UK seasonal food information, tips and recipe ideas, updated every week
SEASONAL FOOD OF THE WEEK
Kale is a very handy ingredient for seasonal eaters as it is one of the few green vegetables that is more abundant and flavourful during the coldest months of the year. It can be substituted for cabbage or spinach and makes a fine side dish when blanched and sautéed with garlic (a little soy and a sprinkling of chopped, roasted nuts is a lovely addition). It also makes an excellent ingredient in hearty, warming soups such as Kale and Chestnut Soup and the traditional Portuguese dish Caldo Verde.
IN SEASON NOW
artichoke, beetroot, broccoli, butternut squash, celeriac, celery, chicory, chillies, courgettes, fennel, garlic, horseradish, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce & salad leaves, marrow, parsnips, peppers, potatoes (maincrop), pumpkin, radishes, rocket, runner beans, shallots, swede, sweetcorn, tomatoes, truffles (black) [i], truffles (white) [i], turnips, watercress, wild mushrooms
almonds [i], chestnuts, chives, cob nuts, hazelnuts [i], oregano, parsley (curly), rosemary, sage, sorrel, thyme, walnuts [i]
clams, cod, coley, crab, dab, dover sole, grey mullet, gurnard, haddock, halibut, hake, herring, lemon sole, lobster, mackerel, monkfish, mussels, oysters, pilchard, plaice, pollack, prawns, red mullet, sea bass (wild), sea bream, skate, squid, turbot, winkles
[i] denotes imported produce
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