Vegetarian Recipes

tasty vegetarian (& some seafood) recipes

Entries Tagged as 'Main Course'

Crab tart

August 15th, 2011 · No Comments

Lately crabs have become very much the decapodic crustacean of choice here at Yumblog Towers. This is a preference very much aided by the fish stall at Roman Road Market which sells big brown locally caught (Mile End Road at low tide) specimens for under four (s)quid. Having recently made this magnificently delicious crab tart […]

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Tags: Baking · Crab · Main Course · Seafood

Rosemary Potato Pizza

August 5th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Trawling through the dusty archives in the Fanny Craddock Wing of the Great Library here at Yumblog Towers, it seems that in all our years as honoured custodians of this esteemed and venerable blog, we have never written up a recipe for pizza. A possible explanation for this (should your legal department require one) is […]

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Tags: Bread · Main Course · Pizza · Vegetarian

Mediterranean tuna

July 19th, 2011 · No Comments

It was Saturday so we took our now routine trip across the wasteland to Victoria Park ‘Village’ for provisions. Wallet out. A score in the fishmonger, a Paul McKenna each at the offy and greengrocer, a few sharpeners at an impressive £4.40 a pint… where did that fifty quid go? Well, most of it went […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Tapas

Spanish prawn, potato & pimentón stew

July 16th, 2011 · No Comments

This is essentially a simpler version of the ‘Spicy Seafood Stew‘ which can be found a few posts below, although none the inferior for it. It is based on a recipe from the excellent ‘Rick Stein’s Spain’ which is itself based on a trad Spanish dish called ‘All-i-pebre’. Feel free to continue the process of […]

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Tags: Main Course · Seafood

Farfalle with spinach, basil and ricotta

June 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Here’s a quick and tasty meal to enjoy as the earth’s crust inexplicably crumbles and spews forth molten drivel*.

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · pasta · Starter · Vegetarian(ish)

Puy lentil & roasted butternut squash ‘soup’ with harissa

June 15th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Again, inverted commas as the viscosity gradient of this dish leans very much more towards the stewy than the soupy. However, let’s not get bogged down with culinary thixotropics, pull up a chair, grab yourself a spoon and tuck in.

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Spicy seafood stew

June 13th, 2011 · 2 Comments

It was Saturday morning and so the evening meal needed to be planned. She wanted something seafoody (but not with mussels). He wanted something spicy (but not Asian). They both wanted something tasty (not the usual slop they serve up). Cook books are leafed and websites consulted (but not food blogs as these are written […]

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

La Tiella Barese

June 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

A traditional Italian (Puglia) one pot dish of mussels, potato and rice.

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Tags: Main Course · Rice · Seafood

Wilted greens and potato with cheese sauce

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments

If you fancy two of your five-a-day smothered in cheese sauce then this is the recipe for you.

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Side Dish · Vegetarian(ish)

Fusilli with 3 herb pesto

May 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Being a puritan and a snob, I wouldn’t normally condone any recipe for pesto which strayed away from the traditional holy trinity of basil, pine nuts and parmesan. Profane variations such as ‘Rocket and walnut’ or ‘Spinach and sun-dried tomatoes’ have a desperate and makeshift ‘Ready Steady Cook’ feel about them, which in my experience […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian(ish)

Potato and Asparagus Frittata

May 11th, 2011 · 5 Comments

In an attempt to escape the hysterical media build up to ‘the wedding’, not to mention the event itself with its stupid street parties, stupid bunting, stupid flag waving and general unseemly national deference to our ‘betters’, we left the country and spent Easter in the relaxed sun-drenched (republic) of Berlin. Fortunately for us the […]

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Tags: Asparagus · cheese · Eggs · Main Course · Starter · Tapas · Vegetarian(ish)

Soft cheese, puy lentil and parsley salad

April 19th, 2011 · No Comments

A few weekends back the Yumblog family boarding a cramped Virgin train and sped uncomfortably northwards to West Yorkshire in what could be referred to as Phase Two of their cunning plan for a bright and exciting new future. A few days later they returned to Yumblog Towers refreshed and excited and carrying a modest […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · salad · Snack · Vegetarian

Baked Camembert

March 21st, 2011 · No Comments

This is less of a recipe and more of a reminder to shove a Camembert in the oven once in a while for a fast fatty indulgent treat … and do it soon before this world inexorably unravels to a lawless (and cheeseless) wasteland.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Main Course · Starter · Vegetarian(ish)

(Beetroot) Risotto Rosso

February 10th, 2011 · 2 Comments

The starting point of this recipe was a forgotten and up until now unused bargain basement cookbook called something along the lines of ‘A Zillion and One Easy To Make Risottos’. I should have been forewarned, for even after the most cursory of scans it was obvious the editor had struggled to fulfil the ambitious […]

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Tags: Main Course · Rice · Starter · Vegetarian

27 ways with onions …

February 1st, 2011 · No Comments

2. Creamed onion and cider soup with Stilton A quarter of the way into our sack of onions, time to try another soup… Featuring as it does cider and Stilton, this could probably be called an English Onion Soup.

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Tags: Main Course · Snack · Soup · Starter

27 ways with onions ….

January 20th, 2011 · No Comments

1. Vegetarian(ish) French(ish) Onion Soup Around our way virtually every shop sells these 4kg sacks of onions for a very reasonable £2, so we thought we’d buy one and see if we could eat the entire contents in sufficiently varied ways that we didn’t slump into an Allium ennui induced coma. This onion soup is […]

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Tags: Main Course · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian(ish)

Minty Pea Fritters with Smoked Salmon

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

I couldn’t think of an introduction to this recipe so I ran it back and forth through BabelFish a few times until I ended up with ‘Muntachtige pea fries in oil the pie of meat [s] in order to fumigate the salmon of the friend’. Incidentally, apologies to Gordon Ramsay for our childish reference to […]

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Tags: Main Course · Snack · Starter

Stilton (& Rocket) Tart

January 17th, 2011 · No Comments

Despite heroic efforts on our part, post-Christmas still found us with a substantial wedge of a 3 tonne wheel of Stilton left uneaten. This tart was one of several tasty ways we found to remedy the problem.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Eggs · Main Course · Snack · Starter · Vegetarian

Porcini Risotto

January 12th, 2011 · No Comments

Porcini are very much in vogue here at Yumblog Towers. Along with late Sunday roasts. And baked potatoes with cheese and beans and coleslaw. And spending Saturday morning watching 5Live on the red button. And Sophie the teething giraffe. And Friday night beer and pizza after swimming. Lots of things in fact. But not duck […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Mushrooms · Rice · Starter · Vegetarian

3 Cheese Risotto

December 19th, 2010 · 2 Comments

…which makes this three times better than a mono cheesed risotto.

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Rice · Starter · Vegetarian

Herbed Trout with Crushed Potato and Leek, and Fennel Salad

December 15th, 2010 · No Comments

If you take nothing else from this recipe, you will at least leave with an unusual and delicious new way of cooking potatoes. Not bad. Consider it an early Christmas present.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course

Seafood Spaghetti en Papillote…

December 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment

…or Seafood Spaghetti baked in paper parcels. To be honest, this method doesn’t particularly impart any more flavour than if cooked in the more traditional way, however there is something satisfying and vaguely theatrical about peeling open the paper and wafting aside the aromatic steam to reveal a hearty mound of spaghetti and seafood.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · pasta · Seafood

Porcini fondue

December 7th, 2010 · No Comments

The last six months have seen many changes here at Yumblog Towers. Saturday nights are no longer a time of cage fighting (for her) or pole dancing (for him) but instead spent indoors looking after our increasingly fidgety but exponentially lovely offspring. Although compensation is not necessary, we do like to remunerate our parental devotion […]

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Tags: cheese · Fondue · Main Course · Mushrooms

In Search of…the Perfect Pasta Sauce No 4

August 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Pesto Although I’ve made pesto many times before, I’ve generally haphazardly chucked the ingredients into the food processor and left it to chance. Despite the results usually being good, I thought it was about time I consulted the mama of authentic Italian home cooking, Marcella Hazan and see if she had an angle on this […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

Baked Cod* with Prawns, Tomato & Butter Beans

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

A recent trawling of the recipe archive of the excellent Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine website, produced among other things, this simple ‘one-pot’ fish dish. Instead of cod we opted to use the (considerably) cheaper and (coincidentally) sustainable whiting and spend the money we saved on an impressive quantity of prawns.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Shakshuka

August 16th, 2010 · No Comments

There are some recipes you can taste just by reading them. This was one such recipe and it read delicious.

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Tags: Brunch · Eggs · Main Course · Vegetarian

Gremolata Poached Tuna & Bean Salad

August 2nd, 2010 · 4 Comments

As soon as I saw this recipe with it’s unusual ‘Boil in the Bag’ cooking technique, I knew I had to take it to our experimental kitchen here at Yumblog Towers and see if it was worthy of a place on the menu of our amusingly post-modern and knowingly ironic restaurant ‘The Yummy Duck’.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · unusual foods

Garlic & Rosemary Prawns with Butter Beans

August 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

In theory you could arrive home from work after an exhausting day Ice Road Trucking, and 10 minutes later be sitting at the dining table sipping a chilled white Rioja and tucking into this tasty treat… quicker than it takes to microwave a bowl of Batchelors UnSavoury Rice.

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Tags: Fish · Main Course · Seafood

Minted Chick Pea & Aubergine Salad with Griddled Halloumi

July 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In the spirit of Dandruff Dave’s Big Society we here at Yumblog have served each other redundancy notices so that you, dear reader, can volunteer and write this blog yourself.  So come on Dirk, Tony, Helen, Scooter McKenzie, Mimsy Swallows, Zucchini Breath, Briony Bob et al, step forward and become part of this radical new […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · salad · Vegetarian

Paccheri with Roasted Peppers

July 28th, 2010 · No Comments

Mealtimes have changed here at Yumblog Towers. Top scientists have proved there is now a 99.74% certainty that as soon as we plate up, pull the cork and sit down to enjoy our evening meal, Yumblog Junior will wake from her slumber/get bored with whatever devious distraction we have devised for her, and demand our […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Vegetarian

In Search of…the Perfect Pasta Sauce No 3

June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Tomato & Cream Sauce The third in this occasional series and the third taken from ‘The Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking‘ by Marcella Hazan. The marketing department here at Yumblog (Yumedia Communications) believe this to be the most comprehensive, authentic and definitive cookbook on the subject, so if you like Italian food (and who doesn’t) […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Sauce · Vegetarian

Raymond Blanc’s Tomato Risotto

May 13th, 2010 · No Comments

OK, so you’ve spent most the weekend in the lab distilling your tomato essence, now to put it into action as the base for this rather delicious Tomato Risotto. Paxton the Pig: Scroll down and read the review from James Rose … such a warm, expressive Grandfather.

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Tags: Main Course · Rice · Starter · Vegetarian

Soupe au Pistou

April 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Here’s the story of a lovely lady, who was bringing up three very lovely girls. All of them had hair of gold, like their mother, the youngest one in curls.

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Soup · Starter · Vegetarian

Haddock & Cornish Yarg Pie with Potato Pastry Crust

March 22nd, 2010 · No Comments

Cornish Yarg is a mild yet flavoursome firm cheese not to be confused with the Cornish ‘Yarp’ – the only word uttered by Michael in ‘Hot Fuzz’.

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Tags: Baking · cheese · Fish · Main Course

Gently Spiced Bean, Pasta & Prawn Soup

March 17th, 2010 · No Comments

This recipe is based on Yotam Ottolenghi’s legume noodle soup which, although delicious, we felt could be improved with the audacious addition of a little chilli heat and a handful or two of prawns.

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · Seafood · Soup

An Early Valentines Meal

February 7th, 2010 · No Comments

Ricotta & Parsley Ravioli with Tomato & Cream Sauce The offer of some Valentine themed goodies from our friends at Interflora and a cooking apron from our latest chums at The Last detail, prompted us to cook up something which would make an ideal romantic dinner for two. Besides, it was the day before the […]

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · pasta · Starter · Vegetarian

Socca (à l’oignon et à la tomate)

February 7th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Recently a friend of Yumblog arrived breathless on our doorstep brandishing a bag of chickpea flour and gabbling lavish tales of a crepe-like dish prepared for her by a Frenchman with an impressive moustache. With some reluctance we let her in and once calmed with a Lager & Campari, set about making sense of her […]

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Tags: Main Course · unusual foods

One-Pan Pasta With Garlic and Oil

February 3rd, 2010 · 4 Comments

Recently BluSky Innoventions™ the ‘Pseudo-Science, Holistic Wellness, Quantum Synergy & Bio-Weapons Division’ of Yumblog Holdings Plc was given an obscenely large EU grant to investigate whether it is necessary to cook pasta traditionally in a large volume of boiling water, or whether it could be prepared ‘risotto’ style in the merest covering of liquid. Our […]

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Tags: Main Course · pasta · unusual foods · Vegetarian

Variation on Seupa Vapellenentse

December 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Kale, Cheese & Bread Soup For what is essentially a soggy cheese and cabbage sandwich, this is very, very tasty.

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Tags: cheese · Main Course · Soup

Carrot, Parsnip & Horseradish Gratin

December 14th, 2009 · No Comments

What better way to round off a sunday in which not only have you built the worlds most magnificent shelving ‘solution’ from scratch (and wood) but also found the time to watch a (double) episode from the forth (and darkest) season of BSG than by sitting down with your (lovely) co-blogger and eating this hearty, […]

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Tags: Main Course · Side Dish · Uncategorized · Vegetarian