Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day episode 7: Nigel shows us how surprisingly versatile the ingredients in our weekly shop can be, proving that by trying something different in the kitchen it is possible to make our food suit our mood. Including duck and citrus salad, hot yoghurt steak and chocolate beetroot cake.
As he works his way through his weekly shop in this episode, Nigel shows ways to cook with an abundance of ingredients, whether a glut from the garden or a special offer in the shops. He proves there are creative ways to have delicious food every day of the week.
Nigel Slater shows how, with a bit of culinary creativity, he turns the contents of his weekly shop into seven delicious dishes – one for every day of the week. Nigel Slater OBE is an English food writer, journalist and broadcaster. He has written a column for The Observer Magazine for over a decade and is the principal writer for the Observer Food Monthly supplement. Prior to this, Slater was a food writer for Marie Claire for five years.
Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day episode 7
Aubergine and paneer
This incredibly quick and easy vegan curry looks impressive with its garnish of pomegranate seeds and torn mint.
Sweet and sour duck
Leftover roast duck gives a deep flavour to this Chinese-inspired soothing soup with greens.
Duck and citrus salad
A light salad of orange segments and pea shoots makes a delicious accompaniment to roasted duck.
Beetroot chocolate cake – Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day episode 7
If you haven’t yet discovered the wonderful cake combination that is beetroot and chocolate, this is the perfect introductory recipe. Try it with a dollop of crème fraîche.
Layer your favourite cheese, pickle and chutney atop these delicious spelt biscuits speckled with assorted seeds.
Hot yoghurt steak – Nigel Slater’s Dish of the Day episode 7
A spicy yoghurt marinade tenderises rump steak – a cut that is full of flavour.
Date and bacon butty
Bacon-wrapped dates tucked in soft white bread – a butty for mornings when you crave both sweet and savoury.