Eco cuisine bring you your shopping list for what produce is seasonal this time of year.
Seasonal produce has so many benefits from environmental, to economical and financial benefits too. Some even say eating seasonally is better for your health too.
Here’s our May shopping list so that you can make informed decisions when buying your weekly food shop;
Fruit and Veggies
Samphire, Asparagus, Cauliflower, New potato, Parsley, Mint, Broad bean, Carrot, Spinach, Lettuce, Celery, Cherry, Raspberry, Rhubarb….
Meat and Fish
Duck, Sea trout, Sea bass, Lemon sole, Cod, Sardine, Lamb, Crab, Dover sole, Halibut, Herring, John Dory, Plaice, Salmon
I love it when English asparagus is around – we eat so much of it at every meal time while we can get this little gem of our seasonal shopping………eat it raw or lightly steam for 1 – 2 minutes only and enjoy. I also love samphire with fresh fish – again, just a quick steam 1-2 minutes then season with sea salt and pepper and add a little butter if you’re feeling indulgent! Fresh mint with new potatoes – yummy. Just steam until tender and add ripped leaves of mint – are you growing your own ? It so easy!
Another short season life is the sea trout – if you’re lucky enough to get it from your fishmonger – what a delight – so subtle. Lightly wrap in foil and bake for approx.20-30 minutes depending on size – test to see when it’s ready – if the skin peels easily away then you can go for it………..