Fall Inspired Recipe

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Can you guys believe I used to HATE fish. I mean I didn’t even like tuna or fish sticks, it all seemed strange to me and I was not interested. Insert my husband who is from Vancouver Island and his fish loving family and I know have to say I prefer it to chicken….. which seems insane if you knew how much I detested it before. The key is buying good quality fish that does not smell fishy! I thought ¬†all fish smelled fishy and was supposed to, but good quality fish should not smell fishy and it will change your life.

Ston East Park, a luxury¬†four red-star country house hotel in Somerset England with an award-winning fine dining restaurant , contacted me to feature one of their amazing fall inspired recipes for you all to try at home! I don’t know about you but this sounds amazing! Next date night in this is comin for ya Jade!

Pumpkin Soup, Onion Bhaji and Cod.

Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients:

1kg Pumpkin

2 Large Shallots

4 Cloves of Garlic

1 Stick of Celery

500ml Chicken Stock

150ml Double Cream

250g Butter

Salt & Pepper

4 tbsp Olive Oil

Method:

Peel, de-seed and dice the pumpkin, and dice the celery, garlic and shallot place altogether into a large pan with olive oil, butter and stock, sweat down until the vegetables are soft. Add the cream and reduce a little and liquidise until smooth, check and season to taste.

Onion Bhaji

Ingredients

2 Large Onions

30g Rice Flour

60g Plain Flour

1tsp Ground Coriander

1 tbsp Butter

1 and half tsp Chilli Powder

Half tsp Cumin Powder

Half tsp Turmeric

50ml Lemon Juice

Method

Sift flour into a mixing bowl, add butter and lemon juice and mix until the consistency of double cream add cold water if required. Then proceed to add spices and season to taste. Slice Onions and add to the mixture and mix well, shape the mixture and shallow fry until golden brown.

Oven Roasted Cod

This recipe can be served with oven roasted Cod, why not try using some pesto with the Cod when roasting or even Monkfish?

Photo and recipe curtesy of Ston Easton Park