Dinner (10 mins prep, 20 mins cooking)
For dinner I made the sauce from this recipe – red mullet with tomato, anchovy and porcini sauce http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/red_mullet_with_tomato_52679 – from the Two Greedy Italians Eat Italy cookbook (http://www.carluccios.com/antonio/two-greedy-italians), based on the fantastic BBC TV series. Red mullet is very expensive though so I replaced it with haddock, which I baked for about 20 minutes at gas mark 5. I served the sauce on top of the haddock, with mashed potato. The sauce is simple to make, and gorgeous. Porcini mushrooms (*an exciting ingredient*) come dried and are great for adding a smoky richness to dishes (especially in tomato sauces and creamy sauces).
The joys of roast avocado…
Yes, you can roast avocado! And it’s suprisingly delicious. Especially nice as part of a salad. Check it out in this Jamie Oliver mad dog salad recipe – http://labellacook.blogspot.co.uk/2010/01/mad-dog-salad.html. It’s from his (underrated?) Jamie’s America book – http://www.jamieoliver.com/tv-books/jamies-american-road-trip).