“Why keeping things simple is at the heart of great local food.”

Our friend, Chef, author, TV presenter, demonstrator and food campaigner Rachel Green has given us these recipes to share.

She made a name for herself as a passionate ambassador of British produce. Rachel’s message is that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be great. All you need are the best, locally sourced ingredients you can afford and to treat them with respect.

Green Baked Eggs with Peas, Leeks and Feta Seed Crumble

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

30g butter
1 tbsp olive oil
2 leeks, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced
a bunch of spring onions, roughly chopped
sea salt flakes & freshly ground black pepper
1 tsp cumin seeds
150ml vegetable stock
200g frozen peas
a good handful of baby spinach
4 large eggs

For the dressing:
4 tbsp Greek yoghurt
100g Feta cheese, cubed
1 clove garlic

Method

Mix the yoghurt with the Feta cheese, smashing the cheese with a fork to combine well into a chunky sauce.  Cut the garlic clove in half lengthwise and add to the yoghurt mixture.  Set aside.

Heat a large sauté pan over a medium heat and add the butter and oil.  Once the butter starts to foam add the leeks and spring onion, season with sea salt and black pepper.  Fry the vegetables for 2 minutes, stirring until the leeks are soft.  Add the cumin seeds and vegetable stock and boil the mixture until the stock has evaporated.  Add the peas and spinach and cook for 1 minute until the spinach has wilted, then reduce the heat to a low to medium heat.  Make a well in the leek and pea mixture and break an egg into the space. Repeat with remaining eggs, then season each yolk with salt.  Cook the eggs for about 4-5 minutes over a low heat, or until the egg whites are cooked and the yolks are runny. 

Remove the garlic halves from the yoghurt and Feta sauce and serve with the baked eggs. Serve with a wedge of lemon.

With thanks to:


Rachel Green
For the recipe
Rachel's Website

Yes Peas Campaign
For use of the recipe
Yes Peas Website

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