Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Medley of Spring Vegetables - Cookbook Countdown

Asparagus, fava beans, green peas and artichokes all say "spring" to me. Menestra de Primavera, a recipe from Claudia Roden's The Food of Spain, the book I'm cooking from this month for Cookbook Countdown, includes them all and is described by the author as "one of the great vegetable dishes of Spain". 
Considered a soup in some regions of Spain and often served as a first course, the dish comprises vegetables cooked in chicken stock and a thin but flavourful sauce made from some of that stock, onions, garlic and wine. Crispy bits of fried Serrano ham add a Spanish touch.

It was light and lovely, a delicious celebration of early spring produce.
I'm linking this post to Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.    

3 comments:

  1. What a lovely plate up! Utterly delish!

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  2. Oh Wow! Such a beautiful plate of veggies! Looks irresistible and delicious!

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  3. Those veggies look perfect. Want!

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