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10 Favourite Rhubarb Recipes
Without doubt rhubarb is one of the most versatile foods in the hands of a cook or chef. It can be stewed, roasted, baked or boiled. It is as happy as a comforting, stodgy pudding as it is in a sophisticated jelly. It plays nicely with fatty meats and oily fish, makes a delicious jam or partner to hot spices and exotic fruits in a chutney or relish. It can turn from vegetable to wine, add a glow to vodka or a blush to a summer cordial. How many other vegetables do you know that can do that?
Next Page: Roasted Rhubarb Plus a Couple of Crumble Recipes
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Easy Roast Rhubarb and a Crumble Recipes
One of the loveliest ways of cooking rhubarb, is to not stew it which is the more traditional way, but to roast it. Roasting rhubarb intensifies the flavour, retains the vibrant colour, and helps to hold its shape. None of which can be achieved by stewing.
The best rhubarb to use for roasting is the Yorkshire Forced Variety. but is possible to use summer rhubarb though the results are not quite as astonishing.
One of the best ways to use roasted rhubarb is in a crumble.
Next Page: Simple Rhubarb Mess and Other Dessert Recipes
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Simple Rhubarb Mess and Other Dessert Recipes
If you are more used to the classic Eton Mess then you are going to love this recipe using delicious rhubarb. The cream and crushed meringue is still there but you will also find bits of ginger cake, ginger and rhubarb work so well together. The added beauty of this dessert is it is supremely easy to make especially if you use ready-made meringue nest.
As an alternative to Mess in a dish, turn it into a tart, use the recipe above in place of the strawberries.
More Dessert Recipes Using Rhubarb
Next Page:Savoury Recipes Using Rhubarb
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Savoury Recipes Using Rhubarb
If you think rhubarb only belongs with custard and cream, then think again. One of the reasons rhubarb is so versatile in the kitchen is its ability to marry so well with oily fish and fatty meats. Pork is a reall winner for this combnination, as too is mackerel.
This quick and easy Pan-fried Mackerel with Roasted Rhubarb is simply delicious and stacked with goodness from the healthy, oily fish and the fresh rhubarb.
This Braised Pork Recipe combines the pork with rhubarb and produces lots of juices which make a lovely sauce.
And this chutney recipe is where rhubarb truly shines,it is both sweet and savoury and the perfect accompaniment to cold meats and cheeses.