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Spring salad recipe

PUBLISHED: 16:47 22 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:47 22 May 2014



Copyright: Matt Hardy Photogrpahy

By Andrew Du Bourg


4 quail eggs soft boiled

1 courgette

200g violet potatoes

4 baby leeks

1/2 romanesco cauliflower

4 baby artichokes

8 baby carrots

1/4 bag rocket

Dill water vinaigrette

1/2 bunch of dill

2g fennel seeds

2 star anise

20ml white wine vinegar

100ml water

10ml Pastis


-In a salted pan of boiling water cook the romanesco, leeks, carrots and the potatoes.

-Slice the courgette length ways, lightly oil and season, then grill both sides.

-For the vinaigrette, add the ingredients together and infuse for 12 hours. Then blitz and pass through a sieve.

-Serve the salad drizzled with the dressings and sliced quails eggs.

Find this dish at the Elderflower Restaurant in Lymington, to book call 01590 676908


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