03 April 2010

Good Friday lunch

Yesterday was our annual family Good Friday seafood lunch, kindly hosted by my mother-in-law.

I was tasked to bring a dish, so I looked to the Mystery Box for a little inspiration.

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Having drawn broccoli, I knew exactly what I would make….

A Broccoli, chickpea and goats cheese salad, based on a recipe found here.

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I added pine nuts to the salad, in place of the recommended flaked almonds.

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I am a big fan of this dish, and have been known to have it for dinner (rather than as a side dish) at times. I figured that it would be a nice accompaniment to the seafood laden lunch.

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The family seafood lunch was, as always, filled with lovely fresh seafood sourced from the local markets by my mother in law.

Starting with prawns and smoked trout.

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(these guys were HUGE!) 

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While the prawns were devoured, Mr BBB and his mum were busy in the kitchen crumbing and flouring the next round of treats – flathead and calamari.

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(the ones on the left were breadcrumbed, and the ones on the right were dusted in a salt and pepper cornflour rub – for us non-wheat types!)

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Next was some garlic prawns….

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And oysters kilptarick…

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(Salad was obviously consumed at some time too….I was just too busy eating and forgot to take a pic!)

 

And what to drink while enjoying this seafood feast? Why a nice sauv blanc of course!

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Given the imminence of chocolate overload, dessert was a light mixed berry salad, served with a small spoonful of thick cream.

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A lovely end to a lovely day with family.

Happy baking :)

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