Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Winter Warmers

An exciting way to cook one of our favourite root vegetables!!

Hasselback Swede

 Recipe below

The shop is currently full to bursting with delicious British root vegetables, including the ever versatile swede!

See below for our twist on a traditonal Swedish recipe which usually contains potatoes.

In addition to our vast selection of vegetables we are now pleased to be stocking White Sweet Potatoes.  They have thinner skins than the more familiar orange varieties and have a firmer texture - perfect for a healthier chip!
Sweet Potatoes of all varieties are delicious baked, fried, mashed with lashings of butter or even toasted in a sandwich toaster!

Hasselback Swede
Serves 2


1 x medium swede
125g/4oz salted butter
2 x cloves garlic (minced)


Preheat oven 180C, Gas mark 4,  350F
Peel and cut the swede in half - cutting carefully from top to bottom.
Lay the flat side onto a chopping board and make vertical cuts along the length of the swede close together to form thin slices.  DO NOT slice through completely so the slices stay joined together.
Rub in the butter and garlic working it deep into the cuts.
Now wrap each half completely in aluminium foil and place on a baking sheet.
Bake for approx. 30 minutes after which time the swede should be soft.
(Ovens may vary)
Undo foil parcels and continue to bake until brown on top.

This would make a delicious accompaniment to any dish but goes particularly well with our Red Poll Beef.