Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Derek W, Mar 24, 2019.
Japanese style veg curry with rice.
THe brisket I cooked yesterday, sliced thinly. It was very yum. Think I must have needed B12!
Time for porrisge in the morning again. Been cold today.
Saveloys with pease pudding which I rather spiced up a bit by adding curry powder, red chiili flakes and garlic and mixed a large finely chopped onion in, followed by a tub of creme caramel
Ah, yes! Dinner yesterday was a most memorable and exotic feast.
I'd had some lobsters sent up from the coast, but when they arrived they were dead. One simply should never put a dead lobster into the pot, so I threw them out. However, having time on my hands, I decided a Beef Wellington would hit the spot. I had an excellent filet in the fridge ready, some newly purchased pâté, and I made the pastry up quite quickly, and popped it in the oven. Unfortunately, when I opened the oven to check on its progress, the smell of garlic arising from the pâté was overwhelming. I wanted Beef Wellington, not Boeuf à la Napoleon, so I threw it out. Not one to be stuck, however, I then went to check the state of the birds hanging in the game larder, but sadly the bodies had not yet pulled off the neck and dropped, so they were definitely not ready to be consumed yet.
But I was not yet bereft of ideas. I recalled a dish on the menu at Maxime's in New York - it might have been Maxime's in Paris, I can't quite recall, but no matter. Although I did not order it then, it sounded like something that would stretch my skills in the culinary arts, so with a combination of bribery and blackmail I was able to force the recipe from the chef. My decision made, I set about the complex task of preparing my evening meal.
Heinz sur le pain grillé au beurre (or … beans on toast).
Yes, my already dubious sanity is definitely being taxed by present circumstances.
Perhaps it was just as well!
I enjoyed my brisket, but had indigestion all night!
There's always recipes for old boots and mud in Terry Pratchett's Hogfather
Pork belly, mash, broccoli and peas. The pork is cured in salt and golden caster sugar in the fridge for 2 hours, washed then roasted for 3 hours in a pan with chicken stock. The crackling was just as it should be and the gravy made from the pan was excellent. All in all a really nice dinner.
Spooky. We had pretty much he same minus the sugar and cider instead of chicken stock.
And even spookier as we had pork belly, roasties and broccoli.
Butcher's faggots in onion gravy, served with bubble & squeak made with leftover veg from last night.
We had several things last night - rice with sweet potato, fried tofu, and a kind of onion and carrot tenpura thing.
Just pan fried salmon and oven chips with a mini bottle of grown up grapefruit juice
Just did a couple of big jacket spuds with butter, grated and melted mature cheddar and red Leicester on top- I enjoyed it washed down with a beer
Leek and black olive pasta.
Not sure what we are having tonight. Sarah is cooking. Apparently it is something that is not quite, but a sort of, coq au vin. Anyone’s guess!
I had some grown up grapefruit juice today with my fishy meal. I am not allowed real grapefruit juice because of my statin medication.This evening's grown up grapefruit juice was a modest Marlborough offering. Guiltily I have to admit that it was not a mini bottle, and there is nothing left for tomorrow..
I had a fillet of very lightly smoked salmon, the sort so lightly smoked that it has to be cooked. This was accompanied with a variant of ratatouille and halved small potatoes and fennel. I finished the halved spuds in the pan juices from the fish and ratatouille.
That could be a disaster or a triumph. I hope the latter. Text book recipes are boring although the true classics are reliable. I often modify traditional dishes depending on what ingredients are to hand. Also I don't care a d about cultural appropriation. If, say for excample, a far eastern ingredient, might replace a European ingredient in a French classic like coq au vin, so be it.
It was very nice indeed. Her description was right. It was like it but wasn’t. Certainly have it again.
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