What’s in season: September

 

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The move into autumn brings a whole host of exciting ingredients to use in the kitchen. Light spring and summer dishes begin to become a little heartier, rich colours start to appear in our delicious dinners, and our love for the great British roast dinner returns once again.

 

Tuck into locally grown apples

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While berry season may be on its way out, you should still be able to get your hands on blackberries, which flourish in September. British apples will also begin to appear in the shops this month, ideal for warming winter ciders and hot apple pies.

Damsons and pears also taste great at this time of year and add a taste of richness to our favourite puddings and pies.

Embrace the hearty vegetable

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Say goodbye to light spring veggies and welcome your favourite comfort food with potatoes, pumpkin, butternut squash and green beans.

Supermarket floors and foodie markets will also be adorned with lovely British wild mushrooms, ideal for your sauces, risottos and pasta dishes.

The main attraction

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When it comes to fish and meat, there are some great things to get your hands on in September. Oily fish is at its best during this time of the year – so get creative with mackerel, sardines or anchovies. If it’s something special you’re after, oysters are at their most succulent during this time too.

September’s meat favourites include beef, lamb, pheasant and wood pigeon – all providing those rich, hearty flavours we love at this time of the year.

Take some inspiration from our September menu favourites

While you may be inspired to create your own fancy dish from some of your favourite ingredients above, we thought we’d share a few fail-proof recipes from the experts at Neff. From casual bites to fine dining, you’re sure to find a recipe you’ll love!

For starters or a side… 

Roast squash and feta salad

Great for vegetarians, light lunches or a starter course, this bold and flavoursome salad packs a lot of punch. Featuring seasonal butternut squash with nuts, it promises a whole new take on the traditional salad. Cook in your CircoTherm oven for best results.

For the meat eater…

One-pan lamb cutlets and sweet potatoes

Using your CircoRoasting oven, chef up this colourful dish, which is also full of flavour. Ideal for laid-back dinner parties, it’s something everyone will enjoy.

For something light and nutritious… 

Baked mackerel with chilli drizzle

The benefits of oily fish are endless and mackerel is touted as one of the best around. A few things we love about this dish is its adaptability – going with almost any side, its superb flavours, and its short cooking time. In fact, mackerel takes only 10 minutes to cook in your Neff CircoRoasting oven. 

A cheeky autumnal dessert… 

Carrot and nut cake

Say goodbye to berry and meringue-based dessert in favour of a hearty, rich cake. Carrots taste wonderful at this time of the year. Combine with seasonal nuts in Neff’s CircoTherm oven and you’re left with something really spectacular.

Download recipe cards for all our Autumn suggestions here.

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What’s your favourite thing about the September kitchen? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @ModernKitchens

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