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It's a Foodie Thursday

1 hour, 55 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 22 November 2012

Simon and the team welcome resident chef Nigel Barden to the studio to cook up an irresistible Shallot & Chestnut Stew inside big Yorkshire Puddings.

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  • Nigel's Recipe

    Shallot & Chestnut Stew
    by Catherine Hill from The Weekend Cookbook (Michael Joseph)

    ‘A rich satisfying veggie stew capable of wooing any meat eater to the table’.
    Each & every vegetarian will fall instantly in love with you when you wheel this out of the kitchen served in lovely big crisp Yorkshire puddings.

    Serves 4

    Prep time 10 mins
    Cooking time 45 mins

    1 tbsp oil
    250g large shallots, halved
    2 carrots, thickly sliced
    250g mushrooms, halved or quartered
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 tbsp chopped thyme
    2 tbsp plain flour
    200ml red wine
    300ml light vegetable stock
    200g vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped
    150g kale, roughly chopped
    1-2 tbsp redcurrant jelly

    1. Preheat the oil in a large saucepan, add the shallots & carrots & cook for 10 mins until lightly caramelised.
    2. Add the mushrooms, garlic & thyme & cook for 5 mins.
    3. Stir in the flour & cook whilst stirring for 3 mins.
    4. Add the red wine to the pan & whisk like mad, scraping up any flour or crusty bits from the base of the pan.
    5. Bubble for 2 mins to cook off the alcohol.
    6. Add the stock & chestnuts & simmer for a couple of mins before adding the kale.
    7. Simmer for just under 10 mins or until the kale & carrots are tender.
    8. Stir in the redcurrant jelly (taste as you whisk it in) & season to taste.

    Top Tip
    • If your gravy isn’t quite as thick as you’d like, simply whisk in a tsp or so of veggie gravy granules & bubble until thick.

    Yoghurt-pot Yorkshires

    Makes 12 small puddings or 4 larger ones

    Prep time 5 mins
    Cooking time 20 mins

    3 tbsp oil
    2 yoghurt-pot measures of plain flour
    2 eggs
    200ml milk

    1. Preheat the oven to gas 6/200C/180C fan.
    2. Drizzle the oil into the holes of the Yorkshire pudding tin & heat in the oven until smoking.
    3. Place the flour in a large bowl, add a good pinch of salt & then add the eggs & milk.
    4. Beat until smooth.
    5. Pour the batter into the hot fat & bake for 15 mins until golden & risen.

    Top Tips
    • Two individual yoghurt pots filled (not packed) with plain flour are equivalent to 125g or 225ml of flour tipped into a measuring jug.
    • The batter should be the consistency of double cream & the oil should be smoking hot in the tin.

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