Happy February my dear! I can't believe we're already two months into the new year. Time literally flies by I feel - even with the overarching pandemic. One of my big projects for the new year was to cook more seasonal with you. Hence, I started publishing a monthly "seasonal calendar" and have been working eagerly on a recipe series featuring one or two seasonal veggies/ fruits in a "monthly dish" for you.
The February heroes are two veggies I have barely used in my plant kitchen before - Jerusalem Artichoke & Parsley Root. Both of them grow here in Germany over the winter months and are freshly available - on the farmer's market and the supermarket veggie isle. While parsley roots contain an incredibly sweet flavor profile, Jerusalem artichokes (Topinambur in German) are starchy, pretty earthy and mildly nutty in flavor. To form perfect harmony, I decided to combine the veggies with onion, apple, spicy marinated red bell peppers and loads of fresh herbs.
Curious? Read on.
This post showcases two different ways to style and serve our February feature veggies - Parsley Root and Jerusalem Artichokes. Option one is to serve the purée dish "as is" / as a delicious solo starter. Option two is to combine it with a variety of other seasonal veggies, dips, salsas and pickled olives/tomatoes. You choose! Both options are amazing!
I personally loved the combination of the dish with beet root hummus, soy-roasted Brussel sprouts with Black cumin (which are totally in season as well by the way) and the rich flavor profile of pickled veggies. Besides, I highly recommend to serve the dish as well as the whole platter with some sort of wholegrain bread or cracker.
Well..This is a very good question. To be honest with you - I am not the artist of this amazing creation. This charcuterie board was created by my wonderful friend Vee who used to run her own catering business in Munich and is currently building up a personal brand and cooking event business. If you're curious to learn how to make a professional charcuterie board or test the most creative recipes from all around the globe, check out her Instagram and visit her wonderful food blog.
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I am currently working on an extensive blog post series featuring all veggies and fruits that are in season throughout the year. If you're curious to see a sneak peek of February's seasonal plant heroes, take a look at the at the following instagram carousel I created for the social platform. - And as you can see - our recipe heroes - parsley root & Jerusalem artichoke - are totally in season this month.
I hope you enjoy this super delicious seasonal dish for the month of February have over the past weeks. Like always, I would love to see your delicious result and repost it on my social channels. So make sure to tag me on Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook. Besides, if you have any feedback for me, questions with regards to the recipe or if you just want to say "hey", comment below or shoot me a personal message through my contact form.
Love & Plants, Karo