Nigella Lawson floored viewers of her model new present Cook dinner, Eat, Repeat after deciding to throw previous banana skins right into a curry.
The primary episode of the journalist’s BBC cookery collection aired final night time and after dividing fans with her fish finger bhorta, she turned her consideration to everybody’s favorite lockdown baking ingredient – the banana.
First up, Nigella reworked the fruit right into a gloriously wealthy and gooey chocolate tahini pudding. However then, she opted to slice up the leftovers and throw them right into a hearty predominant course.
Sharing her thought course of, Nigella defined: ‘I admit, not completely visually interesting, however there’s one thing at all times so gratifying about utilizing up each final scrap.
‘And all I do to get the banana skins prepared for cooking is canopy them in boiling water, add a little bit of turmeric, a little bit of salt and go away the water to chill.’
She continued: ‘It’s all concerning the texture and these at all times go so velvety and simply swell and soften with the flavour of the curry sauce.’
Nigella cooked with banana skins within the first episode of her new BBC collection (Image: BBC)
Naturally, many viewers had been stunned by Nigella’s banana pores and skin curry and let rip their ideas on social media.
‘OK, Nigella, I’ll comply with you to many locations however Banana Skins is a step too far,’ wrote one.
Echoing the same sentiment, one other stated: ‘C’mon Nigella, throw the banana skins away, NO-ONE is copying that, absolutely.’
Nigella soaked the banana skins in boiling water earlier than slicing (Image: BBC)
After the present aired, Nigella held her hand on her coronary heart and vowed that banana pores and skin curry is definitely scrumptious.
‘Thanks everybody on your beautiful feedback,’ she penned on Twitter. ‘I’ll reply to as many as potential tomorrow. For now, , let me simply say 1) I hope I didn’t traumatise you an excessive amount of with the banana skins (I promise you the curry is divine) and a couple of) I’m very grateful on your all-round gorgeousness xx.’ (sic)
Nigella isn’t the primary TV chef to place banana skins to good use.
In April, Nice British Bake Off’s Nadiya Hussain revealed that not solely can we will eat the pores and skin of a banana but in addition shared a crafty recipe which turns it into ‘pulled pork’.
The tv chef joined Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard the place she informed audiences that it’s very important that we shift the best way we take into consideration meals throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
‘I’ve been cooking banana peel perpetually, we at all times prepare dinner banana peel,’ she gushed. ‘I believed to myself, I’ve to share this!’
Nigella’s Cook dinner, Eat, Repeat continues on Monday at 8pm on BBC One.