I haven’t done a Nigella Express post for a while, but I’m still cooking, often repeat recipes that I’ve already blogeged about, but here is the next round up.
As always (for anybody new) this is a sort of mini project I gave myself to cook a good number of dishes from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. The numbers in front of the recipe titles represent their number as I've posted about them (I've cooked more than this!), and again as always I don’t post the recipes, because I couldn’t post so many recipes from any one book! Hope you enjoy!
48 Avocado & Tomato Bruchetta
A breakfast this was meant to be in the book, but I made it quickly one day for my solitary lunch, it was good, actually surprising in its simplicity, but none the worse for it. The tomato and avocado flavours just jumped!
49 Festive Fusilli
A little pasta recipe from the Holiday Snaps chapter, we liked this a lot, slightly warming with a little vodka, creamy with mascarpone and vibrant with sun blush tomatoes.
50 Pineapple upside Down Cake
It was this recipe that prompted me to make my other (Wanda) upside down cake. I made this pretty cake with a view to having some leftovers, but sadly it was all gone =)
Or hot tortilla sandwiches, thin mouthfuls of ham and cheese and tortilla, yum!
52 Mirn Glazed Salmon
It has taken me so long to make this salmon, and so many of my Nigella friends have raved over it! In served it with noodles and greenery, lovely. I used sherry in place of the mirn, just because this is my preferance – mirn makes me so thirsty for ages afterwards!
53 Aromatic Crispy Duck
When I made this I couldn’t help thinking to myself that it would be nothing like the fantastic restaurant duck of the same name, but it was really very good! Duck, Chinese wheat pancakes, hoisin sauce, cucumber and spring onions.
54 Scallops and Chorizo
This was very quick, very tasty and very colourful.
55 Chickpeas and Rocket
The scallops above went with this dish of warmed chick peas and wilted rocket, this part wasn’t quite my thing.
56 Puy Lentil Salad
Made with tinned puy lentils, a product hitherto unknown in my kitchen, but it made a fast good salad! Serve not long after making, as it went a bit unpleasent kept in the fridge overnight, fortunately I only kept a spoonful.
57. Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge Sundae
This recipe is so simple an older child could easily make it, I didn’t let mine do it, as although she gets to help Mummy, I don’t let her near the actual cooker yet. It is a great little sauce for ice cream, Nigella suggests vanilla, chocolate and caramel ice creams for a full on ice cream sundae. We tried vanilla and caramel. Although I liked the vanilla, I’d just serve it with caramel ice cream next time. As the flavour sensation between the caramel and the sauce was really very very good! I even managed to use my new little jug! This is one of the recipes that I’d say if you have the book make make it soon!