NB. I’ve had this recipe post sat in drafts since the 1st lockdown. Of course we were released from that lockdown, only to re-enter again. I’ve also gone vegan, then vegetarian and back to flexible eating in the meantime. Well, long delayed but probably more of a November than May […]
Nigella introduces us to this recipe with a sweet headnote about her amusement at eating the butt of the pig, which actually relates to the shoulder and not the rear end. Pork Shoulder is a good value joint and I was looking for a faff free recipe that did not require separates rubs and sauces and marinades. This recipe did not disappoint on the faff-free front.
This vibrant recipe by Meera Sodha came highly recommended by a friend. I’m so glad I took her advice because despite being a salad, this is a very satisfying plate of food. It hits all those flavour points we look for in a recipe: spicy, sharp, nutty, fresh, crunchy, sweet. Best of all, its very healthy.
Frugal is the last word you’d associate with a rich, gooey brownie, but these brownies are a thrifty treat. Relative to other brownie recipes, these are quite low in butter. They are also chocolate free, that is the chocolateyness comes entirely from cocoa. You’d never tell it was a frugal recipe – dark, treacly, chocolatey, gooey. All the brownie buzzwords.
Well, I normally buy pink grapefruit marmalade from the Ludlow Food Centre for about £4 a jar. By comparison, I made 8 jars for a similar price. So home made marmalade seems both excellent value and delicious. The shreds were a bit chunky, but that adds to the rustic charm. The only disappointment was the orange hue, I’d hoped for a pretty blush pink preserve.