Are you looking for some challenging meals and feasts to cook up in February? There is nothing better than warming up with delicious seasonal foods like squash and sprouts and for something sweet, baked apples and pears. Game meat should definitely be on the menu too, and for something a little lighter there are many fish dishes to try out. Fire up the griddle on a bright sunny day to give the family a wonderful seasonal feast.
As the shooting season draws to an end in February, there is no better time to head to a butcher where you pick up some delicious game meat such as pheasant, partridge or guinea fowl. Like any other bird meat, it is versatile and can be cooked in various forms, the best ways being roasted, stewed or in a pie. Why not try a delicious roasted partridge, wrapped in bacon with cider gravy and some roasted seasonal veg?
If you haven’t already why not make February the month you master cooking a steak? Whether you prefer a butter soft fillet, tasty sirloin or want to be thrifty with a bavette cut, care and attention are key when cooking your steak. Just a few minutes being distracted could make the difference between rare and well-done. Timing is key, and getting the heat right for your griddle or pan makes cooking steak a lot easier.
Head to the fish counter of your local market or supermarket or a local fishmonger and pick up some of the best seasonal fish for this time of year, such as lemon sole, trout, sea bass or cod. When cooking fish on a griddle be sure the heat is high and to not let the fish stick to the grill, and have a pot for seasoning ready so the fish can be served hot off the grill.
As well as cooking up fantastic meals, it is also a great opportunity to start being more sustainable with the food you eat, like only buying seasonal fruit and veg. In February, the best vegetables available are cabbages and leeks, with Brussel sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, cabbage and kale also being the best veg to go for. And of course, veg can be cooked in a variety of ways, so you can be as creative as you want!
Before the weather really starts to warm up, you can still try out some fantastic soup recipes. With leeks being in season, try a creamy leek and potato, or for something thicker butternut squash soup is always a treat for the colder days along with some crusty bread.
If you need some motivation to get you started on your month of trying new dishes, check out our griddles for sale and other grilling machines and accessories to get you started on your cooking adventures.
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