Finding my inner Ottolenghi

April 17, 2010

I’ve been out to eat quite a lot this week, so last night found myself with a relatively full fridge. I thought I’d better try and use as many things as possible in my supper, and, what started out in my mind as a simple meal of omelette, salad and fried potatoes, ended up with a great long list of ingredients worthy of one of Ottolenghi’s finest!

Here’s what I used:

For the omelette: two beaten eggs, spoonful of pul biber/tomato paste, tablespoon of chopped parsley, one grated courgettes, two finely sliced spring onions, olive oil for frying.

For the salad: two tablespoons of frozen peas boiled, half a head of chicory sliced, two or three mint leaves torn up, dressing made with red wine vinegar, olive oil, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper.

For the potatoes: er, potatoes. Useful tip though, I slice a raw potato, boil it until nearly cooked, then fry in an almost dry non-stick frying pan. Much healthier!

Anyway, the upshot of my very tasty supper was that I will no longer moan about recipes that have lots and lots of ingredients and several different cooking methods involved. Because I really can’t talk, can I!

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3 Responses to “Finding my inner Ottolenghi”

  1. jasnieres Says:

    That sounds exactly what a poor, poxy old mother would have really appreciated!
    Pity no-one has discovered how to email food yet.

  2. helen Says:

    Love your addiction to peas – cropping up in your salads!
    Actually, one of the possibly strange outcomes of your blogging is that I’ve remembered how delicious the old frozen peas are and have been eating a lot more of them, don’t expect you anticipated sending us off to the frozen food aisle rather than the farmers markets …!


  3. Hehe, yes, I do like my peas! And, apparently they are one of those most vitamin and mineral-packed vegetables out there. So there’s another reason to always have a bag of them in your freezer.


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