Hello from England! We’re all sun these days. I woke up and stared straight out my air conditioner:
Here’s to hoping a pigeon doesn’t fly in during the middle of the night and poop on my face. Or white bedspread. Floor, fine. But for the love of God, spare my face and sheet!
I jumped straight out of bed and stuck my head out the window. If I had any kind of musical knowledge/talent I’d have burst into song.
On to food.
True to my word, I recreated the crab meat spaghetti I had at Jamie’s Italian in Covent Garden a few weeks ago. I couldn’t find a recipe online so I put together the basic ingredients and it worked.
British crab from Waitrose + tomatoes + chilis
I started with a base of vine tomatoes, roughly chopped. I never bother with taking the skin off because I kind of like the chunks in the sauce. Is that weird? Every recipe I see says to take them off, but I honestly can’t see the point.
I added the chopped peppers, along with garlic and salt & pepper to the tomatoes and cooked for about 20 minutes.
Once the sauce was done I added the crab and cooked until heated through, then mixed it with a plateful of whole wheat spaghetti.
This would have looked and tasted better with a bit of rocket, but my mind went a bit crazy when I was ordering groceries and I bought NO greens. How did this happen?? Normally a whole shelf in my fridge is filled with bags of rocket, spinach and kale, but somehow I managed to order an entire week’s shopping with not one green.
Also, Jamie’s was better because the restaurant used freshly made spaghetti. If I’d had the fresh spaghetti I’d used for this recipe it would have been even better.
I thought it was fitting that my cutting board is Jamie Oliver as well!