I'm popping up at the Larder in Preston for a fundraising Vietnamese Feast. The Larder is a social enterprise in the heart of Preston who are trying to collectively support the movement for sustainable food in Lancashire, promoting food that’s healthy, local, seasonal and waste-free. All profits go to communities in need.
We will start off with a few canapes and nibbles to eat whilst you chat and mingle.
To start we'll be feasting on Vietnamese rib eye steak and mango salad the sweetness from the mango and the crunch from the carrots help combat the heat from the marinade. (I can make it with or without beef so can be vegan too).
Salmon with a soya dressing and black garlic - This is a brilliantly simple South East Asian recipe, which is traditionally cooked in a clay pot and served still sizzling straight to the table. This fish recipe is often made with catfish in Vietnam but is just as delicious made with salmon. The sticky and sweet caramel sauce is infused with wonderful aromas from ginger and chilli - at least one of you will be begging for the recipe ….
Miso aubergine - people don't eat aubergine as they don't know what to do with it. The aubergine is marinated in miso paste and sweet honey or agave syrup, and then roasting them slowly in the oven allow the aubergines to absorb the sweet and savoury flavours of the marinade. This makes them deliciously sweet and sticky as well as full of umami flavour .
Stir fried greens with a hint of garlic.
It's strawberry season so we are going to pair these wonderful fruits with some meringues and cream.