There’s nothing like the taste of home when you’re feeling a bit under the weather, and in this episode chef James Martin serves up his own pick-me-ups, including a nourishing squash and lime soup and a vitamin-packed poached haddock with egg.
Wild pig farmers Roy and Sarah Hunt visit the kitchen with a selection of their New Forest bacon for James to create his own take on a comforting cheese, tomato and bacon snack. And historian Ivan Day recreates our ancestors’ answer to convalescence food – an alcoholic posset.
James Martin – Pick Me Ups ep.6 dishes
1. Bacon rarebit with apple chutney
James whips up a quick chutney to make a meal of cheese on toast.
2. Butternut squash soup with flowerpot bread
Make a simple vegetable soup feel special by making your own bread to enjoy with it.
3. Waffles with strawberry compôte and ice cream
An indulgent dessert that children will love. Swap the ice cream for yoghurt if you prefer your waffles as a breakfast dish
4. Poached haddock and poached egg with mustard sauce
Flaky poached smoked haddock in white sauce flavoured with a spoonful of mustard, served with poached egg and spinach.