A common dish in Sweden is the Swedish hash called Pytt i panna. It’s often prepared with the leftovers from the week meaning mainly finely diced potatoes, yellow onion and some kind of meat, often beef. Today I make a green version of the traditional dish and serve it with pickled red cabbage.
Can I offer some homemade purple corn crisps with cheese dip? Or would you prefer the cheese sauce hot to go with your pasta instead? And the crisps to accompany your guacamole? It’s tasty either way. And colorful. And just nice in general.
Today I serve roasted new potatoes with a cherry relish, pickled mustard seeds and a miso sauce. It will be a wonderful plate with lots of flavors!
Sure we can manage another asparagus recipe before the season is over? Today there will be deep-fried croquettes with white asparagus!
I’m just saying. Green asparagus and new potatoes. In one sentence and in one dish. Simple and without much extras going on. Just delicious and perfect in season.
Finally time for a new book review! The lovely Swedish Mandelmanns köksbok and two recipes from the book. Today I make garlic in mint oil and a fabulous garlic cream!