Saturday 12 July 2008

Food, Music, Food, Music, Food, Music, Food, Music, Ad Infinitum...

This offering comes courtesy of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and more recipes can be found on his website I cooked this the other day for my family and everybody cleaned their plates, including the children, who, I must admit, don't find onions appealing. This can be served as light supper, which is what I did, although it can also be a side dish.

Broad beans (or peas) with bacon and onion

2 tbsp oil - olive or sunflower
3-4 rashers unsmoked bacon
2-3 fresh little onions, sliced
500g (podded weight) fresh
broad beans (or peas)
Freshly ground black pepper
10 fresh sage leaves

Warm a tablespoon of oil in a frying pan, add the bacon and fry for a couple of minutes, until it's just crispy. Put away in the oven at a low temperature to keep it nice and crunchy.

Add the onions to the pan and cook gently until soft and just turning golden. When they're just about done, bring a pan of water to the boil. Add a pinch of salt and the beans (or peas), cook for a minute, then drain. Stir the beans into the onions, add the pancetta and cook for a minute, shaking the pan. Grind on a little pepper.

Tip into a warmed bowl while you prepare the sage leaves. Warm the remaining oil in a small frying pan and quickly fry the sage leaves until crisp - this takes a matter of seconds. Throw these over the peas and serve immediately.

Now, the music to go with this dish. Although this is light food the playlist is heavy, really heavy.

B.B. King - Let the good times roll
Seu Jorge - Carolina
Aimee Mann - Wise Up
Raphael Saadiq - Ask Of You
Keith Jarrett - Summertime
Pato Fu - Eu Sei
Sneaker Pimps - Destroying Angel (Live)
El Guayabero - Marieta

Copyright 2008


  1. Copio subrepticiamente la receta para plagiarla. Mi mujer no sabe de este blog.
    Del postre, me quedo con BB King.
    Espero que ande bien tu job hunting.
    Al Godar

  2. Oyeme, tan bien cosinas! Alabao sea Dios!

  3. Jajaja! Pues, tienes permiso para robartela, compadre. A mi me encanta y es casi seguro que la cocine de nuevo esta semana. A la chamaca mia le esta empezando a gustar la cebolla y el nene le esta haciendo competencia, como siempre. Mono ve, mono hace...

    Gracias yoli, por caer. Ahorita te paso por alla para pegarte la gorra.

    Saludos desde Londres.

  4. Wow, this looks delicious! I might just have to give it a whirl here at the Manor. Fresh peas are hard to find around here, though, but I'll look.

  5. What I found, Willow, is that you can do it with beans, too and the result is the same. Good luck.

    Greetings from London.

  6. Así, es, simple y sabroso. Una típica receta española de toda la vida...



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