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Imaginative cooking for one
on 15 December 2009
I am a vegetarian but my husband is not. I like cooking but have tended to cook fairly standard fare for him. This book does have few vegetarian recipes but has lots of meat, fish & seafood recipes. There are separate chapters for breakfast, snacks, meat & poultry, fish & seafood, vegetarian, desserts & puddings. The meat, fish and vegetarian meals get two chapters each, the first for quick meals, the second covering recipes which take a little longer to prepare.
What I think is great is that the recipes show that cooking for one need not be about endless bowls of pasta or baked potatoes or supermarket ready meals. This is much more adventurous, although not necessarily more complicated, cooking for those who are interested in producing something that is not run of the mill. Just to give you a flavour of the recipes here are a few examples: crab & chilli linguine, grilled sea bass with caper & orange butter, duck in green peppercorn sauce, pork chop with orange, chicken thighs with coconut & almonds, slow cooked lamb, loin of lamb with parmesan & basil crust. In addition there are recipes for pheasant breast, quail, scallops, even grouse. I don't suppose I'll use those that often but they will be useful for special meals.