July seasonal foods

July brings cherries, hedgerows heavy with berries, fennel to liven up salads and lots of other summer favourites including strawberries and raspberries.

July seasonal foods

With such an abundance of seasonal produce it's time to get in the kitchen and make the most of everything July has to offer. To give you a helping hand here are some seasonal recipe collections. 


Meat

Venison

Venison

Venison has a flavour reminiscent of beef, but is richer and can have a gamey note. Venison tends to have a finer texture and is leaner than comparable cuts of beef.

 

Love lamb

Love lamb

We love cooking with lamb for steaks, roast, barbecue or in a curry. Try some of our favourite lamb recipes.

 


Fish

Crab

Crab

Crab meat is flavoursome yet delicate treat. Pick it up from your local fishmonger or supermarket when it's in season and why not even have a go picking the meat yourself?

Mackerel

Mackerel

Mackerel is one of our favourite oily fish, plus it tastes great with these recipes griddled, smoked or in a pâté.

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.

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.

 


Vegetables

Peas

Peas

Love peas but never quite sure what to do with them? Serve them mushy with fish and chips, pureed with a little mint, or add to salads, pasta dishes or risottos. Alternatively, blitz them up and make a pea soup.

Globe artichoke recipes

Globe artichoke recipes

The globe artichoke is a versatile vegetable and can be stuffed, boiled, roasted and added to flavour dishes. 

Cauliflower

Cauliflower

Cauliflower is pleasingly versatile – boil it, roast it, steam it, stir-fry it, or eat it raw in one of these seasonal cauliflower recipes.

Broccoli

Broccoli

Broccoli has twice the vitamin C of an orange and as much calcium as whole milk. To keep those nutrients in lightly steam until the broccoli turns bright green and is still a little firm. 

Aubergine

Aubergine

Aubergine or eggplant  – most think it's a vegetable but it's actually a berry, and you'll find it in an array of global cuisines, for good reason.

Spinach

Spinach

Spinach is a great source of vitamins. It's popular, delicious and versatile in salads, pasta, pies and tarts. 

Fennel

Fennel

Ancient Britons used it to protect against evil, it, er, repels fleas, and makes a welcome addition to myriad dishes from stews to salads...

 


Fruits

Great British cherries

Great British cherries

Cherries are one of Britain's best-loved ingredients and are enjoying a well deserved revival. Celebrate this wonderful fruit with our favourite cherry recipes.

Strawberries

Strawberries

It's strawberry season, hallelujah, and our fresh strawberry recipes are sweet treats of loveliness.

Record breaking raspberries

Record breaking raspberries

Raspberries are the perfect mix of sweet and tart so celebrate them with these wonderful recipes.

Rhubarb

Rhubarb

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

Gorgeous gooseberries

Gorgeous gooseberries

The gooseberry is a fruit often found in desserts, pickled and even preserved. We have selected some of the best recipes for you to try with this versatile tangy berry.

Blueberries

Blueberries

Blueberries are packed with antioxidants and totally delicious. Whether they're in muffins, pancakes or served simply with a dollop of yoghurt these little blue beauties are a real treat!

 

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