Here’s are Waitrose latest products with a summer focus.
Waitrose has recently replaced swordfish with “mahi-mahi”, a fully sustainable white fish that breeds and matures quickly, enabling stocks to replenish more easily. Great for barbecues, Waitrose will be selling it from the fish counter with a red pepper marinade ready to go over the charcoal. Available from the end of June priced at £2.49 for 120g portion.
Comforting afternoon tea is making a well-deserved comeback, and there are some new yummy cakes to enjoy with a nice relaxing brew.
Lardy Cake (£1.79) is a sweet fruit loaf, topped with a crunchy baked sugar crust. Our is hand-made by a craft bakery, with creamy Cornish butter and juicy currants, sultanas and raisins. We sprinkle the tins with demerara sugar, so it melts to a syrupy sweetness in the oven, leaving a sticky sugar glaze.
Saffron Buns (£1.39 for 4) are traditionally served with butter or a generous dollop of indulgent clotted cream. Ours are slow-baked with Cornish butter, saffron, currants, sultanas and mixed peel.
For a delicious savoury option, why not try the new Light Rye Quarter (£1.89/500g) which comes in a handy pre-sliced quarter-sized pack. Its slightly chewy texture and rich flavour is glorious teamed with nectarines and blue cheese for a moreish snack.
Following the success of the launch of the Waitrose Delicatezze range last year, eighteen delicious new dishes have been added, perfect for laid-back alfresco dining. This range has something for everyone, whether you enjoy food from Greece, Spain, France, Italy or Morocco.
If you fancy a nutritious, delicious snack why not try our selection of dips:
Allioli Dip: Allioli is a classic Catalonian garlic mayonnaise, made with crushed garlic and oil. Serve with fresh bread for a delectable snack or side dish, or use as a delicious accompaniment to grilled fish and shellfish.
Moroccan Carrot Dip: Traditional Moroccan spices of coriander, cumin and ginger are blended into a smooth, spicy-sweet carrot dip. Perfectly served with warm flat bread, as part of a mezze platter, or as a nutritious condiment for sandwiches.
Lebanese Muhammara (Red Pepper Dip): Made from a traditional Lebanese recipe using red pepper and breadcrumbs moistened with olive oil flavoured with chilli.
Having a get together? These dishes are great for sharing:
Chorizo & red pepper Croquetas: Smokey Spanish chorizo, pea and sweet red peppers with smoked paprika, fried in light crumb
Sweet Potato Falafel: Grated sweet potato bound with cumin spiced onions, vostizza currants, coriander and lemon zest.
Asparagus, Parmesan & Truffle Frittatas: Inspired by the classic oven-baked Italian omelette the fritatta can be eaten hot or cold.
Spinach and Feta Bourekia Pastries: Cypriot inspired savoury pastry filled with spinach, soft cheese, and Greek feta cheese with a hint of lemon and mint.
Spicy Meat Kofta: Minced lamb spiced with red chilli, garlic, lemon zest and ground roast cumin.
Inspired by cuisines from around the world, the new Deliciously Different salads are packed full of flavour whilst still being nutritionally balanced. Including influences from the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia, each salad contains as least one of your five a day, and can be enjoyed both hot and cold. The range includes:
Pesto pasta with chicken, tomatoes & rocket Free range egg garganelli pasta tossed in fresh basil pesto, fresh cherry tomatoes, edamame and haricot beans, with pesto marinated chicken and sunblushed tomatoes, topped with fresh peppery rocket leaves.
Bulghur wheat salad with roast peppers & chicken Turmeric infused bulghur wheat tossed with fresh sliced spinach and toasted pumpkin seeds, topped with roasted peppers and turmeric marinated British chicken.
Oriental black rice salad, chilli chicken & sugar snaps Nanjing black rice with an oriental spiced dressing and fresh coriander topped with roasted peppers, chilli marinated chicken and sugar snap peas. The Oriental spiced dressing contains black spiced vinegar infused with cinnamon, cloves, orange peel, aniseed and liquorice blended with hoi sin sauce to give a deliciously rich and spicy flavour.
Bulghur wheat & lentil salad with Feta & olives Bulgur wheat and green lentils mixed with toasted pumpkin seeds and roasted pine nuts, topped with lightly blanched Tenderstem broccoli, feta cheese and Olives, served with a minty red wine vinaigrette.
Lentil & edamame bean salad with goat’s cheese Green lentils, haricot and Edamame beans mixed with cucumber, fresh red chillies and red onion with a cooling yoghurt, sour cream and mint dressing, topped with roasted butternut squash and beetroot and creamy goats cheese.
King prawn Thai salad with wild rice & sugar snaps Mixed white and wild rice, sliced spring onions and chillies with a zesty lemongrass and lime leaf Thai dressing, served with King prawns, sliced red peppers, sugar snap peas and toasted cashew nuts.
Moroccan style cous cous with chilli chicken Chilli marinated Chicken and fruity cous cous with apricots, sultanas and fresh coriander, served with a honey, cumin and coriander dressing, roasted red peppers, butternut squash and chick peas.