What should you be cooking this month?

See our selection of Delia's recipes using ingredients in season during August. 

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What should you be cooking this month?
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Char-grilled Aubergine and Roasted Tomato Salad with Feta CheeseServes 4

Char-grilled Aubergine and Roasted Tomato Salad with Feta Cheese

As Delia says, bread dipped into fruity olive oil and tomato juices is food of the gods. But roast the tomatoes first and it’s even better! This easy salad is the perfect thing for a hot summer’s day.

 
 
Home-made Pesto SauceServes 2-3 with pasta

Home-made Pesto Sauce

Every year I grow enough basil leaves to see me through the summer and, most importantly, to make at least one home-made pesto sauce. A lot of precious leaves are needed to make up 2 oz (50 g), but it really is worth it...

 
 
Pickled Beetroot with ShallotsMakes an 18 fl oz (500 ml) jar

Pickled Beetroot with Shallots

Preserved properly, beetroot has none of the overpowering vinegar flavour that you all too often find in jars. Instead, it has a wonderful sweetness and flavour that makes it ideal with all cold meats and cheese.

 
 
Broad Bean Salad with Pancetta and Sherry VinegarServes 4 generously

Broad Bean Salad with Pancetta and Sherry Vinegar

The fresh broad bean season seems to be so short, I always feel the need to feast as much as possible when I can, hence this salad. It's good as a first course or to serve alongside other salads in a cold buffet.

 
 
Broccoli Souffle with Three CheesesServes 4 as a light lunch with a green salad; or 6-8 as a starter

Broccoli Souffle with Three Cheeses

Soufflés are really something. Sublimely soft, foaming masses of egginess that rise to lofty heights and never fail to delight all who see and all who taste.

 
 
The Ultimate Carrot Cake

The Ultimate Carrot Cake

Well, it has to be said. There have been many versions over the years, but this is the ultimate and it’s great for a birthday or any other celebration. At the football club we make them into little cakes.

 
 
Celery and Stilton au GratinServes 2

Celery and Stilton au Gratin

This excellent recipe is a treat for vegetarians and meat eaters, and features a totally successful culinary marriage: celery and Stilton, plus a few other ingredients besides.

 
 
Courgette and Potato Cakes with Mint and Feta CheeseServes 12 (makes 16 cakes – one per person, plus a few extra)

Courgette and Potato Cakes with Mint and Feta Cheese

Courgettes, mint and feta are three ingredients that have a summery feel. Add potatoes to make little cakes and you have a treat for veggies and meat eaters alike - a great recipe for a summer buffet.

 
 
Rosti Crab CakesServes 2 as main course or 4 as starter

Rosti Crab Cakes

Using crab in these rosti is a brilliant idea as the richness of the crab meat is offset by the potato and the crispy result is totally irresistible. Serve them with Delia's Pickled Limes.

 
 
Chicken Baked with 30 Cloves of GarlicServes 4

Chicken Baked with 30 Cloves of Garlic

This recipe really does involve cooking chicken with 30 cloves of garlic. If you've never tried it give it a go - the slow cooking breaks down the garlic's strong flavour, making it sweet and mellow.

 
 
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