Weird Recipes

Thursday 8/9/2005


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I found an amazing recipe for a South American shrimp dish, Ceviche of shrimps, on the web. I've cut and pasted the essential information below:

To put to boil water with black grain pepper and 2 leaves of laurel of India, to boil the shrimps by 30 seconds, to pass them to water fria with ice, to slip them. To put the pepper the onion, the tomato and the ajies in the spit until they cook, without pelar them to poener them in a food processor and adding the rest of the ingredients, in this sauce put the shrimps. To leave them in the refrigerator by 15 minutes. If it likes "sharp" agrege to the sauce but ajies.

If anybody has any idea what this means please email me and I'll have a go at making the dish some day - it's got me completely flummoxed.


One of my email chums, Christian, suggested I have a go at making okonomiyaki some time and this was to have been today's dinner. I have to confess I had never heard of okonomiyaki (I imagine most people in Britain haven't heard of them either), but thankfully she sent me a recipe too. Okonomiyaki are a sort of japanese pancake/pizza and require as an essential ingredient okonomiyaki sauce. I went to the Japanese supermarket near to where I work but they didn't have any so I shall have to resort to getting some off the internet. So my planned dinner was off and I had to resort to emergency measures.

Luckily I always have a plan for such eventualities and today's was a very tasty plan indeed.

I had a jar of French beans and sausages sitting in the cupboard waiting for just this opportunity (these are very different from the canned ones you get in Britain). With these I decided to do a traditional British dinner of eggs, sausage, beans and toast, but in a French style. I toasted the bread on a griddle, served the beans and sausages on top and made oeufs et poireaux en cocotte (baked eggs and leeks) instead of just frying up the eggs. Not a bad dinner at all, a few pommes frites would have been nice, but I was out of spuds.

Cake Blog

Mini Apple Crumble: From Andrew's bakers where I got yesterday's rhubarb crumble. I am not sure if it's called ray's or Andrew's as it has two signs which contradict each other. To prove this wasn't the same cake as yesterday I broke it up to expose the appley centre and demonstrate it wasn't rhubarb again. Very good crumble indeed, well done Andrew/Ray or whoever you are.


  • Haricot Beans with Sausages
  • Baked Eggs and Leeks
  • Toast


    Baked Eggs and Leeks
    1 Egg
    ½ Leek
    25 ml Single cream
    Knob of Butter
    Pinch Nutmeg


  • Thinly slice the leek and fry in a little butter. When soft, line a ramekin with the leek, pour over a little cream, pop an egg in, sprinkle a little nutmeg on top and bake for 12 mins. The yolk should be still runny.


    *All quantities are very approximate and for a single person