Thursday evening, my wife decided to cook a special meal as our niece has been visiting from Ireland this week. She decided the theme would be seafood, and hence went to the fish market in Botley, Oxford to get the various goodies.
Here are the pics of the various dishes.
The large lobsters normally retail at £10.00 each. But for some reason, they had them on offer at 2 for £10.00 – very good bargain indeed. Next time when our niece visits, we’ve decided that we will have lobster rings on a plate of home-made coleslaw instead – and I’ll make the coleslaw.
My youngest daughter’s favourite dish – salmon sashimi. She likes hers with soya sauce, whereas I like mine just with wasabi.
King prawns – my oldest daughter’s favourite dish.
My wife cooked a big pot of mussels in garlic butter sauce.
King scallops – my favourite dish. Hence my devoting three pics to this dish. First is the fresh scallops before cooking, second while it was cooking in the pan and the final product. Delicious indeed.
And my customary Bird’s-eye view of the meal. My only contribution was a bottle of Etienne Dumont non-vintage champagne, which happens to be the top selling champagne in UK and extremely reasonably priced too (given by a friend). Champagne just goes so well with seafood, particularly if it has been allowed to age a little in bottle, to allow its flavours to develop a level of depth.
So every time our niece comes for a stay with us, my wife gets into the mood to cook something special. Clearly our niece is being encouraged to visit more often, just so we can have some more nice food.