Ah pasta. That student staple. Actually I quite fancy a bowl of pasta, haven’t had any in weeks…! Judging by my cooking you might think that I wasn’t a student at all. However, if you followed me around the supermarket (please don’t by the way, that would be strange) you would probably realise very quickly that I am, due to the amount of time I spend in the reduced aisle & searching for deals! Who in their right minds could resist a whole sea bass though on half price?
The only thing that might hold you back I suppose was how to cook it. I asked the man behind the fish counter how best to prepare it. ‘Just cover it with some nice stuff and cook it’ was my answer. Well, I suppose it’s fairly accurate… put your fish in foil, cover with whatever you can find the in cupboards & fridge (like lemon juice, soy sauce, chopped herbs, tomatoes, grated ginger, that kind of thing) wrap up & bake in the oven until the fish is opaque all the way through. I would say that’s as easy as pasta really!
Ok, I definitely can’t pass this off as easy food to make. However, with a boyfriend who has such a talent for making macarons & a love for baking, it would be a crime not to force him to cook them for me at the weekend… wouldn’t it?
There were some rather perfect looking ones in the batch. We ate those though. In fact, we’d eaten most of them well before I managed to get a photo!
Now I was rather excited to see these at the Good Food Society bring-a-dish dinner. These are definitely not your average student food! If you don’t know what they are… they are French Cannelés, from the region of Bordeaux close to where I lived last year! What a wonderful surprise, and rather well made too.
And finally… roast Venison. I might have to invite myself to more dinner parties with my friend Kit. The only touch of studenty-ness here is the evidence that my sweet-potato obsession hasn’t waned. The truth of the matter is, we all have everyday student-food. It’s just that instead of pasta, mine is sweet potatoes.