Thursday, February 17, 2011

Can a foodie edit her inner chef? In my case probably not

I’m having a few friends over for dinner on Saturday night and I’m finding it hard to edit myself when planning the menu. And may I add I’m only doing the main course, the ladies are bringing dessert.

I definitely want to make a beef fillet because I want to make the reduction a la Katlego, blueberry balsamic reduction that is Amathing! So there is no question that fillet is on the menu!
Today I found a sausage guy in Kensington, which is up the road from my house, and I’ve ordered a Cumberland sausage that will go oh so well with lentils. Courtesy of Jamie Oliver recipe
And now I have a fierce craving for lentils which I must satify before the weekend is done, so why not on Saturday? when i can share my sausage find with friends.

Now one of my guests doesn’t eat legumes, so I’ll throw in some crushed potatoes. Then finally none of my meals are complete without a green vegetable and it’s likely to be steamed broccoli with a light garlic infused olive oil coating.
So now the question is will they go together, more to the point will the fillet and blueberry reduction go with the lentils? Unless I get a mountain of protest before then I shall let you know after dinner.

I do believe that if I have a common thread to tie them together it could work, I'm thinking a herb. Rosemary perhaps

1 comment:

  1. the boerewors looks absolutely mouthwatering and the aroma reaches across the Atlantic. Enjoy dinner on Saturday night.