Yesterday I had a wander around Padstow – it was closed!!! Almost all the restaurant and about half of the shops said they would not be open in January. Luckily it was a incredibly lovely day, January 11th but more like late March, and Padstow was in bloom – I took all these pictures.
|11th January 2012 - Padstow, Cornwall|
I met up with my friend Carol and we went to The Cornish Arms, an old pub in the nearby
A couple of weeks ago eating I can’t remember where, somewhere in
, I had just bought some Roasted Garlic Mayonnaise so we
resorted to that to cheer up our salads. I am
seriously thinking of making myself a little Travelling Seasoning Kit to keep
with me when I go out; vinaigrette, chilli flakes, sea salt, black garlic,
smoked black pepper, vanilla sugar, that
sort of thing. Truro
Here are a few dressing recipes you might like to keep in your handbag!!!
Caramelized Red Wine Vinaigrette ~ a good way to use up leftover wine if you really, really can’t drink it!
~ Boil together 60ml of (leftover) red wine, 60 ml of water and 60g of sugar till it caramelises.
~ Add 240ml of red wine and reduce the whole lot down to 60ml.
~ Whisk in 120ml good olive oil, taste and season – black pepper would be good.
Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
~ Whisk together the juice of 1 lemon, 1 tsp of poppyseeds, ½ tsp finely grated lemon zest and a generous grinding of black pepper.
~ Whisk in 180ml good olive oil.
~ Add crunchy sea salt to taste.
Sweet Chilli Dressing
~ Whisk together Thai sweet chilli sauce and lime juice.
~ Whisk in 2 tsp sesame oil and 4 tbsp light olive oil.
~ Taste and season.
~ thank you Benny! (long story)
~ Simply boil down pure orange juice till it is reduced to a syrup
~ Whisk in a little
mustard and 2 parts of olive oil for one part of reduced orange
Balsamic Honey Mustard Dressing ~ see here for recipe
West Indian Pepper Wine ~ I used to serve this traditional condiment with Seafood Chowder for drizzling purposes, it contains no wine nor any pepper! It is very simple, however:
~ Put a dried chilli or two into a sealable bottle (small enough to go in your handbag) and top up with rum.
~ Seal tightly and leave for a day or so but as long as you like before using.
Garlic, onions, anchovies, herbs, cheese and other fresh ingredients. can be added to these dressings to some advantage, eg. blue cheese crumbled into the Balsamic Dressing is very good, but please do consider the ambient temperature of your handbag.