Birthday Meal: Starter

So whilst you have all been enjoying Valentines day… the gifts, the exchanging of lovely words. I haven’t. My boyfriend decided to be born on Valentines Day, which apparently means it’s ‘his’ day!?

Luckily I don’t really like flowers, too old for teddies and chocolates make me fat so I’ve never been a die hard Valentines Day fan. So this weekend I spent the Saturday prepping for his Birthday meal. 3 courses, wine, balloons, what else could a birthday boy want…

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I will post 3 posts, one for each course. These are fab dishes, not too complicated but look and taste great!

It would be great to hear what you think…

Starter: Pickled Vegetables, Parma Ham & Pea Shoots

10 baby carrots
2 baby turnips
8 asparagus tips
10 cauliflower florets
150ml rice wine vinegar
75g caster sugar
Pea shoots
8 slices Parma ham

1) Wash and prep all your vegetables

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2) Bring the vinegar and sugar to the boil and submerge all vegetables. Pickle for 3 hours.

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3) To serve, scatter the vegetables over the plates, then randomly place the Parma ham and pea shoots

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