It was yet another indignity to be borne, along with getting dropped off at school in the huge old blue Falcon (my younger sister has cerebral palsy so could not walk, we would both beg Mum to park around the corner pleeeeeese
Quick & Easy Salted Caramel Sauce. When Hubby made millionaire's shortbread recently, we discovered that we could make caramel using condensed milk - it was so quick and easy compared to the conventional method
Certainly I felt a distinct lack of enthusiasm about making the dish - in fact just days before I had said to someone, "I want an interesting fish dish - I'm so over "fish in tomato-basedsauces" recipes"
How does one go from such heavy, heart breaking news to talking about tomatosauce. Right now we are reaching the peak of our tomato season and if you, like us, have many tomatoes growing in your gardens, you may be searching for ways to use up the surplus
In the "Speedy Italian Suppers" booklet (from the goodies I got from Filippo Berio a week ago), it suggests you make a big batch of plain but tasty tomatosauce (aptly named "Best TomatoSauce"), and then transform it by adding a few different ingredients to make quick and easy Italian dinners - perfect for busy family weekday meals and surely a lot healthier than the ready made jars of sauce which are renowned for their high salt and sugar content
I can never be bothered blanching and peeling tomatoes so, other than the cherry tomatoes which go straight in, I use a grater to get all the tomato pulp and flesh and simply throw away the skin that is left in my hands left
Looking through my Nigel Slater cookbooks, I couldn't find anything that was quite right or which used ingredients that are in season here right now, but online I found Nigel's recipe for Salmon Tartare with Quick Pickled Cauliflower