Steam Sauteéd Fresh Asparagus#yourdairygold

dgold asparagus mar 16

If you’re after some asparagus tips to get everyone eating their greens, try this steam sautée method. It’s quick, simple and will give you perfectly cooked asparagus that’s delicious with most meat (especially chicken) and fish dishes.

Ingredients

  • 60g / 4tbsp Dairygold or butter
  • Shoots of asparagus (around 4 small handfuls per person)
  • 100ml stock
  • Salt and pepper (to taste)

Instructions

Trim off the tough ends of the asparagus.

Melt the Dairygold in a saucepan over a medium heat.

Add the trimmed asparagus and pour in around 100ml of stock.

Cover the saucepan, bring it to the boil and allow it to cook for 4-5 mins.

Serve with a pinch of salt and pepper and a dollop of Dairygold on top.

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Donal Skehan’s Hummus and Crispy Pitta Bread

donals hummus and pitta bread

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Whether you like your hummus plain and simple, or spiced up with herbs and chilli, this basic recipe is the one to start with.
Donal Skehan’s Hummus and Crispy Pitta Bread
Serve the dip with an extra drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of coriander on top and the crispy baked pittas on the side.
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Mary Flahavan’s oatmeal vegetable soup

soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 fl oz (30ml)  (2tbsp) Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Medium Onions, chopped
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, chopped
  • 8oz (225g) Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • 3oz  (75g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • 8oz  (225g) Can of Tomatoes
  • 2 Vegetable or Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 50 fl oz (1.5 Litre) Water
  • Salt and Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and stir in the oil until evenly coated. Add the oatflakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock cubes and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend, season and serve.
  4. Garnish with cream and chopped parsley.

http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oatmeal-vegetable-soup/301

Rachel Allen’s Raw Beetroot Soup with Dill and Honey Yoghurt –

 

A gorgeous, healthy and flavoursome soup. Serves four as a starter.

Ingredients

  • 200 g (7oz) natural yoghurt
  • 160 g (5½oz) peeled, cored and chopped apple
  • 160 g (5½oz) peeled raw beetroot, chopped (young tender beetroot is best)
  • 0.5 clove of garlic
  • 1 tsp toasted and ground cumin seeds
  • good pinch of salt
  • good twist of black pepper
  • 1 tblsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • walnut oil or extra virgin olive oil, to serve
  • for the dill and honey yoghurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 tsp chopped dill
  • 50 g (2oz) natural yoghurt

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dill and honey yoghurt together and chill until needed.
  2. Put the yoghurt and apple into a blender with 100ml (3½fl oz) water. First give it a quick blitz, then add all the remaining ingredients except the oil and whiz for a good length of time until as smooth as possible. Pour through a sieve, then chill before serving.
  3. To serve, pour the soup into bowls. Blob on some of the dill and honey yoghurt, then drizzle with walnut or extra virgin olive oil.

Mary Flahavan’s oatmeal vegetable soup

soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 fl oz (30ml)  (2tbsp) Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Medium Onions, chopped
  • 2 Sticks of Celery, chopped
  • 8oz (225g) Potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Medium Carrots, chopped
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (optional)
  • 3oz  (75g) Flahavan’s Irish Oatmeal
  • 8oz  (225g) Can of Tomatoes
  • 2 Vegetable or Chicken Stock Cubes
  • 50 fl oz (1.5 Litre) Water
  • Salt and Pepper
Method:
  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the vegetables and stir in the oil until evenly coated. Add the oatflakes and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, stock cubes and water and bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 25-30 minutes until the vegetables are soft.
  3. Blend, season and serve.
  4. Garnish with cream and chopped parsley.

http://www.flahavans.ie/recipes/oatmeal-vegetable-soup/301