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Anyone who grows runner beans will know that sometimes they run away with you! If you're suffering a surfeit and don't know what to do with them, this lovely pickle is the answer.
Aubergines, tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies and basil combine in this celebration of Italian ingredients. Eat it in late summer when aubergines and tomatoes are at their seaonal best.
Okra, or ladies' fingers, is an interesting vegetable often found in African and Indian recipes. Here it's pickled which at the very least will prove to be a conversation starter as it's so unusual!
Delia describes this marmalade as the best she's ever tasted and marmalade makers should rejoice: it needs long, slow cooking so is really easy to make.
Delia's redcurrant jelly is adapted from a 19th-century recipe and is a million miles from the over-processed sweet version all too often found in the shops today. Try it with lamb and cold cuts.
Since starting the How to Cook series I have at last hit on the very best way to get really crisp roast duck. If you've got a Gressingham duck then you'll have lots to eat as well as a really superb flavour.
A glass of something warm and spicy goes very well with warmed mince pies during the party season - even though we no longer seem to greet guests rubbing frosty fingers and shaking snow off their boots!
Red cabbage is wonderfully versatile – you can cook it long and slow and it seems to go on improving, or in the recipe below the opposite: fast cooking to retain some crunchiness and bite. Either way the apples and spices are essential.
Dauphinoise Potates is a great way to serve potatoes if you are enterntaining. Once prepared in advance, they cook nice and slowly in the oven requiring absolutely no attention!
Was it a happy accident or nature's clever plan, that while English gooseberries are ripe and ready for picking, the elderflower trees are in full blossom, and that the flavours of the two together are superlative? Now that elderflower is concentrate
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