This sort of started on the 18 km bike ride on the way home from work today. Well, ok, the duck breast came out of the freezer yesterday, but with 6-7 km home and the stomach reacting to, at this point, 29-30 km on the bike today (read: HUNGGGEEERRRR!), I started fantasizing about dinner.
That’s when the baked mashed potatoes came in.
- Abba, Rock Me
- Phil Collins & Philip Bailey, Easy Lover
Peel and cube potatoes, boil them soft (the legend say without salt) and mash them with some butter, cream/milk and salt, pepper & a wee bit of nutmeg. Add, carefully, some whipped egg white & put it into a suitable oven-ready thingumy. Bake for half an hours time.
(shh: it’s Friday – sipping G&T goes well right here …)
- Earth, Wind & Fire, September
- Pink Floyd vs Bee Gees Mashup, Stayin’ Alive In The Wall
The duck breast – score the skin in a diamond pattern, add salt & pepper and throw it on the frying pan, turning it a few times until it’s done. We do Danish done – i.e. ever so slightly pink in the middle. The French do it much rarer (the duck breast … tsk!).
- Diana Krall, I’ve Got You Under My Skin
- Santana & Tina Turner, The Game of Love
Salad? Felt like trying something new… Take a yellow bell pepper, cut in thin slices about 1″ long or so. Green asparagus, sliced quite thin. Apple (we still have a few Belle de Boskoop from last year) – peel, decore, slice thinly. Add to a suitable bowl, mix well with a dressing of rapeseed (or similarily mild) oil, lime juice, a bit of sugar and a wee pinch of salt. Make sure to have the dressing made up and ready as soon as you’re done with the apples – so that the acid from the lime juice keeps the apple slices from going brown.
- Chris Isaak, Wicked Game
- Robin Williams (feat Nicole Kidman), Something Stupid
Et voila 🙂
Served with a Wild Rock Cupids Arrow Pinot Noir – as they say in Australia, a “down under” Pinot Noir goes terribly well with duck!
Photo by me.