Charlie came round last night and cooked me an absolutely delicious dinner. What a treat to have him do that for me, it was sooooooo gorgeous. He sure is a man who knows how to cook fish and he arrived with 2 massive slabs of HALIBUT. We decided one would be enough for two and so it was. Walter Purkis & Co did us proud.
I can say hand on heart that Charlie’s fish dish was the most delicious fish I’ve ever eaten. Halibut is my new obsession. It was a Brian Turner recipe that had a breadcrumb and mushroom crust and a scrumptious cream sauce. Oh yes, and Charlie grated nutmeg into the vegetables which is something I will COPY. There were also perfect garlicky roast potatoes. SWOON. Here is a pretty rubbish photo of what was a superb dinner.
I made Vincent’s Apple Tart for dessert and despite my concerns about the method of making the pastry it was ACE. I was very pleased with the whole shebang. I should never doubt Vincent.
And now, I must dash as I’m off to Budapest – whoopeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! You will find me submerged in warm water here for FOUR DAYS.
Recipe from: A Treasury of Great Recipes. Vincent doesn’t say where he obtained this perfect recipe for Apple Tart but it is in the section about Venice… My apples were a gift from Cathy and came from Brogdale Farm – delicious.