|D's Mystery Seafood Stew|
I wandered with sleep still hanging off me like a fog to the kitchen to ask D for the ingredients and proportions he had used so I could blog it. He gave an evil chuckle and said 'guess'. I told him, no worries, I'll just add a narrative. I mean really, I do include recipes but they are mostly approximations of what I have actually done. I tend to improvise. I make a point of noting proportions of ingredients for future use. I am, however, uber accurate about Baking. Baking is chemistry and leaves less room for foregiveness for experimenting. If the acidity or leavening is imbalanced you will end up with a flat puck or big uneven air blisters. Stews on the other hand are incredibly understanding.
What do I know D put in his Mystery Seafood Stew?
1 large Tin Italian Tomatoes
2 Bay Leaves
Jumbo Tiger Prawn
Salt and Pepper
He served it over fried Polenta cakes. This is a bit of a cheat but it is so good. I love my Polenta, low or big fat, but my ability to stiffen it up to fry in cakes is not as expert. So I buy pre made Polenta cake that comes in the shape of a large Sausage from the Italian Market or many supermarkets. You simply need to slice and fry for a few minutes on each side in hot Olive Oil.
As for D and his Mystery Fish Stew, it was delicious. He considered not giving me the recipe that I slept through and dained to ask for, a small victory for all Blogger partners out there. :^D