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Lemon June 7, 2010

Posted by andrewescott in Dinners.
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Mains  

We were so excited about the bounty before us, we forgot to take a photo until after we had served.  Hence the partially empty serving plates!

  

Summer Veal

This recipe is taken from The Silver Spoon.  

  

Ingredients

1 celery stick  

1 carrot  

1 onion  

1kg topside  

100g capers, drained and rinsed  

100ml olive oil  

juice of 4 lemons, strained  

  1. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil with the celery, carrot and onion. Tie the veal neatly with kitchen string, add to the pan and simmer for 2 hours.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and leave the meat to cool in its stock.
  3. Drain veal, untie and carve very thinly. Arrange the slices on a serving dish and sprinkle with the capers.
  4. Whisk together the oil and lemon juice in a bowl, season with salt and pour the dressing over the meat. Leave to marinate for 30 minutes, then serve.

Lemon Risotto

Ingredients

Fattoush

This recipe is taken from Gourmet Traveller, Feb 2010.  

Ingredients

1 Lebanese flat bread  

I baby cos, inner leaves coursely torn  

80g sheep’s milk feta  

50g baby spinach  

50g wild rocket  

(note: the recipe called for 30g each of the spinach, rocket and purlane, but no purlane was available.)  

1 cup mint, loosely packed  

1 cup flat leaf parsley, loosely packed  

10 Sicilian green olives  

10 Kalamata olives  

1 Lebanese cucumber, finely diced  

1 Roma tomato, finely diced  

1 tablespoon sumac  

Presevered Lemon Dressing

1 teaspoon cumin seeds  

50ml extra virgin olive oil  

1/2 preserved lemon, flesh and pith removed, skin finely chopped  

1 garlic clove, coursely chopped  

pinch sweet paprika  

  1. Pre-heat grill to high. For preserved lemon dressing, dry-roast cumin seeds until fragrant (1-2 min), cool slightly, then pound in a mortar and pestle. Transfer to food processor, add remaining ingredients, process until smooth, season to taste.
  2. Grill flat bread until golden and crisp (1-2 min), tear coarsely and set aside.
  3. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl, add dressing and flat bread, toss to combine, season to taste. Serve immediately.

Dessert

Lemon Layer Cake

Ingredients

Drinks

Lemon and Orange Cordial 

Ingredients

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