Saturday, October 12, 2013

Seafood Stew

Friday, 12th October 2013
Based on this recipe in the Guardian Recipe Swap.
I used a mix of salmon, cod and rotbarsch (redfish?), fresh king prawns and baby calamari, and fresh tomatoes instead of tinned. My chorizo (actually an italian variation) was pretty spicy, so I left out any additional chilli. Otherwise I followed the recipe fairly closely.
Served with saute potatoes and crusty bread for mopping up.
I was very pleased with how this came out. The fish chunks were perfectly cooked and flavourful, the calamari were tender and the prawns provided a nice contrast in texture. The tomato sauce was rich and thick and the red pepper retained a good bite. The spiciness of the chorizo was just right for me - enough to make your nose run a little, but allowing all the other flavours to come through. For Monika it was a little too spicy, and she suggested substituting good bacon and some ground chilli, which would also have been good I think.
A winner, and worth repeating.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Veal Cutlet and Chips

Wednesday, 9th October 2013
With plum chutney.

Pasta Carbonara

Tuseday, 8th October 2013
Eggs-and-bacon pasta followed by a Carletti.
A not-so-healthy, Italian alternative to Yoga class this evening.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pan-fried Saibling filet

Wednesday, 2nd October 2013
I dusted the saibling (char) filet with flour and fried it 5 minutes on each side, skin side last. Extremely good and very quick to prepare.