Rachel Allen’s lemon and basil potato salad

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Rachel Allen’s lemon and basil potato salad

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Rachel’s Asparagus and New Potato Salad with a Poached Egg

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First, place a saucepan of water on a high heat and add a good pinch of salt. Bring up to the boil then pop in the new potatoes, cover and boil for about 20-30 minutes until the potatoes are tender. While the potatoes are cooking, make the dressing by mixing the olive oil, the lemon juice, the chopped marjoram or tarragon, whichever you’re using, and some salt and pepper to season. When the potatoes are cooked, cut them into quarters while hot, place in a bowl and drizzle with some of the lemon and olive oil dressing and season with salt and pepper. Set aside but do not chill.

Place more water, with another pinch of salt, in the saucepan and bring to the boil on a high heat for cooking the asparagus. Prepare the asparagus by snapping off the woody ends at the base of the stalks, discard the snapped end. Next, using a peeler, peel away the slightly tough outer peel from about 2-3cm at the base of the stalks. When the water comes to the boil, drop in the asparagus and boil, uncovered, for about 4-6 minutes until tender. Remove the asparagus from the water but keep the water in the pot (for cooking the eggs) and place the asparagus stalks on a plate and immediately drizzle with some of the dressing.

Bring the water back to a boil again and crack in the eggs, turn the heat to medium to let the water simmer and poach the eggs for a few minutes until the whites are set and the yolks still soft. While the eggs are cooking, place the lettuce leaves in a bowl and drizzle with nearly all of the remaining dressing – enough to just make the leaves glisten. Divide the leaves between the plates and arrange the asparagus over or around or slightly peeping out from under the lettuce, then arrange the potatoes over or around and then place a perfectly poached egg sitting on top of each salad. To finish, peel a few shavings of the Coolea or Parmesan cheese, whichever you are using, for each plate and arrange over the top, drizzle with the last of the dressing, and serve.

Mayonnaise with extra-virgin olive oil Basso recipe

It is one of the most famous sauces in the world, the most delicious for children but also for adults. Homemade, with our extra virgin olive oil, it is even healthier. But the secret of mayonnaise is patience: to emulsify the two main ingredients it takes patience and it is recommended to use a mixer or other suitable tools to prevent them from going crazy, or that the oil and the egg do not bind.

Ingredients (all at room temperature):

1 egg and 1 yolk

200gr of extravirgin olive oil Basso

1 teaspoon of vinegar or lemon

a pinch of salt and pepper

Method:

Put a yolk and a whole egg in the mixer at maximum speed, pouring the extra virgin olive oil. When the sauce begins to thicken, add the vinegar or lemon, salt, and pepper and restart until you reach a light color. Pour the mayonnaise in a container, cover it and put it in the fridge.

And if it goes crazy?

Add egg yolk and start the mixer to the maximum until it emulsifies everything.

Mayonnaise with extra-virgin olive oil Basso

It is one of the most famous sauces in the world, the most delicious for children but also for adults. Homemade, with our extra virgin olive oil, it is even healthier. But the secret of mayonnaise is patience: to emulsify the two main ingredients it takes patience and it is recommended to use a mixer or other suitable tools to prevent them from going crazy, or that the oil and the egg do not bind.

Ingredients (all at room temperature):

1 egg and 1 yolk

200gr of extravirgin olive oil Basso

1 teaspoon of vinegar or lemon

a pinch of salt and pepper

Method:

Put a yolk and a whole egg in the mixer at maximum speed, pouring the extra virgin olive oil. When the sauce begins to thicken, add the vinegar or lemon, salt, and pepper and restart until you reach a light color. Pour the mayonnaise in a container, cover it and put it in the fridge.

And if it goes crazy?

Add egg yolk and start the mixer to the maximum until it emulsifies everything.

Rachel’s Fresh pasta ribbons, wild garlic, olive oil and butter

Put a large saucepan of water with salt on a high heat to boil.

Meanwhile, place a wide pan on a high heat, add in the three tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil and the butter. When the butter is melted and hot, add in the finely sliced garlic cloves and stir for a few seconds until the garlic turns a very light golden. Immediately add the cut wild-garlic leaves, the grated nutmeg, and some salt and freshly ground black pepper to season. Stir over the high heat for a few seconds until the wild-garlic leaves wilt, then take the pan off the heat and set aside.

Put the fresh or dried pasta, whichever you’re using, in the boiling salted water and stir – remove the lid once the water comes to the boil. Fresh pasta will take a couple of minutes to cook; if you’re using dried pasta, it will take longer.

Once the pasta is al dente, drain it, but make sure to reserve about 200ml (7fl oz) of the cooking water (you may not need all of it). Pour 25ml (1fl oz) of the cooking water in to the al dente pasta, stir and set aside.

Now put the wild-garlic mixture back on a high heat, allow it to get hot, then add the pasta to the wide pan – if the pan with the wild garlic is not large enough to take all the pasta, you’ll need to do it the other way round. Now add about 50-75ml (2-3 fl oz) of the reserved cooking water to the pot, just enough to get it a little bit juicy and steamy. Taste for seasoning, adding more salt, freshly ground black pepper or nutmeg if necessary. To serve, tip into a wide, warm serving bowl, and scatter the grated hard cheese on top.

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Rachel Allen’s lemon and basil potato salad

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