The Severnshed was a longstanding restaurant in a boathouse on Bristol harbourside. It survived at least 20 years but sadly i never got round to eating there before it closed. They specialised in middle eastern food including this traditional Syrian dish which was later adopted by the Jewish community in Damascus. This updated version is from one of their head chefs, Raviv Hadad, and I found it in Sophie Grigson’s ” Sunshine Food”, one of my go to books in 2000 when it was first published. It can be served as a starter or a vegetarian main course.
This version of a vegetable paella is from ” Plenty” by Yotam Ottolenghi. Quantities can easily be doubled to serve four.
A very good salad from ” Jamie’s Dinners” by Jamie Oliver. You can use different spices or add in some sun dried tomatoes ans chorizo sausages if you like.
A delicious soup from Jamie Oliver’s ” Jamie’s Dinners”.
A quick but classic recipe from ” Melts” by Fern Green. I also like like to do make this on toasted seeded bagels and then pop it under the grill until the cheese melts.
A spicy and sour broth from Ravinder Bhogal.
This sweet and crunchy pickle is traditionally served with Vietnamese Banh Mi. It’s from ” Pickled” by Freddie Janssen.
A delicious way to serve duck from Diana Henry. I had some rhubarb relish leftover and found that it also went very well with a grilled lamb chop.
A quick and tasty stir fry from ” Chinese Food made Easy” by Ching He-Huang.
Another good soup from Trine Hahnemann which she describes as Scandinavian with influences from southern Europe.
A Turkish recipe from ” Eat Istanbul” by Andy Harris.
A very good fish soup from Trine Hahnemann.You do need a good stock, so allow plenty of time to prepare this and sweettalk your fishmonger into giving you the fishbones!
A delicious side to many Indian meat dishes from ” Kricket” by Will Bowlby.
A delicious main or side dish .
A favourite soup from Romy Gill.