Thursday, 29 June 2017

A nice new recipe

Every so often I am inspired to create an amazing new dish, like my  Thrice baked lemon meringue pie. This happened again yesterday.

Specially mixed Mediterranean vegetables:
1. Toss sliced peppers, courgettes, red onions and cherry tomatoes in herbs, seasoning and olive oil.
2. Roast in a hot oven for about forty minutes.
3. Carefully remove the tin with the cooked vegetables.
4. Upend the tin onto the floor. Ensure all the vegetable have fallen out. There should be a big oily pool of grease with the veg scattered about in it.
5. Using a large fish slice, scoop all the veg back into the tin. By this time, they will be well mixed.
6. Serve.

Cook's note: this doesn't work so well if the floor is carpeted. It also helps if the floor is clean (ish).


10 comments:

  1. Another fabulous recipe. Thank you, Frances. I recall the Thrice Baked Lemon Meringue Pie with great fondness. My husband once made a Tuna Pasta Bake in a very similar way to your Specially Mixed Mediterranean Vegetables, but in a ceramic dish. On that occasion, the mixing took place on a stone floor and therefore included about seventeen sharp-edged fragments. xxx

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    1. Joanna, I just love your husband's recipe. Nice and crunchy, too!

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  2. Elementally Reasonable.
    My brother was a posh chef and many a gastronomic delight was sent to table via the kitchen floor.
    Take more water with your lubrication.

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  3. Adrian, I was stone cold sober. Maybe that was the problem....

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  4. When my Mum and I were baking an Easter lamb cake this year, the metal cast fell over in the oven, spilling most of the still liquid batter inside the oven and of course it dripped onto the floor when we opened the oven door... That was fun, but you know what, the cake looked and tasted still very nice!

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    1. Meike, that all goes to show that you don't have to let a minor accident get in the way of culinary triumph!

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  5. I'm feeling like a failure. I can't recall ever having managed to serve a dish via any floor.

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    1. Graham, there's no need to feel a failure. This dish is for beginners and you've plenty of time to try it out.

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  6. And here I was getting excited about a great new recipe!

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    1. It tasted wonderful, Rosemary (but I have to confess, it's contact with the floor probably didn't really help).

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