Friday, 15 January 2010

PINK (Smoked Salmon ) Saturday!

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.

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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.

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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.

To serve,

Upturn  the ramekins on to a plate and garnish with a little salad , slice of brown bread & butter and a lemon wedge.

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Next week – the main course.

Thanks to Beverley for hosting Pink Saturday. Please click on the button above and be sure to visit.

JJ

4 comments:

  1. These look fabulous! I'll be back next week for the main course. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

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  2. ♫Happy Pink Saturday♫

    Gloomy and gray over in my neck of the woods today so all of the pinks shared this Saturday are so special and cheerful. They remind me that there are more colors than just white, gray and black.Your pinks are wonderful! My goodness - so special☺

    I hope your weekend is filled with sunshine surrounded by the laugher of those you love.

    Please pray for the people of Haiti. May God bless each and every soul.

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  3. Not only does that sound so good, but you all look very happy, retirement is indeed a good thing, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  4. I vote with you re recipes - and my husband is just the same. He likes cooking (I don't so much these days) and we are also avid watchers of Masterchef. I think it far outclasses Gordon Ramsey's Hells Kitchen - most of those "professional" chefs wouldn't know fine dining if it bit them on the ankle!

    As you read in my post, I am very saddened that I've had to put word verification back on due to my email address being hijacked on Friday, so I spent most of yesterday doing damage limitation. So I'm now moderating AND have word verification (which I will take off again in a week or so, once the hackers get the message). So I apologise for that.

    Of the two, I still think the Moderate All Comments is the best (and the one I'll revert to), as I have still seen spam on blogs where the word verification is on but then the comment allowed to go straight to the blog.

    I'm very glad you liked my background design!

    An apologetic and belated Happy Pink Saturday on Sunday!

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JJ