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Friday, 23 March 2007

Mushroom and Chorizo Risotto

offcentre asked about our Mushroom and Chorizo Risotto, here are the pics, words to follow

OK, first recipie on here.

Amounts are vague, that's how i cook.

Sweat off 1 large onion finely diced in olive oil with good pinch salt, pepper, pinch fennel seeds, good dollop of garlic and handfull of chopped sage.Use a good heavy bottomed pan.When cooke for about 5 mins, then add your mushrooms.I use a mix of Oyster, Button, HON-SHIMEJI and Enoki mushrooms.

Sweat for a couple of mins, then add 3 handfulls of arborio rice.Again cook again for another few mins.Add a good splash of dry white wine( i know some think this is very wrong, adding wine to risotto, but i don't).Then start adding boiling water a ladle at a time.
WATER!!! i hear you cry.What about stock? Well, i make a veggie risotto which i then add meat too, and as i'm adding bags of flavour with the vegetables that i start with, veggie stock would be a bit of a waste.Stir stir stir , adding water as it is absorbed by the rice.Carry on untill the rice is nearly cooked, still with a bit of bite to it(not too much, i've had too many risottos ,which err on the side of uncooked rice) For the final 2 mins of cooking, add the chopped chorizo,a good handfull.Taste as you go along, correcting with salt if needed.Final touch is to stir in a good dollop of butter just before you serve, with parmesan shavings, truffle oil, or herb oil.
Let me know how you get on.

Thursday, 22 March 2007

return of the hole..

Hole was filled this lunchtime...then someone smelt gas! Gas crew turned up, drilling holes.Then dug a hole with jack hammer at 7.00pm finished about 8.30pm.Bloody Loud!.Guests all very understanding..and so ends another day..

oh some more pics...


Hurrah! The hole has gone!

Nice busy day today, few in for i be mostly cooking chicken.

Also a surprise visit by Alan (culinary bear , for those in the know) Good to see you !

He had is camera with him, and noticed he took a snap very similar to the one i took and contrast...mine first..his will follow when it's emailed to me.

Oh and very nearly fully booked.Hurrah again!

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

General Pictures

Today's Lunch

Margot’s Lunch Menu (12pm till 2.00pm)
Wednesday 21st March

Grilled Goats Cheese with Balsamic Reduction £4.55

Warm Salad of Sauté Mixed Mushrooms and Chorizo with Herb
Oil and Parmesan £4.95

Devon Smoked Duck Breast with Baby Gherkins and
Rhubarb Chutney £5.25

Grilled Fillet of Mackerel with Cucumber Salad and Truffle Oil £5.95

Mussels cooked with Ginger, Coriander and Cream £6.25

Roast Breast of Guinea Fowl with Spring Onion Mash and
Mustard Cream Sauce £11.50

Cornish Lamb Cutlets with Roast New Potatoes and Rosemary Jus £13.95

Baked Ray Wing with Garlic, Anchovies, Potatoes and New Potatoes £10.50

Grilled Fillet of Lemon Sole with Spinach, New Potatoes and
Chive Butter Sauce £13.95

Saffron Poached Pear with Jelly and Clotted Cream £4.50

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce £4.50

Caramelised Banana with Chocolate Sorbet and Clotted Cream £4.50

Selection of Cornish Cheese (Yarg, Blue, Brie and Old Smokey) £4.95

Teas/Coffees with Walnuts and Fudge £2.40

Please feel free to have just a Starter or Dessert

Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Testing new Camera

The stove and the view from table 1.Strange we didn't get any passing trade today(so far)

Sunday, 18 March 2007

Nothing to see here...

I needed somewhere to post some pics for this car i'm selling, so unless your in the market for a G reg Polo Coupe S with a Gt engine it that goes like shit of a chrome shovel, move along.