I love how making up recipes is like a mystery. Or more accurately like piecing together the evidence on a crime scene investigation. That crime scene being my fridge come midweek.
Making a mental note (actimel, fat free yogurts, one egg, the old remains of some pâté, some fast wilting thyme and chives, and three quarters of pot of sour cream) I headed to the Sainsbury’s at Clapham Junction in hope. You need a lot of hope when you enter the Sainsbury’s at Clapham Junction. As with most train station food shops the amount of raw ingredients is minimal (apparently commuters don’t cook), so you can never go in with any preconceived ideas of what you are going to make, as odds on they will only have one of the ingredients. It’s the magical mystery tour of dinner making. Cut that with that a queue that snakes down almost every spare inch of space in the shop so you cn’t actually get to anything, creating your gourmet midweek meal is facing a big challenge.
First stop: do they have any fresh meat left? Fish: hmm it looks a bit dodgy. Chicken: I’m not inspired. Pork! Pork steaks! Only £3! Ok, pork steaks plus fridge contents equals…. Pork with sour cream white wine mustard sauce. Plus classic side: broccoli and new potato crush. Yum.
Handful of new potatoes
Small bunch of thyme
Small head of broccoli
5 or 6 shallots
Pop the potatoes on to boil for 20mins while you chop the shallots. Five or six minutes in put on the pork chops and shallots in a frying pan, slosh over some white wine and add some garlic.