Today we needed a quick light lunch. I have come to the conclusion that the more vegetables I bring in from the garden, the more innovative Mrs BYF becomes. I decided to post this recipe that can never be repeated because it was delicious and used up all the bits and pieces I have produced and harvested.
1/2 cup thinly sliced swede
4 handfuls radish tops, washed and picked. Discard the bigger stems and eat the radishes
8 small tomatoes some not fully ripe, some over ripe
2 handfuls of very tiny potatoes
4 very small zucchini and whatever flowers are left, diced
1 small but evil chilli
1 thumb nail sized bit of fresh ginger
1/2 medium onion
1 tablespoon or much more chopped garlic
4 tablespoons of olive oil
salt and pepper
1 sprig of rosemary just because I got it for free from the museum foyer on Anzac Day
3 fried quail eggs (runny yolk) on top of each serve. The egg is optional but makes all the difference according to Mrs BYF who can eat eggs for every meal, every day of the week
Put the washed radish tops in a pot , cover and fry until the leaves have wilted. In the mean time, fry the onion until translucent in the olive oil along with the garlic, chilli, ginger and rosemary. When the onion is ready add the potatoes (boil them first if they are bigger than your pinky nail) and the swede. Fry quickly until all is soft and integrated. Add a spoonful of water if necessary. Lastly, add the tomatoes and fry for a minute. Serve when everything is soft and just before the tomatoes burst. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add a ladle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and cracked Black Pepper and enjoy while washing it all down with a glass, or two, of home made Cherry and Black Current Wine. Scoop up the sauce with home made bread.