As summer makes an appearance so does the BBQ season! It’s time to dust off those flips flops, slap on the sun screen and fill the social calendar with lazy days and a sausage or two… or maybe three!
Spring is almost here, and its time to replace those winter soups and hearty stews for more fresh and light alternatives.
Carrotte râpées, or loosely translated, grated carrot salad, is a classic everyday French dish typically served as a starter or l’aperitif.
Its not only delicious but also healthy, definitely one of your 5 (or is it now 10) a day and its very simple to prepare.
I like to serve it with crusty bread but its very versatile and could mixed salad to serve with a main meal or a lunch.
I happened to come across an article in a recent Jamie Oliver magazine about a new restaurant in London’s Borough Market called Padella and sounded right up my street! Unfortunately they don’t take bookings, so I took Jamie’s advice and joined the queue. After a short wait we were in and warming up with a nice glass of vino.
The menu is small, but this doesn’t make deciding which delicious dish to have any easier… Eventually I settled on the slow cooked beef shin with pappardelle pasta which was (in my opinion) a taste sensation!
So as you can imagine, the first thing I wanted to do when I got home was try and recreate this deliciousness.