Mary prepares two foolproof dishes guaranteed to go down a storm – lamb burgers with mint mayo and smoked Texan chicken wings – both perfect for outdoor cooking on those beautiful summer days.
She cooks up a celebration of six delicious dishes perfect for outdoor entertaining and lazy summer days. To start, she prepares a luxurious whole seabass with lime and dill butter that couldn’t be simpler.
Mary then meets crayfishing experts Jules and Nick to have a go at catching some crayfish in the Oxfordshire water, and afterwards it is back to the kitchen to make her own dish using crayfish – an oriental vegetable salad.
Finally, it’s a dish that really captures the essence of a British summer – Mary’s refreshing lemon and elderflower jellies.
1. Smoked Texan chicken wings
Great for lunch, a barbecue or picnic, these wings have a hint of chilli but are warmly smoky rather than a flaming firecracker. Chicken wings consisting of just the wing joint without the tip are best for this dish. You’ll need to marinate this dish for at least 2 hours before cooking.
2. Lamb burgers with mint mayo and tomato relish
These tasty burgers are perfect as an easy mid-week meal, or for a barbecue. In fact, the tomato relish goes well with any grilled meat, from steaks and chops to bangers.
3. Vietnamese-style crayfish and noodle salad
I adore this light and fresh crayfish salad. Buy the freshest, finest ingredients you can – this dish is all about fresh flavours.
Episode 2 : To start, Mary prepares a warming roasted butternut squash soup with indulgent cheese and parma ham twists. Next, a foolproof mackerel pate with lime that couldn’t be simpler, followed by a warming Mexican tortilla bake, perfect for a cosy evening at home with the family.