Spring Wedding Food
When the days warm up, young vegetables are at their tender, flavoursome best. Karen is filled with inspiration to create new Spring dishes. If you are getting married in Spring here are just a few of the things that Karen adores preparing.
Spring Wedding Menu Starters:
Fresh, lightly steamed English asparagus with our home-made hollandaise. It doesn't come much simpler or much better as far as we are concerned. National Asparagus Day is Shakespeare's birthday (23rd April). Did we mention we adore asparagus?
Griddled English asparagus & rocket salad with quails eggs, parmesan shavings and crispy pancetta.
Potted brown shrimp with lots of lemon & black pepper & brown bread & butter.
Homemade spring vegetable minestrone with a blob of my pesto & a chunk of great bread.
Twice-baked cheese souffles on dressed baby spinach leaves.
Smoked mackerel pate with spring onions and horseradish.
Spring Wedding Main Courses:
Navarin of spring lamb with baby vegetables - one of life's great treats. Or try a loin of spring lamb with my homemade apricot, garlic and coriander stuffing, served with basmati rice and a homemade aubergine chutney. Or just a simple rack of lamb, served pink.
Flattened chicken where our butcher takes out all of the bones and I stuff under the skin with new wild garlic (prolific in spring) and whichever fresh herbs take my fancy, then drizzle it in olive oil & lemon, and serve it in slices. Divine!
Breast of chicken with softened leek and tarragon stuffing.
Slow roasted pork, it's fall-apart-tender and a great excuse to serve spring cauliflower with roasted fennel seeds.
Poached salmon with hollandaise and buttered Jersey Royals.
Honey-roast warm gammon, with fresh pineapple salsa.
Spring Wedding Desserts:
I haven't mentioned desserts in my seasonal ideas, but it goes without saying that a chocolate pudding (be it mousse, hot fudge sundae, torte or roulades) can be eaten 365 days a year, that Eton mess, is made in heaven and a year-round fave, as is "Posh" jelly & ice cream. In early spring, the weather is still be cool enough for you to warrant serving a more substantial dessert - crumbles, cobblers, bread & butter pudding, sticky toffee - anything you like in fact - go for it!
Don't be limited by what you see here - we'll cook you anything you like.