My supper party last night was a gaspacho starter with added chopped cucumber and croutons to add texture to the cold soup.
Then this home-cooked paella.
The rice was cooked in shellfish stock (lobster, mussels, chicken, garlic and onions in the vegetable water stock), and chicken thighs roasted first with crispy skin, chorizo, prawns, mussels, squid, and some sliced peppers to decorate.
I served it with a green salad.
Cheeses and strawberries and cream for pud.
One of my favourite Thai dishes of rice noodles, bean shoots, chopped peanuts, king prawns, and lime juice, chillies, fish sauce, galangal, coriander, Thai basil and a tiny pinch of palm sugar to flavour.
My new favourite restaurant @fancycrabuk
Grilled Squid Steak with squid ink, roasted beetroot, salad
Grilled over charcoal and served with a yuzu lime, szechwan pepper, lemongrass & galangal dressing.
And ‘Merus’ from the largest part of the crab leg grilled with butter and hollandaise sauce with triple cooked fries ( I didnt eat them).
With a side of Steamed Kale Roasted anchovy & bone marrow butter
Chargrilled organic lamb cutlets with a ‘swoosh’ of houmous (trying to be decorative and chef-y) with buttered cavolo nero, carrots and broccoli flowerlets. Colourful, rainbow, dark green and purple vegetables are all full of vitamins and minerals. The more colour you add into your vegetable choices the healthier the benefits.
Butter on the vegetables for good fats.