Thursday, May 28, 2015

A simple and tasty autumn meal

In autumn, I crave foods that are not quite so hearty as in winter but are still warmly satisfying; colourful too with a nod back towards summer yet reinvented for the season. Simple to prepare, yet satisfyingly pretty. A meal such as the one I made the other day.

It started with an entree of avocado and roasted tomatoes on roasted bread. The tomatoes and the bread with both brushed with olive oil and roasted at high heat for only a short while, till the tomatoes were cooked and the bread crisp and golden. Then I sliced an avocado, laid it on the roasted bread, topped it with the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and chopped sage. Totally delicious!

The main course was a home-made version of that pub favourite, crumbed lamb cutlets. Nice little chops brushed with egg then rolled in seasoned breadcrumbs, pan-fried, then served with chopped coriander, garlic, and home-made preserved lemons. Accompanying them was couscous, cooked in herby stock, and fresh home-grown spinach. very satisfying indeed!

And to finish(but not illustrated), meringues and cream!