Duck with melon? Yes

Cook book, Duck

Last night I pulled out the old Matt Dawson cook book (rugby pro turned mssterchef contestant) and through s process of picking one of the few recipes I hadn’t yet tried, chose this!

Duck and melon I thought? Hmmm. I mean I like fruit with meat but this seemed odd. Also, I don’t love rocket….overall one would wonder why I even bothered with it!

Well, I loved it and that is why I try new things! Turns out there is a time and a place for Rockett and the duck/melon combo worked well.

A delightful tasty, different salad for a Monday night. Go for it.

   
   

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Sushi virgin

Fish

I love sushi yet I have never attempted to make it…..until now!!!

Seriously, how easy! I’ll defiantly be making more in the very near future.

It’s pretty much s matter of deciding what taste you want, cooking the rice and rolling it all up….tadahh!!!

   
 
We opted for smoked salmon, prawn and teriyaki mackerel. They were rolled with a mixture of sliced cucumber, pepper and advacado. Served with dipping soy sauce, wasabi paste and wasabi mayo.

Totally tasty. Far too much. Lunch for tomorrow sorted.

Movie night naughty night

Pinterest, Vegetarian

Me and Gav like to break up the working week with a naughty movie night. It’s really just an excuse to pick a movie, have a tipple and eat guilty food. Last night we watched The Babadook, it was not good, but the food was yummy and picked by Gav for a change.

We had grilled Gouda and mushroom sandwiches:

   
 
Courtesy of Pinterest!

A completely greasy, naughty dish but so indulging and delicious. However, today I can still feel the grease sitting on my stomach and so I think it will be a while before I revisit grilled cheese!!

Sawasdee Thai restaurant panwa bay, Thailand 

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During our stay in Panwa bay we tried out some of the local restaurants and I think Sawasdee may have been my favorite!

It was a small place right on the ocean front which offered a quirky environment with a stunning view. The menu was varied featuring authentic Thai cuisine to the typical international staples.

I opted for Thai fish cakes (I had to right!?!) followed by a beef coconut curry of some kind (I can’t remember it’s exact name any longer). Gav went for satay and a lighter curry. It was all truly delicious but mine was very rich and overall I found the food in Thailand to be a little salty for my taste.

Great place….and cheap!

  
    
 

Thailand poolside snackaroo 

Starters

Whilst in Thailand we were unbelievablely healthy. I mean seriously, considering we were on holiday, our “naughty” consumption remained very reserved.  

However on our second to last day I rebelled against the crazyness and ordered us a poolside snack to share. We went for mushroom quesadillas and a satay selection. They were so very tasty, I wished I’d ordered more food earlier! The quesadilla were particularly  tasty, if not a little greasy…..but may that’s what’s made them good!!

 
*radisson blue Phuket panwa beach

Patong street food

Beef

I very recently visited Singapore and Thailand, whilst in Thailand we had a night in Patong.

The place it’s self was an experience!!

Sadly it’s quite commercial and so in between bars there were the usual joints such as Burger King and Starbucks but we did stumble upon a small food market and treat ourselves to some kebabs. I opted for a sticky sweet beef and pineapple kebab, the tastes were seriously powerful but I’m pretty sure the meat was pure fat and I couldn’t chew nor swallow. My other half however had a pork honey taste sensation which proved more edible.

Fun night regardless of the less than exciting food opportunities.