Roast chicken

Standard roast chicken with roast potatoes, parsnips, sprouts, gravy. Freddie in ecstacy of comfort, me bored but looking forward to tomorrow’s jowzers.

Pasta with sausage

Standard tomato-pepper-onion-garlic but with sage instead of basil or rosemary, some cut-up fried sauasage. Sausage pointless to me but Freddie keen.Sage a nice to herb change.


Mexican pepper casserole

Standard recipe, served with standard tortillas. Forgot the flour because I was thinking of using breadcrumbs instead and ended up without either. A bit watery but tasted OK. I dolloped yogurt on top intead of the sour cream  which I normally leave out- OK but recipe works OK without. A bit too much cumin and coriander, an error I often make.

Shakshuka thick sauce

  • 1 egg per person
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 habanero chillie, crumbled
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 tin chopped tomtoes
  • 1lb green tomatoes
  • pinch of cumin seed, salt, chopped coriander, olive oil

Toast the cumin seeds, fry the sliced onions and chilli until well goldenbrown. Separately fry the peppers a bit, add the tomatoes and fry until starting to soften. Add tinned tomatoes and  salt, combine,  cook until sauce thick, make wells, add eggs, salt each egg and sprinkle with coriander. Cover with lid and bake until eggs set. Served with a chapati-like flat bread-tortillas better.

Next time: add the coriander after baking. 1 habanero between 6 made for a very hot shaksuka