Friday, 1 October 2010

Pot luck.....

You might think that going for a surf in Cornwall is easy. It isn't. First comes several hours of looking at webcams and weather websites for conditions. By the time you've done that the tide has changed so you have to wait for it to turn. The comes a long drive to check out various different beaches....

At Praa Sands there was a lot of sucking the air through the teeth and head nodding as if he was having a conversation with the water.

Normally after 20 minutes of this he is in the water and I'm a surfing widow left to read a book or enjoy the lots of other surfing widows...

Boys as well!

But this day there was no surfing....there was an attempt at kitesurfing on the north coast then there was several hours of looking at webcams again for tomorrow's forecast...

So I made the other half and his fellow surfers a stew made from ingredients at the Cornwall Food and Drink Festival.

Surfers Stew (Sausages, honey, rosemary and apple stew) serves 4

10 chunky pork, honey and rosemary sausages
2 large apples
2 red onions
500ml Cornish cider
1 litre vegetable stock
Cornish rapeseed oil
2 bay leaves
1 heaped tbsp flour

Just to warn you there's going to be a lot of apple recipes in the next weeks....I have a few to get through...
Peel and chop the onions into rough chunks. In a large pan warm the rapeseed oil and add the onions. Fry until softened a little, stirring all the time.

Spoon into a bowl. Add a little more oil and put back on the heat. Chop the sausages into thirds and add to the oil. Fry until browned a little.

Add the onions and the bay. Peel and core the apples. Chop into chunks. Stir around. Add the sieved flour then the cider and stock.

Leave to boil for about 30 minutes or until thickened. Season if you want. Serve with jacket potatoes and salad.

1 comment:

  1. Your the best surf widow ever. Please encourage other surf widows to be as understanding and culinarily caring as you.