Fruity Bruschetta

July 25, 2011

On Saturday night I made such a lovely meal… even if I do say so myself yes.

To be honest the reason I can be so boasty is that I didn’t really do anything I just brought lovely ingredients and left them alone.

We had two recently married, soon to be parents over and our new housemate who is the reason why these photographs are so good. His camera is much better than mine. Thanks Bart!

So for a little nibble with champagne we have grilled peach, buffalo mozzarella and prosciutto and also fig, goats cheese and prosciutto bruschetta.

I just got some really good bread from Marks Bread, and the fruit is from Ashton Fruit Shop and the cheese from Southville Deli (all on North Street in Bedminster) and a store in Frome I visited that day.

I saved money by buying just what I needed of the good stuff, rather than lots of rubbish stuff from the supermarket, I don’t why how I always forget how good the fruit is from this shop.

I brushed the bread with olive oil, seasoned and baked in the oven for 5 minutes then griddled the peaches, just arranged (I use that word loosely) everything else on the bread.

I do realise I keep going on about grilled peaches, they are my new favourite fruit for putting in my dishes. They are especially good hot with the cool mozzarella. Delicious.

5 Minute Lunch/Snack

June 11, 2010

One of my favourite lunches is homemade mackerel pate with some nice bread, here is my easy and quick recipe;

1 pack smoked mackerel fillets
1/2 tub creme fraiche (or sour cream, yogurt etc)
1 lemon (juice and zest)
2/3 tsps horseradish cream
handful fresh chives
seat salt and black pepper

1. Mash the mackerel into chunks and add the creme fraiche and mix well, then add the lemon juice and zest and the horseradish to taste, finally mix in the chives and add salt and pepper to taste.

That’s it!

To make a more substantial lunch make a chunky sandwich with some thick cut granary bread, drizzle with olive oil, add some baby herby leaves or rocket, some tomatoes and cucumber or whatever salad you prefer, to have a light lunch spread on crackers or dip bread sticks or vegetable crudities (asparagus is yummy with this!)