23 October 2005

What a catch!




All right, I confess, I didn't whip this up for supper last night. My camera has gone AWOL and I am dipping into my reserves. I cooked this big fella (an 8kg salmon, thank you very much) and his twin brother for a party of 35. We started the meal off with gazpacho, then moved onto this poached salmon with a big aioli. We finished off with polenta cakes with strawberries and crème fraîche and everybody seemed pretty pleased.


It's amazing how resourceful you can be when necessity strikes. I mean these suckers (the salmon, not the guests) just would not fit in any poacher or pot that I could find. I end up triple lining the biggest roasting pan I could find with foil and sealing the top to trap the steam. And maneuvering it afterwards onto the platter? Yikes! Yet somehow it all worked, right down to the cucumber scales...

4 comments:

Santos said...

omg, viv, that is so awesome. fantastic job, lucky guests.

Stacey-Ann said...

Your salmon looks a bit scary to me but I suppose I'd still eat it! thanks for sharing!

Andrew said...

Sorry for posting a comment but I cannot seem to find an email address for you.

There is a food/wine bloggers meet in London I thought you might like to attend - It is for lunch on the 5th at a pub near Charing Cross then a wander around the Covent Garden food fair.

If you would like to join us please drop me an email. I am at www.spittoon.biz and www.spittoonextra.biz.

J said...

hi viv, i loved how you winged it and turned out a real winner anyway...it's a real stunner!