Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Experiments in Cuisine

Sometimes I get a little crazy and I try to invent a recipe I have only ever seen written once. That happened to me recently. I saw a recipe for green pea cakes in an old Gourmet magazine and when Rob told me he was doing racks of lamb for dinner, I knew I wanted to make those cakes, Of course, I couldn't for the life of me find the recipe. So I got creative. The result wasn't quite what I had envisioned, but it was actually pretty good. Plating is all Rob.

Basically, I pureed green peas with one egg, salt and pepper and 1/4 cup corn starch. Then I deep fried (i know, bad Linda) little scoops of the pea mixture. They pouffed and crisped up and were delicate and very green pea flavoured. I think I'll try them again.
No recipes for the lamb or potatoes ~ those are some of Rob's amazing standby dishes.


Deetsa said...

oooh! I love peas! I'd love to give those a shot :)

The plating is lovely! I take it you like your lamb rare. I don't remember my mom ever making it that rare

Sara said...

That is a very interesting idea. I never would have thought of deep frying peas.

Unknown said...

I do like my lamb on the rare side of medium rare. I think the picture makes it look pinker than it actually is though. And I only like my racks or chops that rare, not legs or shanks.

Sara, I would never have considered it if I hadn't seen that old recipe. Of course, i still haven't found the original...