How annoying is it when you throw out of date food away? I’ll be honest, the first thing that crops up in my mind is how much did that cost, what else could I have spent that money on?
For me it would probably have been a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, chilled of course.
Of course it bothers me that it will end up in landfill (I have no compost bin right now) and anyone who knows me well understands that recycling matters to me and I hope it matters to you too.
So today I foraged (well I am a blogger got to use the odd creative word) around the wilds of our fridges and found some baked salmon, kale, broccoli and some cream that all needed using today – so rather than the lush beef sandwich I really wanted, I got my trusty Tefal pan out and started chopping.
I diced half an onion (organic, hey that’s how I roll), crushed a clove of garlic, split the remaining broccoli into a handful of florets, grabbed a handful of kale, flaked the salmon fillet (fending of Leia – our tabby – with my steely glare) and the remainder of the Elmlea double cream (I know a DCA hardly a foodies go to but I know I had no choice).
I sweated the onion, added the garlic, and the broccoli frying it for 3 minutes, followed by a generous glug of dry white wine. Letting it reduce slightly before I added the cream I next flaked the salmon into the sauce. Meanwhile the kale was steaming on the spaghetti, once done I tossed this into the pan and grated some parmesan over the top.
Hey presto, within under 10 minutes I had a delicious and creamy, although slightly naughty, dish using leftovers.
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