Recipe

Scallops, pea puree and sweet potato crisps

Masterchef is about to start a new series so in homage to the show I cooked up a dish that always seems to make an appearance on some contestant’s plate, scallops with pea purée. I could have just served them with peas and mash but I’m quite conscious that I’ve blogged a lot of dishes served with peas and mash recently! Continue reading “Scallops, pea puree and sweet potato crisps”

Recipe

Grilled Langoustines

So we return to the scene of the crime. This is what I was going to cook the night I made our grill explode. *sigh* I put the grill on to heat and closed the door while I fannied about preparing stuff. Of course the high heat of the grill had the predictable effect of superheating the glass inside the oven door until it expanded to the point where it couldn’t expand any more. The resulting explosion of glass scared the crap out of me and ruined the chances of grilling the langoustines I’d bought for tea, so they were boiled instead. Tonight I gave it a second go. Continue reading “Grilled Langoustines”

Food and drink

Moules Mariniere

If you don’t like shellfish then I submit that you haven’t tried the right shellfish. Or maybe you’re allergic. Either way you don’t know what you’re missing.

One of the absolute classic shellfish dishes is Moules Mariniere – mussels in a garlicky white wine sauce. Pleasingly it’s also an amazingly simple and quick dish to cook, although the mussels do need a little bit of time to prepare them. Continue reading “Moules Mariniere”