I am sitting here with one child rapping (in a most bizarre fashion) whilst the other one is shooting aliens on the xbox. I, being completely ignored, have decided to write up a duck recipe which was an attempt at creating something I found in a Sainsbury’s magazine at the barbers a while ago.
Inspiration comes from the most unlikely places. And people do look at you in a weird way when you suddenly whip out the iphone and start taking photos of the pages in a magazine.
On the left is what I liked the look of…
And the photo on the right is my effort (less greenery, more duck)
You’ll all remember the Atkins Diet craze – eat fat and protein, a few green things, and watch those pounds fall away. And then suffer some unpleasant side effects, which we won’t go into here. Well I am on a diet but to be honest, now that I can fit into my Aqcuascutum* suit, it’s getting a bit difficult to maintain the motivation.
(*That’s not bragging, they’re on the verge of bankruptcy so I’ve heard)
So in order to a) fulfill the need to cook delicious food with b) my desire to pretend that I am still losing weight, I decided to revisit an old favourite – Surf ‘n’ Turf.
Nearing the end of my butcher’s blowout. This creation combines a cheap cut of meat with honey, madeira wine and soy sauce, served with bok choi (or pac choi, or bok choy, or pak choy or…you get the idea).
Its got some pretty intense flavours and comes from our very own psycho-chef Gordon Ramsay (by the way have I mentioned how much more pyscho he appears on American TV compared to UK TV? On UK TV he is a pussy cat – he does a show where he gets prisoners to cook in Brixton prison, and if he acted in there the way he does on Hell’s Kitchen USA they would serve him up with a side order of fries).