Sunday, October 22, 2006

A weekend away - Friday night dinner

Away for the weekend, to visit friends. Friday night was a feast. A superb rib roast of beef, with all the trimmings. Beef was from a local farm - Lovaton (see links) and some of the best I've had.

Excellently rare beef with roast potatoes, yorkshire pudding, broccoli, carrots, creamed leeks and gravy.

And a well balanced cheeseboard to finish. Posted by Picasa


Anonymous Anonymous said...

looks nice. Looks like it came from Devon.
did you perchance enjoy a nice cream tea prior to the delicious beef?

8:50 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

I did have a cream tea, and tasty it was too. Not sure I'd live long if I ate that much cream on a regular basis, though . . .

9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

'it's clotted so you don't have to be'...

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness, I was about to report your absense to the missing persons act. Ur food returns. Hurrah!

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tell me more about the creamed leeks.

5:04 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

I wasn't cooking the leeks, so perhaps the cook would like to comment?

But my recollection is as follows:

- Clean leeks
- Chop into thin rounds
- Saute with oil / butter & a little wine
- Add double cream
- Keep warm
- Serve

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can reveal the true recipe (which was approximate). Chop up leeks into small rounds, saute it gently with butter and olive oil. (they shrink considerably). Add vermouth, wait for the alcohol to bubble off.
Plop them in a dish. I put double cream in but it was very thick so I added some milk (about half and half). salt, pepper, nutmeg. Then add a sprinkling over the top of parmesan and put in oven 200 degrees for c. 15 mins.

11:13 AM  

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