Saturday, 31 May 2014

My latest delicious treat.

Last weekend I had friends round here,and we had a Chinese takeaway. There was some of the Peking Duck left,so I was thinking what I could do with it.  So I decided to make a potted  meat, something my Mum used to do when we were children.
Diced a red onion,and a clove of garlic, sweated them in a pan with a little olive oil until they were transparent, then added a glut of red wine,and let that simmer away.
 Put in the meat,plus a small fillet of gineau fowl, as I was cooking a breast of the bird ,some Thyme,and a couple of slices of Parma Ham. Let this all amalgamate plus some salted butter and added seasoning, mostly pepper,as the ham was quite salty.  Oh, I forgot the most important and maybe unusual ingredient, there were some  Marron  GlacĂ© left from after Christmas, so they were crumbled in as  well, to give a touch of sweetness.
Then it was whizzed in the food processor with some more butter ,and potted into two small containers. It was really tasty,and I have had it twice,with friends who have fine for lunch this week.
Can't show a picture, as it was all eaten!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Homage to Europe.

Here is my lunch today, a mix of delicious bits and bobs, some  Chorizo slices,way out of date by 3months, but perfectly OK, two shallots, a red pepper, some  Jersey Royal new potatoes,just boiled for about 8 minutes,and some spinach that needed eating up. 
Put in the pan with a tiny drop of oil,pepper and salt, and here you are!