Wednesday, 18 January 2012

TV Dinner (#809)

Ah, yes! Another one of them quick-and-easy numbers. Red wine vinegar-glazed mushroom on a lentils salad. Half prefab-ed, half "cooked-to-order". Minimum time spent at the stove for more time in front of the television set. Yeah.

The salad:
Puy lentils (I like cooking mine with salt and thyme) + Spanish onion (pickled in red wine vinegar, sugar and salt) + spinach lightly-sauteed in olive oil with chopped garlic + chopped herbs of your choice (I used parsley and chives) + chunks of goat cheese/curd (I used the goat brie by Soignon - nice sharpness!)

The mushrooms:
Shiitake + buttons + dried porcini -> browned on high heat in butter + garlic + salt + pepper + red wine vinegar + brown sugar, very quickly (you don't want mushy mushies!). Add chopped herbs just before you take it off the stove. There will be mushroom juice, quite a bit of it. Drizzle half over lentils salad and reduce the other half with a bit more red wine vinegar and brown sugar to a sticky consistency and drizzle all over mushrooms. (Sorry, no specific quantities for ingredients again because, as usual, I make things up as I go but it's easy. You'll figure it out.)

Dinner-time entertainment:
The last episode of the second season of BBC's Sherlock. Sad. I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't watched it but if you know the conclusion of the original The Reichenbach Falls by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which the episode was based on, you'll have an inkling how it ends. Another 18 months' wait for the next season. Bah.


hollypop said...

YUM. that looks really good and so healthful!
i have started watching S01 of Sherlock. It's kind of funny.

The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things said...

We've always try to eat healthy during the week so we can eat all the junk we want on weekends.
Good deal, I think. x