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Postby suffolk » September 23rd, 2017, 9:49 am

This evening for supper we're having James Martin's Toulouse sausages with Puy lentils.
https://www.cooked.com/uk/James-Martin/ ... ils-recipe

We can have either buttered Swiss chard from the garden or braised chicory as an accompaniment ......... or we could leave the chicory in the fridge until Tuesday and have it as a salad with the Piperade we have planned ........ which would you have with which and why?
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Re: Decisions decisions ...

Postby Ratatouille » September 23rd, 2017, 9:58 am

The Chard!
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Postby Suelle » September 23rd, 2017, 10:14 am

Ratatouille wrote:The Chard!


Agreed! I think chard sounds a much better fit with sausages and lentils than chicory. I often add shredded greens to a puy lentil dish.
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Postby Catherine » September 23rd, 2017, 10:28 am

Chard
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Postby earthmaiden » September 23rd, 2017, 10:59 am

Chard - because cooked chicory is :sprout:
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Re: Decisions decisions ...

Postby suffolk » September 23rd, 2017, 11:42 am

My plan was for the chard ... but then I found the chicory in the salad drawer (and I love braised chicory :chops: ) but it'll keep until Monday.

I might do some leeks vinaigrette too ... to go with the sausages and lentils.
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Postby Ratatouille » September 23rd, 2017, 12:49 pm

The leeks would work Suffs!

I love braised endive/chicory too, and wrapped in ham and baked as a gratin.
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Postby Badger's mate » September 23rd, 2017, 12:55 pm

I might do some leeks vinaigrette too ...


There's a great recipe for cold spiced Chinese leaves in the original BBC Ken Hom book. That marinade (vinegar (I use cider V rather than rice wine V), sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, dried chilli and Sichuan peppercorns) works a treat with cold cooked leeks too.

Nothing to do with your OP, but it just reminded me.

In answer to the question, chard! :D
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Postby Pepper Pig » September 23rd, 2017, 2:49 pm

Chicory is too good to be served as I side. Like Rats I like it with ham and cheese. Chard.
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Postby Catherine » September 23rd, 2017, 11:30 pm

I agree that chicory is great wrapped in ham with cheese sauce.

I sent that recipe for the Toulouse sausages and lentils to my nephews to see what they thought of it. Thumbs up from them so will be on the menu soon. I cook the majority of their weekday dinners
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Postby suffolk » September 24th, 2017, 6:00 am

The recipe turned out well - we enjoyed it and the chard was perfect - and as luck would have it DS popped in for a flying visit just as it was ready so he took a portion home for his supper this evening.
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