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Monday
Aug162010

sage inspiration needed!

my sage plant is going crazy at the moment. it's looking very beautiful - the leaves are variegated with green, white and purple patches - and i'd like to find some recipes to do it justice.

this butternut squash risotto with goats cheese was a good starting point but i need more ideas - can anyone recommend anything?

eta: this risotto was finished with browned butter which had sage leaves added to it, until they crisped up. very delicious and a trick worth remembering (to blog)!

Reader Comments (6)

It won't use much of it, but saltimbocca is always good.

I also made an elisabeth david recipe for fresh eel (not smoked) with tomatoes and sage http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/eelsstewedinwhitewin_5286

Absolutely delicious, if you can find eel, and persuade your fishmonger to skin it for you!
August 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjestyn
Tour risotto is fantastic so why not pair it will some saltimbocca even if each breast only uses 1 leaf.
August 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbellini valli
Hi Abby - you could always try making sage wine. much nicer than it sounds, and is excellent in cooking too.
August 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNikki
Deep fried sage leaves are lovely!
August 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNat
great ideas - thank you! i think i need to put david to work on the saltimbocca - i think he's made that for me in the past.

i'm very intrigued by the eel and the sage wine. i'm not sure which intimidates me more though...

and nat, you've reminded me - that risotto was finished with browned butter which had crispy pieces of sage in it, which worked wonderfully.
August 18, 2010 | Registered Commenterabby
strawberry, sage and champagne compote - from sleb masterchef tonight!
August 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercj

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