Thursday, 28 October 2010

Seriously Good autumn recipes for a Seriously Good cause!

I am reviewing the sauces so look out for my verdict of Gordon Ramsays sauces soon, no swearing involved!!!

Feel Seriously Good this autumn with new recipes from Gordon Ramsay for Comic Relief. Cook up one of these simple dishes for a tasty midweek treat and raise money for a Seriously Good cause at the same time.

With at least ten pence from the sale of every jar of Seriously Good sauce going to Comic Relief you can help make a difference every time you make one of these delicious meals. The money raised goes towards transforming the lives of vulnerable and disadvantaged people in the UK and some of the poorest countries in the world (and Gordon doesn’t get a penny).

The Seriously Good range consists of five great sauces including Spicy Red Pepper & Spianata Sausage; Bolognese & Red Wine; Tomato, Black Olive & Mixed Herb; Wild Mushrooms & Mascarpone; and Cherry Tomato & Balsamic - so pick your favourite and create a delicious recipe such as the one below to feel Seriously Good this autumn.

Mushroom lasagne

1 jar Seriously Good Bolognese & Red Wine Sauce
400g mixed mushrooms (such as ceps, girolles, chestnut mushrooms), cleaned
4 tbsp olive oil
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely crushed Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Splash of Marsala or dry white wine
Small handful of flat-leaf parsley, chopped
Small handful of chives, chopped
Leaves from a few sprigs of thyme
8 sheets of dried lasagne
250g fresh buffalo mozzarella, thinly sliced
2-3 tbsp grated parmesan

Trim off the hard ends of the mushrooms and chop any large ones into smaller pieces. Heat a wide frying pan with the oil and add the onion and garlic. Sweat over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes until the onions are soft. Add the mushrooms and season well with salt and pepper. Fry over a high heat until any liquid released from the mushrooms has cooked off and they are lightly browned.

Add a splash of Marsala or dry white wine and let it simmer for about 5 minutes until it has almost all evaporated. Remove the pan from the heat, mix in the Seriously Good Bolognese & Red Wine sauce and stir in the chopped herbs.

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/Fan 160ºC/Gas 4. Spread about a third of the mushroom and sauce mixture over the base of a lightly greased ovenproof dish. Cover with a layer of lasagne sheets, followed by the mushroom mixture, and then add a layer of mozzarella. Repeat layering process twice, finishing with a layer of sauce. Top with any remaining cheese, and sprinkle over the grated parmesan.

Cover the dish with a piece of foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and return to the oven for another 10 minutes or until the topping is golden-brown and bubbling. Let the lasagne stand for a few minutes before slicing and serving with a green salad.

Baked haddock with tomato and balsamic sauce

1 jar Seriously Good Cherry Tomato & Balsamic sauce

4 haddock fillets (approx 500g in total)
Olive oil, to drizzle
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Handful of mixed herbs (such as basil, tarragon and chervil), roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 220ºC/Fan 200ºC/Gas 7.
Rub the fillets with olive oil and season well with salt and pepper. Spoon a thin layer of the Seriously Good Cherry Tomato & Balsamic sauce over the base of a roasting tray. Arrange the haddock fillets on top, leaving a bit of space between each one. Spoon over the remaining sauce and scatter over the chopped herbs.
Bake for 10-12 minutes in the hot oven until the fish is firm and just cooked through. It should flake easily when prodded with a fork.
Using a fish slice or large spoon, gently lift the haddock onto a large plate and dress with the warm sauce. Serve with sautéed potatoes and steamed green beans.

Autumnal addition: For a more autumnal dish, serve with mashed sweet potato and curly kale.

Comic Relief receives proceeds of a least 10p from the sale of every jar of sauce. Gordon Ramsay does not get a penny from the sauces.
Comic Relief works year round in the UK and overseas to help people living the toughest of lives.

The money received by Comic Relief will be used to transform lives in the UK and some of the poorest countries in the world.
Just some of the ways Comic Relief cash has made a difference in Africa includes educating people about HIV and AIDS, teaching women to read, immunising children and helping people rebuild their communities after conflict.

Across the UK, examples include supporting older people in their fight to get their rights recognised, offering counselling and fun activities to give young carers a much needed break, and providing escape routes for women living with domestic violence.

Available in selected major retailers including Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and the Co-operative.

RRP £1.89 for 350g jar.

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