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Valentine's dinner

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by ransos, 14 Feb 2008.

  1. ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    So what are you doing for your other half? Going out or staying in? I always make a point of cooking a really special meal for Mrs Ransos. Tonight's proposed menu is:

    Scallops and black pudding on spinach, with apple sauce

    Grilled dover sole with goose-fat crushed potatoes & purple sprouting broccoli

    Pistachio creme brulee.

    Any cooking tips for the dover sole? Never cooked it before.
     
  2. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Black pudding... barf!

    Dover sole - lovely, but do not overcook as it is a very delicate fish & flavour.
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Personally I'd give the apple sauce a miss - Can't help with the sole except to say don't over cook it. Haven't you got Rick Stein's book or Jamie or the lovely Delia!
     
  4. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Dinner will be me and the cat eating whatever I end up buying from Sainsburys.
    Baggy will probably be having a Chinese takeaway with her mum.*
















    * - No, we haven't had a domestic, she's gone up norf for a funeral. :biggrin:
     
  5. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Mrs richp is doing something special with a lamb tonight ( then we'll think about dinner):biggrin::ohmy:
     
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  6. OP
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    ransos

    ransos Usual suspect

    Cheers both. Apple sauce is brilliant with black pudding (yum, not barf!) but perhaps not so good with scallops. I'll have another think.
     
  7. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Scallops with chorizo and goats cheese is pretty damn good. Just lose the apple sauce I would. Er, them spuds. Are you going to crush them (you middle class ponce;)) and then roast them in the goose fat?
     
  8. Lots of seafood - scallops, mussels and king prawns, all bought from our local fishmonger chappy. Haven't decided how we're cooking it yet, but that's part of the fun...got to get a 2 hr workout in first though...
     
  9. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Well it is Valentines Day...:biggrin::sad::shy:
     
  10. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    I'll be having whatever happens to be reduced in Morrisons on the way home.

    With no-one to share with, I may have to just have a double portion of whatever it is...:biggrin:

    Still, it's Ashes to Ashes on the telly tonight.

    To be fair, I was sent some chocolates last week, so I can gorge on those. But they were purely platonic friendly chocolates. Still, the flowers I got in exchange for a pair of teacosies some weeks back are still quite perky...
     
  11. I'M GOING TO GO TO THE GYM!!! Running, cycling, weight raining...NOT SHAGGING!!! Jesus CHRIST....:biggrin::sad:
     
  12. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Valentines. Yur doin it wrong. :biggrin:
     
  13. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    tonight the menu is thai chicken curry, home made, oh yes
     
  14. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Exactly, Chuffers. She's doing it all wrong. Already had one workout today!:biggrin::sad::thumbsup:
     
  15. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    I want a work out!!!!