BBC2: Raymond Blanc Kitchen Secrets Series 2
EPISODE EIGHT: SUMMER GREENS
Broadcast Monday 18 April, BBC2 at 8.30pm
The programme features a range of recipes for cooks of all abilities that are inspirational, yet achievable. In this episode Raymond celebrates the freshest summer greens.
Beginning with a simple yet vibrant pistou soup, laden with summer vegetables and bursting with basil, topped with crispy croutons and meltingly rich parmesan. Next a dish ideal for a warm summer’s day - poached salmon resting on a bed of citrusy sorrel served with a zingy lemon sauce. The combination of crisp chicory, ripe pears and walnuts creates a flavour-packed salad perfectly paired with a rich, creamy Roquefort dressing. And to round off, an exquisite spinach ravioli encasing a perfectly poached quail’s egg, accompanied by a light beurre blanc, earthy wild mushrooms and fragrant micro-herbs - delivered direct to Raymond’s kitchen by specialist grower Richard Vine. Raymond also visits the Cotswolds to discover a nutty alternative to olive oil – beautifully golden, cold-pressed rapeseed oil.
To view the recipes, visit the BBC website by clicking here.
Raymond Blanc's new book, Kitchen Secrets, featuring recipes from Kitchen Secrets Series 1 & 2 and many more, was published by Bloomsbury on 14 February and is available to buy online from Amazon from Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Brasserie Blanc, Maison Blanc, and from online retailers and bookstores.
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