Reading Peter’s Blog Post on sorrel about ten days ago, I was reminded of this recipe.
Sweet Sorrel Salad
100g young sorrel leaves
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 red pepper, de-seeded and sliced
10cm cucumber, diced
1 X 5ml spoon whole grain mustard
2 X 5ml spoons thick honey
2 X 15ml French dressing
1 X 15ml spoon natural yoghurt
Hold the sorrel leaves in a bunch and cut through them with a scissors to a produce a fine shred. In a serving bowl, stir together the sorrel, celery, pepper and cucumber.
Blend the mustard, honey and French dressing, then stir in the yoghurt. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss well and leave to stand at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Garnish with sliced tomato before serving.
I have never tasted sorrel. I have never seen sorrel. I keep seeing recipes for sorrel. Am I missing out do you think?
Rhyelysgranny – I have not used sorrel for many years. In fact it was Peter’s post that reminded me about the old recipe.
i have my uses
….not many 😀
“The plant’s sharp taste is due to oxalic acid, which is a poison. In small quantities Sorrel is harmless; in large quantities it can be fatal .”
I think your harmless salad ingredient was once used in an Agatha Christie mystery as a murder weapon.
Check out “Miss Marple and the Case of The Sorrel Slaw.”
Peter – Sure you are not a bad lad at all! 😀
Nancy – Did they slew the sleuth with slaw?
LOL Grannymar 🙂 🙂
No, GM, Not the Sleuth! The Vicar was the victim.
They vanquished him with various vittles and vegetables. They were vicious in their vociferous volley of viands as they vied for victory over the Vicar….
We used to eat Vinegar Leaves as kids…. this was Sheep’s Sorrel uses of which include:
Note the contradictions here.
When I grew Sorrel It managed to get out of control! Sorrel Soup is quite good!
West Indian friends use the flowers of a species of Hibiscus (H.sabdariffa ) to make a traditional Christmas drink….the plant is known to them as sorrel or roselle.
I have a trick with good Sparkling Wine…okay champagne if you must. Place a dried Sorrel (H.sabdariffa) sepal or bud in the bottom of each glass and pour the chilled wine onto it… the red colour diffuses slowly through the wine. Similar tricks can use berry fruits.
Nancy – You win!
Magpie – How can it be an anti-diarrhoea and a laxative at the same time?
As I said……..Note the contradictions here.
May be something to do with the amount administered!
Magpie – Thinking about it last night and came to that conclusion.