Home Cooking 3

Mr. Oliver Does It Again

oakjoan | Dec 11, 2005 01:01 AM

Tonight I cooked from Jamie Oliver's Kitchen (a steal at $13.95 used but like new on Amazon).

We had scallops (and shrimp which I added) wrapped in pancetta and fried in a non-stick pan. You first roll the scallops in a bit of olive oil with chopped fresh thyme, then you roll them in the pancetta and brown them. He serves them with mashed celeriac but I only had some Full Belly Farm spuds which I mashed. With a big green salad (also with FBF lettuce) it was a delicous meal.

I also made his hazelnut tarte. It's more of a cake along the lines of Nigella/Claudia Roden'sorange cake made with ground hazelnuts instead of almonds as in Nige's. Very simple. Ground toasted hazelnuts, a couple of tablespoons of flour, butter, eggs, a bit of sugar, whipped egg whites folded in with grated orange rind. Cook for 25 mins. Cool a bit and then brush apricot jam over and grate bittersweet chocolate on top of that.
I just ate 2 pieces!! I absolutely love this kind of cake. It's almost like a pudding it's so moist. Along the lines of Claudia Roden and Nigella's orange cake made with ground almonds.

If anybody wants the recipe, let me know.

Tomorrow night I'm making his Ligurian rabbit with rosemary and olives. Monday it's back to salad and carrot soup.

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