Recipes — River Mint (pure herb)

River Mint and Mustard Crusted Lamb

River Mint and Mustard Crusted Lamb

This is an extremely effective, and utterly delicious way to jazz up lamb fillets. or any lamb cut.   Serves 4   8 lamb fillets 2 teaspoon river mint, dried and ground 2 tablespoons mustard powder 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper 2 tablespoons parsley flakes Olive oil   Mix the native mint, mustard powder, black pepper and parsley flakes together on a plate.   Roll the lamb fillets in the dry herb mix to lightly coat all sides.   Heat a little oil in a frying pan and on a moderate heat gently cook the seasoned lamb fillets for about...

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Green Pea and River Mint Soup with River Mint Yoghurt

Green Pea and River Mint Soup with River Mint Yoghurt

Fresh green peas early in spring must be one of the best seasonal treats. If you can’t get just picked fresh green peas, frozen baby peas will be delicious too. This elegant soup marries the wonderful spring taste of just picked peas with the fresh, vibrant difference of River Mint and is an ideal start for a dinner party.  Serves 6-8  750 ml chicken or vegetable stock 675g fresh peas, shelled or frozen baby peas 1 teaspoon River Mint, dried and ground Salt and freshly ground black pepper 100ml cream 25gm unsalted butter 200g natural yoghurt ½ teaspoon River Mint,...

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Persian style Turkey and Rice Pilaff with Native Herbs

Persian style Turkey and Rice Pilaff with Native Herbs

This is such a lovely dish we created to use all the turkey that was left, that we cooked at Christmas. Like most people we cooked way more than could be eaten on the day because we love to keep eating it over a few days - whether it's simply on toast with lashings of butter or used in a dish like this. It is so good! It's the sort of recipe you'd expect from Yotam Ottolenghi - it's a fusion of Middle Eastern and what we think of as Persian spices, but of course we have subverted this to use...

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Wattleseed Scones

Wattleseed Scones

This is  truly a Grandma's recipe and as she was a Scot we know it's a good one. And Grandma always taught us to mix the dough together with a knife - we suspect this doesn't activate the gluten as much as other methods, so we have always done this and they always turn out with a lovely texture. 225g plain flour 1 teaspoon baking powder pinch salt 25-30g unsalted butter  150ml sour cream 1 beaten egg 2 teaspoons (8g) roasted and ground Wattleseed 1 tablespoon boiling water   Preheat the oven to 200C and prepare a baking tray lined...

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