Month: September 2011

Fritto at FishWorks

My dining companion wanted fish, and I wanted to eat only lightly.  The solution was to eat at FishWorks in Swallow Street.  We shared a wooden platter of assorted seafood starters, of which I ate a couple of whitebait.  For my...

Crispy duck menu

Two of us stopped off at the London China Town in Gerrard Street, Soho. It still has the words “Hotel de Boulogne” set in tiles on the floor of its entrance, and reflecting a previous life of the building.  I’ve been...

Seafood at Prezzo

I suppose it says a lot for the (still relatively) new Prezzo at Cambridge’s Quayside that you often cannot get in unless you have booked or are prepared for a long wait at the Pickerel across the road.  We booked, and...

Stovetop hotpot

I used up some of the leftover (somewhat-soft) steaks in a stovetop hotpot.  I boiled sliced carrots for 8 minutes, then added half a pint of beef stock.  In went chopped green pepper and onions, and then courgette slices.  I sautéed...

Soft steak

This was not a great success.  I bought frying steaks and decided to grill them instead.  First I tenderized them using proteolytic enzyme derived from papaya and coconut oil amongst other things.  I sprinkled it on and pricked the steaks with...