Thursday, 28 July 2011

Speedy Sides: Edition 1

This is the first edition of one of my new features Speedy Sides (racked my brains to think of that title didn't I?). The name speaks for itself, each edition will be a super quick and easy dish which will work great as a perfect side,with, or as an addition to a main meal (Depending on whether you eat for England or enjoy mini meals).

  • 700g New potatoes
  • 100g Radishes
  • 100g Half fat creme fresh (or you can use full fat if your already bikini ready!)
  • Small bunch spring onions
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • Zest and large squirt of juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 Clove of garlic
  • 2 Tbsp Tarragon
                      Total Prep time: 10 Minutes            
  • In a large pan bring your potatoes to boil in salted water. Boil for 10 minutes or until they start to feel soft went you give them a poke with a knife.
  • Drain then off and leave to cool down.
  • Slice up your radishes and spring onions as finely as you can, don't worry if your knife skills aren't Jamie Oliver esq the chopping can be as rough as you like as long as its fine. Pop them in a bowl with your creme fresh.
  • Finely chop your tarragon, add to a small bowl with the lemon zest, garlic (crushed), paprika and a big old squeeze of lemon juice. Give the lot a quick mix.
  • Once the spuds are cool slice them into halves and add to the radish and onion mix, pour over the gremolata and give it all a good stir.
  • Done!Fab for BBQ's, trying to pretend your a bit posh, and with fish.
Adapted from a recipe from Sainsbury's magazine.


  1. lush! was thinking it would be great for barbecues x

    ramz and the flock

  2. Merci Beth :) its yum with a bit of BBQ chicken x

  3. Sounds real good! I love paprika x

  4. This is so right up my ally! Great recipe. Plus I love reading things like "Fab for BBQ's, trying to pretend your a bit posh" - no one says things like that in America :)

  5. @Barrina, me too, it makes everything so morish! :)

    @Simply...Gluten-free thanks so much for your lovely comments on here and twitter. Glad you like my attempts at sardonic wit! ha! x

  6. Girl your blog is genius.

    Helen, X

  7. @ Helen, aw thats a lovely thing to say! thank-you so much :) :) xx


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