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A Feast for the Eyes!


Looking for some inspiration in the kitchen to impress your family and friends? Our Head Chef, Chris Marshall, has conjured up a couple of tasty recipes for you to try at home. Bursting with healthy ingredients, Chris’s colourful salmon main course and sumptuous, low-fat cheesecake look good and taste wonderful. Check out Chef’s top nutrition tips too. Get set … and cook away those winter blues with these flavoursome, energy-boosting dishes!


 

 

Wild-Caught Salmon, Mango Salsa & Dijon Potatoes
(serves 2)

Ingredients:

Dijon Potatoes
8 Washed Salad Potatoes
2 tbsp of Dijon Mustard
1 tsp of Paprika
½ tsp of Cracked black pepper
½ tsp of salt
1 Sprig of thyme
1 tbsp of olive oil
Salsa
2 Mangos
½ Red onion
1 Red pepper
1 Sprig of thyme
1 tbsp of olive oil
Wild-Caught Salmon
2 6/8 oz Salmon fillets
4 Cloves of Garlic
1 lemon, juice and zest
Pinch of salt & pepper
2 Glasses of Chardonnay

Method:  Preparation time 15 minutes – Cooking time 30 minutes

Salsa: Dice the mango, onion and red pepper. Strip the leaves from the thyme and mix ingredients together in a bowl with a tablespoon of olive oil. Cover and leave in fridge.

Potatoes: Pre-heat oven to 180ᵒC fan assisted. Quarter the potatoes and mix in a bowl with the mustard, paprika, thyme and seasoning. Place on a non-stick baking tray and drizzle over the olive oil. Place in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

Wild-Caught Salmon: Zest and juice the lemon, slice the garlic finely and mix together with a pinch of seasoning and spoon over the salmon fillets. After the 20 minutes’ cooking time, remove potatoes from oven, stir and add the salmon fillets to the tray with potatoes. Then replace tray in the oven for a further 10 minutes and enjoy the glass of Chardonnay while you wait!

Once cooked, portion the salmon and potatoes between two plates and spoon the mango salsa over the salmon. Serve the dish with tenderstem broccoli if desired.

Chef’s Tips on Nutrition:  The main benefit derived from eating ‘Wild-Caught Salmon’ is that the fish just eat natural organisms found in their natural environment. As a result, Wild-Caught salmon is low in fat/calories and rich in natural minerals.

Although mangos can contain up to 150 calories per fruit, they are very rich in vitamins C and A, and have also been proven to help prevent the risk of cancer.

Potatoes are naturally fat free, high in vitamin C and vitamin B6 which boosts your metabolism and helps your body turn food into energy.

For dessert, I have chosen a light Lemon Curd Cheesecake which is low in fat, and thus a perfect accompaniment to follow the Salmon.

Lemon Curd Cheesecake (serves 2) 

Ingredients:
6 Low-fat Digestive biscuits
30g Low-fat Margarine
150g Low-fat Soft cheese
7 Teaspoons of sweetener
1 Lemon
2 Eggs
2 Tablespoons of fat-free natural yoghurt

Method: Preparation time 25 minutes

Mix the zest and juice of the lemon in a glass or metal bowl with the eggs and 3 teaspoons of sweetener. Bring a small pan of water to simmering point, and sit the bowl over the pan making sure the water does not touch the bowl. Stir the mixture continuously for around 2-5 minutes until it thickens up. Remove from the heat and stir in the natural yoghurt, and set aside to cool. Crush the biscuits to a fine crumb, and mix in the melted margarine. Press the biscuit mixture into a small cake tin or two glasses for that special “restaurant” look.

Stir 4 teaspoons of sweetener into the soft cheese and spoon mixture over the biscuits. Pour the lemon curd mixture on top and place in refrigerator for around 4 hours or overnight if made the day before, to allow it time to set. 

Did you have fun cooking Chris’s recipes?
Please send your feedback to: carolyn@thekingwilliamsedgeford.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mother’s Day Sunday 26th March 2017

This year, Mother’s Day in the UK will fall on Sunday 26th March. If you haven’t yet got the date in your diary, or if you’d forgotten altogether don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to plan something truly special and show your mum just how much you care.

Treat  your mum to a lunch or dinner with all her loved ones.
A great way to celebrate Mother’s Day is to take your mum out for a delicious meal. At the King William, we’re always busy on Mother’s Day allowing all the mums to enjoy their families to the full without doing any of the work. Food is served all day from noon to 9pm, Do reserve your favourite spot to avoid disappointment. If you want to make a weekend of it, you could even book yourself and your mum a twin-room and spend a day or two exploring the stunning countryside that surrounds the Inn.

Get some fresh air – go walking
On Mother’s Day, all most mums want is to spend a bit of time with their family. Taking your mum out for a walk in the fresh air is a lovely way to spend the day together. Thanks to the UK’s excellent network of footpaths, you’re never too far from a country walk. If you’re staying at the King William – or stopping in for lunch – we’ll be able to give you tips on the most beautiful walks in the area.

Go on a day trip
Norfolk is home to a number of pretty market towns and seaside settlements. A day out in one of these characterful locations will give you the chance to go antique hunting, sample some of the region’s famous cuisine and explore one of the most beautiful corners of the UK. The nearby coastal villages,  the world renowned Sandringham and the county city of Norwich are all well worth a day’s exploration.

For more ideas on discovering Norfolk and everything it has to offer, take a look around our website or get in touch with a member of our team.

The history of Valentine’s Day

To get you in the mood for a bit of romance, we’re taking a look at the history of Valentine’s Day and how you can make the most of this romantic occasion in the heart of Norfolk.

Origins
The origins of Valentine’s Day lie in Ancient Rome. Once upon a time, the 15th February was a pagan fertility festival called Lupercalia. However when Pope Gelasius I came to power he rebranded it as a Christian festival and declared February 14th St Valentine’s Day.

The St Valentine he was honouring is thought to have lived around 270 AD. The saint was said to have performed secret marriages against the wishes of the then emperor who preferred his soldiers to remain bachelors. When he was caught, St Valentine was quickly put to death, meeting his end on February 14th.

Chaucer
It wasn’t until the 14th century that the feast day was linked with romantic love. English poet Geoffrey Chaucer wrote a poem in honour of the engagement of England’s Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. In it, he associated Valentine’s Day with mating birds and the royal engagement, starting an enduring tradition as he went.

Valentine’s cards
The tradition of giving cards on Valentine’s Day developed over a number of years. In the UK, Valentine’s cards had become popular by the 18th century, however in the US, the tradition didn’t become common until the 1850s. Today, according to the Greeting Card Association, around 25% of all cards are now sent on Valentine’s Day.

Celebrating Valentine’s Day
Whether you believe in Valentine’s Day or not, it’s impossible to deny that putting some dedicated time aside for your loved one is a great way to strengthen a relationship. Putting thought and effort into planning a treat shows your partner you really care, while spending some quality time together can be great for your relationship.

If you’re thinking about whisking your other half off for a night away in the countryside this Valentine’s Day, Norfolk is the perfect destination. Give us a call today on 01485-571765 to book your room or Click here to go to our Valentines page on our website.

Winter Warmer Menu Out Now

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Delicious Comfort Food – Out Now
Introducing our brand new ‘Winter Warmer Menu’ with all Your favourites!

Welcome to our Country Inn. Choose from an extensive a la carte menu, brimming with local delicacies, or indulge in traditional Winter Warming Pub Classics – Vegetarian & Gluten Free options available. All can be enjoyed in either our Gallery Restaurant which welcomes families, our cosy dog friendly bar or the bright and airy Garden Restaurant with adjoining Conservatory. Check it out on http://tinyurl.com/pvfmkb8. Book your table now on 01485 571 765.