Try it with pasta; cook and drain the pasta and dress with a little olive oil or butter before mixing in the raw rocket leaves, which should wilt over the pasta. Great with a crumbling of feta cheese. Rocket pesto can be made by substituting the basil for rather less rocket; the peppery bitterness of the leaves goes well with the salty Parmesan or Pecorino.
Rocket has a short shelf life and should be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge and eaten as soon as possible. Wash before eating.
Grown outdoors from May to November. Germination can be tricky and the flea beetle is a real menace - if the seedlings survive its attacks, plants can be cut two or three times from August onwards.
Country of origin
Produced in the United Kingdom.