“It’s just generally delicious to me.”
This was the first, heartfelt comment uttered in the unusually quiet iLHP kitchen, as we embarked hungrily on a meal of Melrose and Morgan comfort food earlier this week. A grey, drizzly day had given way to a dark, drizzly evening, and we were in need of a hearty boost.
A raid on the Melrose and Morgan chiller cabinet had yielded cottage pie, spiced red cabbage and blackberry and apple crumble, all to be taken home and finished off in our own oven in less than half an hour.
The cottage pie was filled with plenty of meat and lots of finely-diced vegetables that had been perfectly prepared to retain their shape during cooking. The addition of a little celeriac was a fresh and modern touch. The mashed potato was creamy and smooth.
The red cabbage, meanwhile, was festive in its spiciness, but the cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg were carefully balanced by the creaminess of butter, and the overall flavour was rounded and spot-on. The raisins were huge and particularly juicy.
The crumble, with its polenta topping, was perfectly crunchy above and soft and smooth below, the butteriness of the crumbly swiftly followed by the tartness of the filling.
We couldn’t have chosen a more perfectly-judged supper for the time of year, and felt all the better for it. A big iLPH recommend!
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