So I’m currently in the middle of my week-and-a-bit long annual leave. And I’ve been spending quite a lot of time outside the house… hanging out with mates, spending time with Adam, shopping, visiting libraries, walking around Chapel Street and of course, dining.
This was the first thing I cooked for 2009: Spiced fish with sesame-ginger noodles. Using a recipe from Donna Hay’s current book “No Time To Cook” (p.82), I made use of the bunches of coriander and mint leaves that were sitting in my fridge before they started to go off. I bought some plump ling fillets from the supermarket, marinated them with red curry paste and cooked them on a pan on low heat for just over 5 minutes on each side. The noodles were doused in the ingredients listed in the recipe (ginger, sesame oil, sesame seed, fish sauce, spring onions) but I also added a few extra ingredients to make it a little bit more tasty – soy sauce, a clove of garlic and a little bit of chilli.
Yesterday Adam and I were walking around Chapel Street when we decided to have lunch at Lucky Coqto take advantage of their $4 pizzas because we were feeling tight-arsey. Now, Lucky Coq and Bimbo Deluxe and pretty much the same – same deco, same menu, same everything but for some reason, people prefer Lucky Coq. Probably because of the name . Anyway, as much as I wanted to have the lamb pizza again I decided to try something different as part of my aim to eventually try every pizza on their menu (prior to yesterday, I have tried five) – so I went for the taleggio pizza which also came with the standard tomato base and potatoes while Adam had the poncho pizza which was basically nachos on pizza.
As much as I love taleggio cheese, I didn’t really like my pizza as it tasted a bit too plain (must be the potatoes). Adam’s pizza, although quite novel, didn’t really do it for me either. But for $4 a plate, there really isn’t anything worth complaining…
I have a few more things planned for the rest of my week before I go back to work next Monday, including fretting and worrying about university acceptance results on Monday (or Sunday night, if I suddenly decide to hoon around with a bunch of yr.12s at Fed Square). More foodie adventures, more running around, more people to see and the list goes on. But today is just going to be me, the couch and the cricketon channel nine (and the return of Gossip Girl *squeals*). Do not disturb, please .