Scooping out the fluffy middle of a just-baked potato and mashing it up with a little butter and a couple of tasty extras before popping it back in the oven is a great way to make a jacket spud extra appealing. This spicy, mushroomy filling is delicious; there are a couple of alternatives too.
The idea of creating a savoury tarte tatin is not a new one, indeed we’ve been championing a beetroot version for a while now. However, this particular incarnation, using tender parsnips and caramelised shallots, is a real favourite.
Linguine with Cauliflower Pesto from The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman. This recipe sees your food processor do all the hard work, meaning all you have to do is stir and toss your way to a delicious meal.
Linguine with Cauliflower Pesto - The Happy Foodie
The warming recipe includes a hint of star anise within Chinese five-spice powder that gives this dish character. You can chop and change the vegetables a little depending on what you have in your kitchen – celeriac instead of parsnip, for instance, or shredded cabbage rather than sprouts – but this is a particularly fun way of using Brussels sprouts in a meal.