BBC2: Raymond Blanc Kitchen Secrets Series 2
EPISODE SIX: SPICES
Broadcast Monday 28 March, BBC2 at 8.30pm
In this episode Raymond draws upon memories of his travels through Asia to create dishes full of fragrant spice and fiery heat.
To kick off, a mouth-wateringly fresh, green papaya salad with the sweet crunch of pomegranate and a tangy dressing of chilli and lime. The inspiration for Raymond’s next dish comes from no further than his own kitchen. Indian vegetable curry infused with a complex blend of masala spices is one of his chef’s much-loved family recipes. Next tender, slow-cooked pork belly marinated in a Chinese-style blend of aromatic spices with a crisp, crunchy crackling, drenched in an intense meaty broth. To round off Raymond’s trip down memory lane a stunning dessert of pasta-free ravioli encasing exotic fruits and soft panacotta served with a cool coconut sorbet. Ever willing to learn Raymond visits Sri Owen, an expert in Indonesian cuisine who gives him a master class in traditional Balinese spicing before they savour an Indonesian feast of slow-cooked, marinated duck.
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Raymond Blanc's new book, Kitchen Secrets, featuring recipes from Kitchen Secrets Series 1 & 2 and many more, was published by Bloomsbury on 14 February and is available to buy from Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons, Brasserie Blanc, Maison Blanc, online and from bookstores.
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