This is a super punchy pesto – a little goes a long way!
Recipe Tag: garlic
When your love of sriracha coincides with an abiding love of salt the combination was just meant to be. A little garlic powder in the mix never goes astray. Simple and low effort, this salt manages to find its way into many dishes: it gives a delicate kick without overwhelming the ingredients and its pretty colour makes for a great contrast to whatever you are cooking, especially when paired with some paler ingredients.
To me, chicken pie is comfort food personified. Lifting a big golden pie out of the oven and bringing it to a table of hungry mouths evokes warmth, family and cosiness. Here I have updated the much-loved classic with the addition of buttermilk, which adds a great tanginess that lifts the dish into something more complex. The inclusion of wild garlic (fast becoming a favourite ingredient of mine and increasingly widely available) not only provides a delicate sweet garlic note, but also turns the filling a vibrant, pleasing green.
I love this updated version of my mother and grandmother’s dish, topped with the gorgeous green, crunchy parsley crumb.