When I came home for the weekend last month, my mother cooked up a storm. Drool at your leisure.
Frito Misto de Pesce to start Saturday lunch with homemade mayonnaise
Then for the main lunch, Chargrilled Mackerel with Rocket salad - tres healthy
For dinner’s starter, Grilled Pears with Cornish Blue Cheese and Walnuts. A light way to kick off a three course meal, and interesting flavour combinations here.
For the main, Pan-fried Duck Breasts with Summer Vegetables and Prosciutto. I would normally have had the duck a little more pink to my ideal taste but the skin was deliciously crispy, and was complemented well with the accompaniments. If I was being picky, I potentially would have added a drizzle of a jus here just to moisten up the meal even further.
As I thought I was about to burst of fullness, out came the Strawberry Semifredo, perfectly half frozen, which really cleansed the palette, which was gobbled up very speedily by both of us.
And that was just one day of eating…I definitely don’t leave home hungry that’s for sure.
Until next time.
Lunch at Cafe Boheme, Soho.
Juicy leg of lamb accompanied by aubergine and baby spinach. This is my new favourite dish on the menu and is the best lamb I’ve ever tasted, hands down. If you don’t normally eat lamb I urge you to change that just for this dish.
Not only is the food great but the restaurant itself is a delightful French bistro slap bang in the middle of bustling Soho but you feel like you’re tucked away in a charming area of Paris, perfect for one of our many rainy days in England. A big thumbs up for me. And don’t forget to try the creme brûlée here either, to die for.
Dinner tonight. My version of creamy mustard and tarragon chicken, accompanied by rice and peas.
Gently fry diced onions, add seasoned chicken till brown then add 200g of half fat creme fraiche to the pan along with mustard and tarragon with a squeeze of lemon. Cook until sauce is bubbling.
Serve with fluffy rice and veg of your choice!
Voila, simple, healthy, filling food.
Something a bit different here. Bhalla Papdi Chaat - Lentil Dumplings, Crisp Fried Wafers, Chickpeas and Potatoes with Tangy Yoghurt Sauce and Tamarind and Mint Chutneys
Pluot Puff Pastries with a Cinnamon Shortbread Crumb Topping.
Bring on the winter just for these puddings.
Pesto Gnocchi and Slow Roasted Tomotoes.
Comfort food ready for when winter kicks in.