Originally Posted by Chef_Jen
What do you think is an underused Veg. I mean we all go out to eat and we see Carrot Broc. Peas Etc..
Well who else to ask but me???
Snap peas or mangetouts.
is definitely a strange thingie. So subtle, so elusive - and hardly even known.
I discovered about a year ago when one of the wise guys in the Farmers Market said " OI! Professer! Get a load o this!"
and put a kilo of kohlrabi in my bag.
. Those huge, long, white radishes so popular in Oriental food, yet frequently overlooked as a peppery alternative for salad dishes.
. I think they might actually be my favourite vegetable at the moment. The more Italian recipes I see, the more I like them.
. Two seconds stirfried in some real Chinese peanut oil, a little sea salt, oh glory...
Unfortunately, a much maligned source of colour and sweetness! Peel and zap one in the blender with a dose of fresh orange juice. MMMM! Make some spicy curry with tomatoes and tamarind. All I ever seem to see is pickled beetroot and Borscht.
I feel we've got into a rut with these. Pumpkin Pie, Baked Marrow, Roasted Squash - - time for some wild and wonderful thoughts! How about Marrow and Ginger Ice cream, anyone? Mix some pumpkin with earthy spices and lentils.Make some Squash Balls ( HA!) with chickpea flour and yoghurt - gently fry and serve with a yoghurt/dill sauce.