11 December 2012

Marmalade on ... Salmon!

~  Menu  ~

Courgette & Lemon Fritters
Hot Smoked Salmon in Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise
Small glass of Sauvignon Blanc
Sticky Toffee Sauce Scrapings

We bought a side of hot smoked salmon, half price, the other day which I portioned and froze all except one piece which I had for dinner that night.  It had been sold with slices of orange and a sachet of orange glaze which I didn't want to open for just one piece (or possibly at all).  I was about to stick my bit of fish in the oven when I remembered the remains of a jar of Cornish Meadows Lemon & Chilli Marmalade in the cupboard so I brushed the top of my salmon with this before baking.  Gorgeous! but of course too much for me to finish in one sitting.

Cornish Meadows make very fine preserves traditionally and using seasonal fruits when they are at their best.  I was going to take a picture of my jar but it is a bit stained and goosome on the outside so here is a clip from their site which you can visit here 

We also bought a few baby courgettes so today I made courgette fritters as per my all purpose fritter recipe which I flavoured with grated lemon zest and a generous amount of the leftover smoked salmon turned in a spoonful of roasted garlic mayonnaise - one of my store cupboard staples.

Lucky girl me. 

Clearing up after lunch I found a StickyToffee Sauce pan from last night with just a little sauce left in it.  To be frank I had kept this back purposely as I was going to suggest my real man cook his morning porridge in it for a little added je ne sais quoi but forgot to tell him about it this morning.  So I scraped the pan and ate it myself with a cup of coffee.

Now I know this post isn't very informative inasmuch as there are no new recipes (although some links to earlier recipes) but it does demonstrate how with a combination of imagination and greed, a collection of bits, pieces, leftovers and bargains can make a lovely sudden lunch.

In Other News ...

Here is a pineapple we bought yesterday, not quite ripe as it happens! 

You may remember I had myself a little rant the other day about best before dates.  I confuse myself because when we get something like this fine pineapple I am simultaneously delighted and cross - strange feeling!  I have decided to do a board on Pinterest to start a collection of irritating, wonderful bargains.  

On my other blog about my writing, here, I have written about a strange experience I had on Stumble Upon.  If you have the time and inclination have a read, I'd be grateful to know if anyone, anywhere has ever seen this.

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