I feel like this may seem like a bit of a cop out as a recipe post as it’s SO simple, and I didn’t make my own crumpets, you could if you wanted though, there’s a fairly straightforward looking recipe on the BBC food website, but I personally couldn’t be arsed.
This was my very first meal of 2015, and when I posted the photo above on instagram etc (obvs) it got a lot of love, and requests for a recipe post- so here you are.
I very loosely based it around this recipe (also from BBC food) but I omitted the curry powder and garam masala, as I wasn’t in the mood for those flavours, so added some nutmeg instead. I also didn’t ‘pot’ it, so mine’s a lazy/cheat’s/deconstructed version
I found the brown shrimps in Waitrose, I think they were £4- fairly pricey, but very much worth it. It’s definitely not low fat, so perhaps one for a weekend brunch or treat. It’s very rich but the crisp and tangy cucumber salad balances it out a treat.
For the shrimp
I melted about 100g of butter (I know) with the spices 1/4 tsp each of smoked paprika, nutmeg, hot chilli powder and ground ginger until bubbling then took off the heat, added the shrimp and gave it a stir to combine and gently warm them in the melted butter.
For the cucumber salad
Take half a cucumber and remove the skin in strips with a vegetable peeler. cut in half, scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon and then slice into thin half moons. Mix 50ml of olive oil with a splash of white wine vinegar in a bowl then add the cucumber slices and tops in the dressing. Season to taste.
What was your first meal of 2015? Half of my Facebook and Twitter feeds were full of people getting Chilli Pickle takeaways delivered! Comment below or tweet me x
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