The above scene is a snapshot from my recent trip to the Lake District, where a group of us spent the weekend walking, eating and drinking! The trip also coincided with my Birthday, which was marked by a fabulous roast dinner cooked by Jonny, a man known for his mean pork
Not content to be the mere master of crackling, Jonny apparently has a variety of cooking tricks up his sleeve. It was through him that I was introduced to a secret previously unbeknownst to me... the secret to amazing gravy.
It's all about the PB.
The trick is to add 1 - 2 large tablespoons of the stuff to the juices and stock, then gently bring to the boil whilst stirring. The result is unbelieveable morish.....
It's no small secret that my addiction to peanut butter is both rampant and ever growing. I can't get enough of the stuff! My current favourite has to be
- which doesn't contain any unnecessary added salt or sugar.
Importantly Meridian does not use palm oil - the cultivation of which has been responsible for the endangerment of primate habitats, notably orangutan, in indonesia. There are many different varieties of peanut butter available which do not contain palm oil, any traces of which should be disclosed on ingredients lists.
I would urge people to make an ethical choice to buy non-palm oil PB where possible!
I hope you will agree that this gravy hack is both uncomplicated and easy! Let me know if you give it a whirl, I have a suspicion that it would be especially delicious with chicken.....
I will leave you all with some snaps from the trip, as the weather on the second day was stunning - with intermittent snow showers and sunshine!