April seasonal foods

Among the ingredients at their best in April are watercress, spinach, lettuce, prawns and purple sprouting broccoli.

April seasonal foods

There's also plenty more to enjoy this season and more time to enjoy it as the days start to get longer.


Meat

Lamb recipes

Lamb recipes

Grilled, roasted, stewed or spiced – we love cooking with lamb.

Rabbit

Rabbit

Although popular on the Continent, rabbit is often overlooked as a dinner option in other countries. Don't miss out – rabbit recipes are inexpensive and the meat is lean yet flavoursome.

 


Fish and Shellfish

Crab

Crab

Crabmeat is a flavoursome yet delicate treat. Pick it up from your local fishmonger or supermarket when it's in season.

Lobster

Lobster

If you're going to splash out and have lobster, it's important to know what you are doing. We've rounded up our pick of dishes to help you get creative with crustaceans.

 

Salmon

Salmon

Packed with brain-boosting omega 3 fatty acids salmon is incredibly good for you and it doesn't taste half bad either. Here's some of our best salmon recipes to get your tastebuds going.

Prawns

Prawns

Prawn cocktail, hot and spicy prawn curry or tossed with pasta for a light lunch? The prawn is one of the most popular types of seafood.

 


Vegetables

Lettuce recipes

Lettuce recipes

Low calorie, full of anti-oxidants and nutrients, lettuce is extremely good for you. With so many different types it's also very versatile.

Spinach

Spinach

Spinach is a great source of vitamins – and is a versatile ingredient in salads, pasta and pies.

Celebrate watercress

Celebrate watercress

Try watercress in a soup, salad or as an accompaniment to strongly flavoured meat. 

Jersey Royal new potatoes

Jersey Royal new potatoes

Jersey Royals have a relatively short seasonal life but brim with goodness and are best enjoyed in one of these mouthwatering recipes. 

Radishes

Radishes

Crunchy, peppery, juicy and colourful - how can you resist radishes? Use them in salads or slaw, pickle them or add them to Vietnamese summer rolls.

Purple sprouting broccoli

Purple sprouting broccoli

This humble vegetable is going through a purple patch and rightly so.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

Good for so much more than crumble, consider using it in chutney or as an accompaniment to pork, duck or oily fish.

 


Fruit

Banana recipes

Banana recipes

Banana cake, banana bread, banana muffins, the possibilities are endless. Try one of these indulgent banana recipes.

 

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