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The Cookery Kaje

with Alex Rippon & Rachael Preece Food is an amazing thing that makes most of us go weak at the knees with just a whiff. Get it right and you touch on a peace of heaven. In the first of our culinary articles we provide recipes that would give even Joe Calzaghi a punch of flavour along with a touch of sophistication to impress your friends and family. Spring brings with it a vibrant and flavoursome invitation into the kitchen. Offering seductive tastes such as aromatic rosemary, meaty monkfish and fruity rhubarb. Each month we’ll be searching high and low for some of the best seasonal recipes for you to try out at home. But to make it that bit special why not add our “posh pickings” and “drinks delight” to fine dine guests or that special someone.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup You will need: 4 Red peppers – halved and deseeded 1½ tsp Tomato puree 1 Small/medium onion – diced finely 200ml Vegetable stock 1 Small Potato – diced 1 tbsp Vegetable oil 200g Chopped tomatoes Preheat grill to its highest setting, once hot place peppers on a baking tray skin side up. Cook them until the skin starts to turn black. Remove from the heat and place them in a plastic bag for around 10 mins. After 10 mins remove the skin from the peppers and throw away. Slice the flesh of the pepper roughly put to one side. Add the oil to a frying pan and gently fry the diced onion until soft, then add the potato cook for a further 2 mins. Add tomato puree, chopped tomatoes, veg stock and peppers to the pan, bring to the boil, and then simmer until the potatoes are soft, it’ll take about 12 mins. Pour the contents into a blender (remember to take care when blending hot food). Once blended, serve.

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