Friday, May 07, 2010

Smoked mackerel pate

Made smoked mackerel pate this evening - a friend's recipe and so easy. It's basically equal quantities of smoked mackerel and stilton whizzed in the food processor with a tablespoon or 2 of creme fraiche and a squeeze of lemon juice. I was slightly concerned at its grey hue, but not to fear, it tasted delicious. I bought some soda bread to have with it and it was great. Will definitely be keeping that recipe for the future.

Also planning to try spinach and ricotta cannelloni this week. I've never made cannelloni before (the dish, not the pasta. Leigh attempted pasta making once. It was not successful and I'm not brave enough to try it) and am planning it for the evening friends come over for dinner. Not sure that's a good idea. Also just thinking about that, one of our friends is on a diet and there's frankly a ridiculous amount of cheese in it - 4 different types all in all. Hmmm may need a rethink.

Finally on the food front, I've just finished Julie and Julia which was great, if a little scary. Hacking up a live lobster!!

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