One of the things on my 2013 list of goals to achieve that I still haven’t written because I actually have work to do at work, is to greatly increase the amount of new dishes I learn to cook.
Last year I did maybe one new dish a month at a push, the aim now is one a week.
Here are the results:
This is fried fruit (fruit in a frying pan – who knew you could do that?!) with some kind of spice on top of crumpets. I liked the fruit but the crumpets were pretty crap. Very strange to have this kind of dish for breakfast on a Saturday. 4/10 – should have just had fruit.
This is a bit more realistic for breakfast, bacon with poached egg (only previously done fried eggs, I think I overdid the poaching a touch but do like them poached a lot), and cherry tomatoes with balsamic vinegar. I liked this dish a lot though was a touch on the small side 6.5/10.
Chicken with parma ham (a new thing) and something else that I cannot remember. Perhaps parmesan cheese? Parmasan cheese is a total rip-off, I liked this though 6.5/10.
Salmon with green beans and pesto. Never tried pesto before, always thought it looked odd but it is tasty and I will do it with salmon again. Yes I know I have resorted to chips and egg with it but my brain can only cope with so much new cooking stuff at once and I had nothing else suitable to hand. 8/10 for the salmon and green bean combination.
Not very easy to see but lamb chops with a tomato and pepper salsa which was ok, bit too much tomato I think. Never had a salsa before. I did put some naan bread with it as the dish originally looked way too small for a man my size. 7/10. Could have been better.
Just in case you thought I had gone weird. Gravy. Better than sex. Better than drugs. 111/10. Couldn’t be better.