This Week, I’ve Been Mostly Eating…

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DSC_0294This week, we’ve been eating a mixed bag of mostly simple meals. I am restricted by other commitments, but with Masterchef 2012 and Raymond Blanc’s lovely The Very Hungry Frenchman…. OK, I’ll tell you about this TV program some other time. So, here are this week’s meals:

Seafood Spaghetti, served with a creamy white wine sauce. A yummy quickie.

Pot au Feu aux Lentilles a l’Anglaise, because this is a very rewarding and warming meal, and I was cold with a bad cold, and with very low outside temperatures. I’ll post the recipe to this some time soon, as it is one of my all-time favourites.

Steak Tartare and fresh bread. What could be simpler? What could be more delicious? Hardly anything, really. Raymond argues that an omelette takes only three minutes, and that your life is seriously screwed if you can’t afford those three minutes for a simple yet delicious omelette, but you know what? Steak Tartare doesn’t take much longer, and when push comes to shove, I prefer it to an omelette.
Which reminds me on those lovely one-egg omelettes I did for starters some while ago… Time to revive those! Onwards:

Lechon a Cubana; slow-cooked juicy pork, complete with spicy beans, rice, caramelised pineapple and plantains (see picture). Not quite a 3-minute dish (the pork takes 10 hours), but it worked out really nice. Everybody in the household liked it. Well, OK, all two-legged members of the household.

We finished the week by going out and enjoying a wonderful Vietnamese meal in Saigon, Saigon, King Street, Hammersmith. (See here for my review.)

Not so bad after all, upon reflection…

 

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