main, seafood

baked salmon with potato & fennel

IMG_8858This Sunday lunch-in-a-pan was a joke to prepare – a laughing matter in fact. Not the ‘haha are you joking?’ type of a joke, but the ‘omg, that’s all? what a joke!’ kind. Bless your breeziness Jamie Oliver and your go-to spectacle of a website – my cyber-cookery bible. The house smelt madly wonderful on Sunday afternoon, salty potent parmesan, sweet caramelised fennel (which, by the why, I think is the punchline of this entire dish –  so definitely ADD MORE FENNEL you won’t regret it), mint infused salmon strips, and soft on the inside crispy on the skin potatoes lathered in garlic, olive oil and butter.

My father praised my skills and thanked Jamie for the blessed feast. Winning. Don’t think twice, catch your fish and click here for the recipe.

IMG_8844IMG_8851IMG_8849IMG_8853IMG_8858

Standard
food, main

seriously simple zucchini salad

IMG_8323IMG_8327

Too simple and too good, this was my glamorous idea of dinner last night, but it was dinner for one and exactly what I needed.

2 zucchinis
1 ripe tomato
small bunch of basil
1 tsp sea salt
20g of feta or bocconcini to serve (or however much you like really, just watch the salt!)
2 tbs olive oil
1 tbs of red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar

Using a peeler, peel the zucchini in thin strips lengthways into a bowl. Sprinkle with salt, toss through evenly and leave to rest for 10 minutes.
Finally chop the tomato.
Create the dressing by whisking together olive oil and your choice of vinegar.
Squeeze out and/or strain the excess water from the resting zucchini  and attempt to pat try as much as possible.Place the zucchini strips evenly on plate, top with the tomato and cheese. Sprinkle over finely sliced basil, drizzle over the dressing and season with pepper.

OH-EM-GOSH!

Standard
food

radish red

IMG_8106IMG_8145
ahhh…something about that colour!

Standard