If you’ve made it one of your 2023 resolutions to try and eat more seasonal, British produce, these monthly blog posts might help. Demystify ‘seasonal eating’ with this simple guide to the fruit, veg, meat & fish in season now – along with some ideas for how to cook & eat it.
SO WHAT’S IN SEASON IN THE UK IN JANUARY?
Look out for UK grown Apples, Beetroot, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Celeriac, Celery, Chicory, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kale, Leeks, Mushrooms, Onions, Parsnips, Pears, Red Cabbage, Salsify, Savoy Cabbage, Spring Greens, Spring Onions, Squash, Swedes, Turnips, and White Cabbage. If you’re felling flush and fancy, now’s also the time to for Black Truffle.
Forced rhubarb also begins in January – the majority of which is grown in Yorkshire after being awarded Protected Designation of Origin status in 2010.
And when it comes to meat and fish, look out for sustainable Goose, Guinea Fowl, Hare, and Venison. Sustainable, seasonal fish can be scarce at this time of year, but you can look out for sustainably-fished Pollock and Whiting.
FIVE SEASONAL RECIPES I’LL BE COOKING THIS MONTH
I’m hunkering down at home this month (watching the pennies), so these are the seasonal recipes I’ll be trying in my kitchen over the next few weeks…
- A Celeriac & Potato Gratin – inspired by an early episode of Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage.
- My Cauliflower, Kale & Chickpea traybake – an easy recipe I shared with Love Food, Hate Waste.
- This simple Spiced Squash Soup with Chickpea Croutons (pictured below).
- These Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Carrots from Salt & Lavender (I always make these for Christmas lunch to save on oven space!)
- These Spiced Kale Chips from BBC Good Food.
What seasonal dishes will you be cooking to kick off the new year? Let me know in the comments below, or tag me on social at @hungrycityhippy.