Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Week In Food

We are moving tomorrow so I have been trying to use up the pantry. On Monday I celebrated Dani's first day at work with scallops. They had been my number one lust have item since we got here and I decided to snap up four giant shelled scallops for 10E - they were seriously huge. I pan fried them and served them on top celeriac and potato soup.

We've had Kath's peanut and tomato lamb curry and Donna Hay's ricotta pies. Make your favourite bolognaise sauce (I added peas and grated carrot, onion and celeriac) then top with a tub of ricotta mixed with one egg and mozzarella. Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes. It makes a really delicious crust.

I made chocolate baked donuts which weren't as good as the plain cinnamon sugar ones I made for the Masterchef Challenge; they were more like chocolate dinner rolls. Not having proper kitchen utensils and having to smear the melted butter on with my fingers instead of with a brush was more 9 1/2 Weeks than afternoon in the kitchen.

Vietnamese lemongrass chicken, which I make so often now and have the caramel downpat.

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