Squashetti with prawns and watercress

squashetti with prawns and watercress

This is a super healthy recipe, especially good for anyone avoiding carbs, wheat or gluten. If you want to make this recipe vegetarian just swap out the meat and add in some peas, spinach, asparagus or whatever vegetables you enjoy and are in season.

Serves 2

Ingredients

1 onion, finely diced

1 clove of garlic finely crushed

1 butternut squash

Rapeseed oil

Tablespoon of butter

2 medium egg yolks

100g parmesan

50g watercress

4 rashers of smoky bacon, diced

1l of fish/chicken/vegetable stock

Large glass of dry white wine

1 teaspoon chilli flakes

1 lemon, zested and juiced

Handful of parsley

170g large raw king prawns

Salt

Pepper

  1. Firstly prepare your squash, peel the squash and slice in half lengthways. Remove the seeds from the middle with a spoon. Then if you have a spiraliser pass it through there to create spaghetti shaped squash noodles. If you do not own a spiraliser the best option is to pass it through a medium sized grater of a food processer.
  2. Put your stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil, once boiling turn down to a low heat. Add the egg yolk, parmesan, watercress, lemon zest and parsley to a food processer and blitz till all mixed together.
  3. Place the onion with about a tablespoon of rapeseed oil and the butter in a frying pan over a medium heat until soft. Once your onion is soft then add the bacon to the pan till nicely golden.            
  4. Add the garlic to the pan and cook for about thirty seconds, you don’t want to overcook the garlic or it will make your dish bitter. Once your garlic is ready put your squashetti in the pan and stir through the bacon, garlic and onions. To this add the white wine which will help to start cook the squash. Keep stirring the squash through the liquid.
  5. Once all the wine has cooked down and the pan has just a small amount of liquid left in it start adding the stock a ladle at time, waiting each time until the pan has just a little liquid left in it. Make sure to leave one ladle full of stock for later.
  6. To check the squash is cooked through (this usually takes around 8-10 minutes but differs depending on the heat of your hob, the squash and your pan) test it by trying a little, it should be soft but still with a little bite. Once it is cooked through remove the pan from the heat. Add a new frying pan to the hob and add a splash of rapeseed oil, you will need this in a minute for your prawns.
  7. To the cooked squashetti a good squeeze of lemon juice, the chilli flakes, a good seasoning of salt of pepper and then add the egg yolk mixture with a splash of the left-over stock, make sure to do this off the heat otherwise you will end up with scrambled eggs. Stir this all through quickly and you will end up with a creamy sauce, add a little more stock to loosen if needed.  Check the seasoning and add more salt, pepper, lemon juice or chilli flakes if needed.
  8. Put the squashetti to one side. In the new frying pan cook your prawns with a little salt and pepper, about 1-2 minutes on each side depending on the size of your prawns.
  9. To serve, place a good amount of the squashetti into a pasta bowl or plate. Add the prawns to the top of this and garnish with some watercress sprigs.

Lytes Cary Manor

 

Lytes Cary Manor Personal chef pavlova with mixed berries berry sauce and vanilla cream

Yesterday Lunchtime we cooked our first meal at Lytes Cary Manor in Somerton as a personal chef for Nancy and her family. There we a few requirements for this meal. there needed to be some gluten free options and dairy free. There was also a rather large table to fill so we decided to serve everything family style on rustic boards and platters. We are there for four days over the next week but this is the menu we decided on four their first lunch with pictures underneath. We are looking forward to returning there tonight for their second meal.

Lytes Cary Manor Menu 1

Starter

Asparagus, parmesan, macadamia nut and spinach salad with a lemon and poppy seed dressing

Salmon and lemon mini fish cakes with rocket

Main

Chicken breast with pine nut puree, spinach with pine nuts, tarragon and chicken sauce

Braised beef with roasted squash, kale and mushrooms with sage and a red wine sauce

Served with dauphinoise potatoes, one normal one made with goats milk

Desserts

Pavolva with berries and a berry sauce one with a vanilla cream the other with a vanilla oat crème fraiche

Flourless chocolate pear cake with crème fraiche or oat cream

If you would like to book us for your own holiday catering then please contact us Contact UsLytes Cary Manor Flourless chocolate and pear cake Lytes Cary Manor asparagus macadamia nut, spinach and parmesan salad with lemon poppyseed dressing braised beef brisket with kale squash sage and mushrooms Lytes Cary Manor

Dinner Party Shaftesbury, Melbury Vale Vineyard

On Friday night we had a special evening dinner party Shaftesbury at the Melbury Vale Winery. This included a selection of cocktails made from their wines, fusions, brandies and liqueurs. The menu was also special as we had various dietary requirements to include in the mix. These were some gluten free, some with gluten, some vegetarian, some to include some fish and also some meat.

Everyone had a fantastic evening and the food was enjoyed by all. The menu for this special evening was as follows:

Dinner Party Shaftesbury

Crispy chicken with mustard mayonnaise

Trout and watercress shot glasses with crème fraiche and dill pickled cucumber

Citrus cured salmon on melba toasts, sushi ginger, crème fraiche, coriander, lime zest 

Charred sweetcorn salsa

Pickled fennel

Dill biscuits filled with whipped goats cheese 

Gluten free scones with herbed cream cheese

Butternut squash hummus with gluten free flat bread

Minted courgette salad

Celeriac coleslaw

Crustless courgette, carrot and red onion quiche

carrot, coriander, red onion and smoked cheddar cheese bake

Blackberry, raspberry Eton mess  with a blackberry and raspberry sauce with a hint of their Dusk Fusion to add a flavouring of cherry almond and fig

Pear, salted caramel and dark chocolate tart

Pickled fennel Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Pickled Fennel

Dill Biscuits filled with whipped goats cheese Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Dill Biscuits filled with whipped goats cheese

celeriac apple coleslaw Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Celeriac and apple coleslaw

sweetcorn salsa Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Sweetcorn salsa

Citrus cured salmon on melba toast with crème fraiche, sushi ginger, lime zest Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Citrus cured salmon on melba toast with crème fraiche, sushi ginger, lime zest

minted courgette salad Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Minted courgette salad

Crispy chicken with mustard mayonnaise Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Crispy chicken with mustard mayonnaise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrot, red onion, coriander and smoked cheddar cheese bake Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Carrot, red onion, coriander and smoked cheddar cheese bake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red onion carrot courgette crustless quiche Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Red onion, courgette and carrot crustless quiche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butternut squash Hummus Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Butternut squash hummus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trout shot glass with creme fraiche, watercress puree and dill pickled cucumber
Trout shot glass with crème fraiche, watercress puree and dill pickled cucumber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blackberry raspberry Eton mess Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Blackberry and raspberry Eton mess

 

 

 

 

blackberry raspberry eton mess Dinner Party Shaftesbury caterer and Personal chef service that covers Somerset and Dorset including Weymouth, Sherborne, Bruton, Bridport, Dorchester,  Lyme Regis, Weston and Yeovil
Blackberry raspberry Eton mess

 

 

Dinner party-Weston-Super-Mare

On Saturday 10th of September we cooked a special dinner party Weston-Super-Mare. The meal was for one of our regular clients Ross and Ria for Ross’s 40th Birthday. 6 guests joined Ria and Ross to mark the special occasion for a four course meal.

Dinner party Weston-Super-Mare courses

Canapés

Balsamic tomato and pesto puffs

Crispy chicken with beetroot yoghurt sauce

Starter

Filo wrapped mozzarella, beetroot puree, olive tapenade, rocket, shallot marmalade and basil oil

Smoked tomato soup with coriander oil and leaves

Both served with rosemary and sea salt focaccia

Mains

Pork belly with pine nut puree, pomme anna, roast squash, pickled carrot, kale and cider sauce

chicken and mushroom pie with squash puree, green beans, bacon with savoy cabbage, pomme anna and a creamy tarragon sauce

Desserts

Pear cheesecake with pear sorbet

white chocolate dome filled with blackberry jelly, vanilla cream, pistachio sponge, with frozen blackberries and blackberry powdersmoked-tomato-soup-caterer-and-personal-chef-service-that-covers-somerset-and-dorset-including-weymouth-sherborne-bruton-bridport-dorchester-lyme-regis-weston-and-yeovildinner party weston-super-mare pork-belly-caterer-and-personal-chef-service-that-covers-somerset-and-dorset-including-weymouth-sherborne-bruton-bridport-dorchester-lyme-regis-weston-and-yeovildinner party weston-super-mare filo-mozzarella-caterer-and-personal-chef-service-that-covers-somerset-and-dorset-including-weymouth-sherborne-bruton-bridport-dorchester-lyme-regis-weston-and-yeovildinner party weston-super-mare white-chocolate-dome-caterer-and-personal-chef-service-that-covers-somerset-and-dorset-including-weymouth-sherborne-bruton-bridport-dorchester-lyme-regis-weston-and-yeovildinner party weston-super-mare pear-cheesecake-caterer-and-personal-chef-service-that-covers-somerset-and-dorset-including-weymouth-sherborne-bruton-bridport-dorchester-lyme-regis-weston-and-yeovil

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