It's been a while since I posted some random deliciousness.
Below is a fishy pizza bianca (no tomato sauce) I made for Charlie and myself on Saturday. It has onions which I had fried very gently first, chunks of sardine al limone and mozzarella on top. Very good it was too.
Smoked mackerel with baked potatoes and salad is one of my favourite easy midweek meals.
This was Monday's supper. I served the mackerel with some of my bread and butter pickles and a salad of grated beetroot, carrot and apple doused in a mustardy vinaigrette.
Smoked mackerel paté
We didn't eat all the smoked mackerel. I made the leftovers into paté by simply mashing the fish up with big spoonful of cream cheese and a couple of teaspoons of horseradish. A lovely lunch spread on oatcakes with some pickles.
Below is an idea from The River Cottage Cookbook by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall. If you stew courgettes slowly in olive oil and butter with some thinly sliced cloves of garlic
they become melting and delicious.
If you then add a handful of grated parmesan and a big dollop of crème fraîche or cream and mash it up you will have a gorgeous sauce for pasta. Add some crisp bacon and you'll be in heaven.
We didn't eat all the courgette sauce. I beat the leftover sauce together with three eggs and about 12 fl oz of milk. I added a small bowl of leftover sweetcorn I found lurking in the fridge and poured it into a pastry case. I threw on a couple of handfuls of grated cheese and baked it.
It went very well with the beetroot salad.
Thank you, by the way, for your continued comments, especially all the garden advice. Much appreciated.