Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain came to the Norfolk coast to try sailing and preparing fresh Cromer crabs as she visited a family run restaurant in West Runton.
And you can see how she fared on Monday, July 31, in BBC2’s Nadiya’s British Food Adventure.
Nadiya, the 2015 champion, is in search of the best of British cooking for her new series, which takes “a culinary road trip around Britain”, visiting a different region of the UK in each episode in a bid “to uncover some of our most exciting food pioneers”.
In this third episode Nadiya travels to Norfolk to learn about the food she loves to cook for her family.
First stop is in Weybourne, where she boards a sea fishing boat for the first time, to catch the area’s hugely popular sweet Cromer crabs. After returning to land, Nadiya uses the day’s catches to make some fresh and vibrant Vietnamese style crab summer rolls at Rocky Bottoms with Ali and Richard Matthews.
Nadiya said: “Our country’s regional cuisine is much more than tried and tested traditional dishes – there are quirky and clever food producers out there who are reinventing British food in unique and exciting ways. I can’t wait to meet these local food heroes, to find inspiration in the most unusual food stories and unlikely ingredients and then come up with some brand new recipes in the kitchen adding my own special twist.”
Ali, of Rocky Bottoms, comments: “We really enjoyed having Nadyia here at Rocky Bottoms. She embraced going out on our fishing boat with such tenacity, as it was a little rough! She then helped us prepare the catch back at our crab and lobster canteen, and with this she created delicious Vietnamese style crab summer rolls for us to enjoy in the evening.”
The episode will air on Monday 31st July, 8.30pm on BBC Two.
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