Friday, 15 May 2009

Friday treats

Friday afternoon: started out with my new favourite drink. I'm gonna have quite a few of these throughout the summer, of this be sure.

Summer drink
Serves 1

2 cl Absolut Lemon
Passion fruit soda
1 strawberry

5 pm: Martha made home made tortilla chips the other day, and ever since I have been dying to try it myself. It's really simple, all you need it a packet of soft tortillas, some salt, and a few drops of olive oil. Cut the tortillas into smaller pieces, coat slightly with oil, season, and whack into a 200 C oven for 10-15 minutes, turning the chips half way through.

6 pm: Dinner's almost done. Found some good-looking asparagus at the supermarket. Decided to put then on the barbie along with the meat that's already out there getting tasty. This is blanched asparagus cooling off in ice water. After this I put them in a marinade of olive oil, grated garlic, and lemon juice for a few minutes. Then I put them on the barbie, then I ate them. Yum!

6:30 pm: Dinner's ready!. Grilled and marinated meat and asparagus, with French fries and Bearnaise sauce. Absolutely gorgeous!

8:30 pm: Mint chocolate ice cream with strawberries marinated in sugar and lemon zest.


Susanne said...

Holy christ. When I win the lottery, I'm going to hire you as my personal chef. The fact that you will then live in the same town as me will just be a bonus. Oh, and what do you do when you blanche something? I've always wondered.

Angelica said...

Sure thing Susanne!!!

Blanching is (according to Wikipedia. I couldn't be bothered to explain it myself): Blanching (also spelled blenching) is a cooking term that describes a process of food preparation where in the food substance, usually a vegetable or fruit, is plunged into boiling water, removed after a brief, timed interval and finally plunged into iced water or placed under cold running water (shocked) to halt the cooking process.

Susanne said...