This is a most accommodating recipe; it goes well with almost anything, is very simple to prepare and can be easily adapted to suit varying numbers of people. It does need a long cooking time but it can be kept waiting and is ideal for a party. The quantities given below would feed four people as a vegetarian dish, or six people with a meat or fish dish.
Put all the vegetables except the fresh tomatoes into a casserole dish with the garlic and parsley and then stir in the paprika,
Cook uncovered at
‘The King (George III) … complained that he had not what he liked to eat. “Why not?” said Willis. “If it is to be had in your Three Kingdoms your Majesty shall have it.”
‘“Shall I? Then let me have beef and potatoes.”’
A Year with the Ladies of Llangollenby Elizabeth Mavor, 1971.
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