Need some seasonal inspiration? Then read on as we discuss some ingredients to make use of this August.
Summer is finally in full swing and for us foodies, that means a whole new season of produce to try. Of course, there are plenty of options which can be overwhelming but fear not; our seasonal guide will give you an insight into some of the best ingredients to make use of this summer. So take our advice and be sure to strike while the iron (and weather) is hot.
Summer is prime time for a variety of tasty fish, and brown crab is a particular highlight. Typically caught on the west coast and Scottish Isles, the meat from the claws is especially sweet, with the brown meat rich in Omega 3 and other beneficial minerals and vitamins. It’s a versatile ingredient that can either be prepared fresh or utilised in pre-made products such as crab cakes.
Herring is another great Omega 3-rich choice and can be grilled, baked or, most notably, smoked, making it ideal for Scottish kippers.
Gooseberries and blackberries are seasonal favourites during the summer months. The former is only available for a short amount of time so be sure to grab them while you can.
Gooseberries match well with the floral flavours of elderflower, also in season at this time, so try mixing them together for something special. Blackberries, on the other hand, are best in the late summer and will make for an excellent addition to baking and cocktail recipes.