I was in the Brewdog bar at the weekend. There’s a full blog post about that on the way but it gave me a good idea for dinner. Instead of the normal bar food options they serves cheese and meat boards full of sliced salami, various cheese, oatcakes, olives, chutneys and a sliced baguette.
It looks great but I’m not the biggest cheese fan in the world and we opted for a break elsewhere for dinner before returning for more beer. Fast forward to Monday though and the Brewdog platter had given me some inspiration for an easy but delicious dinner.
I can’t pretend there was any skill involved in this at all. All you need to do is pick good quality ingredients and stick it all on a plate. I opted for some Tesco finest serrano ham, some big fat Greek olives, fresh mozzarella (I absolutely love mozzarella, probably because it tastes more like milk than cheese) and some Tesco mediterranean bread. I could eat a whole loaf of that bread on its own. It’s possibly the best product in the supermarket.
A few slices of bread, half the pack of ham plus the cheese and olives is more than enough for one. Drizzle with olive oil and tuck in. I’m absolutely stuffed now after polishing this off. Might have been a good idea to save some of the mozzarella for lunch tomorrow, but never mind.
It’s a brilliantly simple idea for dinner and brought back some great memories of holiday lunches. Dunno why I’ve never thought to do this before. Wish I had! I’ll definitely be doing it again anyway.
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Kyle & Jane at the Cairn Gourmet on Banchory High Street often sort me out with something like this when I can’t be bothered cooking, but don’t want to just bung a pizza in the oven.
Their Blacky ham is amazing and the Chorizo some of the best I have ever tasted.
Unlike you, I am a cheese lover and the pecorino they have at the moment is outstanding – especially with the fig ball they have (compressed, baked figs).
I got some Dukkah too the last time; a North African mix of seeds and spices that’s great with wedges of olive oil dipped bread.
Mmmm. We have meals like this quite often. Probably because I’m quite lazy but also because we love cheese, antipasto type stuff and charcuterie. We get our stuff from Food For Thought, a fruit/veg shop with deli in New Deer. Amazing what you can get out here in the middle of nowhere.