RECIPES invented by two budding young chefs at Boclair Academy in Bearsden have been published on cards available in Tesco stores throughout Scotland.
Eilidh Gordon and Caragh Docherty, both 13 and in S2, were voted winners in the Scotherbs Tesco Schools’ Project for their tasty and nutritious dish of steamed salmon wrap with pistachio basil butter.
The Scotherbs School Herbs Project aimed to inspire home economics pupils at secondary schools to compete against each other to create new healthy and delicious recipes using fresh herbs.
Boxes of fresh herbs were supplied to the schools by Scotherbs, a family-run herb farm near Dundee, who supply Tesco UK-wide with freshly cut herbs.
Caragh said: “Our recipe is quite contemporary and meets many of the Scottish dietary targets. Salmon is an oily fish and when complemented with fresh herbs it creates a meal that is very nutritious, as well as delicious.
“We love the beautiful aroma from this dish and using herbs and spices with food is a healthy way to reduce salt in our diets. You could easily use chicken or vegetables instead of salmon in this recipe and additional cheese like mozzarella with this dish would be nice too.”
Home economics teacher at Boclair Academy, Gael Coote, said: “This was a great project to work on and really caught our pupils imagination. Eilidh and Caragh worked hard in their lunch breaks to perfect the winning dish. The result is a delicious blend of flavour and texture, and the infused fresh herbs are divine.”
Fiona Lamotte, managing director of Scotherbs, said: “We’re delighted to have found so many enthusiastic young chefs in Scotland and to have their great recipes available for all to try out in Tesco. As all our young contestants have demonstrated, cooking with fresh herbs adds so much more flavour to your recipes. Herbs are so easy to prepare, give you extra flavour, reduce the need for salt and contribute to your five-a-day. Well done to everybody who took part and especially to our winners for their delicious new recipes.”
Free recipe cards, which include their dishes, are now available for shoppers to pick up in branches of Tesco.