Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Mon Petit Chef

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
A few days ago I was so busy with work, I mean staring at my computer screen so intensely all day. Bolaji came home, hugged me and asked me what I wanted to eat. I must say I was floored and shocked and excited at the same time. I mean we all know that food is also the way to a woman's heart :-) After teasing him a little bit about this wonderful surprise gesture, we settled on fish, vegetables, and couscous. That was all the direction I gave him, so I didn't tell him any recipes or anything like that. Just said a bit of fish, some veggies etc. We're trying out a pescetarianism diet which essentially just means we've cut out beef and other red meat but will stick with eggs, dairy, and seafood. But this is is perhaps another blog post so I will digress.

Bo ended up making one of the most scrumptious meals I've ever tasted. I mean seriously.

Mediterranean Cod with roasted veggies and couscous. It was so yum. Yes, the servings are huge that for a second please. The fish was cooked with a bit of soy sauce, tomatoes, and uhm...i don't know what else, that's all I remember! The veggies had carrots, eggplant, red onions (which are delish when roasted), courgettes, red peppers, garlic. Again that's all I remember. He got the recipe from checking online but I can't remember the site either. So sorry. I was so excited about my boo cooking and when it came out phenomenal I think I kept on asking if he was proud of himself because I was so proud of him. You see, Bo almost never cooks. Let me put it this way, he's a terrible cook most times (although I'm starting to suspect it's all a ruse!). I love cooking so I just do it, so I was so happy that he surprised me with cooking dinner but also that he did such a good job of it. In fact the grilled veggies were so good I asked him to make them again yesterday and we ended up with this:

I made the pasta with shrimps this time but still I think the veggies stole the show. Since I made the pasta off-hand, I don't really have a recipe but I think I put some olive oil on, added garlic, added chili flakes, fried for a bit, then added mushrooms. A few minutes later added fish sauce, cooking wine, lemon juice, black pepper, then shrimp. Cooked to reduce, then added a small paste of cornflour and cold milk (pre-mixed), then quickly dumped in the cooked tagliatelle. It was also delicious I must say.

I guess this is a foodie post!


Good Naija Girl said...

Both meals look delish and a man who cooks is a good thing, for sure!

Myne Whitman said...

Both look absolutley yummy! That reminds me to restock on couscous

Eve said...

looks great!
i'm yet to try couscous!

Blessing said...

Looks good! Yum!!!

Fluffycutething said...

Hmmmm love is sweet oh!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm hungry just looking at your pictures. I think I agree with you...your hubby must have been faking it all this time! That spread looks delish!

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