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Straw potatoes

Serves 4

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Serves 4

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Rapeseed oil
3 shallots, sliced into half moons
1 garlic clove, crushed under a knife and then finely sliced
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250ml chicken stock
100ml double cream
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Wild garlic salt is great to use as a seasoning for meats and fish or add to a marinade for an early-summer barbecue

Wild garlic salt

This is great to use as a seasoning for meats and fish or add to a marinade for an early-summer barbecue.

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