Saturday, 6 October 2007

Salmon Supreme & John Ward

There's something of a tradition on Friday. My in-laws come for dinner and stay the night and I do the cooking.

In the kitchen whilst preparing the meal I listen to BBC Radio Cumbria's Sports Hour with Paul Newton, hoping to get any team news for the next day's game for Workington Reds.

It was salmon and mushroom supreme last night.
Sliced mushrooms flash fried in olive oil and butter -
One inch cubes of salmon flash fried in the same pan -
Deglaze the pan with white wine and add a pint of double cream -
All in an ovenproof dish and topped with fried coarse wholemeal bread crumbs and chopped mushroom stalks -
About 15 minutes in a hot oven.

John Ward, the new Carlisle United manager, was the special guest on the sports hour so it was all about the Cumbrians and nothing about the Reds. I would have liked to ask John Ward what he remembers of his time playing for my team back in September and October 1972 when he had a loan spell at Borough Park from Lincoln City. I would also have liked to ask him whether with his past links to the Reds, there might be renewed co-operation between the two clubs who are both still very much soccer outposts. Disappointingly I didn't get the chance.

The meal didn't do the waistline any good but served with oven-finished new potatoes and a green salad with an olive oil, balsamic vinegar and black pepper dressing it went down well accompanied by a couple of bottles of Riverquest Chenin Blanc (£5 Co-op).

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