June 1st 2012
I had supper with Oli a couple of nights ago – he was visiting from Barcelona and staying with Rick and Su. They were out playing bridge, so we had the use of their kitchen.
As a starter we stuffed portobello mushrooms with a mixture of Chorizo de Bellota, a teaspoonful of Garam masala, garlic, chopped onion, poached smoked haddock, ricotta and a little salt and pepper. I rubbed the mushrooms with olive oil before stuffing and they were baked in a preheated oven at 200º C for about 20 minutes (until the stuffing was going a little brown and crispy).
We had some boiled and mashed swede, baked in the oven with salt, pepper and olive oil to go with the duck.
Supper was excellent – somehow we managed to polish off 4 bottles of wine, two bottles of New Zealand white (one of which was a Sauvignon grape), a bottle of Côtes du Rhône Rosé and I can’t for the life of me remember the red, but it could have been another Burgundy (hiccup). No room for pudding!