Jersey royals, seared langoustines and creamed savoy cabbage

Conjure up an early taste of summer with this dish, perfect for al fresco eating

Serves 4


  • 450g/1lb cooked Jersey Royals
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • 300ml/½pt double cream
  • ½ savoy cabbage, shredded
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 12 raw langoustines, peeled and de-veined
  • 15g/½oz butter Juice of ½ lemon
  • Handful fresh chives, chopped
  • 4 slices Parma ham
  • Mixed baby cresses, to garnish


Slice the cooked potatoes into 5mm/¼in slices and place in a bowl with a drizzle of olive oil.

Gently cook the cream in a pan until reduced by half. Add the cabbage and stir until it wilts. Season. Season the langoustines with a little salt and olive oil.

Place a sauté pan on the heat, drizzle with a little olive oil and cook the langoustines on either side for 30-40 seconds or until golden. Add the butter and a squeeze of lemon jui ce, tos s the langoustines to coat, then remove with a slotted spoon and put on a warm plate to rest.

Toss the Jersey Royals into the same pan, add the chives and the remaining lemon juice and cook for a minute or two. Transfer to a bowl. Wipe the pan, return to the heat and cook the ham until crisp. Remove and set aside.

Arrange a dollop of the cabbage mix onto 4 warm serving plates and top each with 3 langoustines. Spoon the Jersey Royals and their cooking juice over and around, then finish off with a slice of crispy Parma ham and a sprinkling of mixed baby cresses.