Summer in the Castle Kitchen

Picking elderflowers

With the burst of great weather towards the end of May, I’m hoping June follows suit. If you’re heading out for a walk, add a new twist and forage at the same time. Elderflower, wood sorrel, wild borage flowers, chickweed, rock samphire, sorrel, wild marjoram, watercress and wild fennel are but a few treats that are easy to spot and make a welcome addition to any summer menu.

Wood Sorrel

June is such a fantastic time in a kitchen. All our produce is so fresh, the colours and smells are amazing. It’s tough not getting excited about this time of year. We’ve got some fantastic spring lamb on the Castle Bow menu. You can check it out here castlebow.com

Both restaurant menus are kicking in to summer mode with tomatoes, courgette, raspberries, strawberries, BBQ’d meat, lamb, crab, lobster and green beans all featuring heavily. Our new Brazz menu goes live later this month and is so tasty – we’re very proud of it.

Wild Salmon

Top tips

  • Wild Salmon is in season. I know it’s expensive but I love getting feedback from people who’ve never tried it. It’s so different in flavour and appearance to farmed salmon and well worth the extra cost. Look out for wild salmon in reputable fish shops with certificates.
  • Nynehead Fruit – Jan Butterley grows the most fantastic strawberries and raspberries available in a few local shops.
  • Taunton Farmers market, every Thursday in Taunton High street, have some fantastic produce and products available  http://www.tauntonfarmersmarket.co.uk/

Liam Finnegan

Liam Finnegan – Chef / Philanthropist and all round good guy

 

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