Monday, 20 July 2009

This 'n' that

No post for nearly a week, and I know you are all missing me terribly (ha!).

There is one thing going on at the moment that I can't post about just yet. But it's been going on for a while, and it's a big deal, and VERY big deal, but I can't give any information right now. Some of my readers already know about it, but I'm not ready to announce it to my blogging world at the moment. Apart from that 'one big thing' there isn't really much going on. I am getting very pissed off at work with having nothing to do - I know, I know, "find something to do then you lazy bastard" is the cry itching to ring from your collective lips, but it's not that easy I'm afraid. Believe me, I would rather be coming in here, working my shriveled scrotum off, and then going home (because the day would fly by) rather than coming in and trying to look busy but it's just not doable. So the day draaaggs slowly by and I sit and clock watch. Its soul destroying.
Anyway, it's the school holidays now, so this week my family (including dog) are all going up to see my in-laws for the week. So I am a carefree bachelor for a few days! No. I'm a lonely, miserable man who misses his family for a few days and will have to fend for myself. I'm sure I can manage though.
Finally, I'd thought I'd post another recipe I found and tried and loved. Pasta with a crab and parmesan sauce. Ingredients to serve four.

400g white crab meat
2 egg yolks
8 tbsps double cream
8 tbsps freshly grated parmesan
250g pasta (tagliatelle or spaghetti)
salt & black pepper (preferably sea salt& fresh ground pepper)
cayenne pepper / tabasco sauce to taste
1 fresh lemon

Drain the white crab meat, pick out any bits of shell (if its not the tinned kind) and gently squeeze to get rid of any excess liquid.
Whisk the two egg yolks, then mix in the cream, parmesan, and some salt and pepper in a bowl.
Add the crab meat and gently stir in.
Meanwhile, cook the pasta as per instructions (preferably to a slightly al-dente texture)
Once the pasta is cooked, drain, place back in the pan but remove from the heat. Stir in the sauce, and allow the pasta to warm it through.
Add more salt & pepper to season, and if you like, add some cayenne or tabasco to flavor (I didn't do this as I had neither!)
Finally, before serving, squeeze in the freshly squeezed juice from half the lemon.

It is honestly gorgeous.

Soundtrack of the day: I've gone back in time... MJ's Bad, various Prince albums, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Depeche Mode....

1 comment:

Colin said...

You can always come round ours for a Beer, Mrs White and I would like to offer you our hostpitality...

You made us most welcome on Friday.