Monday, 18 July 2011

Fish Saturday

On Saturday morning I managed to get daughter 2 to ballet for 9am.  Afterwards as the rain hammered we embraced Stroud Farmer's market.  I love the organic fruit and veg in Shambles Market.  I miss my Riverford box and this comes close.  Also in the Shambles Market is a great fish stall,  David Felce and daughters.  With Elizabeth David in hand I chose lemon sole fillets for dinner, whilst standing in the pouring rain I thought it was the day to tick off a fish soup recipe too so I bought some prawns and cod.
When we got home wet through it was time for breakfast, another ED tick, eggs mollet with tinned sardines.  No sooner had we finished breakfast than it was time to cook lunch.  A Nimois soup.  A broth  was made from some carrots, tomatoes a stick of celery, the cod, the prawn shells and a stick of fennel. These were all boiled up together.  A paste was made from breadcrumbs and prawns, crushed together in a pestle and mortar.  The sieved broth was then added to this gradually, with a finish of cream transforming into a deletable soup.
Then for dinner the sole in a cream and onion sauce, (delicious despite burning the shallots),  with home grown kale.
As we sat down to watch the second part of Ghandi I felt disappointed I hadn't achieved more on Saturday, but the food was great and Ghandi even better.

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