As we need to eat I have never thought of cooking as an enjoyable hobby as I do about my painting and digital art. However, having friends to stay who enjoy and appreciate my food it has dawned on me that Yes, I really enjoy it and perhaps I could share this with my fellow bloggers.
Now, I cannot & do not follow recipes. If I find one I like I never have the right ingredients or something is included that one of my family would moan about so I improvise.
I love watching cookery programmes especially Master Chef and I pick up loads of tips and ideas and I find myself waiting for the end of the programme so that I can get in the kitchen and C O O K.
Yesterday I hosted a lunch party for these friends who are off travelling later this week. Only six of us, all retired and all happy to eat and drink early so that we can get to bed at a decent time!
Here is a photo of us taken last year in an American Diner.
I’m behind the camera -
So, what did I cook?
Starter : smoked salmon parcels with prawns Marie Rose.
First line 6 ramekins with cling film and then line the dishes with the smoked salmon leaving enough over to top each one.
Combine mayonnaise and tomato ketchup for the sauce adding lemon juice & black pepper to taste. Stir in the prawns and fill each dish. Not too full as they tend to leak.
Place the remaining salmon over the dishes. and chill in a cold place until needed.
Upturn the ramekins on to a plate and garnish with a little salad , slice of brown bread & butter and a lemon wedge.
Next week – the main course.
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