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Phew, first off apologies for my time away…me and Mr Predictable have been doing all sorts of nonsense but mostly ‘stuff’ that involves the letters ‘D’, ‘I’ and the dreaded ‘Y’…and boy, how time consuming that little lot is.  We’re not talking hours or days here, literally weeks of the stuff.  Since Jan 2010 to be precise…!!!! Guess my own fault for marrying what can only be described as a DIY perfectionist, and that trait mixed with my impatience at all things interior don’t a good match make 😉  I digress…

Needless to say the cooking reluctantly took a step back and the takeaways of Edinburgh made it to the short dial on our landline…surprisingly some were actually quite good! More on those another time… We did venture out too bloggers, it wasn’t all about yellow pizza boxes arriving in mini coopers and foil trays, small bags of salad and blue plastic bags (Indian takeouts of our lovely city, that’s you!). I have a few eating establishments to blog about too so watch this space.

Anyway, no more excuses, let’s cut to the chase. Finally I had time this weekend to come up with this little number…

Jamie O and his fantastic fish lasagne

Jamie Oliver, love him or hate him?  I’m of varying mixed opinions (mostly average to very good) depending on who I’m talking to but the proof is in the pudding and just look at this little pudding!  I’ve invested a lot of money in Jamie O’s books as I find the recipes really accessible and sooo flavoursome and this fantastic fish lasagne was a triumph.

This is out of his ‘COOK with JAMIE’ book, page 78. It’s a Venetian style baked fish dish (salmon, cod and prawns, yum) that is ‘really special’ and no doubt ‘pukka’ too 😉  We both loved it and there are leftovers aplenty, result.

Another hit for me and Mr P, well chuffed with effort put in (quite an effort, more length of prep time than anything majorly complicated) and tasty tasty very very tasty.  Prep time allowed the chef plenty of time to slurp a nice chilled Gavi, delish.

Today I am loving Mr O 🙂

Magic mackerel

Anyone been watching economy gastronomy? This magic mackerel is from ‘leon’, a super cool book from eg’s very own allegra mcevedy….unfortunately i only get to go to LEON when i’m in london but this book can bring their delights into your own home. Magic mackerel looked EXACTLY like the picture from the book, i was so chuffed….super-food packed with essential oils and even gives you extra brain power….win win!  I made this ages ago but as I have just started my monkfish blog i need to get all the past successes on here ASAP!  Check the link to LEON and treat yourself to a visit, you won’t be disappointed.

Last night’s successful fish pie!

Wow, another winner from jamie! This time from jamie magazine aug/sep issue…page 58….summer fish pie. Much lighter than usual and an absolute taste sensation…mouth watering stuff…packed with fennel, leeks, wee bit of red chilli, single cream, white wine, salmon, smoked haddock and prawns and topped off with smashed new potatoes and mint….i’m dribbling just thinking about it….leftovers tonight, can’t wait!