Here is some more from The Project on Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. I’m going to aim for 2 or 3 recipes a week. I feel a bit badly about not posting recipes, so have emailed Admin on the Nigella website to ask if I can post some. Once the TV show (currently about to show episode 4 of 13) has aired there will be more available online, which I’m sure would be safe to post or hyperlink to. In the meantime though, here are some more.
10. Seared Salmon and 11. Singapore Noodles
This is from the Workday Winners chapter of the book, and the salmon which is coated with a mixture of curry powder, salt and sugar then seared in a pertty hot pan. It was a really quick and very tasty way to cook salmon. The sugar caramelised nicely with the spice and left a crispy edge, of course salmon stands up really well to spicy flavours anyway.
The noodles are rice noodles with prawns, greenery, baby corn and beansprouts. They were in turn flavoured with stock, Chinese cooking wine (I used sherry) soy and garlic oil. They look a bit messy, but they were also good and went well with the salmon (the suggested pairing).
12. Rocky Road Crunch Bars
Although I am a keen baker, I also have a very soft spot for uncooked bars too. These are a sort of fridge cake, melted chocolate and butter, mixed with golden syrup and then crumbs and pieces of Rich Tea biscuits and marshmallows were folded in. I made these with the white mini marshmallows, to look like the picture in the book, but I’d use the pink and yellow ones next time for some extra colour. The dusting of icing sugar in top has a double use: to make them look pretty with the contrast in colour and also to cover the tops which are a bit haphazard, or at least mine were anyway!
These are not overtly sweet, probably due to the 300g of 70% cocoa dark chocolate used. I often use half dark and half milk chocolate in recipes, but didn’t here as I thought the marshmallows would have been sweeter, but I could have done my usual 50 / 50 with no problems. Having said that they were a good little bar, which fairly scratched the post lunch / mid afternoon chocolate itch, and would be a lovely addition for a lunch box, which is their intended suggested use by Nigella.