Friday, January 6, 2012

Bean, marrow and baby tomato salad

Boy it's hot here! It makes cooking in the evening a challenge. Tonight Superman has planned a BBQ which is really welcome, but last night I was on duty!

My garden is yielding so nicely at the moment. Tomatoes are being picked by the basket full, marrows are filling out and French beans prolific. I paged through one of my favourite cookbooks - Healthy Appetite, Gordon Ramsey - and adjusted a recipe of his.

Fry one chopped onion in some olive oil, then add trimmed french beans and circular marrows. Sweat until just tender. Remove from the heat and add lots of cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle over 1t sugar, 1/4t thyme & sweet basil. Serve luke warm.

I put this with some sticky chicken drumsticks. Heat oven to 200C. Put drumsticks in an oven dish, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Cook for 20mins.

In the meantime, mix together 3T Fish Sauce, 3T Soya Sauce, 3T Rice Vinegar and 6T Honey. Remove chicken from oven, pour sauce over and cook, turning every now and again, until dark and sticky....sooooo yummy!


Linnie said...

I'm surely going to try this recipe. It look delicious! Thank you Wendy!

Linda said...

Sounds lovely! Wishing you a wonderful 2012 Wendy.

Ruth Kelly said...

It's not easy photographing food - you do very well. Your garden is gigantic. May God bless your garden and your family in this new year.

Cath said...

Sweltering here in the Free State too. Last night I also made a bean, marrow and tomato dish - a risotto... and tonight my man is also doing the honours.

Birds of a feather and all that!

WildernesFamily said...

You are doing such a good job, keep up the great work! I keep trying to get my family in SA to grow *anything* edible, but so far they haven't caught on.