Sunday, January 24, 2010

Feeding the five thousand (well, two, very hungry after they'd spent two hours in a traffice jam)

Just for the record:

  • Pease pudding
  • A wild mushroom and wine pâté I'm feeling rather smug about having made
  • Mushrooms marinaded to a Russian recipe that quite scared me but turned out OK
  • Baby new potatoes sautéd with haloumi
  • A confit of red peppers, fennel and garlic

I can do it every so often after all.

14 comments:

willow said...

I want to eat at your house.

Gaw said...

You've made vegetarianism sound delicious - quite an achievement in my book.

librarylizzie said...

OK - invitation to our house in officially recinded. We are coming to yours! Seriously....tell me abot the pots and halloumi thing....

savannah said...

sounds delish, sugar! next time take some photos...please xoxoxo

Kevin Musgrove said...

Willow: any time. It's a single male household, so we don't run our fingers over the dust on the dinner plates (-:

Gareth: coo, ta. The best vegetarian food is something that just happens not to have meat in it.

Lizzie: seriously, let me know when you want to come round. The spuds and halloumi are embarassingly easy: cut both into pieces roughly the same size, a very quick fry in the pan to mix the flavours a little. Put the spuds in the microwave for three minutes, the cheese in a medium oven for five minutes. Then wait for house guests to arrive, chuck them both into a pan and saute until browned.

Savanah: I would have, but it wasn't possible without a high speed camera.

Madame DeFarge said...

I'll be round next week. I think you're going to need a bigger table.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Lizzie: a clarification: the ingredients, not the house guests.

Madame DeF: I've grown used to feeding famished Scots. (-:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Mmmm, I can never hear the read "confit" too often; or indeed the word "traffice", which I'm assuming is French and has the accent on the final syllable, and makes a very good jam ;-)

Lulu LaBonne said...

Sounds delish - If I get in a traffic jam will you make that for me?

worm said...

Im intrigued to know what the lethal sounding russian mushrooms taste like

Kevin Musgrove said...

Gadjo: it's a poncey way of saying "vegetable mush," but it tasted nice.

Thank you, Lulu. Yes, so long as you reciprocate when my train's late.

worm: you stick button mushrooms in a pan of boiling lemon juice with added vinegar, bay leaf and a lot of thyme. Then you pour it into a jar and add some black peppercorns and rather a lot of olive oil. Then you leave it for a week. It smelt like Listerine when I was putting it into the jar but it had mellowed considerably by Saturday.

inkspot said...

I gather that with Russian mushrooms it's important not to let the Russians pick them, they're a bit careless about the odd amanita.

Scarlet Blue said...

I'm not a foodie. But I like mushrooms on toast - I'm easy to cater for!
Sx

Kevin Musgrove said...

Inky: that would be the merest of the troubles, it'll be fly agaric steeped in aquavit or something.

Scarlet: I expect I could manage that, so long as I didn't get giddy.