Thursday, 6 October 2011

Watching Nigel's Surf 'n' Turf suppers, it struck me that's exactly what I had for dinner on Saturday night.
Mackerel wrapped in Serrano ham, with pig's cheek on a bed of potato purée.
That's Surf 'n' Turf. Right? Or should it be Surf 'N' Sty?
If I hadn't had that extra glass of wine, I might have remembered to investigate what they'd done with the pig. Which tasted fabulous.
Although last time I saw pig's cheeks in the supermarket, they were six for £1. Not £14 a plate.
If I'm ever reincarnated, please ... don't let me come back as a vegetarian. Unctuous is not a word you can ever apply to a cabbage.

10 comments:

Sue said...

Oh Yum. We're having Nigel's smoked mackerel, bacon and potatoes tomorrow.

Thanks for reminding me to read Nella Last. I'd forgotten I had her.

mary said...

Completely yum, but his mackerel and bacon looked good, too.
Was I right about Nella's chrysanths, Sue? Still can't find the book.

Lucille said...

We had the haddock and bacon last night. Very nice. Did you notice he has built himself a new kitchen at the bottom of his garden?

mary said...

I didn't realise it was new, but I was feeling very envious, Lucille - what a lovely kitchen to work in. But I bet he doesn't do his own washing-up.

mary said...

PS Did you the fennel salad with it, too ... that's delicious.

StuckInABook said...

We vegetarians don't live solely on cabbage ;) I did eat meat for a month in the middle of my ten years vegetarianism, and I was so pleased to go back to not eating meat... not for any moral reason, just because it tasted so unsubtle after years without it!

Darlene said...

That's me humming "There's a pig...in the house" from Betty Blue Eyes, all afternoon.

Toffeeapple said...

Thank you for the link to Nigel, Mary - I wasn't aware that he has a new series and I like him so much. I shall watch on my laptop. His style is so much better than a lot of 'chefs'.

mary said...

Oh, Simon, I gave up meat for a month and then fell on a steak like a ravening beast!
But could you eat a pork chop if you knew its name, Darlene?
I've just pulled Kitchen Diaries down from the shelf, Toffeeapple - the book I blame for several inches around my waistline!

Lucille said...

I have the fennel in the fridge ready for it Mary.