The first delicious spring veg
It is so exciting when we can pick the first of the vegetables at the allotment and it was time to thin the beetroots, parsnips, kholrabi and the turnips. We had a bit of a hot spell and everything has been growing so fast.
The turnips were unfortunately eaten by something and I had to throw them away but the other veg were good. I cleaned and scraped them and decided to roast the beets and the parsnips. The bay leaves are fresh and soft and they are delicious.
I had mushrooms in the fridge and decided to cook them with some kimchi to make it interesting. I thought a cheesy bechamel would bring it all together.
preparation time 5 minutes
cooking time 10 minutes
- 400 gr or 14 ounce button mushrooms
- 1 onion fine chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic, fine chopped
- 1/2 dl or 1/4 cup kimchi
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp mirin
- 1 tbsp oil
- salt to taste
Slice the mushrooms and place in a pan. Cook off until the liquid is gone.
Add the soy sauce and the mirin and when that has been soaked up by the mushrooms add the oil and fry the mushrooms a little crispy. Last add the kimchi.
Make sure the flavours mix and keep it heated until you are ready to serve.
Whilst that is cooking clean the kholrabi and shell some broadbeans before steaming them for a couple of minutes.
The roast vegetables came out beautiful. I added a light drizzle of honey over the parsnips the last 15 minutes of roasting.
The bayleaves had crisped up and were delicious, I wish I had made more of them.
I loved the bechamel with the veg and it was a great way to eat spring veg. I am sure M said something about the lack of meat so next time I will have some ham with it but it was still nice.
I am bringing some of the spring veg to Angie’s brilliant Fiesta Friday party. Since I joined Angela’s Fiesta Friday party I have meet so many friends. The dishes are so diverse and it is a constant source of inspiration. Thie week Angie’s two co hosts are Quinn, Dad what’s 4 dinner and Naina, Spice in the City. Angie always picks the most amazing co hosts and Quinn and Naina are no exceptions. Have a look at their blog but be warned, they will make you hungry and I always find something to inspire me!