Want to make your month extra tasty? Then add these scrummy recipes to your meal plan. Simple, seasonal and inexpensive, they’re just what you need to brighten up your month and speed spring along.
What’s in season?
For a month of short days and chilly temperatures, February is full of great tasting produce. On offer are winter veg such as salsify, celeriac, parsnips and sprouts, game meat and sea food including mussels and oysters, as well as fruit like blood oranges, apples and rhubarb.
To enjoy the best from your area, search for seasonal treats in local greengrocers, markets and food box schemes as well as your usual supermarket.
Start your day with something warming, filling and totally yummy. Rich in cocoa and sweet in taste, this chocolate porridge feels naughty but it’s actually full of goodness. Try it and see for yourself.
Parsnips and parmesan are an excellent combo and this roasted parsnip and parmesan soup garnished with parsnip crisps is next level. Enjoy with a slice of this delicious ham and ricotta cake – mmm!
Ten minutes is all you need for this gnocchi, pancetta and purple sprouting broccoli. It’s the perfect recipe to have on standby for those evenings when you need food fast.
Sausages with winter veg mash is a midweek saviour. Quick and comforting, it’s one to go back to time and again. And for a bowlful of flavour and goodness, head to the Tefal app for this steamed miso salmon with noodles and veggies including shredded spring greens.
Give steak a break in favour of this chicken pot pie topped with seasonal celeriac mash or mouth-watering aubergine parmesan parcels. Serve up with seasonal stars like sauteed salsify or shredded gingered Brussels sprouts.
For something extra special, try these brown sugar meringues with rhubarb compote. And as we started with chocolate, that’s how we’ll end. Show your love than with this chocolate hazelnut tart– that’s February food heaven!