This blog post is dedicated to the memory of Larry the Fighting Lobster, and his partner in the pot, Loretta and it is a true tale of how it feels to kill and cook a live lobster in your own home.
Look outside. Is it miserable? Yes it is, because it’s currently tipping it down in London. What you need, Dear Reader, is a meal that’s super fast, warming and delicious so that you can get back to building an ark. Dear Reader, I have that meal, I give you my 20 minute mackerel kedgeree.
‘What shall I have for dinner!?’ goes the guttural cry released from the throats of those who have battled home through marauding hoards of equally weary travellers, desperate for respite and to shut the door on a day of briefings, budgets and meetings. Well, Dear Reader, buck up and grin. I have a treat in store for you, prawn and bacon tagliatelle! Protein rich prawns, hot chilli, humming garlic and everyone’s favourite friend, Mr Bacon, features in tonight’s meal from Casa Del G&J. Pop a cork and get cooking!
We’ve all been there, bounding home from work to see our Significant Other, excited to share a meal, discuss the day’s events, analyse the growth of the chilli plants on the balcony and generally do the things that people who share their lives together do. But then your phone goes and your SO says, ‘Sorry hun, not in for dinner tonight. James from the agency is taking me for a mega wank free nosh up at Gaucho’. So that’s when we make smoked salmon tagliatelle. Continue reading