Mary has shown us how to cook Sunday lunches, afternoon teas and dinner parties. Now, in the final episode of the series, it’s a summer party.
For Mary’s outdoor party, the dishes are best served cold: salmon fillets with herb sauce, ham with homemade chutney, and fillet of beef with garlic and mustard cream.
To accompany the cold meats and fish there are two salads: fiery red rice and broad bean and little gem. And what better way to finish off a summer lunch, and the series, than Mary’s summer pudding.
Mary Berry Cooks ep.6 Summer Lunch dishes:
1. Summer pudding loaf
This is an easier to make version of the classic summer pudding that everyone loves so much and is easy to serve being loaf shaped.
2. Summer fruit smoothie
Smoothies are not as sweet as milkshakes and are a little healthier too. If you like yours sweeter, just add more icing sugar. To enjoy this smoothie all year round try it with frozen berries.
3. Roast fillet of beef with roasted garlic and mustard cream
A tender cut of beef is a little bit of luxury and this is the perfect main course to cook for a gathering of friends.
4. Fiery red rice salad
This is a hot salad that would be fabulous to serve on a buffet table for a summer supper or barbecue. It is delicious served with chargrilled meats, chicken or fish.
5. Broad bean and Little Gem salad
This is such a lovely fresh tasting salad, ideal for a summer buffet or alfresco meal. For meat eaters, add six rashers of crispy fried, crumbled bacon.
6. Salmon fillets with herb sauce, quails’ eggs and asparagus
I love to serve a long platter of these salmon fillets for a summer buffet. They look so pretty and the flavour of the herb sauce really compliments the salmon. This would be the prefect main meal to serve for a special occasion.