I have just finished a week of celebrating my 25th birthday, and am justifiably exhausted!
It all began last weekend with my family. I made a rather cheeky request this year that my father cook a 3 course meal for all the family! This wasn’t just so my mum could have a break so soon after Christmas, but also to give my Dad a chance to do what the rest of us indulge in so frequently… Showing off!
First, there was a simply spectacular starter! The stuffed pepper re-awakened!!!
Cod fillet, chorizo, lemon zest, tomato pesto and toasted pine nuts, all baked to perfection inside a sweet red pepper! My mum actually helped him out in the invention of this beauty… I’d say it’s the third best thing they’ve created as husband and wife!
Successfully (and rapidly) polished off.
This was followed some time later by a devilishly delicious dessert…
A classic of my mother’s- Pear poached in port and spiced with vanilla and cinnamon, served with clotted cream
But what I really want to talk about is the main course. The truly irresistable