Nona’s Chicken Sofrito

Chicken Sofrito

Nona would make this traditional Sephardi chicken and potato stew every Pesach. As children, my siblings, my cousins and I would ask for it at every opportunity, but being a meal that takes some hours to make and rarely lasted more than a handful of minutes before being utterly devoured, she’d usually reserve it for special occasions or for Shabbat and Yom Tov.

Cassava and Plantain Chips

Cassava and Plantain Chips

These tropical staples are a fantastic alternative to potato. Plantains are the larger, more savoury siblings of bananas, whilst cassava is a starchy root vegetable. A tuber crop like yams and potatoes, cassava roots have a woody exterior and have white flesh on the inside. These two versatile ingredients are staples in Africa and the Americas, and can be fried, roasted, boiled or processed into flour. Both ingredients are mild in flavour, but like potatoes are robust and able to take on flavour from stews and marinades. You may need to look in an international grocery store, but most supermarkets with a world foods section will stock these ingredients in their fruit and veg aisles.

Sweet Potato & Celeriac Wedges

Sweet Potato & Celeriac Wedges

A couple of our favourite alternatives to potato, sweet potato and celeriac wedges provide sweetness and earthiness to a meal, and provide a great way to mix up a Passover menu, especially if your custom is not to eat kitniyot such as rice. This recipe is really quick and easy – the longest part is peeling the veg! Seasoning is entirely to taste and these root vegetables are versatile and will accept virtually any herbs and spices you might throw at them!

Roasted Baby Potatoes with Heads of Solo Garlic

We’re aware of an issue with one of the QR codes in the 2023 Pesach recipe and inspiration booklet. If you are looking for our Seder Plate Salad, click here! Serves 4-6 Prep time: < 5 mins | Cooking time: approx 1 hour Whilst Rosh Hashanah marks the start of a new calendar year, it […]

Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom & Caramelised Onion ‘Lice’

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelised Onion and Mushroom 'Lice'

Immersive Ten Plagues Seder Menu: Plague 3 – Lice Serves 6 Prep time: 30 mins | Cooking time: 30-45 mins The Egyptians tormented the Israelites by forcing them to sweep dirt from the streets, and when the third plague struck, that same dust turned into lice tormenting the Egyptians.According to the Yalkut Shimoni, a mixture […]